How to Choose a Lacrosse StickPARTS OF YOUR LACROSSE STICK
- The head is the top part of your lacrosse stick and it can be purchased strung or unstrung.
- The bottom “handle” of your stick is the shaft.
- Some players customize their game with individual heads and shafts. Complete sticks feature both a strung head and the shaft.
Stick length measurements refers to the combined head and shaft length.
- Attack and midfielders need a short stick measuring between 40 and 42 inches.
- Defensive and midfield players should try a longer shaft of 52 to 72 inches.
- Goalies can have a stick between 40 and 72 inches based on their preference.
- Youth players need a stick they can handle comfortably. Choose the stick that fits them regardless of position.
- Modern shafts, sometimes referred to as “handles,” are typically made of hollow metal.
- Most lacrosse shafts are made of aluminum, titanium, scandium, alloys or carbon fiber composite.
- They are usually octagonal and some come with texture to provide a better grip.
- The open end of the hollow shaft must be covered with tape or an end cap made of rubber.
- The head of the stick is usually attached to the shaft with a screw to keep it in place.
- Choosing the shaft material comes down to personal preference. Titanium shafts are typically the strongest and aluminum shafts usually are the most lightweight. Scandium shafts offer a balance between the two.
- Composite shafts stay at a consistent temperature outdoors.
- NCAA Head:
Legal under NCAA rules only. These heads meet the minimum width measurements allowed by the NCAA and are not legal under NFHS and youth lacrosse rules.
- NFHS Head: Legal for NFHS (high school) and youth lacrosse.
- Universal Head: Legal for play at all levels of lacrosse (NCAA/High School/Youth). These heads meet both the NCAA 2010 and the current NFHS width measurements.
- The head of the goalie’s stick is much larger and may be 10 to 12 inches wide under US Lacrosse and NCAA rules.
- The side portion of the head may not be more than 2 inches tall in any league.
- For legal play, the pocket depth must pass this simple text: When a lacrosse ball is placed in the pocket, the top edge of the ball must not sit deeper than the lowermost edge of the sidewall.
Lacrosse sticks come with either a traditional woven pocket or a mesh pocket. Heads are either strung or unstrung.
- Mesh pockets are the most commonly used pockets. They are made of nylon webbing woven into the side of the pocket and require few adjustments.
- Goalies tend to prefer mesh because it reduces rebounds.
- A stiffer pocket is more accurate for shooting or passing but provides less control while running and moving.
- Traditional pockets consist of nylon laces woven around 4 adjustable leather straps, which can adjust to fit any type of shot.
- Pocket depth deeper pocket provides more feel and ball control, while a shallower pocket gives you a quicker release.
- Ball-control players who do a lot of short passing and dodging should use a deep pocket.
- Fast-break players who tend to pass the ball over longer areas should use a shallower pocket.
When using a new lacrosse head, make sure the pocket is broken in before play. In the men’s game, breaking in pockets is largely a personal preference. For an ideal fit, adjust the shooting strings and throw it a few times until it feels right with your release and then tie shooters.
Shooting strings are positioned horizontally near the top of the stick’s head and affect the ball’s balance and direction. Three or four shooting strings, commonly hockey skate laces, are used to make a smooth path for the ball to run out of the pocket while nylon strings are used for a “crisper” feel.
The shooting strings determine whether your shot will have “whip,” which determines the angle of the ball leaving the head. The more whip in your stick, the lower the ball goes when you throw it. Typically, attack players would want more whip.
- To learn how to throw properly, find a stick that has a wide face for easier catching and flat scoop for ground ball pickups.
- Wide head makes it easier to master the fundamentals.
- Aluminum shafts tend to be more durable.
- New players should check with their coach to see if their head needs to be broken in before play
- A short stick is used by both attack and midfield players and is much easier to control than a long stick. Its short length makes it easier to dodge defenders and score in a “tight” situation.
- The long stick is primarily used by defenders, which makes it much easier to poke check and keep the offensive player further away. Goalie sticks have a much larger head that makes it easier to assist in blocking shots.
- More advanced players will want to use a lacrosse head that allows for more intricate adjustments. This will allow the player to adjust the stick to fit a changing playing style. One aspect of the lacrosse stick that can be adjusted from player to player is pocket depth. Deeper pockets allow for better ball control and shallower pockets are best for quicker release. A player’s pocket depth is up to their personal preference.
How to choose a Lacrosse Stick – Harrow Sports
There are two essentials to every lacrosse stick. The head and the shaft. There are wide variations of lacrosse heads and lacrosse shafts depending on a player’s skill level and position.
PARTS OF A LACROSSE STICK
- Lacrosse Heads: The head is the top part of your stick, where the lacrosse ball is caught and thrown from. Heads come either strung or unstrung, and Harrow offers them in a wide range of colors, materials and styles.
- Lacrosse Shafts: The lacrosse shaft is the long rod, often called handles, that is held by the player. Modern lacrosse shafts are made from metal alloys, making them stronger and lighter than ever. Different positions typically use different length sticks, all depending on preferences
- Stick length differences by position are not common for Women’s Lacrosse
- Attackers and Midfielders typically use a shorter stick, ranging from 40 to 42 inches long.
- Defensive players or defensive minded Midfielders should use a stick ranging from 52 to 72 inches long.
- Goalies have more flexibility in their stick length. Goalies can use a stick ranging anywhere from a short 40 inch stick up to a long 72 inch stick.
- For younger lacrosse players, it is more important to choose a stick that fits the players size, rather than what position they play.
Recommended for players up to age 12 with 1-4 years of experience.
The most important features of a beginner stick are a wider head and flatter scoop to help learn to throw, catch, and pick up ground balls. At the youth level it is legal to cut your shaft (non HS level) to make it the appropriate size. The shaft should be as long as the length from the back of your shoulder to your fingertips leaving 1-2 inches for growth.
RECOMMENDED LACROSSE HEAD: HARROW SLINGSHOTSKILL LEVEL: ADVANCED
Recommended for players 12+ with 4+ years experience
For a more advanced player it is a combo of personal preference and position that will determine if you go with an off-set or non off-set head. An off-set head allows for increased accuracy, speed, and precision on passes and shots by forcing the ball higher in the stick for a quicker release and is ideal for an attacker or midfielder. A non-offset head such as the P11 has an extreme scoop angle to help with ground balls and a stiffer head for more control to prevent turnovers and is ideal for defenders and midfielders.
RECOMMENDED LACROSSE HEAD: ULTRALIGHT HEAD
An Illustrated Guide – Lacrosse Pack
The rules on determining the legality of a lacrosse stick are complicated to say the least. With so many different rules and regulations, it’s extremely challenging to sort through everything, especially if you are just reading from a boring old rulebook.
For this reason, I took it upon myself to construct an easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how to maneuver through all these rules and regulations to ensure that your lacrosse stick comes out on top. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
There are four general ways that a lacrosse stick can be deemed illegal:
- failure to meet stick measurements
- failure to meet pocket legality
- failure to meet ball retainment rules
- failure to meet miscellaneous lacrosse stick regulations
Within each of these four broad categories are a subset of specific rules that must be followed. If any one of these rules are broken, the stick will be deemed illegal.
1.) Failure to Meet Stick Measurements
When officials conduct stick checks during lacrosse games, the first aspect of the stick that they analyze are its measurements. They must establish that the overall measurements of the lacrosse stick and the particular measurements of the lacrosse head are completely legal. If these stick measurements are not met, the stick is automatically deemed illegal.
Illegal Measurements of Lacrosse Stick
Failure to fall within the legal range of stick length automatically deems the stick illegal. To avoid this, I have organized a chart that lists out the legal stick length of the three different kinds of lacrosse sticks, from the tip of the lacrosse head to the end cap of the shaft.
|Type of Lacrosse Stick||Legal Length of Lacrosse Stick|
|Attack/Midfield Short Stick||40 to 42 inches|
|Defensive Long Stick||52 to 72 inches|
|Goalie Stick||40 to 72 inches|
The attack/midfield short stick has the least flexibility in terms of length, whereas the goalie stick has the most flexibility in terms of length. Although I must admit, I have never witnessed a goalie actually play with a 72 inch long stick in game.
