Goalie Gear of the NLL: Examining All 19 Top to Bottom!
There’s something so intriguing about the box lacrosse goalie. From his enormous presence in front of a tiny goal, to his well decorated helmet, the NLL goaltenders are always an eye-catching presence. An easily underrated and overlooked position, the NLL goalie never gets enough credit for his dedication to the craft.
We’re here to show off each goaltender that has seen floor time in the 2017 NLL regular season. What’s on their heads, protecting their bodies, and covering their hands goes under the microscope.
They all basically wear the same Boddam legs, pants and uppers, just in different color variations and sizes to best suite them. Where a goalie obviously stands apart is his helmet. They (literally) paint a picture of the goalie’s character for the world to see.
The stick and gloves also tell a story, if you know how to listen. Let’s see what they have to say…
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Photo: Bill Whippert/Buffalo Bandits
A couple of games into the 2017 season we saw NLL living legend Anthony Cosmo switch it up from the classic Bandit Head mask he’s been rocking for a couple of seasons to a tribute to goaltending greats and the best of Banditland.
He’s still working with the Bandit-eyes decals on white plastic, backed by the black padding with orange trim. Solid black Under Armour gloves with Orange accent stripes holds an all white UA stick with black shooters and one of the fattest wraps in the league. The reason for Cosmo’s giant knob of tape is less grip and more rebound control, always pushing it to the limit.
Photo: Bill Whippert / Buffalo Bandits
Big Fish, as they call him, is already finding a lot of floor time in 2017 and will continue to serve as a reliable alternative to the great Cosmo. It hasn’t been long since he made the switch from a Cascade CPX to an all black hockey helmet with simple Bandits decals.
On the body he has essentially the same pads as Cosmo, but no Bandit eyes. He also wore an eye-catching pair of all orange mitts will just a hint of black that made him look sharp against the Stealth. Going with all white mesh this year toned it down from the orange pocket last year.
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Photo: Garrett James / Vancouver Stealth
With Poulin no longer in camp and Del Bianco having a rough start, the job in Calgary is all young Frankie Scigliano’s. Sciggs has an opinion on how things should get handled and he brings a bit of flair to the floor.
We’ve seen a little something different every time from this guy when it comes to the stick setup. Red, white, and black mesh, wraps and heads. Wild card! Love it! This year he’s got white plastic below the knee and red above, backed with red padding and white accents. The perfect match to the flow of his gloves and uniform.
His new helmet paint job is superb. A headdress with the Rigger on the side is, how do you say, hot fire?! Always different, always killing it.
Cristian Del Bianco
The kid just has to be different. Straying from the path (thanks to the NLL’s new gear policy) Del Bianco is sporting a taped-up pair of all white Warrior Fatboys that he wore through Juniors. Groundbreaking stuff.
Down below, Delby’s legs aren’t too far off from Frankie’s. Swap the white for black and voila! A bit different from last year’s set up but the young whippersnapper isn’t going to let things get stale, will he?
Still sporting the Cascade R on his dome, he switched from a matte black to white with red chin and generic vent and mohawk stripes. Nothing too exciting there. Points for the all black stick with red strings and minimal tape job. The thing looks confident and mean.
Photo: Josh Schaefer/Saskatchewan Rush
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Photo: Jenn Pierce / Calgary Roughnecks
Although his relief of Del Bianco’s less than stellar performance almost saved the game in Calgary, we haven’t seen Higgins back on the bench yet. Struggling to find footing with any franchise, the Team Israel net-minder is still looking for that perfect fit.
Without a guaranteed contract, Higgins is going with the unpainted all white bucket and we saw him in last year’s Roughnecks legs with this year’s gloves. It really gives the look that Delby just shared his extra gear for the weekend.
Photo: Candice Ward
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Photo: Jack Dempsey / Colorado Mammoth
Towering Dillon Ward is a massive presence between the pipes for the Colorado Mammoth, yet he stays fairly modest with the gear set up. Solid black plastic, burgundy backing with white trim on the legs matches ideally with the pants, jersey and gloves.
He uses his headwear to pay tribute to Colorado every year, his home away from his Ontario home. The state flag, Denver skyline and Rocky Mountains come together with the Mammoth mascot for one of the better paint jobs we’ve seen yet. We’ve got used to an all white stick set up from Ward, with a fat black wrap to dampen shots to the shaft.
Photo: Jack Dempsey
He hasn’t hit the floor yet in 2017, but we’ve got to keep the most entertaining backup in the NLL on the list. He’s got the same set up as Dillon Ward from shoulders to feet, but unlike his counterpart, Buque has yet to switch from the Cascade R to a hockey style helmet.
Instead he wraps the field lacrosse staple with a clean looking tribute to Colorado and the Rockies. A vinyl wrap is a great way to keep the individuality goaltenders can express through a paint job on this style of head protection.
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Photo: Kyle Hess / Georgia Swarm
Too many people sleep on Mike Poulin although he continues to put up some of the strongest numbers in the league. Now he’s with Georgia and stole the job Week 1, never looking back.
His set up isn’t the cleanest look in the league, but imagine how gross yellow or navy plastic would look. Not so bad after all. The white plasitc with navy backing is solid, but they stick out with the minimal white everywhere else. I dig the yellow heavy gloves with a little blue breaking things up, its works well with the jersey.
The helmet shows a lot more love for the team than it does for Poulin’s passions. I can respect that, but I’d also like to see a little more love for himself on there after all the work he’s put in to make it to the top. The snow white stick with blue shooters tones things down and adds some needed neutrality to the get up.
Photo: Kyle Hess / Georgia Swarm
We haven’t seen a whole lot of the NLL’s tallest (6’8″) goaltender in 2017. It’s part winning, part Poulin, and all based on the philosophy that if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. He came out with the same set up as last year, which also was without flaws, but who wouldn’t like to see something new?
Not straying too far away from Poulin, MacDonald rocks all of the same padding and nearly the same stick setup, but even more frosty. The difference comes via artwork and I’ve got to say, Brodie has the better helmet of the two. Sticking to the mascot, he’s got an even better bee look that ties things together a little better from head to toe.
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Photo: Khoi Ton / New England Black Wolves
Photo: Micheline V / Rochester Knighthawks
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Welcome to the O’Neill Lacrosse store, home of the Maximum Lacrosse (Max Lax) equipment series. Check out what we have to offer those who need equipment made to play the sport of indoor or box lacrosse.
As early as 1988 Max Lax met demands for goalie equipment and today we still offer complete products at affordable pricing which has always been an issue for people buying proper box lacrosse equipment.
Maximum Lacrosse was started by Marty (Martin) O’Neill, a former Western Lacrosse Association, Major Series Lacrosse, and National Lacrosse League goalie and ten year National Lacrosse League General Manager, when he returned to play Lacrosse after not having played for five years in 1987.
In 1988 O’Neill began making shin pads for other goaltenders after they had seen the ones he produced for himself. In 1997 O’Neill partnered with the Goalie Store in Delta B.C. to start mass production of equipment for box lacrosse before shutting down in 2007. A decade of servicing box lacrosse in Canada and the United States was put on hold while O’Neill lived in Minnesota managing the Minnesota Swarm.
In 2015 Max Lax returned with new products.
When Maximum Lacrosse went silent in 2007 it was the leader of goalie equipment sales for box lacrosse in Canada. Max Lax supplied REEBOK with goalie gear for the National Lacrosse League for the 2006 and 2007 seasons and every professional goalie was wearing some piece of Max Lax equipment since 1997 to that point in time.
Today, Maximum Lacrosse is making equipment specifically for box lacrosse players with the focus is on offering equipment for every position and all ages of players from Tykes to Masters.
