West Coast Swing Dancing

Equipment

Ball Gloves Goals Helmet Lacrosse Stick Padding

Rules

The playing area is typically the concrete floor underneath indoor ice hockey rinks. Goals are placed at each end of the playing area. Games usually consist of three 20-minute periods. Teams consist of 5 runners and a goaltender. Each player carries a lacrosse stick measuring 40 to 42 inches long. 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. Checking is allowed when playing offense or defense. Most penalties result in the offending player being sent to the penalty box. Like in hockey, fighting between players is allowed. 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

Indoor Lacrosse is an indoor team sport where players pass a ball up the court using baskets attached to sticks, with the intention of putting the ball in a goal. Indoor Lacrosse differs from outdoor lacrosse in the size of the playing area. Indoor lacrosse, also known as box lacrosse, is a Native American sport now played in Canada and the United States. It's played on the floor underneath indoor hockey rinks by two teams of 6. 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 first indoor lacrosse games were played in 1931 as a way for ice hockey arenas to make money in the offseason. In the ensuing decades a number of professional leagues were established in Canada and the United States, with the most popular being the National Lacrosse League (NLL).