Illegal Measurements of Lacrosse Head
The diagram below outlines the various points of the lacrosse head that must adhere to a minimum measurement length. In the event that these minimum measurements are not met, the stick is considered illegal.
There are a couple of different width measurements that a lacrosse head must follow in order to be considered legal. The scoop must have a diameter of at least 6.5 inches. The midline of the lacrosse head, which is 5 inches above the throat, must have a diameter of at least 3.5 inches. At the lowest and narrowest point of the head, the diameter must be at least 3 inches.
As far as head length goes, there is only one real measurement that must be followed. Measuring from the tip of the scoop to the throat, the lacrosse head must be exactly 10 inches.
With new lacrosse heads, complying with these measurements should not be an issue whatsoever. Lacrosse head manufacturers produce their products to specifically observe these minimum measurements.
You could run into issues if your lacrosse head has seen its fair share of lacrosse seasons, especially during the summer. As a lacrosse head undergoes the abuse of multiple lacrosse seasons, the plastic of the head begins to warp. In other words, the head plastic begins to alter its shape by bending or pinching in without you purposefully doing so.
If the head pinches in excessively, then the head will fail to meet the legal measurements and will be deemed illegal. So if your head has been through the ringer, I recommend conducting some measurements yourself to ensure that it is still permissible.
The table test is a reliable method of measuring the shaft angle of a lacrosse stick. The lacrosse stick is placed onto a tabletop so that the head is positioned entirely on the table along with the majority of the shaft. Only a small portion of the shaft near the end cap should be hanging off of the tabletop.
From here, you will measure the distance from the tabletop to the edge of the lacrosse head that is farthest away from the tabletop. Keep in mind that you are not measuring to the mesh, you are measuring to the farthest edge of the head plastic. This distance should not surpass 2.75 inches. If it does, then the stick is illegal.
The most probable reason for why a lacrosse stick does not pass the table test is that the shaft is not perfectly straight. With the heavy emphasis on defensive stick checking in lacrosse, shafts can get dented or bent more often than you might think.
The bend in the shaft may not be noticeable unless you take the time to conduct this table test. Even a one or two degree shaft bend could deem your stick illegal.
2.) Failure to Meet Pocket Legality
The next area that officials analyze when it comes to lacrosse stick legality is the pocket. Since lacrosse players are given a tremendous amount of freedom in how they construct their individual pocket, there are several different tests that officials must perform to confidently say that a pocket is legal.
Illegal Pocket Depth
One of the tests performed is the pocket depth test. To do this, hold up your lacrosse stick to eye level and keep the head completely parallel. Next, turn your attention to the sidewall string. If the sidewall string disrupts your view of seeing the entire ball within the pocket, then the stick is legal. Lacrosse officials have coined this phenomenon as sidewall string interference.
On the other hand, if you have a clear view of the entire ball because the sidewall string does not cover up any section of the ball, you have an illegal stick on your hands. A signature characteristic of a pocket that is too deep is a discernible gap between the sidewall string and the ball.
Nailing down pocket depth legality can be a bit tricky, so I would advise you to seek a second opinion from a teammate or a coach if you are unsure on the whether your pocket depth is legal.
Presence of Pull String
The presence of a pull string is a surefire way to draw a flag for an illegal stick. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the term, a pull string is a particular type of bottom string meant to deceive officials into believing that your stick has a shallower pocket than it does. In other words, it is a sneaky tactic to manipulate the pocket depth test.
With the way a pull string is strung, all a player has to do is tug on the pull string to immediately make their pocket shallower than it actually is. The shallow shape holds even when a ball is dropped into the pocket because of how the strings weave through the mesh. Players tug on the string after scoring a goal or at the end of a quarter when they know that the officials will conduct a stick test.
Luckily, lacrosse officials have grown wise to these deceptive stringing tactics over the years, especially at the higher competitive tiers of lacrosse. As a result, pull strings are a figment of the past more than anything else.
Illegal Placement of Shooting Strings
The exact location of the shooting strings on a lacrosse stick must also be placed within a distinct sector of the lacrosse head. Specifically, the shooting strings must fall within 4 inches from the top of the scoop. Any shooting string that goes beyond this 4 inch threshold makes the entire stick illegal.
Prior to the institution of this rule, there were a great deal of lacrosse players that featured a U shooting string setup in their lacrosse pocket, much like the one pictured above. When the NCAA and NFHS issued the 4 inch rule, every single player that was utilizing a U shooting string setup had to change up their shooting string arrangement completely.
So if you see old pictures of lacrosse players featuring a U shooting string setup in their pocket, that is the reason why. It used to be legal, but then became illegal with the passing of the 4 inch rule. Consequently, the only legal shooting string setups currently are ones that are comprised of straight shooters.
To learn more about the reasons why the NCAA and NFHS elected to remove U shooting strings from the game of lacrosse, click over to my article Are U Strings Illegal in Lacrosse? (New Rule Update).
Excessively Long Hanging Strings
When tying off strings, it is common to have a bit of excess string hanging off just in case further adjustments need to be made in the future. However, there is a maximum length of 2 inches for these hanging strings. Anything hanging strings longer than 2 inches is illegal.
Officials do not call this often, but it is within their jurisdiction to do so. It is more humiliating than anything else to called for a penalty of this nature. So do yourself a favor and cut and burn the hanging strings to the appropriate legal length.
Implementing More Than Two Sidewall Strings
Moreover, it is illegal to have more than two sidewall strings to a single head. Only one sidewall string per side of the mesh is allowed.
This is a relatively easy rule to follow given that utilizing more than sidewall strings complicates matters more than anything else. Stringing a solid sidewall pattern with one string is a hard task already. Introducing another sidewall string into the mix would make this undertaking even more challenging.
Deceptive Multi-Colored Mesh
Furthermore, multi-colored mesh that is meant to mislead the opponent is strictly prohibited. The first time I heard about this rule, I was confused at the notion of what multi-colored mesh could possibly qualify as deceiving.
When I read over the NCAA men’s lacrosse rules, I found my answer. The specific example they utilized was “painting a ball into the weaving” of the mesh. After reading through that example, I could see why they included this rule. It would be rather easy to paint a white, spherical looking ball onto black mesh. The person that actually went ahead and tried this was either a genius or truly desperate!
To be clear, regular multi-colored mesh is legal. Only multi-colored mesh that is constructed with the intent to deceive will be deemed illegal.
3.) Failure to Meet Ball Retainment Rules
The third section of stick legality has to do with how the ball is retained within the pocket. Defensemen need to have a fair chance at dislodging the ball from the pocket, otherwise they will be at a severe disadvantage to the offense. These rules were put in place to ensure a level playing field.
Forward Tilt Test
The first ball retainment test is the forward tilt test. This test is exactly as it sounds. You place a ball within the pocket and slowly tilt the stick forward. With a legal stick, the ball should come pop out of the pocket prior to the head becoming parallel with the ground. If the ball gets stuck in the pocket and fails to come out while the head is parallel, the stick is illegal.
Lateral Tilt Test
The second test is the lateral tilt test. Again, the ball is placed back in the pocket. Instead of tilting the head forward, you rotate the stick so that the ball pops out of the side of the head. The same concept applies here. If the ball gets stuck, the stick is deemed illegal. If the ball rolls out of the pocket, the stick is legal.
Perpendicular Tilt Test
The final ball retainment has to do with how well the ball is able to remain in the pocket when the stick is tilted upside down at a perpendicular angle to the ground.
You place the ball so that it is resting at the deepest point in the pocket. From here, slowly lower the head so that the scoop is the closest part of the plastic to the ground. Ideally, the ball should roll out before reaching a 90 degree angle. If the ball is still fixed securely in the pocket even at the 90 degree angle, the stick is illegal.
4.) Failure to Meet Miscellaneous Lacrosse Stick Regulations
Lastly, there are a couple of miscellaneous rules that a stick must follow in order to be considered fully legal for play. These rules are somewhat peculiar compared to other rules in this guide, but they are just as important to observe.
