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Reporting Concussion and other Injuries to the NCJLA

In order to improve the safety of the sport the NCJLA requests that all teams report any injuries that happen during practices or games that cause the player to visit a doctor.

Here’s a link to the page where you can report the information.  This information will only be used in efforts to improve the safety of the sport. Team and player information will never be shared publicly.

NCJLA Concussion and Serious Injury Report


Concussions

Visit the US Lacrosse site for information about concussions.  The latest information on the ever-increasing body of knowledge on concussions is update regularly on their site.

Please note that there is a lot of information on the US Lacrosse site and it extensively references the Center for Disease control site.  Please make sure that you scroll down all the way down on the page so you see all the information available.

US Lacrosse Concussion Information Site

On-Field Concussion Diagnosis and Actions

This is the diagnostic and action card that the NCJLA recommends each team uses to determine if a player is concussed.

CDC Pocket Guide


AEDs
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the #1 cause of death in the U.S., taking more than 400,000 lives each year. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a specific four-step "Chain-of-Survival" for SCA. The hallmarks of this sequence, which are well documented as dramatically increasing survival rates, are:

1) Early 911 Access
2) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
3) Early Defibrillation with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and
4) Early Advanced Life Support (ALS).

US Lacrosse AED FAQ Page