Lacrosse

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Lacrosse

LACROSSE

If you want to learn about lacrosse and its history, this article is for you!

Lacrosse first originated in America by the Native Americans, it is now a sport that is very popular, especially among high school and college years and for both men and women alike. At the beginning of its era, lacrosse was a sport that was used as military training for the various Native American tribes but back then it would consist of hundreds of players all trying to score a goal at the end of a large field. It was the French that originally gave this famous sport it’s name by referring to it as “La Crosse.” It was during the early nineteenth century that the game was taken to Montreal and from there it became the game that we know and love today with the rules set to ensure that the game was fair. It was much later than this that the game spread to various parts of the world such as England and Canada but these days, the sport is not quite as common in the UK.

The field is 110 yards long by 60 yards wide. Each team in men’s lacrosse has ten players, three attack men, three mid-fielders, three defensemen and a goalie. Women’s lacrosse rules and field dimensions are different from men’s. Each team has twelve players, usually four attack, three midfielders, four defense and a goalieIn men’s lacrosse, midfielders can cover the full field. Defensemen and attack men must stay on their respective sides of the midfield line so that there are no more than six offensive players (not including the goalie) on the defending side. A defensemen can cross the midfield line into the offensive side while carrying the ball as long as a midfielder stays behind the midfield line.

The objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent's goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, cradle, and pass the ball to do so. Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to gain the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact or positioning.

BY: JACK BEALE


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