Taping the Throat of the Lacrosse Head
It is illegal for any part of the lacrosse head’s throat to be taped. Officials need to have clear, unimpeded vision of the throat to make sure that ball carriers are not cradling the stick by the base of the head. If you decide to tape near the lacrosse head, make sure to keep the tape material strictly on the shaft.
This rule applies to face off specialists as well. However, it is required that their sticks have multicolored tape at the top of the shaft, just before the throat of the lacrosse head. For example, if the head is white, the tape at the top of the shaft cannot be white as well. In this situation, red tape would suffice.
This aids officials in seeing whether or not a face off player is illegally positioning their hands on the throat of the lacrosse head. With tape that matches the color of the head, it is harder to judge whether a face off player is cheating or not.
Sawing Off the Bottom of the Throat
In the past, some face off specialists have been known to saw off the very bottom the throat of their lacrosse head. This would afford them more leverage over the stick during face-offs since their hands would be positioned closer to the lacrosse head. As a result, these players would have a slight edge over their opponent.
Lacrosse officials quickly caught on and prohibited this practice. In short, don’t saw off the bottom of your lacrosse head. I would provide a picture here of what this looks like but lacrosse heads are expensive! You’ll just have to imagine.
Exposed Metal at Bottom of Shaft
The bottom of a lacrosse stick should not have any bare metal showing at all. The bottom of the shaft should be completely covered to ensure player safety. The last thing that the lacrosse community wants is players trying to check each other with sharp, exposed pieces of metal. That would be a recipe for disaster.
For this reason, the bottom of the lacrosse shaft must be covered with a manufactured end cap. In previous years, players were allowed to cover the bottom of their shaft with bottle caps or tape. This is no longer the case. The end cap must come from a lacrosse manufactured company or the stick will be deemed illegal.
As long as the bottom of the stick is covered with a manufactured end cap, you can still tape a donut around the end cap. This is a regular practice in the lacrosse community that is well within the realm of legality. Just be sure not to cover the very bottom of the end cap with tape. The portion of the end cap that is concealing the hollow part of the shaft needs to be seen.
Lack of Ball Stop for Wooden Lacrosse Heads
Finally, the last aspect of stick legality is the ball stop. For plastic manufactured lacrosse heads, no ball stop is needed. It is perfectly legal to play without a ball stop when equipped with these kinds of heads.
If you play with a wooden lacrosse head, however, a ball stop is required. Plastic manufactured lacrosse heads can withstand a lot more abuse than wooden lacrosse heads, which is why this rule went into effect. Wooden lacrosse heads need the extra cushion of the ball stop to absorb the constant blows of catching. Otherwise, the structural integrity of the wooden lacrosse head will be worn down a lot more quickly, making it far more likely for the head to fracture.
Sizing Lacrosse Sticks for Youth Players
The first rule of lacrosse sticks for youth players is to find one that the athlete can handle comfortably while remaining within official guidelines. Youngsters should be strong enough to wield the stick and to do so easily. Experts recommend that the stick length be equal to the height of the player – never taller.
It’s important before parents go shopping for a stick to determine if their league allows sticks shorter than 40 inches. Parents should also be aware that they may be back to buy another stick if their child is still playing when they reach middle school. To ensure the safety and comfort of their child, parents should have the stick cut themselves. Many retailers specializing in sporting equipment offer measuring and cutting services.
The length of the stick for young male lacrosse players in the 4 to 7-year age range is determined by individual height. Lacrosse sticks for girls are typically determined by measuring the arm length from the back of the player’s shoulder to the tip of the index finger. The following are typical stick lengths for players over the age of seven.
- Attackers will require a short stick that measures 36 inches.
- Midfield players should have a stick with a shaft of 36 to 42 inches.
- Goalies can have a stick ranging from 37 to 72 inches and is dependent upon personal preferences.
- Defensemen can have a stick with a combined length of 37 to 72 inches long.
For the youngest players, a shorter stick can help them gain confidence. A good rule of thumb is if a player can’t cradle without the butt end of the stick being exposed, consider cutting it. There are a number of variables that can affect optimum stick length for the individual, among them are youngsters that are shorter or taller for their age. The important thing is that the player is comfortable.Due to the popularity of lacrosse, the need for high-quality equipment is absolutely necessary for practice and gameplay. We want YOU to have the best product at the best price. We want the game of Lacrosse to be promoted anywhere and everywhere around the globe and hope to be part of its growth. Every ball we sell is officially approved and meets all the NOCSAE standards. We believe in offering top quality products and unparalleled customer service, therefore, we offer a money-back guarantee for every single ball sold.
How to choose a lacrosse stick
Whether you’re brand new to the sport, or you’re a seasoned player, buying a lacrosse stick can be a daunting task. The good news is that you have thousands of head and shaft combinations to choose from. While this is a nice problem to have, so many choices makes the ultimate decision of which lacrosse stick to purchase more complicated than you may think. Here, we’ll outline the basics and point you in the right direction for how to buy the lacrosse stick that’s best for you.
One of the main things that determines which lacrosse stick you should buy is what position you play. Lacrosse sticks vary greatly in length and design depending on what position you are on the field. For offensive positions such as attack and midfield, you’ll want a shorter stick to help you weave and dodge around big defenders as you try to find your way to goal. For defenders, a long pole is a must, as your chief objective is to check the ball and regain possession back from the opposing attack.
Lacrosse stick length
Stick length refers to the combined length of a lacrosse shaft and lacrosse head. For attack and middies, a shorter stick is preferred. Complete attack or midfield sticks can be as short as 40 inches in total length. For Long Stick Middies (LSMs), a defensive stick is the move. Defenders and LSMs must have sticks that are no longer than 72 inches in combined length.
Lacrosse head regulations
Over the years, the NCAA and the NFHS have come up with a standard sizing specification for lacrosse heads. These regulations mandate how wide a head’s scoop and throat are allowed to be. This chart, borrowed from US Lacrosse, best explains the regulations for men’s lacrosse heads:
(Courtesy of US Lacrosse)
Best lacrosse heads
You probably want to know which lacrosse heads have been making headlines this year, right? Here are some of the top-selling lacrosse heads on the market today, all of which you can find on SidelineSwap:
- Under Armour Command
- Nike CEO
- STX Super Power
- Maverik Optik
- STX Stallion 700
- Nike Lakota 2
- Maverik Centrik
- STX Proton Power
- East Coast Dyes Mirage
- Warrior Evo 4
- Warrior Warp Pro
Best lacrosse shafts
If you’re planning to buy your head and shaft separately, don’t worry — it’s a really common thing to do. To help you narrow your search, here’s a list of some of the most popular lacrosse shafts.
- Maverik A1
- Epoch Dragonfly
- Warrior Burn Pro
- STX Surgeon Sc-Ti
- Nike Vapor Elite
- East Coast Dyes Carbon Pro
- TRUE Alloy SC 4.0
- East Coast Dyes Carbon
- Maverik Wonderboy
Youth lacrosse sticks: What do the experts say?
As we said earlier, if you’re new to the sport of lacrosse, you’re probably looking for as much advice as possible when it comes to buying lacrosse equipment. We asked our resident lacrosse gear experts for recommendations of their favorite sticks that are on the market right now. Specifically, if you’re a parent shopping for a youth lacrosse player, here are a few expert stick recs:
“For youth players, I would recommend a standard stick with very low maintenance such as the Warrior Evo Warp Next complete lacrosse short stick. This stick is very sturdy and durable. The Evo Warp lacrosse head comes with sewn-on mesh, meaning that it will never have to be replaced, an attractive feature for beginner players as stick stringing is a very tedious part of maintenance. This stick is very standard and will help youth players learn to play the game.” — Nick S., college lacrosse player
“I would recommend looking into StringKing Complete Sticks. For a beginner, these sticks will do the job just fine, and they are relatively inexpensive. StringKing offers three kinds of complete sticks: the Complete 2 Jr (Ages 9 and Under), the Complete 2 INT (Ages 10-14), and the Complete 2 Sr (Ages 15+).” — Robert G., high school lacrosse player
Required Equipment — GREENWICH YOUTH LACROSSE
Players in grades 3-8 are required to wear:
Mouthguard which fully covers the upper jaw teeth; it must be colored – no clear mouthguards. Note: mouthguards cannot be physically tethered to the eyewear.
