Lacrosse Safety Information, Documents & Guidelines
Please take a moment to study the concussion information with your player. It is important that the players know that concussions are very serious and that they need to understand what is happening if someone on the team gets a potential concussion. We have had personal experience with concussions with our oldest son. Please, if you, as a parent, have ANY concerns during a practice or a game, please DO NOT HESITATE to interrupt me or one of the parents that may be helping that day.
Completion and acknowledgement of the documents above will be part of the WWYL Club 2023 Registration & Rostering process.
Please send any questions about these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some additional concussion resources: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/pdfs/custom/headsupconcussion_fact_sheet_for_parents.pdf
Covid-19 Waiver Document
Cardiac Arrest Document
Personal Protective Equipment
Lacrosse physicality requires the WWYL Club to ensure that boys & girls are serious about protecting themselves. A player must come appropriately dressed to practice and games. At a minimum during practices when stated by a coach, players have to have helmets, gloves and a mouth piece and appropriate footwear to field practice. For any games or practices with game scenarios using men's lacrosse rules, protective gear as outlined in the USA Lacrosse is mandatory. "Boys field players are required to use a helmet, stick, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, a mouthguard and a protective cup. Rib pads are optional. Goalies are also required to wear a helmet with a face mask, a separate throat protector, padded gloves and a chest protector."
The Basic rule of contact is equal pressure. As long as a defensive player has two hands on their stick, they can contact another player with the ball. We cannot push off the other player.
We can check another player with our body when the ball is within 5 feet of the player. A check is legal if it is from the front or side, with two hands together on the stick and not extending the arms during the check. We can poke check with the stick and can hit another player’s stick, as long as they have possession of the ball so long as the defensive player has two hands on their stick and less than a 90 degree stick path.
Penalties of varying levels will occur for incorrect contact. The main penalties are:
No back checks or tripping from behind
No stick on helmet hits
ABSOLUTELY NO HELMET ON HELMET contact
ABSOLUTELY NO TARGETING
Note: If you do not see the attached documents, you can find them in the TeamSnap Media\Safety folder.