Max Lax equipment designs are based on safety and function without flashy graphics as a selling point. Ensuring the price is right and the protection is the highest quality is our goal. Additionally, our protective equipment offers more movement and less weight without sacrificing protection. High density plastic is strategically placed on every item we sell to keep away the bruises.
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An amateur goalie facing two NLL MVPs
March 30, 2021
By: Ty Merrow
“Can you give me a hand with this right goalie pad? There’s no way I’m going to be able to bend down and connect the ankle strap. ”
As the director for today’s COVID-safe player photoshoot (he used to be a hockey goalie) helps me get strapped into the large pads of a box lacrosse netminder, I reflect on what I am about to do. We want shots on a goalie for today’s next-level photo shoot, some intimidating photos of the two players in action, and the only one that is willing to stand between the pipes for said shot is me.
I’ve never played lacrosse before. Watched plenty of it, done some wall ball, played a game of catch here and there, but never with professionals and never as a goalie.
The first time I would wear these obtuse pads and face shots, it would be one-on-one against the only MVPs in Swarm franchise history – Lyle Thompson and Shayne Jackson.
The navy practice jersey – flipped inside out – donned, I awkwardly and noisily waddle onto the indoor soccer turf, a light black with white lines and a red surrounding. Four camera stations are set up for various shot types, and music – a combination of 90s and present pop songs mashed together – is blaring nonstop.
It’s not loud enough to cover the laughs of Lyle and Shayne when they see me from the opposite side of the field.
I put a box lacrosse bucket on my head, a large Warrior Alpha helmet. It’s definitely not a regulation goalie mask, but there wasn’t a spare in our equipment storage for me to use. Beggars can’t be choosers, just going to hope the two forwards are content with breaking my ankles. I’m affixing the left goalie glove on my hand and trying to emulate Mike Poulin’s netminding style in my mind.
I don’t anticipate doing well, but I’ve at least watched too much box in my life that I have an idea unsupported by reality that I’ll be serviceable in net for the first time in my life, save maybe 40-50% of the shots I face that morning. Play my angles, chicken wing a little bit, keep that five-hole protected.
“Ty, what’s your goals against average going to be today?” my boss asks, filming on his iPhone.
“Not good,” I chuckle. “If I stop 50% of the shots, I’ll be happy. ”
I would face 75 shots that day. Seven were off target. Seven hit the red pipes of the goal.
I would finish the morning having made 13 saves, a .103 SV%.
The face of a naive man who has no idea what’s in store for him.
(Quick note, I don’t count shots that hit pipes as saves for the goalie. In my mind, that’s a shot that beat me and was an inch off from being another marker not in my favor. If I did count those accordingly, I’d have a .267 SV%. Still not exactly stellar.)
The reigning NLL MVP, Shayne, kicks things off. He starts about 25 feet out, runs a little bit into the right side for the action photo. As he gets closer and closer with each step, I focus on the head of his stick, twisting side to side almost languidly over his left shoulder, but an unsettling feeling starts to grow in the pit of my stomach. Shayne keeps getting closer, eyes focused intensely low where he wants to shoot, and about fifteen feet out, it hit me.
Holy *bleep*, this is intimidating as hell.
I know how hard these guys shoot, how loud the sound is when the ball from one of their shots hits the boards or goalie pads and the sharp thunk it creates. I’ve seen the round purple bruises on players that soaked shots in front of their goalies.
Just under 10 feet away, Shayne fires, nutmegging me, the lacrosse ball grazing the family jewels.
I wasn’t wearing a cup, don’t own one.
Drenched in a sudden sheen of sweat, I turn around to retrieve the ball from the black netting as calls of disappointment echo from everyone else at the photo shoot, evidently everyone rooting for me to nab my first save. Shayne runs up to the goal, and as I rake the ball out, I let him know about the typical goalie protection I don’t have, please have mercy.
Shayne is agreeable to my situation and proceeds to torch me for five more goals, all low. I’m keeping track in my head of how poorly I’m doing and growing more and more dismayed after each shot. I have no clue where he’s shooting, no earthly idea. Shayne’s eyes are aiming down and telegraphing his shot, I’m trying to step forward and through, but my reactions are less than adequate and definitely directionally challenged; I’m overthinking everything.
Shot number seven, #32 targets glove side, and it miraculously ricochets off my left bicep pad. A resounding cry of amused jubilation erupts from everyone else as I exhale a loud expletive in relief. Finally got a save.
The Limestone University alum takes 24 more shots. Two hit the posts, two miss the net and me altogether, and I somehow prevent five more shots from getting past me. I push the helmet back on my head and tuck the right glove under my arm, my ring finger and pinkie barking in pain, and turn to the shoot director.
“Text me the following,” I ask. “Six for 29, two bar, two off.” He laughs, pulls out his phone, and hits send, asking me if I want a water. I shake my head and drop a quick, “I’m good, let’s finish this up.”
Finishing this up was facing Lyle Thompson, regarded by so many people – professional players and media members and fans – as the best lacrosse player on the planet. But I had spoken with him before Shayne’s session, explaining my lack of protection and talking with him about Poulin’s stance and style for (piss-poor) emulation, and he had just watched me get destroyed by Shayne while chirping at me to stand like Matt Vinc, the only seven-time NLL Goaltender of the Year in league history. Lyle’s a good guy, right? He’ll go easy on me, right?
Man straight up starts feeding his stick between his legs like he’s dribbling a basketball and initiates his run with a juke right to left, throwing stick fakes the entire 15-foot route before shooting.
I have no earthly clue where he shot. Even in retrospect, I haven’t the foggiest idea. One second the ball was in his stick, and the next, I’m spinning around, quietly assassinated.
And he just keeps piling it on, impressive shot after damnable shot. I’m trying to step forward, give him less of a window, but instinctually end up backing up under his pressure and affording him more twine to snipe. He finally, finally shoots right at my right ankle, and the ball jukes 90 degrees away.
Thank god, cause I had totally moved left, thinking he was going far side, and him hitting my right leg was an accidental save on my part. Watching video afterwards, my leg actually shifted up and back a bit from the force of his shot. Doesn’t matter, my arms raise in the moment in exasperated relief as I curse my frustration away verbally.
#4 gets more dangerous and creative with his shots, stopping with the dekes halfway through his segment, and finishing his last two shots by jumping and shooting from between his legs. The first one sails wide, and the second gets me in the breadbasket. Finally done with that session of shooting, I pull off the helmet and gasp for air.
Lyle looks at me and laughs. “Are you sweating?”
I turn to the director one more time, taking smug satisfaction in the number’s Lyle didn’t know I was tracking. “Five for 21, three and three bar and off.”
Sometime afterwards, I let Shayne know I’m keeping track of who’s got the better shooting percentage against me and am going to combine the numbers from that first session with the last round of target practice. He seems vaguely amused by it and is content that I’m keeping it a secret until the end.
Lyle is more inquisitive when I inform him of the competition. “Who’s doing better?” I’m not telling. “You know, I started taking it easy halfway through. They (the camera operator) told me to stop throwing in fakes, and I started aiming center.” I’d keep that in mind.
It didn’t get easier.
75 minutes pass before I’m needed for the final shooting session. The MVPs are wearing the navy Swarm uniforms this time as we wrap up the shoot. Shayne starts the shooting – I have no chance at stopping it – and Lyle immediately follows up – I also have no chance of stopping that.
Shot number six for Lyle, I get a stop with my left upper arm pad, and Shayne’s next shot somehow finds the one unprotected spot on my right arm. He’d been targeting my right ankle for the three shots before, and I finally quit overthinking and biting hard to the left. A saves a save, even if my arm’s going numb despite the adrenaline, and Shayne’s rocking his largest grin of the day when I tell him where that shot connected.