Eye protection which meets the most current ASTM specifications. Click here for a complete list of approved eyewear.
Goalies: must wear a helmet with a face mask, a separate throat protector, padded gloves, a mouth piece, a chest protector and padding on the shins and thighs. The helmet must meet the NOCSAE test standard. Padding on the arms and shoulders is also acceptable. For travel teams, the goalie must wear a top of the same color as her team over her chest and shoulder pads; and must wear bottoms which are in agreement with the team’s predominant color or be black or gray.
Closefitting gloves, nose guards and soft headgear may be worn by all players.
REMINDER: NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED.
Note: Players in grades K-2 use Swax balls so eye protection and mouthguards are optional.
The Field Stick:
Length: 35.5” minimum, 43.25” maximum. U9 and U11 may shorten to the length of player’s arm
Stringing: 4-5 leather or synthetic strings, 8-12 stitches or cross-lacing, maximum of two “shooting” strings
Pocket: no mesh – legal when ball remains above the wall when pressure applied in horizontal stick
Head: triangular affixed in same plane as handle
Shaft: wood, composite or metal alloy
See additional guidance on sticks at the bottom of this page for House League players.
The Goalie Stick:
Length: 35.5” minimum, 52” maximum in youth lacrosse
Stringing: goalie sticks come standard with mesh pockets
Pocket: legal when ball moves freely in pocket and stick meets manufacturing specs from Rule 9 in “Official Rules for Girls and
Women’s Lacrosse” rulebook published by US Lacrosse
Head: extra-wide triangle in same plane as handle
Shaft: wood, composite or metal alloy
US Lacrosse establishes regulations for women’s lacrosse. For a full listing of legal sticks, click on this link from the US Lacrosse website.
Sticks are checked at pre-game line-up and umpires may remove illegal sticks from game. Umpires will recheck illegal sticks at halftime and allow for use if the stick passes.
Men’s Lacrosse; an Overview : 8 Steps (with Pictures)
National Lacrosse League
For the National Lacrosse League, which is an indoor league, the stick length must be between 42 and 46 inches in length, except for the goalie’s stick. The goalie’s stick must have an overall length of between 40 and 72 inches. The maximum width of the goalie stick must be no more than 13 inches. For other sticks, the width must be between 4 1/2 inches and 7 inches.
NCAA Men’s Lacrosse
The attack players and midfield players have lacrosse sticks with shorter length requirements than defensive players. These shorter sticks must have an overall length of between 40 and 42 inches. The head, which contains the ball-cradling mesh, can be no wider than 10 inches. The defensive players have sticks than must measure between 52 and 72 inches in length. The goalie’s stick must measure between 40 and 72 inches.
NCAA Women’s Lacrosse
Mesh pockets are not allowed in NCAA women’s lacrosse. Instead, they use sticks that have heads with ball-cradling pockets made from strips of leather or synthetic thongs. These thongs are then cross-laced with eight to 12 stitches. The overall length of the sticks must be between 35. 5 inches and 43.25 inches.
High School Lacrosse
High school lacrosse rules are dictated by state rules but generally follow NCAA rules. There is a National Federation of State High School Associations. This federation helps to coordinate rules. They also have different length requirements for different age group leagues. In the Lightning and Bantam divisions, the sticks are 37 to 40 inches in length for attack players and midfield players, and the sticks are between 37 and 72 inches in length for defensive players.
The ball used in lacrosse is constructed with a hard rubber material that is 8 inches in circumference and weighs 5 ounces. The ball can be thrown and shot with high velocities, so it is important to wear approved safety equipment when playing lacrosse.
Hockey Stick Hook Bends
In one of the articles, we decided how to best choose the length of the club for ourselves. Now we will look at what options for hook bends are, and which one will suit you in terms of playing style.
The hook, or feather, is the most important part of the club. The accuracy, strength and height of your passes and throws depend on what kind of pen you have. In fact, the parameters of the hook are almost more than the parameters of the stick itself, but most of them have never been seen by many, therefore there is one very simple explanation – marketing.There are only a few types of hooks, namely 3, at best 4, which are available in all hockey shops. In online stores, there may be more choice, but definitely not the entire model range, which is declared by the manufacturer, because there are an incredible amount of variations between MODEL-FLEX-PEN.
The most common ones are P92 , P88 , P28 , and P02 . I have deliberately given the nib numbers from Bauer. Other manufacturers use different designations, but these are the most popular.
At this link, on the official Bauer website, you can see the different options for the bend of the hockey stick hook (use the Blade Pattern parameter).
* If the link is unavailable, please let us know.
Generally 60-70% of all clubs in stores are P92 (for CCM P29) with FLEXOM 85-87. These sizes, one way or another, are suitable for almost everyone who is not particularly picky about the stick. The P92 pen is a good starting point for learning hockey, but many amateurs and professionals play with it because it is easy to understand and easy to use.But in fact it is also a problem.
After all, it is impossible to make an “average” club for everyone, but, unfortunately, this is exactly the situation on the market now. What can be done here?
First of all, I highly recommend starting with your FLEX 5-10 lower than your weight. That is, if you weigh 85 kg, then the best FLEX will be 77. The same applies to children. With a weight of 35 kg, ideally, FLEX should be 25-30. This way, you will have a better feel for the puck on the tip of the pen, as the “stick” will be more responsive to the smallest hand movements.
Second, feathers can be subdivided based on the player’s responsibilities. Personally, I will be categorical here, but, as mentioned earlier, the scope for experiments is huge and do not be afraid to make mistakes.
If you are an extreme striker who likes to shoot from any position, preferably to the top corners of the goal. If you want to shoot and snap equally quickly, and even beat and control the puck well, then your choice is P92 !
Another option that you are very fond of various plays, feints, deceiving hand movements.You often use the tip of the pen, remove the puck under you, hide it from the defender before throwing it, and throw it sharply and at a medium height, then your choice will be – P28!
Suppose you are central. Your task is to be able to quickly find a pass of different lengths and do it quickly, to help defenders in defense and in the fight for the puck. You prefer to give one more pass instead of throwing, and when you throw, you want the puck to fly as accurately as possible, then the P88 will suit you!
You are a protector.Rarely run into the attack, picking the puck, passing, fighting in the corners – that’s all for you. Is it especially fun to rip the puck off the boards in the attacking zone and hit the goal hard? Then your choice is P02! Or P91A . And always with a square hook tip.
Hope I helped you a little with your club selection. In the next article we will discuss how to care for it, what is the difference between certain models, and what to do if the club breaks.
Lacrosse – Lacrosse – xcv.wikiThis 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 hit 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 Championships, the Women’s World Lacrosse Championships, the Indoor Boxing World Lacrosse Championships and the Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships for both men and women. Each is held every four years. The 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 Aboriginal Canadian version, each team consisted of 100 to 1000 people on a field several miles (several 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 in some detail a game played by the Mohawk people 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 first half of the 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
Field LacrosseMen’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 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 substituted 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 (loss of ball possession) or temporarily losing a player (serving time). During the serving of the sentence, the penalized team plays with one less player 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 his hands. A slash is when a player hits another player with the tip of a stick anywhere other than gloves.These fouls incur a penalty of 1 minute or more; the offending player must leave the field.
Lacrosse BoxNLL 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 a 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 goalkeeper 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 an automatic bailout, 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 hat 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 8 meter “fan” in front of the gate (11 m [36 ft 1 in] internationally), the 12 meter (39 ft 4 in) (8 m [26 ft 3 in] 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; it 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 the 8m 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 golf club is different from a regular lacrosse club, the head is made entirely of plastic rather than the leather or nylon pockets in traditional lacrosse clubs. The ball is larger, softer, and hollow compared to 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.The adult gate is the same size as the boxing lacrosse gate, 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, the 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 Lacrosse World Cup. 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.
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The 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 men’s and women’s teams.
For the first time, lacrosse was played at the World Games at the 2017 World Games held 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 in the USA
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 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.The
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 acted 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.
Premier League Lacrosse
In October 2018, former MLL player Paul Rabil split from MLL and created the Premier Lacrosse League. PLL is focused on becoming a rolling lacrosse league that will bring 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.
