Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

Sports Safety Legislation: National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Reports That Only Five States Have Enacted “Youth Sports Injuries” Laws As States Face Budget Issues

Despite widespread awareness of an upward trend in catastrophic and sometimes fatal injuries to young athletes, legislative action has been slow to follow.

“What makes this even more concerning is that state budgets are in crisis, so legislators are cutting programs that keep kids safe. In many cases athletic trainer positions are at risk of being terminated — eliminating the very people who protect and provide medical services to physically active children.”

This according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, which points out that although at least 75 bills in 32 states and the District of Columbia related to youth sports injuries have been introduced this year, only five have been signed into law.

“It is disappointing that so much legislation been introduced, yet so little has been passed,” NATA president Marjorie J. Albohm, MS said in a recent press release urging legislators to take action.

Citing sudden cardiac arrest, heat illness and concussions as three of the most pressing and dangerous types of injuries sustained, NATA cites data showing that 50 injuries proved fatal to young athletes last year, while four deaths have already been reported in 2011. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high school athletes account for 2 million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits, and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

“With young athletes participating in year-round play both at school and on youth league and travel teams, it is critical for coaches, parents, athletic trainers, administrators, and others to ensure the safety of student athletes, yet only 42 percent of high schools have access to athletic training services,” said Albohm. “The continued enactment of legislation will help keep our young athletes safe.”

A review of the 75 youth sports safety bills that have been introduced to state legislatures this year shows that the overwhelming majority (53) are addressing concussions or brain injury. Sudden cardiac arrest and mandatory AEDs represent the second and third most popular subjects of legislation, respectively, followed by bills that would mandate schools having access to athletic trainers. Individual state legislatures are also addressing bills related to cheerleading (Mass.) and steroids (N.Y.). Of the five bills that have been enacted, four are related to concussion awareness, prevention and treatment (South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado), while Resolution 75 in New Jersey encourages school districts to improve staff and student preparedness for incidents of sudden cardiac arrest.

While a small handful of bills have either been voted down or withdrawn, most of them are now in the hands of legislative subcommittees, where NATA — with a vested interest in promoting the athletic training profession — fears they will languish, especially as most legislative sessions have already expired or are soon to.

For more:  http://athleticbusiness.com/editors/blog/default.aspx?id=479

College Lacrosse Recruiting: “Organizing With Confidence For College Athletics Recruiting” By Tom Kovic Of Victory Collegiate Consulting

“Organizing with Confidence for College Athletics Recruiting”


 By Tom Kovic

 Creating a user friendly organizing system for the college recruiting process will serve as a helpful tool, especially when information begins to pile in from different college coaches. Not only will this system assist you in keeping track of the steady stream of paper and e-traffic, it will act as a great resource for future contacts and important coach-prospect communications. Trust me, coaches will be requesting information (transcripts, high school profile, standardize test results, tax information for financial pre-reads etc.) at about the same time, and the family who develops an efficient access system to this information will navigate the process successfully and with great confidence.

Below are some organizing points that I think will be very helpful:

1.   Maintain individual college program folders that will include: general college materials (brochures etc.), coach contact information, correspondence notes, a list of questions for the coaches, your checklist of time-lines and targets for both admissions and recruiting.

2.  Keep extra copies of your resume, video, transcripts and test scores ready in case a coach misplaces this information.

3.  Just as you organize your paper files, your e-files on your computer should be saved in a way that will allow you to easily refer back to all the documents. Most likely you will want folders for each college so that you can readily access the files for any letters, essays or resumes you have sent out.

4.  You will likely be corresponding regularly with coaches via e-mail, and saving all the important e-mails that you receive and keep electronic copies of the important e-mails you send out will assist you greatly. Again it may be helpful to create folders in your e-mail account for each college, where you can file correspondences that you may need to reference at a later time.

5.  Maintain your personal calendar to be sure that you have added new events and that you are aware of upcoming deadlines. Also have your calendar in front of you when you are speaking with a coach on the phone or when you are in a meeting. This will help you to answer questions about your availability for campus visits and evaluations.

