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America's first sport
Born of the North American Indian, christened by the French, and adopted and raised by the Canadians.
What sports is lacrosse a combination of?
basketball, soccer and hockey
Title of lacrosse stick
The oldest sport in North America
Lacrosse was often played to
resolve conflicts, heal the sick, and develop strong men
Lacrosse is referred to as
The Creator's Game
Lacrosse serves as
preparation for war
Evolution into the modern game began in
1636, by saint Jean Brebeuf who documented a Huron contest in Ontario, Canada.
How many tribes was lacrosse played by?
48 Native American tribes
French pioneers began playing the game avidly in
Who standardized the game in 1867 with set field dimensions?
W. George Beers
What university fielded the nation's first college team in 1877?
New York University
How many college teams now?
How many high school teams now?
When was the first women's lacrosse game played?
1890 at the St. Leonard's school in Scotland
An attempt was made to start women's lacrosse where and when?
Sweet Briar College, Virginia, 1914.
How many players in a lacrosse game?
Ten players. Goalkeeper, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackmen.
What is the object of the game?
shoot the ball into the opponent's goal.
How many players a team in the defensive half?
Four, including the goalie
How many players in the offensive half?
Who can roam the entire field?
How long are high school games?
48 minutes, 12 minutes a quarter
How long are the breaks between periods?
two minutes. half time is ten minutes long.
Men's lacrosse begins with a
When are center face offs used?
after a goal and at the start of each quarter
Who can touch the ball with his hands?
When is body checking permitted?
If the opponent has the ball
Woman's lacrosse is a
non contact sport. No checking.
contact with an opponent from the front
call given by the goalie to tell each defender to find his man and call out his number
Pushing the stick on the top of the ball. face off maneuver
running the ball to the goal area
technique used to put the ball in play
Head of the cross must be
6.5-10 inches wide
must be solid rubber, white yellow or orange. 7.75-8 inches. 5.25 ounces.
highly visible color and is mandatory
shoulder pads, goalie doesn't need them
When was the national lacrosse league formed?
When did the league have twelve teams?
2008. three in Canada and nine in the US
eastern and western
Buffalo, Chicago, Minnesota, New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, and Toronto.
Calgary, Colorado, Edmonton, Portland and San Jose.
When does the NLL play?
during the winter
Who created a professional field in 2001?
Major Lacrosse League
How many teams make up the national league?
what was lacrosse originally called?
one point per goal
penalty for a technical foul is either suspension of a player for 30 seconds or loss of ball to your opponents.
expulsion for one to three minutes, and the ball is given to the team fouled.
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