Styx is a lacrosse club with teams for girls and boys in grades 1st to 8th. We have both developmental and advanced teams open to new and returning players. No previous lacrosse experience is necessary. Styx is open to both O’Fallon residents and non-r
 
 
My my My my
 
 
 
 
 
 
At Styx Lacrosse one of our primary goals is to keep all of our players safe. An important part of keeping our players safe is to ensure everyone is informed about injury prevention. One area of particular emphasis is traumatic brain injuries (concussions). Below is information provided by US Lacrosse as part of their effort to keep all lacrosse players safe.

Concussion Facts for Coaches

Concussion Facts for Athletes

Concussion Facts for Parents

Signs of a Concussion

 
We know that many girls parents are very worried about why girls do not wear helmets.  The girls game and the boys games are played on a field with a stick and a ball but that is were the similarities end.  Even the sticks are vastly different.  The rules of the game, size and markings of the field are different and require different gear and rules.  Us Lacrosse has a Sports Science and Health Counsel that study the game and safety of the game.  They have release talking points on girls and headgear/ helmets.  Please find the link below.

Girls Talking Points about Headgear

 

Another area of concern is prevalence of knee injuries in female athletes. Some studies indicate female athletes are 8 to 10 times more likely to experience a knee injury than male athletes. Click here to learn additional information on the risks and some specific ways to help reduce the risk of injury.
Here is another great article about protecting lacrosse players in general.
 
 

CNN Article High School Kids have highest Rate of Concussions


Sports-Related Concussions in Youth Improving the Science, Changing the Culture