Health & Safety

Concussion Awareness

Every year, players of all ages in all sports receive concussion injuries during games and practice. Characterized by an impairment of the brain’s normal function and caused by violent shaking or jarring of the brain, concussions may cause alterations in cognitive function, vision, eye movement, facial movement, or speech. Contrary to popular belief, no helmet in any sport can prevent a concussion.

US Lacrosse Commotio Cordis PSA

Over the 2008 Memorial Day weekend, US Lacrosse launched a national public service announcement designed to educate the lacrosse community about the value of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), the rare condition known as commotio cordis, and the importance of developing an emergency medical plan to react to player injury.

Click here to read more about Commotio Cordis.

Off-Season Fitness Program

Listen to this podcast by Todd Skaggs as he discusses Agility and Flexibility with Roanoke College faculty, Dr. John Creasy and Jim Buriak. Both are experts in the field of sports fitness and training and have developed proven methods and routines to assist football officials with respect to flexibility and agility. The professors share their tips and secrets on how to prepare and train like a world class athlete. Their advice is priceless and can give you the advantage you might need to separate yourself from your officiating competition.