Shayne gets off shot number nine, and the director’s closing the shoot, they got what they needed. “Hell no!” I crow. “Lyle’s got one more to keep this round even, let’s go!” Lyle laughs gently, snags a ball smoothly off the ground, jukes at the starting point, rushes towards me and notices I’m not backing down like I had frequently done, jumps to shoot over my left shoulder, and the shot goes just wide of the net. The photo shoot was over.
I had made one save on both of their last nine shots, but one guy had hit two crossbars and had two shots off.
Remember, I didn’t count shots that hit the posts as saves, as I got beat in my opinion.
2020 NLL MVP Shayne Jackson finished the morning 31-for-38, two shots off, two shots hitting pipe. By my self-deprecating math, I had a .184 SV% against the reigning NLL MVP (the true save percentage ends up being .237 SV%).
2017 NLL MVP Lyle Thompson finished the morning 24-for-30, five shots off, five shots hitting pipe. An even .200 SV% (true save percentage of .367 SV%), but as Lyle noted earlier, he quit throwing unfair and insane dekes halfway through his first session. Shayne had also stung me with a behind-the-back goal earlier, which I’ve never seen him do.
My right forearm where Shayne hit me still throbs as I type this, my right ring finger and pinky still burn from trying to grasp that goalie stick in those awkward goalie pads, my shoulders ablaze at trying to get my elbows high enough for a horrendously done Vinc impression.
Box lacrosse goalies are absolutely insane. That is unequivocal, inarguable, verified fact. Lyle and I are roughly the same height, Shayne’s a bit shorter, but the immense pressure I felt when they started their routes and the fear that gripped my stomach right before each shot was intense. Knowing how many dangerously good shooters there are in this league, I can’t imagine why anyone would want to be the guy facing those shots. Insanity has to be the reason.
That being said, Swarm head coach Ed Comeau knows where his David Ayers-type goalie is if ever needed.
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He also increased his save percentage to 82. 9% from 78.4% in 2019 and cut his goals allowed average to 8.80 from 12.28 a year ago.Jamieson helped lead the Black Wolves to an 8-3 record, which tied him for first in the league in wins. He played three seasons for the Chargers, helping them win the College Hockey America championship in 2010 and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.Talbot, a Caledonia, Ontario, native, did not take a normal route from Canada to an NHL career.When he made his League debut on Oct. 24, 2013, with the New York Rangers, Talbot became the second NHL player to come out of the University of Alabama-Huntsville (former Philadelphia Flyers forward Jared Ross was the first). UNCASVILLE, CT. – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced today the winners for the 2020 NLL Awards. Visit ESPN to view the Buffalo Sabres team stats for the 2019-20 season. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. Saves: When a goalkeeper stops a shot on goal. He concluded the season with 462 saves in 11 games and had the team on pace to have the fewest goals allowed in the league since the 2014 Edmonton Rush.In addition to being named Goaltender of the Year, Jamieson earned a spot on the All-League First Team alongside teammate Callum Crawford. “When we drafted Dougie this is the trajectory that we thought he would take. Kew appeared in 10 games, scored 15 goals and tallied 27 assists which placed in third among rookies in points and tied for first in assists. Widest selection of lacrosse equipment and apparel needs from LACROSSE.COM including lacrosse sticks, heads, shafts, gloves, balls, cleats, pads and team LAX gear. Stats The NLL statistics we reference come from Pointstreak, which has NLL stats running back to 2005.. Face-offs, shots, and shots on goal were not kept track of until the 2006 season, and turnovers and caused turnovers were not kept track of until the 2011 season. Calgary Flames is a trademark of Calgary Flames, LLC. Scores All Rights Reserved. He’s been patient and professional in his development and we are seeing the benefits of his approach. The 2020 season starts July 25th and airs games on NBC and NBC Sports. Nardella known for his faceoff skills, appeared in 11 competitions and finished ranked first against rookies in faceoff win percentage (.578) and second in total wins with 160.On April 8, the NLL announced the cancellation of the remaining regular season games and then announced on June 4, the decision to shift focus to the 2020-21 season. For more information about the New England Black Wolves visit, blackwolves.com.Defensive Player of the Year: Graeme Hossack, HalifaxTransition Player of the Year: Challen Rogers, TorontoTeammate of the Year: Dan Dawson, Toronto, AND Mike Poulin, Georgia (t)Les Bartley Award Coach of the Year: Paul Day, PhiladelphiaGeneral Manager of the Year: Paul Day, PhiladelphiaTom Borrelli Award Media Member of the Year: Craig Rybczynski, Rochester Click here to view The New York Riptide’s full roster. Shop Tickets Talbot, a Caledonia, Ontario, native, did not take a normal route from Canada to an NHL career.When he made his League debut on Oct. 24, 2013, with the New York Rangers, Talbot became the second NHL player to come out of the University of Alabama-Huntsville (former Philadelphia Flyers forward Jared Ross was the first). The number of minutes the goalie played during the game. Forward Andrew Kew and defenseman Joe Nardella were each named to the team after strong first year performances. Copyright © 1999-2020 Calgary Flames, LLC and the National Hockey League. Aaron Bold (born April 22, 1985) is a Canadian professional lacrosse player who plays goalie for the Vancouver Warriors of the National Lacrosse League.Bold was drafted in the third round (29th overall) in the 2005 National Lacrosse League entry draft by the Portland Lumberjax.. – The National Lacrosse League (NLL) announced today the winners for the 2020 NLL Awards. He played three seasons for the Chargers, helping them win the College Hockey America championship in 2010 and qualify for the NCAA Tournament.The 6-foot-3, 193-pound goaltender signed with the Rangers as an undrafted free agent on March 30, 2010 and spent the bulk of the next few seasons in the American Hockey League before playing 21 games for New York in 2013-14, when he backed up Henrik Lundqvist.When Lundqvist was sidelined in February 2015, Talbot stepped in and played superbly, going 16-4-3 and helping to propel New York to an NHL-best 113 points that season.Talbot’s stretch of excellence caught the attention of the Edmonton Oilers, who traded three second-round draft picks to New York for him on June 27, 2015.calgaryflames.com is the official Web site of the Calgary Flames. Foundation Losses (L) The number of defeats by a particular goalkeeper. Shutouts (SHO) Refers to the number of games in which a goalkeeper does not allow a goal.
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I’m 90% sure Hank’s stats have actually gotten better after recent size reductions, but ok.
This is nothing but my own opinion, but I would not be surprised to see that turn out to be completely untrue.
Penalties and coaching systems would have a much larger impact IMO. I mean, the last time they shortened goalie pads was a couple years ago, no? Scoring has stayed exactly the same.
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The thing about this, is that even with “reductions”, the massive overages of pad sizes are still allowed. Sizing something down from “ridiculously oversized” to “only a little bit oversized” as has been done…really doesn’t change things that massively. Some goaltenders were actually permitted larger pads than they were using before in the change of sizing rules.
“Thigh Rise” wasn’t a “protection issue” until the modern pro-fly goaltending style became a mainstay of the NHL. Even with the pioneer champion of the modern butterfly style Patrick Roy…the thigh rise was…a reasonable and justifiable amount for “protection” and was functionally very different as to how the pads operated. Something that is ignored in this whole thing a lot, is pad rotation…which has become a major point of technique in the modern era. And further contributed to the idea of basically…”A Wall of Pads” that takes away the entire lower section of the net, 11″ high from side to side.
At the end of the day…you’ve got goaltenders under the rules, with a pair of goal pads that total the entire width of a regulation NHL net @ 6ft, designed to rotate flat on the ice independent of leg rotation, @ 11″ of height.
You’ve got goaltenders who, even if they weren’t to play the position at all, and were to just hang out on the goal line stretching their pads from post to post…would essentially take away some ~12% of the entire scoring area of the net…without even having a goaltender attached to those leg pads. And it’s not as though the other equipment attached to a goaltender is small, or reasonably sized.
