History *At least 48 Native American tribes played

History *At least 48 Native American tribes played

History *At least 48 Native American tribes played this sport. *Lacrosse began in 1636 by Jean de a Jesuit missionary. Brebeuf *1926-First womens game was played at St. Leonards School in Scotland

*1877-First college team in New York University to play Lacrosse *1882-Laurenceville School in New Jersey nations first high school team Statistics 19th Century *Nearly 25,000 men play lacrosse at over 400 colleges

and universities. *Over 5,500 women participate in lacrosse programs at 240 colleges and universities. *There are 11,500 players (7,500 men & 4,000 women) nationally play lacrosse. 21st Century

*Youth participation ranges from 5 to 17 years of age, with over 4,500 programs in the U.S. Referee + Images of Fouls Rules *Lacrosse is played by two teams of 10 players. (A goalkeeper, 3 defensemen, 3 midfielders, 3 attack men)

*Generally , games are 48 min. long, with 12 min quarters, 2 min. break between quarters, and half time is 10 min. long. *Teams change sides between periods. *Body Checking is permitted if the opponent has the ball. Contact must occur from front or side, above waist and below shoulders. *A player may gain possession of the ball by dislodging it from an opponents crosse with a stick check. *Players may run with the all in the crosse, pass and catch the ball. Only goalkeeper may touch the ball with his hands.

Field Dimensions The field is 110 yards in Width & 60 yards in Length Equipment Face Mask Helmet` Chin guard Pocket

Crosse Padding Equipment Balls Sticks *Made of hard rubber. *Box Sticks *White or orange color. *Wooden Sticks

*Plastic Sticks Players Uniforms *Players wear shorts and a shirt in the teams color. *Women dont wear protective gear, except for mouth guards and sometimes gloves and shin guards. *Men must wear padded gloves, a helmet, chin guard, and elbow guards optional. *Goalkeeper may wear kneepads and a chest protector . Physiological Demands

*Energy Systems ATP-CP Conditioning *Strength Training For Major Muscle Groups Flexibility Program *Lean Muscle Mass While Maintaining Speed, Agility, and Quickness is very Beneficial in Lacrosse

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