What is Lacrosse?

Lacrosse, also referred to as the fastest sport on two feet is the largest upcoming sport in the southern states. The sport is played by both men and women nationally and internationally. In the late 1990’s, lacrosse emerged in the Atlanta area and has exploded in popularity among sport enthusiast ever since.

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Often referred to as lax; the sport of lacrosse was originated by the American Indians.   Unlike the sport we see today, lacrosse was a ceremonial game played by neighboring tribes involving large numbers of tribesmen as many as 100 to 1,000 and lasting several days.

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Today, the sport has evolved into men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse. Each sport, amazing in its own way shares the same objective… catch, cradle and pass a solid rubber yellow ball between players, ultimately to shoot the ball into the opposing team’s 6’x6’ “cage” or goal. The difference between the two sports comes in equipment, number of players, rules and more. In men’s lacrosse each player is required to have a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, mouth guard and a stick. In women’s lacrosse each player is required to have a stick, mouth guard, and a protective eye mask.

Women’s lacrosse is a two 35 minute half game, involving 12 players from each team on a 110-120 yard field. Known as the game of finesse, the women’s lacrosse stick has a minimal pocket which requires skill and technique or “finesse” to play the sport.

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports! If you get a chance to watch more-less play the sport, once it gets in your blood, you won’t be able to stay away!!!!