StickWomen’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 ball hold.
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 pad 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 allowed by the rules. Runners wear larger, heavier elbow pads and stronger shoulder pads that extend to the back of the player. Ribbed pads are also worn by most players. 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 concussion. Female goalkeepers wear a helmet, gloves and chest protectors.
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what is lacrosse and how does it develop in Russia – Tatyana’s Day
Today there are a huge number of sports disciplines in the world – only 131 sports are registered at the national level.In fact, there are many more of them, we have not even heard of many of them. I have been interested in lacrosse for a long time, and I do not understand why it is little known in Russia.
Lacrosse – contact team game. Mandatory equipment for her is a small weighty rubber ball and clubs with a long handle, the top of which is braided with a loose net. The goal of the game is to throw the ball into the opponent’s goal using a stick. At first glance, the rules are simple, but the sport is very dynamic and entertaining, and besides, it has a rich history.
Lacrosse originated a long time ago in North America: with the help of this game, the Indians trained warriors and resolved conflicts between tribes. The number of players on one team often exceeded several hundred, and the size of the field reached several kilometers. But on a professional level, lacrosse began to spread in 1867, when the first club was organized in Montreal, Canada. By the way, its name comes from the French word lacrosse, that is, “hockey stick”.
Throughout the history of this sport, lacrosse was twice included in the list of Olympic disciplines – in 1904 and 1908, and both times the medals were taken by athletes from Canada. After that, lacrosse could be seen at the Olympics as demonstration performances, and since 1967 international competitions have been held.
There are more than thirty national lacrosse federations in the world, most in Canada, USA and Europe. One of those who in our country knows almost everything about this sport is a member of the Russian national lacrosse team, a multiple participant in international competitions, a physical education teacher at the Moscow secondary school No. 648 named after A.G. Karlova Dmitry Khamin.
– Dmitry Olegovich, how did you come to lacrosse?
– In 2012, I came up with a game with a can of Pringles chips and a tennis ball. I liked it very much, the children too, but it seemed that the game lacked dynamism. Then I decided that she should be more contactable. At that moment I remembered about lacrosse, which I learned about from a film that was very popular in my youth, found the name of the game, the team in Moscow and began to study.
– You have been coaching a children’s team for the sixth year.How did you get the idea to create it?
– Since at that time I had already worked as a physical education teacher for three years, I thought that the children should like lacrosse: they even played the game with the jar with pleasure. In the beginning, I had only three clubs and 15 people. The first time was difficult, but with the growth of interest in the game, the number of athletes and equipment it became easier. The equipment was given to us by active athletes or presented as a reward at competitions.
– Your children’s team is called MoscowYouthLacrosseClubBULLDOGS.Who came up with the name and why is it exactly that?
– The fact is that then I had a French Bulldog, but he seemed too cute to me to be a symbol of the team, so the English Bulldog was chosen as the logo. Still, he looks more severe.
– What qualities does lacrosse develop in a child?
– First of all, lacrosse is appreciated for mutual assistance. It seems to me that in any team sport only good people remain.I have been traveling the world for many years and playing lacrosse, but very rarely have I met mean and evil people among athletes. Representatives of different professions play lacrosse: you can meet investors, decorators, big businessmen, and top managers, but everyone is a very positive person.
– Lacrosse is considered a pretty tough sport. How often do athletes get seriously injured?
– There were two fractures in my memory, including mine. I broke my collarbone on my first game.
– More than a century ago, lacrosse was removed from the list of Olympic sports. Are any measures being taken now to bring him back to the Olympics?
– Now the process of returning to the Olympics is very actively lobbied by the International Lacrosse Federation. Its employees are constantly traveling the world, opening new clubs, bringing lacrosse to countries where it was not available before.
– Our state implements programs for the development of children’s sports, but how is lacrosse developing?
– To date, the state, unfortunately, does not help the development of lacrosse.
– What structures did you try to cooperate with in order to get support from the state?
– We communicated with the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, applied for the recognition of lacrosse as an official sport, because now it is only a direction. Until lacrosse is recognized, we certainly face a lot of difficulties. Even Olympic sports are not always allocated a budget, what can we say about unrecognized ones? Nevertheless, the Ministry of Sports communicated with us, explained in which direction we need to move, emphasized the need to open even more clubs, to increase the number of children’s and adult teams. When the number of players reaches five hundred or a thousand, the dialogue can be continued.
– How do you personally contribute to the popularization of lacrosse?
– Actually a lot. I have been an active player for many years now. I believe that we are guiding young lacrosses in the right way: we not only teach them how to play, but also make them worthy members of society. For example, this year many players return to us, who for some reason stopped practicing. It seems to me that an important factor that influenced their decision is our friendly, cheerful team.We go to international competitions, we are known in the world, we take an active part in international tournaments. I think that in a couple of years my students will compete at the European Championships. We have several athletes of a fairly high category: Semyon Chislov, Konstantin Gurov, Dmitry Zasov, Nikita Dubinkin. These guys are already able to adequately represent our team at the World Championship.
– Your plans sound big.
– I believe that it will be so. Now we need to train the trainers – by the way, their training plan is already being prepared. Then the promotion of lacrosse in Russia will accelerate, because together, three of us are impossible to do. We need people who are seriously interested in lacrosse and want to promote it.
– How do you see lacrosse in five to seven years?
– I think by that time there will be about five clubs in Moscow, about fifteen throughout Russia. The number of children’s schools and adult teams will increase.At the very least, I would like to believe it.
It seems to me that for each person many things are determined by fate, including “his” kind of sport. However, many cannot find it, although they constantly try new things. There are a huge number of sports disciplines in the world, but we do not know about all of them. Therefore, if you still have not found a sport that brings you pleasure, it is possible that it is simply little known. The main thing is to be open to the world and inquisitive, and then your sport will find you on its own.
Interviewed by Ekaterina Pershina
Photos from Dmitry Khamin’s archive
Women’s lacrosseWomen’s lacrosse player goes fishing
Women’s lacrosse is played by a team of 12 players, including the goalkeeper during a regular game.The ball used is usually yellow unless both teams agree to use a ball of a different color. It is usually yellow because it makes it easier for people to see the ball in the air and in the other player’s stick. The game lasts 60 minutes (50 NFHS / US Lacrosse) with two halves. The break is ten minutes unless both coaches have agreed to do so less than ten minutes before the start of the game. Each team is allowed two 90-second team time-outs per game (two 2-minute time-outs in the United States).In the United States, a time-out can be requested by the head coach or by any player on the field after a goal has been scored or any time the requesting team has clear possession of the ball. With the addition of free movement to the US and NCAA lacrosse rulesets, players no longer have to throw their clubs in place during timeouts.
Before a game can begin, each stick that each player plans to use in play must be approved by a referee based on a set of standards created by the US and NCAA lacrosse.  These standards are constantly changing as different lacrosse companies create new golf clubs.  Often a standard lacrosse ball is placed in the head of the club and the judge looks at it at eye level. If the ball is not visible over either side of the head, then the pocket is most likely too deep to play. A pocket deeper than prescribed gives an unfair advantage to the owner of the club. If the stick pocket is too deep, this can often be corrected by tightening the cord.If the club is not properly tensioned by the manufacturer, it cannot be used in the game. An example of a rule for stringing a club is that the bowstring mount for shooting should be 3. 5 inches from the top of the head.  After someone has scored a goal, the referee has the right to ask her to check her stick. If the club pocket is too deep or the club is not up to standard for some reason, the goal will be recalled. In addition, on a winning throw, the other team may challenge a player’s stick.
Women’s lacrosse rules differ significantly from men’s. The details that follow are US college rules. The international rules for women’s lacrosse are slightly different. 
In 2000, the rules of the lacrosse game for women underwent numerous changes.  Modifications included limiting the number of players between the two boundary lines when drawn to five players per team. Club modifications have resulted in offset heads that allow women’s play to move faster and make stick movements and tricks easier.The wand now looks more like a man’s, with a deeper pocket and a more rounded head. In 2002, safety goggles became mandatory equipment in the United States (but not required by international regulations). In 2006, hard boundaries were adopted. Before hard boundaries, the referees would stop the game when the action moved too far. Passes that have been thrown out of bounds must be awarded to the team closest to the ball. After this rule is changed, balls lost outside the playing court become a ball pass, with the exception of a shot.   There are challenges, such as a throwing spot where a defender runs right up to a player who is about to shoot. To avoid this challenge, the defender must run at an angle to the player who is about to shoot. This rule ensures the safety of the players.
