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Part of the process of getting everyone season ready is making lacrosse safer and transparent by ensuring that you are all aware of concussions' causes, signs, dangers, and what to do when you see the symptoms. Concussions are a part of every sport, especially lacrosse, and WYL takes them seriously.
Please take a moment to follow the attached links that provide crucial information you need to know about concussions and your children.
Please note that part of our registration process will include a section where you will be required to confirm that the league has provided you with this educational information.
Concussions are a SERIOUS part of a great sport. Educate yourself and your player.
"The young brain is especially susceptible to concussion, and sports-related concussions account for more than half of all emergency room visits by children aged 8 through 13, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. A child who suffers a concussion is one and a half times more likely to experience another, and those who have had two concussions have a threefold greater risk of the same injury happening again."
Brody, J. E. (2015, August 24). Concussions can occur in all youth sports. The New York Times. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/08/24/concussions-can-occur-in-all-youth-sports/