That is absolutely a plague on goal-scoring ability. You start at a basis of 12% of the net gone, the further you telescope that out, the higher the percentage becomes just from those two leg pads alone. Relative to a shooter…there’s a point at which just the two leg pads alone constitute a 100% save percentage based on trigonometry and whatnot. And that’s a HUGE component in decreased scoring in the NHL…without a shadow of a doubt.
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90,000 Goalkeeper (Boxing Lacrosse) – gaz.wiki
In boxing lacrosse, the goalkeeper is usually more armored than the field lacrosse goalkeeper. Lacrosse goalkeeper boxers are known for their massive upper body gear, large shin guards known as “irons” and ice hockey-style helmets. 
Sticks and gloves
Diagram of the Mitchell Brothers wooden lacrosse goalkeeper stick.
Today’s boxing goalkeepers use three types of lacrosse sticks.Traditional wooden sticks that are made from long strips of wood and pockets woven from leather and lace.  This variation dates back to the roots of the game and is still popular with amateur goalkeepers (senior, junior and junior), but is expensive with new clubs priced between C $ 250 and C $ 400.  Another long-standing club type is the NCAA stick.  Much smaller and takes up less space between the legs, the NCAA head is much easier to control the ball.  The newest brand of golf clubs – the “angle triangle”.  NCAA-style stick-like materials, the angle triangle is the size of a wooden stick, but NCAA-style lightweight. This style becomes very popular at junior and junior levels, but is banned in the National Lacrosse League. NLL goalkeepers usually use NCAA sticks. 
Although many goalkeepers traditionally wear hockey gloves to protect their hands from high velocity impacts  , many goalkeepers have switched to specialized gloves made specifically for boxing lacrosse.On the goalkeeper’s free hand, there is a risk of injury to the back of the hand, finger joints and wrist as a result of a strong impact. Lacrosse goalkeeper gloves have an extra layer of padding on the outside of the glove to ward off dangerous shots. This extra padding is found on both gloves and also serves to protect the inside of the hockey wrist, which is often exposed in a squat position when wearing hockey gloves as a lacrosse goalkeeper.At the same time, lacrosse goalkeeper gloves are essential to give the goalkeeper wrist mobility when he has to hold the ball. 
Box goalkeepers wear two different types of helmets. One type is a standard field lacrosse helmet, the other is an ice hockey mask. Field Masks  have heavily reinforced face masks, as thick as the crossbars on a football helmet, and offer a wider range of vision than hockey masks.Field helmets provide little protection to the throat area. Hockey mask padding  can be molded on the user’s head for comfort. Very easy to remove, quick to remove and shaped specifically for shock absorption. In addition, despite the narrowing of the user’s field of view, it actively protects the throat area from direct impacts. In recent years, baseball catchers-style masks have been suggested as a medium between two types of helmets. 
At a secondary level, most goalkeepers are required to wear throat protectors or “cow traps” , which are attached to the helmet to provide additional coverage for the throat and neck area. 
Protection for legs
Examples of legs. The left one is typical for the 2000s and 2010s, the right one is for the 1990s.
Leg guards or shackles  for lacrosse have undergone a significant evolution since the early days of the sport. Early goalkeepers wore cricket courts made of thin but stiff padding and thick fabric material.  Eventually they became a cross between a cricket foot guard and a baseball catcher. [ citation needed ] Like cricket, the irons are closed above the knees, but have an exoskeleton made of molded plastic caps and shin plates to deflect shots and leave less or no bruising like baseball. In the 2000s and 2010s, the rule of thumb for these last sizes was put to the test as the market for new lacrosse goalkeeper equipment emerged. Irons grew in width until it was argued that they were no longer intended to protect the shin, but mainly to cover more mesh.In the end, there was a retaliation: the Canadian Lacrosse Association and its partners set limits on the width of the shin guard. 
Top and trousers
The goalkeeper trains, demonstrating modern boxing shoes.
Until about 2005, the distribution and price of lacrosse top cushions were extremely restrictive. Prior to that, goalkeepers were mainly engaged in “build-up”. Build-ups were common practice, with the goalkeeper buying a set of hockey hats and complementing them.Hockey tops generally do not have sufficient padding to protect against downward shocks or upward bounces in rebound shots, so materials and other equipment were often added to protect against them,  in including: football lineman shoulder pads, hockey shoulder pads, kidney pads, baseball belly pads, PVC sectional tubing (also used in old lacrosse pads), and thick chunks of styrofoam. These improvements were added not only to increase the size of the goalkeeper’s upper body, but also to increase their safety, comfort, and still have to remain mobile. 
Ice hockey goalie pants commonly used in boxing lacrosse.
Since about 2005, the Canadian Lacrosse Association has required one-piece, unmodified chest protectors for all of its goalkeepers. Because of the price, a lacrosse team or small organization often pays the bill for this expensive piece of equipment. The permissible top should protrude from the shoulders at any point by only three and four inches on the arms. 
In terms of pants, the goalkeeper boxer usually wears hockey pants or a specially modified version of the hockey pants to accommodate airflow. 
- Goalkeeper Athlete: Because of the danger of rebound shots, goalkeepers usually wear goalkeeper sports equipment and a bowl for protection. The Goalkeeper Athletic Shorts provide ample padding to the lower abdomen and genitals while still providing sufficient undercarriage protection to ward off the most dangerous rebound hits.
- Shoes: Most goalkeepers wear regular trainers. Goalkeepers need mobility to run and grip to stay on the floor in a stance, which can be provided by a good pair of shoes.Toe guards are generally not required as leg shackles provide very long and wide leg guards.
- Underwear: As in ice hockey, wearing underwear under your playing equipment reduces the chance of skin infections in cuts and scrapes. It also provides a layer that protects the skin from damage when a strong shot finds a “exposed patch” of skin. Traditionally, goalkeepers have worn shorts and t-shirts or long underwear, but in recent years, sweat-drenched clothing has been designed to better suit the needs of athletes.
A lacrosse boxing goalkeeper may play in any area of the playing surface and is not restricted to any area.  Despite this, the boxing goalkeeper has a crease all over the net. Defenders can enter this area to pick up a loose ball, but cannot enter it while in possession of the ball. The attackers cannot enter the penalty area. At minor levels and some minor leagues this includes the vertical crease plane, but at junior A levels, high and professional levels, the player is often allowed to enter the vertical plane while shooting or bouncing, as long as his feet or body are not touching the paint creases on the floor. …Such a performance is called “fold dive”. 
Occasionally, a lacrosse boxing goalkeeper runs up and joins the offensive zone on a slow whistle or delayed penalty, but the goalkeeper is usually pulled and replaced by an outfield player. Boxed lacrosse goalkeepers are known to sometimes score goals for their team in power play or slow whistling situations. In addition, due to the unique lack of offside rules in boxing lacrosse, it is not uncommon to see a goalkeeper lead his scoring team on the tables through multiple passes, usually through long passes to teammates trying to pull away from unsuspecting defenders.Boxing lacrosse goalkeepers are also advised to aggressively play checkers around the ball and, if necessary, violently cross checkers (in boxing lacrosse, cross control is allowed).  If the goalkeeper leaves the court in possession of the ball, the opponents are allowed to cross-control the goalkeeper unless there is an attempt to inflict injury.
Boxing lacrosse goalkeepers play in front of a four-by-four-foot net at most levels, as opposed to a field goalkeeper who plays in front of a six-by-six net.  The National Lacrosse League, Major and Junior A levels use a net four feet high and four feet nine inches wide. 
The boxing goalkeeper challenges the corner shooter in the main stance. The equipment is typical of the early 2000s.