In 2013 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse, the protection rules were changed. When their team is not in possession of the ball, players on their defending side of the pitch may run any part of the goal circle (the 8-meter circle around the goal) for three seconds.Only a defensive player who directly marks the player with the ball within the club’s length can remain in the goal circle during the defense.  Attacking players are allowed to run the goal circle, but only in friendly games; High school players are not allowed through the goal circle.
There were a few other important rule changes made in 2015 for the 2016 season. Players are now allowed to kick the ball to get it out of the traffic jam. In the past, hitting the ball led to a change of possession.In addition, players are now allowed to start the game on their own after an opponent commits a minor foul against them. Before moving forward, it is necessary to stop in a sports stance before starting the game so that the referee knows that the player is ready to continue the game.
In the 2016 2017 season, Division I introduced a 90-second shot timer, which was added to Divisions II and III the following year.
In the summer of 2017, the NCAA made a few more major changes.Prior to the latest addition, all players had to stop play on the whistle of the referee. The game resumed after the next whistle or continuation of the self-start. Now free movement has been implemented, that is, after the whistle for a foul, the game does not stop, except for a break or the end of the game – it’s like football. In addition, the defenders are now allowed to run the gate for lacrosse. Now, when the draw is made, only 3 players instead of 5 will be allowed into the midfield until possession is established.  Finally, you must exit the figure eight diagonally after the penalty kick has been called.
Traditionally, women have played with three strikers (starting from the position closest to the goal that the team is shooting at, the attacking positions are called “first home”, “second home” and “third home”), five midfielders (a “right attacking wing ”,“ left attacking wing ”,“ right defensive wing ”,“ left defensive wing ”and“ center ”), three defenders (starting from the position closest to the net that the team defends, these positions are called“ point ”,“ cover point “and” third player “) and one goalkeeper.  Positions were usually assigned to the players, and the players had to be marked in defense with their opposite number (third man or “3M” covering the opponent’s third house “3H”).
Today, according to North American rules, seven players play simultaneously in attack and seven defenders are present.  Typically a team has four attackers, four close defenders and three midfielders. There is a boundary line that keeps four defenders (plus the goalkeeper) from going to the attack or four attackers from entering the defense zone.If these players cross the line and play, they are considered offside and a serious foul is called. 
The Women’s Lacrosse Rules are specifically designed to limit physical contact between players. Due to the lack of contact, the only protective equipment required is a mouthguard and face shield / goggles. Although a headgear is not required (except in Florida in the US, where it is mandatory for girls playing lacrosse), it is considered for lacrosse players due to the risk of head injury. In 2017, Brown University purchased hats for their team and became the first NCAA program to make helmets available to the entire team. 
US lacrosse rules require players to wear eye protection. All field players must properly wear eye protection that meets the ASTM F803 Female Adult / Youth Lacrosse Specification Standard for the appropriate level of play.  All players must wear a professional intraoral mouthpiece that completely covers the teeth.The guard must include parts that protect and separate the bite surfaces and protect the teeth and support structures, and must cover the back teeth of an appropriate thickness.  Most referees do not allow white or transparent mouthguards to be used because it is too difficult for them to distinguish the mouthguard from the player’s teeth. Mouthpieces must be worn at all times and must not be removed while playing. No protruding protrusions are allowed for field players.
In addition, gloves may be worn, but jewelry is prohibited. Although the rules define these types of defenses, injuries still occur as a result of accidental blows to the head and in general in this sport.
Players must wear composite or rubber soled shoes. No spikes are allowed. You can wear plastic, leather or rubber spikes. Shoes and socks do not have to be identical for team members.
Women’s club pockets are smaller than men’s, making it difficult to catch the ball and throw at high speed.Pockets make it harder to hold the ball without dropping the ball. A women’s club cross can be 35.5 inches and no longer than 43.25 in accordance with the NCAA Girls Lacrosse Committee. 
The cross (lacrosse stick) is divided into two parts: the shaft and the head. The shaft can be made from a variety of materials such as wood, aluminum and composite materials, depending on which position the player prefers. Women’s lacrosse rules require that only composite and aluminum rods can be used due to random checks and bumps that can occur during play. The top of the stick is where the head connects to the shaft to form a whole stick. The head is made of compact plastic in which the mesh, sides and pocket are formed. 
There are different types of nets made of materials that affect the accuracy of the shot and the handling of the ball. The sidewall is a head siding that affects the depth of the pocket and the feeling of stiffness when handling the ball. Stiffer sidewalls and heads are best used for defenders who want to test harder.The more flexible sidewalls are better for grabbing balls, moving and throwing. The pocket is made of mesh and with these different meshes they can have different capabilities; a wide pocket makes it easier to catch balls, but also reduces ball control, while a smaller head allows the user to catch the ball more difficult but provides more precision.  The lacrosse club pocket can often be easily adjusted to accommodate pocket depth and player preferences before starting a game.
The lacrosse ball is made of hard rubber and can be yellow, orange, blue or green. All lacrosse balls must meet NOCSAE (National Operating Committee for Sports Equipment Standards) standards. 
Playing CourtWomen’s lacrosse court sizes are based on the 2007 IFWLA Women’s Lacrosse Rules.
The size of the playing field depends on the age group of the players. U15 and U13 players must play on a standard sized field with all appropriate markings.For U11, they must play on a standard size field with all appropriate markings whenever possible. Otherwise, they can play on a modified field with reduced players. For U9 players, pitches must be rectangular, 60 to 70 yards long and 30-40 yards wide, to play on existing pitches. 
There are two different areas on either side of the field around the goal; 8m arc and 12m fan. By committing a serious foul in any of these areas, the offender returns the ball and has a direct goal-hitting opportunity. If outside the 8-meter arc, but inside the fan, the path to the goal is cleared of all other players, and the person who committed the foul moves 4 meters behind the offender. If a defensive foul occurs within the 8-meter arc, all players who were previously in the penalty area (defined as the area within the 8-meter arc, two pie-shaped areas on either side of the arc, and space within and between the restart points that are outside the gate). must move outside the penalty area.The player who was fouled now moves to the nearest grill mark, which is located at the edges of the arc and has a direct path to the goal. The defender who fouls moves on a 12-meter fan directly behind the shooter. If a player fouls another player who is not in the arc, the victim receives the ball and the foul must retreat at least 4 meters. All other players closer than 4 meters to the ball carrier must also step back to give the player room to move with the ball.
Shooting location rule in women’s lacrosse is very important for the safety of the players. This occurs when a defensive player enters the offender’s throwing line towards goal, without marking the opponent at an angle that exposes the defender to the risk of being hit by the ball if the offender fires.
If there is still a tie at the end of a rule, teams will play 3-minute golden goals until one team scores a goal and that team wins the game.
Ball in and out of play
A draw is what starts the game and keeps it going after a goal has been scored. A toss is when two players, one from each team, stand in the center circle with the backs of the clubs facing each other. The referee then places the ball between the two clubs. Each player must slide their clubs parallel to the ground to keep the ball in place. During the draw, two players may stand along the circle surrounding the center circle. Players’ clubs in a circle cannot break the line until the whistle blows.Centerrs must lift and pull clubs overhead while releasing the ball. If one player in a draw moves or picks up his stick before the other, it will be penalized as an illegal draw.
When the referee blows the whistle during a game, everyone must stop exactly where they are. If the ball goes out of bounds on the throw, the player closest to the ball takes possession. If the ball goes out of bounds not on a shot, possession is awarded to the other team. For example, if a player misses a pass to a teammate and the ball goes out of bounds, the other team will receive the ball.If the ball goes out of bounds on a shot, the player usually pulls out his stick in an attempt to get it as close to the ball as possible and gain possession of the ball.
