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Lacrosse is a team sport most played in America, Canada, England, Australia and Hong Kong. It is played with a ball and netted stick with two teams of ten. At least 48 tribes of North American Indians originally played the game, known as "baggataway," as training for warfare, and it was later adopted by the French-Canadians. It was played with a 3 to 4 foot long cross stick (known as a "crosse") with a loop and net on the end. The ball was made of deerskin and stuffed with hair. Lacrosse gained popularity in the USA during the early 1900s, but by the 1930s it had declined. It has since become the Canadian national game, in the form of box lacrosse, and the field version of the game has been revitalized on high school and college campuses throughout the USA.
The fastest-growing sport in the United States
According to a study released back in October 2015, lacrosse is the fastest-growing college sport in the United States. Between 2000 and 2014, growth across both men’s and women’s lacrosse in the US was exponential, with participation levels up by around 100%.
So what’s the attraction and what is it all about?
There are two main reasons for the trend. One is that lacrosse is being developed as a gender neutral sport. It’s a virtually identical game between men and women. Two, it’s an active, contemporary game. It’s not based on set plays with limitations of where people can play.
Rick Burton, Professor of Sport Management at Syracuse University
Lacrosse – the fastest game on two feet
To the layman, another appealing factor is its searing pace. Known by some as ‘the fastest game on two feet’, lacrosse is played at a relentlessly fast pace. It’s a high-scoring, dynamic sport that necessitates speed, strength and skill. The stick is used to catch and throw the ball, as well as running with it. The ball is about the same size as a tennis ball, albeit a damn sight harder – and you really don’t want it to hit you in certain places of your anatomy.
Fundamentally it is a simple sport – score more than your opponents.
A goal is scored by throwing the ball – with your stick – into your opponents’ goal. A game is played over four quarters of 20 minutes each, and teams swap ends after each quarter. It’s usually a high-scoring game, and most teams would expect to score around 10 or 12 goals per game.
In the UK, the game is played on grass – on a pitch about the same size as a football or hockey field – and the typical squad size is between 12 and 18 players. A maximum of 10 players from each team can be on the pitch at any one time, while rolling substitutions are permitted and is another key part of the game.
Lacrosse is an unashamedly aggressive game, and as such protective body equipment is a must. The minimum required by the laws of the game is a full face helmet and gloves, but most players – mainly those without a deathwish – also protect themselves with shoulder pads, elbow pads and a box to protect their most delicate departments.
Lacrosse is growing in the UK too, and the sport was recently awarded an investment of £3.4 million by Sport England. It is the biggest and most significant investment in the sport to date, and rewards the growth achieved by English Lacrosse in recent years.
English Lacrosse runs a get INTO Lacrosse scheme which is a great way to start playing the game in a fun, social and friendly environment.
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When ordering a custom lacrosse short from Vimost sports, the design is totally up to the customer. Vimost Sports is able to embroider, screen print, or sublimate your team’s colors and designs to create a one of a kind custom lacrosse shorts. The seasoned sales team at Vimost Sports has years of professional experience and will create unique patterns or designs that will have heads turning the second you step on the field. Custom lacrosse shorts come in all sizes and are popular with boys and girls teams at all levels of play. All of the lacrosse shorts that Vimost Sports carries are player tested and approved and are known for their softness, durability, and quality.
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