Playing at goal in box lacrosse is more like playing at goal in ice hockey than playing lacrosse on field.  The goalkeeper stance is similar to the ice hockey goalkeeper. The goalkeeper crouched down, but his knees were apart, and not pinched, as in hockey.Heels are shoulder-width apart, and the toes are usually pointed outward so that you can enter the frame. One hand sits on the top of the thigh, holding the club in a position that covers the five holes (the area between the legs), and the other hand rests or is propped up in the area between the waistline and the outside of the top. hip. The elbow is extended forward, ready to swing towards a high kick.  
The two main styles of goalkeeper play in boxing lacrosse are stick play and stem play.Club play or positional style is to stay at an angle with the shooter’s stick, challenging the shooter by going up to him to limit the amount of net he can see and use his size to his advantage to block the shot.   Kickback or rebound is when the goalkeeper stays on the inside of the post on the same side of the shooter as the shooter, deliberately giving him the opposite side. This gives the shooter a shot from the wrong angle, which the goalkeeper tries to get him to take.When a player shoots, the goalkeeper quickly moves over and covers the other side of the net and blocks the shot.  This style can be very effective but can fall prey to fake shots. 
National Lacrosse League (1987 – present)
The best goalkeepers of modern NLL.
Lacrosse main series (1932-1987)
The best goalkeepers OLA and NLL (1974-75) before the founding of modern NLL. These listed goalkeepers have either won top honors in their Major Leagues or have led their team to the Mann Cup Final.
- Pete Anthony
- Pat Baker
- Tim Barry
- Grant Brick
- Wayne Collie
- Doug Favell
- Ted Jerney
- Ted Hall
- Freep Harrison
- Bill MacArthur
- Merv Marshall
- Barry Maruk
- Bob McCready
- Ernie Mitchell
- Bill Moreau
- Ray Mortimer
- Wayne Platt
- Gary Pauless
- Bob Romer
- Dave Russell
- Bob Savage
- Ron “Ham” Thomas
- Jim Thompson
- Joe Tomchishin
- Sean Quinlan
- Bill Whittaker
- Harry Woods
- Lloyd “Moon” Wootton
Western Lacrosse Association (1933-1987)
The best goalkeepers of the west coast before the founding of modern NLL.These listed goalkeepers have either won top honors in their Major Leagues or have led their team to the Mann Cup Final.
- Bill Andrews
- Pete Anthony
- Henry Baker
- Rod Banister
- Skip Chapman
- Joe Como
- Herb Delmonico
- Dave Evans
- Barry Forbes
- Fred Fulla
- Jack Green
- Don Hamilton
- Geordie Johnston
- Ed Johnston
- Stan Joseph
- Walt Lee
- Gary McLaughlin
- Norm Nestman
- Les Norman
- Gordy Pogue
- Harry Preston
- Sean Quinlan
- Merv Schweitzer
- Bill Scooby
- Alf Shuker
- Larry Smelzer
- Hap Smith
- Bill Thomas
- Greg Thomas
- Doug Zack
Gigs and Groundhopping: NLL: Toronto Rock
National Lacrosse League
April 13, 2018
Air Canada Center
Well, the turn came to lacrosse.I had been planning to go to a national league match for a long time, but it still didn’t work out. Once I even went to the game on purpose, but did not bother to get a ticket in advance and right in front of the ticket office I was crushed by a toad when I learned that the ticket would cost $ 70. But finally, I realized that either now or never and still attended the last home game of the Toronto Rock team this season.
I first learned about Lacrosse back in the 80s from an article in the Young Technician magazine, which described how to make equipment for the game myself.Most of all, it was pinned that the gate was in the form of an Indian wigwam. Already in Canada, I learned that there are two varieties of Lacrosse – outdoor and indoor. The indoor subspecies are more popular and have their own professional league NLL, where Toronto Rock plays, which is one of the elite teams. It is also worth noting that Lacrosse is a native Indian sport and the bulk of the league’s players are of Indian origin. Unfortunately, in this league, the goal is of the usual shape, not like a wigwam.
The popularity of lacrosse, I think, can be compared to handball or volleyball in Ukraine.That is, I know that there are championships in these sports, but I will not name for sure who the champion is now, and indeed most of the teams. The situation is similar in Toronto. The team is minimally mentioned in the press and on TV, and even then, only if it reaches the final. I personally have never met Lacrosse fans.
Rock shares the arena with the Leafs and Raptors. The season starts in January and lasts until May. In the reporting game, a team from nearby Rochester came to visit, so to some extent it was a derby, and besides, the result directly determined the team entering the playoffs.According to the information on the scoreboard, the game was attended by 11 thousand spectators. An almost completely white audience, which is a rarity for multicultural Toronto. As always, the sporting events are full of children who are taken from all the surrounding schools. During the break, children also played, and without referees, and therefore they robustly pushed each other with all their might.
I, in general, knew the rules, but certainly not in the details. It looks a bit hard live, because it is difficult to understand which player has the ball inside the net now.The game takes place in 4 quarters like in basketball. In general, it is similar to handball and hockey. The players go on the attack, then pass in front of the goalkeeper and throw in the fall, so as not to enter the zone in front of the goal. The line-up change takes place on the fly, like in hockey. In the center of the field, the referee makes something like a hockey throw-in. Lots of one-on-one outputs. The game is very strong. The goalkeeper may be replaced by an extra field player. I never figured out the violations, for some they deleted, for some nothing at all.
The most interesting thing for me was the goalkeepers in full ammunition. They were quite like Japanese sumo wrestlers, especially the goalkeeper of Toronto, who, it seems, without shin guards, is a real fat man. The most interesting thing is that the goalkeeper’s net is much larger than usual. Goalkeepers especially stand out against the background of tiny gates. It always seemed to me that it was simply impossible for them to score, but in lacrosse there is always a very high performance and teams easily reach double-digit scores. The goalkeepers, of course, are very clumsy and do not make any special saves, all the balls mostly fly at them stupidly.
As I said, in the match, the teams figured out which of them will make the playoffs. The rock started very briskly and at some point they were leading 8-3, when it seemed to me that everything was decided. But for all the time that followed, they managed to score only 3 goals, when both Rochester scored 11 and won 14-11, dropping Toronto to the bottom of the division table.
In general, I checked the box. I hardly want to go again.
Lacrosse – Lacrosse – xcv.wiki
This article is about a team sport. For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation).
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball. It is the oldest organized sport in North America, with its origins in a tribal game played by the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Forests and various other indigenous peoples of North America. The game has been significantly modified, reducing the violence from European colonialists to create its current collegiate and professional form.
Players use the head of a lacrosse club to carry, pass, catch and score the ball into the goal. This sport has four versions that have different sticks, fields, rules and equipment: field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse. The men’s games, field lacrosse (outdoor) and boxing lacrosse (indoor), are contact sports and all players wear protective gear: helmet, gloves, shoulder pads and elbow pads.The women’s game is played outdoors and does not allow contact with the body, but does allow stick-to-stick contact. The only protective equipment required for female players is goggles, and goalkeepers wear helmets and protective pads. Intercross is a mixed indoor non-contact sport that uses an all-plastic golf club and a softer ball.
Modern sport is governed by World Lacrosse and is the only international sports organization that recognizes indigenous groups and Indian tribes as sovereign nations.The organization hosts the Men’s World Lacrosse Championship, the Women’s World Lacrosse Championship, the Indoor Boxing World Lacrosse Championship and the Men’s Under-19 World Lacrosse Championship for both men and women. Each is held every four years. Summer Olympics lacrosse was contested at two Summer Olympics, in 1904 and 1908. It was also held as a demonstration event at the 1928, 1932 and 1948 Summer Olympics.
Lacrosse is based on games played by various Native American communities as early as 1100 AD. By the 17th century, the lacrosse version was widespread and documented by Jesuit missionary priests in what is now Canada.
In the traditional Canadian Aboriginal version, each team consisted of 100 to 1,000 people on a field several miles (kilometers) long. These games lasted from sunrise to sunset for two to three consecutive days and were played as part of a ceremonial ritual, a kind of symbolic war or gratitude to the Creator or Teacher.
