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Introducing Concussions

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This past 2011 season, US Lacrosse stepped up concussion awareness by making educational material and tightening up rules on hits to the head. Across all youth sports, we have come a long way from the days of sending a kid back into the game after “getting their bell rung.” Since Atlanta Youth Lacrosse operates under US Lacrosse youth rules it is important that we offer our members the information that US Lacrosse provides on concussions.

This week each post will focus on concussions in lacrosse, and actions that leagues across the country can use if a player shows concussive symptoms. I will clarify that these are not directions by me about how to handle concussions. I am relaying this information from far smarter people than me.

The following video from US Lacrosse in this post covers the following:

  • What is a concussion?
  • Is every concussion alike?
  • What symptoms occur when concussed?
  • What should you do if you have a concussion?
  • How can I recognize symptoms?
  • How are concussed players evaluated medically?

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse definitely subscribes to the video’s mantra of: if in doubt – sit them out. Stay tuned to the blog this week for further analyses of concussions. Plus, if we have any M.D. readers out there who would like to lend their expertise, feel free to comment below.

Cheers,
Gordon

Earn Your Ending

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I had the exciting opportunity to watch the NCAA 2011 Wrestling Championships. The lead in to the championships was a wrestling/writing commercial, narrated by author John Irving. While it is specifically about wrestling, you could substitute the hard work it takes to succeed at any sport, and still maintain the narrative of success through dedicated training. Watch the video below and be inspired to earn your ending.

 

Cheers,
Gordon

New Partners and Site Upgrades

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New Partner Sandy Springs:

Atlanta Youth Lacrosse is proud to announce a partnership agreement with “The City of Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks.” The City of Sandy Springs is a leader in youth sports development, offering athletic programs for thousands of children each year. Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, the oldest youth lacrosse program in the state, has partnered with Sandy Springs providing “learn to play camps” and sports days for the Recreation and Parks Department. Atlanta Youth Lacrosse will continue to provide year round leagues for youth players in and around Sandy Springs utilizing the state of the art facilities offered by the City of Sandy Springs.

New Partner Trilogy Lacrosse:

Recently, Coach Corsetti was inducted into the Georgia Lacrosse Hall of Fame. That evening, Coach Lou befriended Ned Crotty, the 2010 NCAA Tewaaraton Trophy winner and player of the year. Coach Corsetti was impressed with Ned and his ability to reach out to people of all ages.  Since that time in January they have worked closely together to develop a training program for Atlanta Youth Lacrosse.

Founded in 2005, Trilogy Lacrosse is a national company with an established reputation as The Leader in Lacrosse Education. First and foremost, we are educators. Our national scope allows us to shape the next generation of lacrosse players on a scale necessary to make a positive and significant impact on the future of the game. Everyone in our organization is united by a passion for the game, teaching, and excellence. Since its inception, Trilogy Lacrosse has instructed over 8,500 student-athletes. In 2010 Trilogy Lacrosse, developed over 2,500 student athletes in its program.

Trilogy Lacrosse has some of the best teachers of the game and they have learned from the best coaches in the country. They have played at the highest level in our sport and have garnered many awards and accolades. It only makes sense to have these players teach our players the mental and physical aspects of the game and give them the opportunity to reach their goals”.

  • Coach Lou Corsetti – Atlanta Youth Lacrosse, Coaching Director

It is our privilege to announce the Trilogy Lacrosse and Atlanta Youth Lacrosse partnership agreement. Trilogy will be providing assistance to Atlanta Youth Lacrosse with player and coaching clinics, as well as running Trilogy Lacrosse camps in the Atlanta area.

Website Upgrades:

Thanks to everyone for your patience as I tweaked the AYL website. Two new areas were added to the website:

  1. Sandy Springs, Trilogy Lacrosse, and Lux-Lax logos are in prominent positions below the main menu. These organizations work directly with Atlanta Youth Lacrosse to provide fields, coaching, and training to our members. We recognize their outstanding contributions to AYL with this placement.
  2. On the upper-right hand corner of the website you will notice a “search box.” Many email responses had a common theme of not being able to find specific information. Type your query into the search box and hit enter or click the magnifying glass and you will be directed to the Results page. This page will display all relevant posts or pages to your initial query. If you still have trouble finding the page you are looking for please visit the Sitemap.

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Cheers,
Gordon