It is essential that you respond to correspondence in a timely manner. You should set regular times where you reply to e-mails, phone calls and/or mail. If for some reason you anticipate a delay in your response, you should notify the coaches by e-mail to let them know that you are working on the response, and provide a time when they can expect to hear from you. You want to show coaches you are organized and responsible about deadlines and that you respect their time. College coaches remember the “little things.”

Maintaining an organized approach can become very time-consuming and frustrating, especially in the beginning phases of recruiting. Once the system is in place and the process is understood and practiced to perfection, it becomes a tremendous tool for the prospect and the family to use in accurate planning, while increasing the chances of strong success in the college quest.

NCAA Lacrosse: Loyola Women’s Lacrosse (10-0) Defeated Notre Dame (4-6) 13-10 On April 3 (Video)

On the second game of a BIG EAST road trip, the Loyola University Maryland women’s lacrosse team defeated Notre Dame 13-10 to move to 10-0 on the season.

MCLA Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Chapman Men’s Lacrosse 9-5 Home Victory Over Oregon On February 27, 2011

Oregon and Chapman square off in the Chapman Arena for a lacrosse game. Video set to music by Con Bro Chill “ARENA”. Connor Martin aka Con Bro Chill makes a cameo appearance at the end of the game.2/27/2011.

Western High School Boys Lacrosse Scores For Week Ending April 3, 2011



CA Casa Grande 18, Rancho Cotati 4
CA Edison 14, Whittier 1
CA Gold Country 11, Yuba City 1
CA Orangevale 15, Elk Grove 3
CA Redding 7, Orangevale 6
CA San Francisco LC 13, San Jose 8
CA San Francisco LC 8, Sierra Foothills 4
CA Santa Rosa 12, Napa 11
CA Simi Valley 11, El Segundo 6
CA South Valley 28, Washington 2
TX Frisco 10, Rockwall 7
TX Hillcrest 15, Colleyville 2


AZ Brophy Prep 11, Saguaro 8
AZ Brophy Prep II 18, Northern Arizona 3
AZ Catalina Foothills 15, Gilbert 4
AZ Hamilton 11, Salpointe Catholic 8
AZ Mesa 12, Tucson Tanque Verde 6
AZ Mesquite/Gilbert 11, Boulder Creek 8
AZ Notre Dame Prep 22, Phoenix Country Day 6
AZ Oro Valley 10, Glendale 5
CA Cate School 5, Stevenson School 3
CA Coronado 10, Foothill-Santa Ana 8
CA Dana Hills 9, Aliso Niguel 6
CA Edison 1, Saint John Bosco 0
CA Elk Grove 9, Woodcreek 7
CA Glendale 10, Pasadena 4
CA Los Alamitos 17, Newport Harbor 8
CA Loyola-Los Angeles 15, Crespi 13
CA Malibu 6, Thousand Oaks 5
CA Mission Viejo 16, El Dorado 5
CA Mountain View 11, Cardinal Newman 6
CA Napa 8, Folsom United 1
CA Redding 13, Yuba City 5
CA San Dieguito 19, Foothills Christian 2
CA Santa Margarita Cath 12, Mater Dei 9
CA Santa Rosa 13, Gold Country 5
CA South Valley 24, Morgan Hill 0
CO Arapahoe 17, Littleton 3
CO Battle Mountain 14, Durango 0
CO Cheyenne Mountain 13, Summit 6
CO Eagle Valley 7, Telluride 3
CO Fort Collins Unified 17, Denver East 5
CO Fountain Valley 14, St. Mary’s HS 12
CO Steamboat Springs 11, Fruita Monument 3
IL Lincoln Park 8, Taft Prep 6
IL Minooka 14, Marian Catholic 3
IL O’Fallon Township 19, Champaign/Centennial 3
IL Sandburg 17, Champaign/Centennial 5
IN Bloomington 9, Evansville Central 2
IN Evansville Castle 6, Bloomington 5
IN Evansville Memorial 10, South Bend 5
IN LaPorte 8, Evansville Memorial 6
LA St Paul’s School 12, Brother Martin 11
MO Chaminade Prep 7, MICDS 3
MO Fort Zumwalt West 9, Springfield-Glendale 2
MO Hazelwood Central 19, Republic 0
MO Northland 8, Wentzville 2
MO Parkway Central/North 14, Springfield-Glendale 7
MO Pembroke Hill 6, Kirkwood 5
OR Central Catholic 9, Marist 2
OR Sprague 13, Redmond 1
OR Summit 11, Clackamas 4
OR Sunset 8, West Linn 7
OR Westview 17, Wilsonville 9
TX Anderson 7, St Stephens 3
TX Austin 7, St John’s 1
TX Flower Mound 10, Parish Episcopal 6
TX Georgetown 9, Dripping Springs 4
TX Greenhill 11, Round Rock 5
TX Katy-Taylor 13, Cinco Ranch 5
TX Keller 13, Plano East 3
TX Kinkaid 6, St Mary’s Hall 3
TX Lake Highlands 7, Lovejoy 6
TX Lake Travis 17, Vandegrift 11
TX McCallum 11, Harker Heights 0
TX McKinney 10, Fort Worth Cou Day 3
TX McNeil 15, Reagan 6
TX Stony Point 11, Vista Ridge 7
TX Westwood 12, Alamo Heights 4
UT Box Elder 15, East 1
WA Blanchet 4, Selah 3 (OT)
WA Issaquah 15, Puyallup 5
WA Kings Way Christian 19, Lakeside 2
WA Lake Tapps 13, Seattle Prep 8
WA Tahoma 16, Eastside Catholic 15 (OT)
WA Three Rivers 7, Ballard 5
WA Wenatchee 14, Nathan Hale 4