Lacrosse has played a significant role in the social and religious life of tribes throughout the continent over the years. Early lacrosse was characterized by a deep spiritual engagement that matched the spirit of the combat in which it was fought. Those who took part did so in the role of warriors with the aim of bringing glory and honor to themselves and their tribes. This game was said to be played “for the Creator” or called the “Creator’s Game.”
Ball Players by George Catlin.
French Jesuit missionary Jean de Breeuf saw the Huronian tribes play the game in 1637 in present-day Ontario. He called it la crossse , which in French means “stick.” The name seems to be derived from the French term for field hockey, le jeu de la crossse .
James Smith described at some length a game played by the Mohawks in 1757, “in which they now used a wooden ball about 3 inches (7.6 cm) in diameter, and the tool they used to move it was solid a staff about 5 feet (1.5 meters) in size.m) long, with a net at the end, large enough to accommodate the ball. ”
The English-speaking residents of Montreal noticed the Iroquois playing the game and started playing it themselves in the 1830s. In 1856, Canadian dentist William George Bierce founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club. In 1860, Bierce systematized the game by shortening the duration of each game and reducing the number of players to 12 per team. The first game played by Bierce’s rules was at Upper Canada College in 1867; they lost 3–1 to the Toronto Cricket Club.
The new sport proved to be very popular and spread throughout the English-speaking world; by 1900, there were dozens of men’s clubs in Canada, USA, England, Australia and New Zealand. The women’s game was introduced to Louise Lumsden in Scotland in 1890.The first women’s club in the United States was started by Rosabelle Sinclair at Bryn Mawr School in 1926.
In the United States, lacrosse in the late 1800s and early 1900s was primarily a regional sport centered around the Mid Atlantic states, especially New York and Maryland.However, in the second half of the 20th century, the sport spread beyond this region and can now be found throughout most of the United States. There are over 825,000 participants nationwide, according to a 2016 survey by US Lacrosse, and lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport among NFHS member schools.
Varieties of lacrosse
Men’s College Lacrosse Field Outline
Field lacrosse is a men’s outdoor sport.Each team has ten players: three forwards, three midfielders, three defenders and one goalkeeper. Each player has a lacrosse stick. The short stick is 40 to 42 inches (100 to 110 cm) long and is used by strikers and midfielders. A maximum of four players on the field per team can wear a long stick between 52 and 72 inches (130 and 180 cm) long, which is used by three defenders and sometimes one defensive midfielder. The goalkeeper uses a stick with a head that is 12 inches (30 cm) wide and 40 to 72 inches (100 to 180 cm) long.
The size of the playing field is 110 by 60 yards (101 by 55 m). The gate measures 6 by 6 feet (1.8 by 1.8 m) and is 80 yards (73 m) apart. Each target is located inside a circular “fold” with a diameter of 18 feet (5.5 m). The goalkeeper has special privileges within the court to avoid checking with the opponent’s stick. The attackers or their clubs may not enter the fold at any time. The midfield line divides the field into an offensive and defensive zone for each team.Each team must keep four players in its defense zone and three players in the attack zone at all times. It does not matter which positional players satisfy this requirement, although usually three forwards remain in the attacking zone, three defenders and a goalkeeper remain in the defending zone, and three central players play in both zones. The team violating this rule is offside and either loses possession of the ball, if it has one, or is subject to a technical foul if it does not.
The statutory playing time is 60 minutes, divided into four periods of 15 minutes each.The game begins at the beginning of each quarter and after each goal with a throw-in. During a throw-in, two players place their clubs on the ground parallel to the centerline, with the two clubheads on opposite sides of the ball. On the whistle, the throw-in players take the ball, often “pinching” it under their stick and throwing it to their teammates. When one of the teams has possession of the ball, they carry it into their attacking zone and try to score a goal. According to the offside rule, the calculated game involves six forwards against six defenders and a goalkeeper.
If the ball goes out-of-bounds, possession is awarded to the team that touched it last. The exception is when the ball is directed towards the goal. Missed out-of-bounds shots are awarded to the team with the player who is closest to the ball when and where the ball goes out. During the game, teams may change players in and out if they leave the field and enter the field through the substitution zone, which is sometimes referred to as “on the fly”. After a penalty kick and a goal, players can be freely replaced and must not go through the substitution zone.
Penalties are awarded for violation of the rules and result in the offending team losing possession of the ball (losing possession of the ball) or temporarily losing a player (serving time). While serving the sentence, the penalized team plays with one player less for the duration of the penalty. Time penalties may or may not be canceled. Upon serving a penalty that can be lifted, the offending player may resume play if the ball is scored by the opposing team during the penalty period.Irrevocable penalties prevent this, and the player must serve at all times. Under the offside rule, the opponent can play with six forwards against five defenders and the goalkeeper of the penalized team. The team that took the penalty kick is considered to be playing against a person, and the other team is playing as a person. Teams will use different lacrosse strategies to attack and defend while the player is being penalized.
There are two classes of offenses for which penalties are awarded: technical fouls and personal fouls.Technical fouls, such as offside, pushing and holding, result in either a loss of possession or a 30-second penalty, depending on which team is in possession of the ball. Personal fouls, such as cross-checking, illegal body check or chopping, involve actions that endanger the safety of a player. A cross check is when a player hits another player with the stick between their hands. A slash is when a player hits another player with the tip of a stick anywhere other than gloves.These fouls entail a penalty of 1 minute or more; the offending player must leave the field.
NLL Boxing Lacrosse Game.
Boxing lacrosse is played by teams of five runners and a goalkeeper on a hockey rink where the ice has been removed or covered with artificial turf, or on an indoor soccer field. An enclosed playing field is called boxing, as opposed to an open playing field in a traditional game. This version of the game was introduced to Canada in the 1930s to promote the hockey arena business outside the ice hockey season.For several years, it nearly supplanted field lacrosse in Canada.
The gate in box lacrosse is smaller than in field lacrosse, traditionally 4 feet (1.2 m) wide and high. In addition, the goalkeeper wears much more protective padding, including a massive bib and armband combination known as the “top”, large shin guards known as leg pads (both of which must comply with strict measurement rules), and goalie masks in hockey style.
The style of play is fast, accelerated due to the tightness of the court and the shot clock.The shot clock requires the attacking team to shoot at the goal within 30 seconds of gaining possession of the ball. Lacrosse with a box is a much more physical game. Since cross-checking is legal in boxing lacrosse, players wear rib pads and shoulder and elbow pads are larger and stronger than those worn by field lacrosse players. Boxing lacrosse players wear a hockey helmet with a lacrosse box cage. There are no offside positions in lacrosse for boxing, players are freely replaced from their benches, like in hockey.However, most players specialize in offense or defense, so it is common for all five runners to replace teammates when their team transitions between offense and defense.
When penalties are imposed, the offending player is sent to the penalty area and his team must play without him or without a man throughout the penalty. Most fouls are minor penalties and last two minutes, major penalties last five minutes. What sets box lacrosse (and ice hockey) apart from other sports is that at the highest levels of pro and youth lacrosse, engaging in a fight does not result in automatic bailouts, but a five-minute major penalty is given.
Boxing lacrosse is played at the highest level in the National Lacrosse League and in the upper classes of the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The National Lacrosse League (NLL) uses some minor rule changes compared to the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) rules. Notably, the gate is 4ft 9 “(1.45m) wide instead of 4ft (1.2m) wide, and games are held in winter. NLL games consist of four fifteen-minute quarters compared to three twenty-minute periods in CLA games.NLL players can only use hollow shaft clubs, while CLA allows solid wood clubs.