Protecting the club from being tested is a very important key in the women’s game of lacrosse.  To protect the stick from being blocked, the player must hold the ball. If a player has a strong cradle, it will be much more difficult to return the ball to the opposing team. “Cradling” is a back and forth movement and turning of the club head, which keeps the ball in the pocket with centripetal force.
The validity check depends on the age at which the game is played. The rules for children 15 and older allow lacrosse players to do a full overhead check. However, this requires that at least one of the two judges has a local USL rating so that they can assess the appropriate number of contacts. In most cases, the head check is a mandatory yellow card. If a sufficiently experienced judge is not available, then the U13 test rules should be used, where only a modified below the shoulder test is allowed.Verification is not allowed in U11 and U9. The US lacrosse rules recommend that middle and junior high school players play by the age of 13 test rules. 
In women’s lacrosse, players may only check if the check is directed away from the ball carrier’s head.  In addition, players can only check with the side of their club. If one of the referees catches the ball with a flat head, it will be considered a “check held” and the opposing team will receive the ball. 
There are two types of fouls in women’s lacrosse: major and minor.  When a minor foul is committed anywhere on the field of play, the player who committed the foul is stationed four meters from which side he last defended the person he was obstructing. If a serious foul occurs outside the 12-meter fan or 8-meter arc, the offender must stand four meters behind the fouled player. 
Penalties for women’s lacrosse are assessed on the following cards: 
- A green card is issued to a team for delaying the game.A delay of play is issued when a player cannot walk 4 meters as directed by the referee, enters the scrum too early, violation of jewels and improper use of equipment.  (In NCAA rules, a green card gives the player a one minute penalty).
- A yellow card is for the first penalty and results in a player being sent off the field for two minutes. In the United States, any player who scores two yellow points does not play the remainder of the game, but can play the next game.
- A red card is the result of either two yellow cards, egregious foul or grossly unsportsmanlike behavior and will result in a player being removed from the game.If the red card is for unsportsmanlike conduct, the player is also not allowed to play the next game. US rules differ in that a red card is not the result of two yellow cards, and any player receiving a red card will skip the remainder of that game and the next game of their team. This penalty lasts four minutes under US lacrosse rules, or two minutes and cannot be waived under NCAA rules.
Punished fines include:
- Rough / dangerous check
- Check to supervisor (mandatory card)
- Slash (mandatory card)
- Sphere cross
- Illegal cradle 9025 Blocking
2 9025 Push
- Obstacle in the free space for the gate (shooting area)
- Illegal choice
- False start
- Dangerous movement (mandatory card)
- Dangerous continuation
- Dangerous continuation
- Illegal Shot
- Empty Handle Check
- Illegal Body Ball
- Squeezing the cross by the head
- Throw a cross under any circumstances.
- Participation in the game if she does not hold the cross.
- Illegal rally
- Early entry to the rally
- Illegal cross
- A goal scored with a cross that does not meet the cross-country requirements.
- Adjusting the drawstrings / straps of her cross after an official cross check has been requested during play. The cross must be removed.
- Illegal Uniform
- Illegal Substitution
- Delayed Play
- Play Out of Field
- Illegal Re-Entry
- Illegal Timeout
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Field lacrosse is a full contact outdoor men’s sport played with ten players on each team. The sport originated among Native Americans, and the modern rules of field lacrosse were originally codified by Canadian William George Bierce in 1867.Field lacrosse is one of the three main versions of lacrosse played internationally. Other versions, women’s lacrosse (founded in the 1890s) and box lacrosse (originated in the 1930s), play by significantly different rules.
The object of the game is to use a lacrosse stick, or cross, to catch, carry and pass a solid rubber ball in an attempt to score by shooting the ball into the opponent’s goal. A free net is retracted into the triangular head of the lacrosse stick, allowing the player to hold the lacrosse ball. In addition to the lacrosse stick, players must wear a certain amount of protective gear. The protective object is to keep the opposing team from hammering the ball and to deprive them of the ball by means of a stick check and physical contact. The rules limit the number of players in each part of the field. It is sometimes called “the fastest two-legged sport”.
Lacrosse is internationally regulated by 62 members of World Lacrosse, which sponsors the World Lacrosse Championship every four years.A former Olympic sport, attempts to restore it to the Olympic Games have been hampered by insufficient international participation and a lack of standard rules between men’s and women’s games. Field lacrosse in North America is played semi-professionally by the Big League lacrosse and professionally by the Premier League in lacrosse. It is also played at a high amateur level by the US National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Australian Adult Lacrosse Championship Series, and the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association.
by George Catlin, illustrates various American Indians playing lacrosse.
Lacrosse is a traditional Indian game. Vennum, p. 9 Liss, p. 13. According to Native American beliefs, playing lacrosse is a spiritual act used to heal and be grateful to the “Creator”. Another reason for playing lacrosse is the resolution of minor conflicts between tribes for which it was not worth going to war, the so-called “younger brother of war”.These games could last for several days, and between 100 and 1000 people from opposing villages or tribes played in open plains, between goals at a distance of several miles from each other. Vennum, p. 183.
The first Europeans to see it were French Jesuit missionaries in the St. Lawrence Valley in the 1630s. The name “lacrosse” comes from their reports, in which the players’ sticks were described in French as bishop’s cross. Native American tribes used different names – in the Onondaga language it was called dehuntshigwaes (“they hit with their hips” or “men hit with a round object”) da-na-wushdi (“little war”) for the eastern Cherokee in Mohauke, tevaarathon (“war’s younger brother” ) and bagataway in Ojibwe.The variations in the game weren’t limited to the title. In the Great Lakes region, players used an all-wooden stick, while the Iroquois stick was longer and fitted with a cord, and the southeastern tribes played with two shorter sticks, one in each hand.
In 1867, Montreal Lacrosse Club member William George Beers codified the modern game. He founded the Canadian Lacrosse Association and created the first written rules of the game, Lacrosse – Canada’s National Game. The book included the layout of the pitch, the size of the lacrosse ball, the length of the lacrosse stick, the number of players, and the number of goals needed to determine the winner of the match.Pietramala, pp. 8-10.
Two teams are involved in lacrosse on the pitch, each competing to shoot at the opponent’s goal. The lacrosse ball is made from solid rubber, measuring 7.75 to 8 inches (19.7-20 cm) in circumference and weighing 5 to 5.25 bounces (140-149 g). Each team plays with ten players on the field – three defenders on the defensive, three midfielders free to wander around the field, and three strikers trying to score a goal at the attacking end.Players are required to wear protective equipment and must wear a lacrosse (or cross) stick that meets the specification. The rules define the duration of the game, the boundaries and the permitted activities. Fines are assessed by officials for any rule violation.
The game has undergone significant changes compared to the original Pivtsov codification. In the 1930s, the number of players on the field per team was reduced from twelve to ten, rules on protective equipment were established, and the field was shortened.Fisher, p. 131-132 Pietramala, p. 14.
A standard lacrosse field is length from each line and width from the sidelines NCAA NCAA Rule 1.
Field lacrosse goals are centered between each sideline, located on each line, and distinct from each other. The good placement of the heads within the lines allows you to play behind them. The head is wide in height, with nets attached in the shape of a pyramid. The circular area surrounding each target, known as “folds,” is measured in diameter.
If during a bout at goal a player enters the folds, the referee calls a foul and the ball is passed to the other team.
A pair of lines, both from the midfield line and from each goal line, divides the field into three sections. From the point of view of each team, the closest target is the defense zone, then the midfield zone, followed by the attack or attack zone. These truncated lines are called “limit lines”. A straight angled line is drawn from each sideline, connecting each line to its nearest forbidding line, creating a “forbidding line”.Morris, p. 29 If an official considers a team to “brake” that is not moving to attack while in control of the ball, then the team in possession must keep the ball within the offensive line to avoid loss of possession penalties. NCAA Rule 6.
