Lacrosse is a team sport played between two teams with long handed stick (lacrosse stick) and a rubber ball, which was recognized as the fastest game on two feet from sports news magazines.
It is founded that, the game originated as early as 1100 AD in American continent.
The traditional Canadian version of this game consisted of 100 to 1000 men on the field, covering the area of about 500m to 3 km long. And the game could last for 2 or 3 days.
Lacrosse stick is headed with a mesh type to catch & hold ball and to serve for team players.
“Stringing the stick” is the name for different types of mesh on the stick heads.
Field positions of this game are similar to Football or hockey, such as midfield, attack, defense and a goalkeeper.
Sometimes, midfield players could take both offense and defense positions.
Women’s lacrosse is quite a different game from that of Men’s lacrosse.
Men’s lacrosse game has 10 players totally, 3 attack men, 3 midfielders, 3 defense and 1 Goalie.
Women’s lacrosse game has 12 players totally, 4 attack women, 3 midfielders, 4 defense and 1 Goalie.
Lacrosse was early played as a religious and spiritual game of tribes. Later, some took part as warriors to bring freedom and glory for their tribes and hence the game was so called “The Creator’s Game”.
Some studies states that, Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sport among Americans and other world countries.
Lacrosse was considered as a summer Olympic sport in 1904 and 1908 with US, Britain and Canada countries.