The rules for women’s lacrosse differ significantly from men’s lacrosse, primarily in terms of equipment and the degree of physical contact allowed. Women’s lacrosse rules also differ significantly between the United States and all other countries that play by the International Federation of Lacrosse (FIL) rules. Women’s lacrosse does not allow physical contact, the only protective equipment used is mouthguard and eye protection.In the early 21st century, there was talk of the need to wear a headgear to prevent concussions. In 2008, Florida was the first state to introduce a mandatory headgear for women’s lacrosse. Stick testing is permitted in the women’s game, but only at certain levels of play and within strict rules. Women’s lacrosse also prevents players from having a pocket or loose lacrosse net. The women start the game with a draw instead of a throw-in. The two players stand up and the ball is placed between their club heads while their golf clubs are horizontal at waist level.On the whistle, the players raise their clubs in the air, trying to control the direction of the ball.
The first modern women’s lacrosse game was held at St Leonards’ School in Scotland in 1890. She was introduced by the headmaster Louise Lumsden after a visit to Quebec where she saw how it was played. The first women’s lacrosse team in the United States was formed at Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1926.
Field scheme in women’s lacrosse
Both the number of players and the lines on the field are different from the men’s lacrosse.There are 12 players in the women’s lacrosse, and players must adhere to certain boundaries that are not in the men’s game. The three specific boundaries are the 8m “fan” in front of the gate (11m [36ft 1in] internationally), the 12m (39ft 4in) (8m [26ft 3in] international) semicircle, the surrounding 8-meter fan, and the draw circle in the center of the field, which is used for the draw before the start of the quarter and after the goal. The goal circle is also slightly closer to the endline in women’s lacrosse compared to men’s.In women’s lacrosse, both offensively and defensively, players other than the goalkeeper cannot enter the goal circle; this becomes a “circle violation”. However, at the women’s collegiate level, a new rule was established to allow defenders to pass through the goal circle.
The 8m fan in front of the gate circle has several limitations. Defenders cannot stand inside an 8-meter fan for more than 3 seconds without sticking stick distance from the attacking player they are defending.This is very similar to
the three-second rule in basketball. For a three-second offense, a player of the other team takes a free throw at the goalkeeper. If you are a striker trying to score the ball into the goal, you must not shoot while the defender is in the shot area. To make sure that you, the defender, are safe, you must lead your lacrosse club, and once you are within club distance, you may be in front of it.
Intercross, or soft stick lacrosse, is a non-contact form of lacrosse with a standardized set of rules using modified lacrosse equipment.The cross-country putter is different from a regular lacrosse putter, the head is made entirely of plastic rather than the leather or nylon pockets found in traditional lacrosse sticks. The ball is larger, softer, and hollow, unlike a lacrosse ball, which is made of hard rubber.
Intercross is a competitive adult sport popular in Quebec, Canada, as well as in many European countries, especially the Czech Republic. Typically, teams have five players on each side, and the field is 20 m (66 ft) wide and 40 m (130 ft) long.An adult gate is the same size as boxing lacrosse, 4 feet or 1.2 m in height and width. The international governing body, the International Cross Country Federation, hosts the World Championships twice a year.
Soft stick lacrosse is a popular way to introduce young people to the sport. It can be played outdoors or indoors, and there is also a program for physical education.
Lacrosse has historically played mostly in Canada and the United States, with small but dedicated lacrosse communities in the United Kingdom and Australia.Recently, however, lacrosse has begun to flourish internationally and teams have been created all over the world, especially in Europe and East Asia.
In August 2008, men’s international governing body, the International Lacrosse Federation, teamed up with the women’s, the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations, to form the International Lacrosse Federation (FIL). FIL changed its name to World Lacrosse in May 2019. There are currently 62 countries participating in the World Lacrosse.
World Lacrosse sponsors five World Cup events: the Men’s World Lacrosse Championship, the Women’s World Lacrosse Championship, the Boxing World Indoor Lacrosse Championship and the Men’s Under-19 World Lacrosse Championship for both men and women. Each is held every four years.
The World Lacrosse Championship (WLC) began in 1968 as a four-team invitational tournament sponsored by the International Lacrosse Federation.Until 1990, it included only the United States, Canada, England and Australia. With the expansion of the game internationally, 38 countries took part in the 2014 World Lacrosse Championship. The WLC was dominated by the United States. Team USA won 9 of the 12 titles, while Canada won three others.
Women’s World Lacrosse Championship (WLWC) began in 1982. The US won 8 of 10 titles, while Australia won two others. Canada and England have always been in the top five.The 2017 tournament was held in England, 25 countries took part in it.
The first World Indoor Lacrosse Championship (WILC) was held in 2003 and is contested by six countries at four sites in Ontario. Canada won the championship by defeating the Iroquois Nationals 21–4 in the final. The 2007 championship, organized by the Onondaga Nation, featured 13 teams. Canada dominated the competition, winning all four gold medals and never losing a single game.
In Iroquois Citizens are the men’s national teams representing six nations in the Iroquois in the international lacrosse field competition.The team was admitted to the FIL in 1987. It is the only First Nations team qualified to compete internationally in any sport. The Nationals finished fourth at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Lacrosse Championships and third in 2014. The indoor team has won silver medals in all four Indoor Lacrosse World Championships. In 2008, the Iroquois women’s team was admitted to the FIL as National Haudenosaunee Champions. They finished 7th at the 2013 Women’s Lacrosse World Championship.
Lacrosse Field was a sports medal in the 1904 and 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1904, three teams competed in games held in St. Louis. It was attended by two Canadian teams, the Winnipeg Shamrocks and the Mohawk team of the Iroquois Confederation, as well as the local St. Louis Athletics Association team representing the United States. Winnipeg shamrocks won the gold medal.The 1908 Games, held in London, England, were attended by only two teams representing Canada and Great Britain. The Canadians again won the gold medal in the only match of the championship with a score of 14-10.
At the 1928, 1932 and 1948 Summer Olympics, lacrosse was a demonstration sport. The 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam featured three teams: the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The 1932 Los Angeles Games was an exhibition of three games between the Canadian star team and the United States.The United States was represented by Johns Hopkins at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics. The 1948 Games were an All England team exhibit organized by the English Lacrosse Union and the Collegiate Lacrosse Team from Rensselaer Polytechnic representing the United States. This exhibition match ended with a score of 5-5.
Attempts have been made to include lacrosse as an exemplary sport at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but have not been successful.
Insufficient international participation is an obstacle to the return of lacrosse to the Olympic Games. To qualify for the Olympic Games, the sport must be played on four continents and in no less than 75 countries. Lacrosse is played on all six continents, but as of August 2019, when Ghana joined it, only 63 countries were playing the sport.
The player makes a dive throw.
European Lacrosse Federation (ELF) was established in 1995 and hosted the first European Lacrosse Championship this year.The event was originally held annually, now it is held every four years, in between the men’s and women’s FIL championships. In 2004, 12 men’s and 6 women’s teams took part in the tournament, making it the largest international lacrosse event of the year. The last men’s tournament was in 2016, when 24 countries participated in it. England won the ninth gold medal out of ten played tournaments. 2015 was the last women’s tournament with 17 teams in the Czech Republic.England won their sixth gold medal, Wales won silver and Scotland won bronze. These three countries from the UK have dominated the women’s championships, earning all but three medals since the tournament began in 1996. The ELF currently has 29 members and constitutes the majority of the nations in the FIL.
The Asia Pacific Lacrosse Union was founded in 2004 by Australia, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. It currently has 12 members and hosts the Asia Pacific Championships every two years for both the men’s and women’s teams.
For the first time, lacrosse was played at the World Games at the 2017 World Games in Poland. Only women’s teams took part in the competition. The United States won the gold medal by beating Canada in the final. Australia won the bronze medal match. Howdenosauni CITIZENS women lacrosse team may not participate.
