Here's a video of the hardest hits from 2009
The thing that concerns me about that video is amount of head first hits and cross checks to the head, especially at the beginning. One of my 6th grade attackmen went down two weeks ago to a hit like that and ended up with a mild concussion. He seems like he recovered alright and is already cleared to play again.
Just my experience but I've seen more and worse injuries while playing football than I have lacrosse. I agree it stems from the goal of the game, goal scoring vs tackling.
posted by umrlax at 03:33 PM on April 25
With all this Canadian pride in the thread, aren't you forgetting your national (summer) sport? That was the only reason I played.
yerfatma -Thats the same reason I started playing. Having coached since 2005, I've seen youth lacrosse ( at least state side) take a lot of steps to reduce head injuries. Up to 6th grade, hard contact is banned. Any brush of the helmet or body check will get a flag. The leagues are really focusing on teaching skills over hitting. They are also drumming out the bloodthirsty coaches.
7/8th grade allows some body checks but if a kid get laid out with more force than necessary, flags come flying in from everywhere. Its not uncommon to see 3 minute penalties for regular ball down body check. Any helmet contact harder than a light brush is penalty too.
High school is following a similar progression. The stuff we did when we started playing would probably get us kicked out of most games today (the hits after goals or crashing in to the pile on a ball down).
posted by umrlax at 12:35 PM on April 25
I'm in, the bigger number is the better team, right?
posted by umrlax at 01:54 PM on March 21
Paul Gait 1989 or Ryan Powell 2000 Lacrosse
posted by umrlax at 10:41 AM on February 08
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