AZ Brophy Prep 15, Mountain Pointe 1
AZ Chandler 12, Saguaro 11 (OT)
AZ Chaparral 12, Corona del Sol 4
AZ Desert Vista 17, Desert Mountain 5
CA Acalanes 17, Dougherty Valley 1
CA Bishop’s School 9, La Jolla HS 4
CA Casa Grande 5, Petaluma 3
CA Cathedral Catholic 8, Patrick Henry 6
CA Clayton Valley 14, Bella Vista 4
CA Huntington Beach 13, Marina 6
CA Los Altos 5, Woodside Priory 3
CA Los Gatos 9, Menlo School 8
CA Mar Vista 9, Lincoln 4
CA Pacific Collegiate 13, Santa Cruz 3
CA Pacific Grove 14, Watsonville 8
CA Sacred Heart Prep 16, Carlmont 2
CA Santa Fe Christian 15, Francis Parker 2
CA Scotts Valley 11, Aptos 6
CA St Augustine 12, Point Loma 4
CA Stevenson School 10, Thacher School 7
CA Thousand Oaks 8, Oaks Christian 7
CO Highlands Ranch 9, ThunderRidge 4
CO Rock Canyon 17, Ponderosa 5
NM Santa Fe Prep 10, Sandia Prep 1
NV Arbor View 12, Palo Verde II 6
NV Bishop Manogue 7, High Sierra-Reno 6
NV Centennial 17, Green Valley 4
NV Centennial II 15, Cimarron 10
NV Galena 8, Wooster 6
NV Henderson 23, Bishop Gorman 4
NV Palo Verde 15, Legacy 3
OR Aloha Portland 19, Hillsboro 1
OR Beaverton 16, Riverdale 4
OR Canby 12, Thurston 7
OR Central Catholic 12, South Eugene 2
OR Churchill 14, Bend 10
OR Hermiston 24, Redmond 2
OR Lakeridge 12, Southridge 6
OR Lincoln 16, Grant 3
OR Mountain View 13, McNary 8
OR Roseburg 8, South Salem 4
OR Sherwood 15, Oregon City 4
OR Summit 7, Corvallis 4
OR Tigard 13, Liberty 4
OR West Salem 8, Sprague 3
TX St Mark’s 7, Episcopal Dallas 6 (OT)
UT Alta 17, Jordan 8
UT Bonneville 25, Riverton 10
UT Lehi 16, Highland 1

Maryland High School Boys Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Calvert Hall Boys Lacrosse (6-0) 8-5 Victory Over La Salle College HS On April 1