Lacrosse for men in college
Collegiate lacrosse in the United States is played at the NCAA, NAIA and club levels.There are currently 71 NCAA Men’s Division I lacrosse teams, 93 Division II teams, and 236 Division III teams. There are 32 schools participating at the NAIA level. 184 men’s club teams compete in the men’s student lacrosse association, including most universities and colleges outside the northeastern United States. The National College Lacrosse League and the Great Lakes Lacrosse League are the other two bottom divisions of the league. In Canada, 14 teams from Ontario and Quebec play field lacrosse in the fall as part of the University of Canada Field Lacrosse Association.
The first US intercollegiate men’s lacrosse game was played on November 22, 1877 between New York University and Manhattan College. The sport’s organizing organization, the United States National Lacrosse Association, was founded in 1879, and the first intercollegiate lacrosse tournament was held in 1881 when Harvard beat Princeton 3-0 in a championship game. The annual end-of-season championships in the 1930s were awarded by various early lacrosse associations.From 1936 to 1972, the US Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association awarded the Wingate Memorial Trophy to the best college lacrosse team every year.
The NCAA began sponsoring the men’s lacrosse championship in 1971 when Cornell won his first title over Maryland, 12-6. Syracuse has 10 Division I titles, Johns Hopkins 9 and Princeton 6. The NCAA National Championship Weekend draws over 80,000 fans.
Lacrosse Women’s College
There are currently 112 Division I women’s lacrosse teams, 109 Division II teams and 282 Division III teams.There are 36 NAIA women’s lacrosse teams in total. The NCAA began sponsoring the Women’s Lacrosse Championship in 1982. Maryland has traditionally dominated the women’s intercollegiate game, producing many head coaches and US national team players. The Terrapins have won seven consecutive NCAA championships from 1995 to 2001.The Princeton women’s teams have made it to the final game seven times since 1993 and have won three NCAA titles, in 1993, 2002, and 2003. In recent years, Northwestern has become a force, winning the national championship since 2005 to 2009.Maryland ended Northwestern’s streak by defeating the Wildcats in the 2010 finals, however Northwestern won the next two titles in 2011 and 2012. Maryland claimed the national championship again in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates (WCLA) is a collection of over 260 college club teams that are organized in the US by Lacrosse. The teams consist of two divisions and different leagues.
Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL) is a semi-professional field lacrosse league founded in 2001 by six teams in the northeastern United States.The league currently has nine teams in the US East and Denver, with a 14-game season from April to August. The MLL rules are based on the NCAA men’s rules with a few exceptions such as the 16-yard 2-point line and 60-second shot timer.
MLL venues range from small stadiums with up to 10,000 seats to the 76,000-seat NFL stadium in Denver. Overall, the league has an average attendance of about 4,000 per game, but since its founding in 2006, Denver has averaged about 10,000 per game.Rookie salaries are $ 7,000 per season, and most players earn between $ 10,000 and $ 20,000 per season. So the players have other jobs, often unrelated to lacrosse, and they go to games on weekends.
Chesapeake Bayhawks, who have played in the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington, DC area since 2001, are the franchise’s most successful five championships.
National Lacrosse League
The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the men’s semi-professional lacrosse boxing league in North America.The NLL currently has nine teams, five in the US and four in Canada. The regular season with 18 games runs from December to April; games are always on weekends. In early June, the champion is awarded the National Lacrosse League Cup.
Games are held on skating rinks with artificial ice cover. Venues range from 19,000 seat NHL arenas to smaller arenas with less than 10,000 seats. In 2017, average attendance ranged from 3,200 people per game in Vancouver to over 15,000 in Buffalo.Overall, the league averaged 9,500 people per game.
With an average salary of about $ 20,000 per season, players have regular jobs, mostly unrelated to lacrosse, and live in different cities, flying to town to play. Canadians and Native Americans make up over 90% of the players.
NLL began operations in 1987 as the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League. Teams from Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore and Washington DC played a 6-game season. The league operated as the Major League of Indoor Lacrosse from 1989 to 1997, with six teams playing on a 10-game schedule.The current NLL name began in the 1998 season, which featured the first Canadian team.
The most successful franchises were Toronto Rock and the now defunct Philadelphia Wings, each of which won six championships.
Lacrosse Premier League
In October 2018, former MLL player Paul Rabil split from MLL and created the Premier Lacrosse League. PLL is focused on becoming a roving lacrosse league that brings the world’s best players to different cities across the United States.
United Women’s Lacrosse League
The United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX), a four-team women’s lacrosse league, was launched in 2016. Teams: Baltimore Ride, Boston Storm, Long Island Sound and Philadelphia Force. Long Island won the first two championships.
Women’s Professional Lacrosse League
In Women The Professional Lacrosse League is a 5-team professional women’s lacrosse league that began in 2018.
Women’s lacrosse stick
A lacrosse stick consists of two parts: a head and a shaft. The head consists of three parts: scoop, sidewall and pocket. The scoop is the top of the club that affects ground ball pickup, pass and throw. The sidewall is the side of the head that affects head depth and stiffness. The pocket is a leather or nylon mesh attached to the sidewall and scoop. A wider pocket makes balls easier to catch, but also reduces ball control.A narrower pocket makes it harder to catch, but provides a more accurate hold on the ball.
Shafts are usually made of hollow metal. They are octagonal rather than round for better grip. Most are made from aluminum, titanium, scandium, or alloys, but some shafts are made from other materials, including wood, plastic, carbon fiber, or fiberglass.
The length of the club, both the handle and the head together, is governed by NCAA regulations, which requires men’s golf clubs to be 40 to 42 inches (100 to 110 cm) long for hitters and 52 to 72 inches (130 to 180 cm ) for defenders.and 40 to 72 inches (100 to 180 cm) long for goalkeepers.
Ladies’ clubs shall be 35.5-43.25 inches (90.2-109.9 cm) overall length. The head should be seven to nine inches wide, and the top of the ball should remain above the sidewalls when it falls into the pocket. The goalkeeper’s stick must be 35.5-48 inches (90-122 cm) long. The goalkeeper’s stick head can be up to 12 inches (30 cm) wide and the pocket can be mesh.
The ball is made of durable rubber.It is usually white for men’s lacrosse or yellow for women’s lacrosse; but also produced in a wide variety of colors such as yellow, orange or light green according to the Rules and Interpretations of Male Lacrosse. At the college level, the lacrosse ball is orange.
Men’s Field Protective Gear
Men’s Field Lacrosse Protective Gear includes a pair of gloves, elbow pads, shoulder pads, helmet, mouthguard and cleats. The pads vary in size and protection from player to player based on position, ability, comfort, and preference.For example, many attacking players wear larger and more protective elbow pads to protect themselves from checks thrown to them, while defenders usually wear smaller and less protective pads because they are less likely to be checked, and goalkeepers usually do not wear elbow pads due to the very limited verification capabilities. The goalkeeper must also wear a large chest protector to cover his stomach and chest, and a plastic neck guard that connects to the chin of his helmet to protect him from blows into the windpipe.In addition, male goalkeepers are required to wear a protective cup.
Men’s Protective Gear
Men’s boxers wear more protective gear than fielders due to more frequent physical contact and stricter screening rules. Rear cross-check is permitted by the rules. Runners wear larger, heavier elbow pads and stronger shoulder pads that extend to the back of the player. Most players also wear ribbed pads. Goalkeepers wear equipment very similar to hockey goaltenders, with slightly smaller foot blockers, although the shoulder pads are larger than hockey pads.
Womens Field Protective Gear
Female field players are not required to wear protective equipment other than glasses and mouthguards. Glasses are a metal cage that covers the eyes, attached with a strap at the back of the head. In recent years, there has been a debate about whether or not soft headgear should be used to protect against concussions. Female goalkeepers wear a helmet, gloves and chest protectors.
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