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Equipment

Ball Gloves Goal Helmet Lacrosse Stick Padding

Rules

Lacrosse fields are 110 yards long and 60 yards wide. Goals similar in size to those used in hockey, are placed at each end of the field. Games are played between two teams of 10 players. Each player carries a lacrosse stick measuring 40 to 42 inches long. Sticks usually have a metal shaft with a hard plastic head. Face-offs begin play, and then are featured at the beginning of each quarter and after each goal. Players can use nothing but their sticks to scoop the ball of the ground. Once in possession of the ball, players can run, pass or shoot at the goal. Players can also kick the ball and cover it with their sticks. Checking is allowed when playing offense or defense. Offsides occurs when there are more than 6 players on one half of the field. Goals are scored when players throw the ball past the goalie, into the goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is the winner.

Description

Outdoor Lacrosse is an outdoor team sport where players pass a ball up a large playing field using baskets attached to sticks, with the intention of putting the ball in a goal. Players wear heavy protection to guard against legal stick and body checks. Lacrosse, also known as outdoor lacrosse and field lacrosse, is a game originally played by Native Americans. Played on a large rectangular field by two teams of 10, lacrosse is an extremely fast and physical game. Teams score goals by throwing the ball into a goal with a lacrosse stick. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is the winner.

History

Lacrosse was first played by North American native tribes in the 14th century. Then, the sport was used for conflict resolution, battle training and as religious ritual. Games lasted for days, and were played on mile-long fields between hundreds of men. Europeans were introduced to the game in 1636, when French missionaries witnessed a game played by Iroquois tribesman. Rules and regulations for the modern version of the game were formed in Montreal in 1867. The game spread to the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States in the early 20th century, and was featured as a demonstration sport in the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympic Games. In 2001 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) was established as the premier professional lacrosse league in the United States. Today lacrosse remains a popular sport, especially at the collegiate level, in the United States and Canada.