A look at the Oregon lacrosse program as the Duck’s prepare for the 2011 season. The team and coaches look forward to 2011, the strength and conditioning program takes full advantage of the University of Oregon training facilities and the alumni relive memories from the amazing 2007 season.
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MCLA Lacrosse: Oregon Men’s Lacrosse Utilizes School’s State-Of-The-Art Training Facilities As It Prepares For 2011 Season (Video)
Lacrosse Conditioning And Training: Notre Dame Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan Leads Team Through Agility Drills (Video)
Notre Dame Head Coach, Kevin Corrigan, take you through some agility drills he does with his team to improve their athleticism in the off season.
Lacrosse Training And Conditioning: Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Men’s Lacrosse Coach Mike Cummings Regimen Reviewed (Video)
Lacrosse Injuries: Studies Show That Injuries To Female Athletes Are Higher Due To Conditioning Programs Being Designed For Males
(From a Telegraph article) Sportswomen experience “dramatically” higher rates of injury than men because programmes designed for “young adult while males” fail to take into account “intrinsic biological differences” between the sexes, according to the Canadian study.
Consequently women are more likely to get injured while competing because their bodies are not able to cope with the demands, said Dr Vicki Harber, of Alberta University’s Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, who led the study.
Comparing adolescents, she reported: “Girls suffer higher injury incidence rates compared to boys, particularly in sports such as cross-country running, gymnastics and soccer.
“Injuries to the knee are greater in girls compared to boys with soccer having the highest injury rate, followed by basketball, field hockey, softball and volleyball.”
In particular, females have more flexible ligaments and lower muscular strength. As a result women are two to six times more likely than men to sustain anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, which are mainly caused by rapid deceleration or changes in direction.
Women should be taught “sports-specific movement patterns, flexibility and strengthening of muscle groups at multiple joints” to prevent such injuries, she suggested.
She advised: “Many of the injuries women suffer because of this are preventable. Women are not men, just like children are not small adults.
“Training programmes are not a ‘one size fits all’.”
Dr Harber also said that the rate of eating disorders among sportswomen was “much higher” than among other women, particularly in endurance sports like long distance running and “aesthetic” sports like ice skating and gymnastics.
This can also lead to periods temporarily stopping, she warned. She has written a guide called The Female Athlete Perspective to address the issues.