The field markings dictate the position of the players during faceball. Faceoffs are how the game starts at the start of each period and after each goal. During the face-off, six players (excluding goalkeepers) are in each of the zones defined by the restraining lines.Three midfielders from each team occupy the midfield zone, while three forwards and three defenders of the opposing team occupy each offensive zone. These players must remain in these areas until the midfielder has earned possession of the ball or until the ball crosses any of the restraining lines. The wing zones are marked on the pitch on the midfield line on each side. This line marks the location where the two midfielders from each team are not located near the front line.These players can be positioned on either side of the midfield line. During the face-off, two players position their sticks horizontally next to the ball, the head of the stick inches from the ball and the back end pointing down the midfield line. As soon as an official blows the whistle to start the game, the face-off midfielders scrape the ball to gain possession and the other midfielders move forward to play the ball. If the ball takes possession of the ball of a player in the face-off, he can move the ball himself or pass it to a team-mate.
The rules also require the substitution areas, penalty area, coaching area and bench areas to be marked on the field of play.
A lacrosse fielder’s outfit includes a lacrosse stick as well as protective gear including a lacrosse helmet with face mask, lacrosse gloves, and hand and shoulder pads. Players must also wear a mouthguard and a sports fan with a cup pocket and protective cup. However, MLL and PLL field players are not required to wear shoulder pads.
Each player carries a long (“short cross”) or long (“long cross”) lacrosse stick. In most modern circles, the word “cross” is replaced by “stick”, and the terms “short stick” and “long stick” or “pole” are also used. In each team, up to four players can use a long cross at the same time – three defenders and one midfielder. The cross consists of a head and a shaft (or handle). The head is roughly triangular in shape and stretched loosely with mesh or leather and nylon strings to form a “pocket” that allows you to catch, carry and throw the ball.In field lacrosse, a crown pocket is illegal if the top of the ball, when placed in the head of the stick, is below the bottom of the side of the stick.
The maximum width of the head at its widest point shall be 1.25 inches up from the bottom of the head with a minimum of 3 inches between the side walls of the intersection. Most modern sticks have a tubular metal shaft, usually made of aluminum, titanium, or alloys, while the head is made of hard plastic. Metal shafts should have a plastic or rubber end cap.
The sport’s growth is hindered by the cost of a player’s equipment – uniforms, helmet, shoulder pads, hand protectors and lacrosse sticks. Many players have at least two lacrosse sticks prepared for use in any competition. Fisher, p. 163 Traditionally, players used sticks made by artisans from the indigenous population of America. They were expensive and at times difficult to obtain. Fischer, p. 258 Vennum, p.286 The introduction of plastic heads in the 1970s gave players an alternative to wooden sticks, and their mass production led to greater availability and expansion of the sport. Fischer, p. 262
The goalkeeper is responsible for preventing an opponent from scoring a goal by directly defending the opponent at goal. The goalkeeper must stop shots that can intercept the ball and is responsible for directing the team’s defense. Pietramala, p. 130
Goalkeepers have special privileges when they are on the bench. The circular area surrounding each target with a radius of attacking players cannot play the ball or make contact with the goalkeeper while he is on the bench. As soon as the goalkeeper leaves the scrum, he loses these privileges. NCAA Rules, Rule 4.
Goalkeeper’s equipment is different from that of other players. Instead of shoulder and elbow pads, the goalkeeper wears a protective chest. He also wears special “goalkeeper gloves” that are padded to protect against impacts. The goalkeeper’s head can be much wider than that of field players.
The defender is the position of the player whose job it is to help the goalkeeper prevent the opposing team from scoring the ball. Each team has three defenders. These players usually remain in the midfield half of the field. NCAA Rules Rule 2 Unless a defender gets the ball and decides to run up the field and try to score or pass, he needs to cross the midfield line and signal one midfielder to stay away.The defender carries a long cross pass, which gives the reach advantage to intercept the pass and check. Morris, p. 39 Pietramala, p. 154
Tactics used by defenders include positioning and body checks. A check is an attempt to neutralize an opponent with the ball through contact with the body or with a stick. A check may include a “stick check” where a defender breaks the crossbar at the top of the hand or the crossbar of an opponent in possession (similar to a billiard shot), or a “slap” when a player strikes a short two-handed kick into the hand or crossbar of an opponent in possession of the ball …Pietramala, p. 113 A “sideways check” is permitted as long as the ball is in possession or the free ball is within five yards of an opposing player and contact is made to the front or side of the opponent’s torso. It is desirable that the defenders remain in a position relative to their attacking partner known as the “top edge,” which usually means a stick and body position that forces the ball carrier to move in a different direction, usually away from the goal. LAXICON –
Midfielders contribute to the offensive and defensive and can roam the entire playing area. Each team has three midfielders at the same time. One midfielder on each team can use a long intersection, in which case he is called a “long intersection midfielder”. Long bar midfielders are usually used for defense and attack, but can engage in attack as long as they don’t fight back.
Over time, the midfield has developed into a specialist position. During the game, teams can freely substitute players, so-called “on the fly” substitutions.The rules state that substitutions must take place within the designated exchange area in front of the substitutes’ bench. Teams often rotate specialist midfielders offside and on the field depending on possession of the ball. Some teams have a dedicated midfielder called the “Fogo” (acronym for “face off and elimination”) midfielder who plays most of the face off and is quickly replaced after the face off. Some teams also refer to midfielders as “attacking midfielders” or “defending midfielders” depending on their strengths and weaknesses.
Each team has three attacking players at the same time, and these players, as a rule, remain in the attacking half of the field. The attacker uses a short crossover.
Duration and methods of binding
The duration of the games depends on the level of the game. In international competitions, student lacrosse and major league lacrosse, the total playing time is 60 minutes, consisting of four 15-minute quarters plus a 15-minute half-time break.High school games usually consist of four 12-minute quarters, but can be played in 30-minute halves, while youth league games can be shorter. The clock usually stops during all dead ball situations, such as between goals or if the ball goes out of bounds. The draw infringement method usually consists of several 5 minute overtimes (4 in an NCAA game, 10 in [MLL / PLL]) in which the goal scorer wins a surprise victory. A faster option for a sudden victory is the Braveheart method, in which each team sends one player and one goalkeeper, followed by a sudden victory.NCAA Rules Rule 3 International lacrosse plays two 5-minute overtimes in a row and then enforces the sudden win rule if the score is still tied.
Ball movement and offside
Teams must propel the ball forward or suffer a loss of possession. As soon as a team gains possession of the ball in its own defense zone, it must move the ball over the midfield line within 20 seconds. If the goalkeeper is in possession of the ball in the scrum, he must pass the ball or leave the area within four seconds.If the goalkeeper does not leave the scrum, the opposing team will receive the ball outside the restricted area. Once the ball has crossed the midfield line, the team has 10 seconds to move the ball into the offensive zone indicated by the restraining box, or to take it from their opponents. The term used to define the movement of the ball from the defensive zone to the offensive zone means “clearing” the ball. The offensive players are responsible for the “movement” of the opponents, i.e. an attempt to deprive an opponent of free “clearing” of the ball behind the midfield line.
If the ball goes out of bounds, play is restarted with possession, which is awarded to the team’s opponents who last touched the ball, unless the ball is out of bounds due to a hit or a deflected hit. In this case, possession of the ball is awarded to the player who is closest to the ball when the ball leaves the playing area.
In most cases, the offending player is sent to the penalty area and his team has to play without him and one less player for a short time.Fines are classified as personal or technical. Personal fouls are of a more serious nature and are usually penalized with a 1 minute suspension. Technical fouls are rule violations that are not as serious as personal fouls and are penalized within 30 seconds or for loss of possession. In some cases, more serious offenses may be subject to a longer sentence. Players charged with 6 personal fouls must miss the game. The team being penalized is considered to be playing defense while the other team is at the top, or playing “additional offenses”.During a typical game, each team will have three to five additional offenses. Pietramala, p. 151.
Personal Failure (PF) includes forward slash, stumbling, illegal body checking, cross-checking, unsportsmanlike behavior, unnecessary rudeness and equipment violation. While a stick check (when a player makes contact with an opponent’s stick in order to knock the ball out of hand) is legal, a stick offense is called oblique when a player maliciously makes contact with an opponent or his stick.Illegal body check is called for any contact when the ball is farther than in high school, and for boys and girls – from behind, above the shoulders or below the knees, or it could be avoided after the player released the ball. Cross-control, in which a player uses the shaft of his stick to knock an opponent off balance, is prohibited in field lacrosse. Both unsportsmanlike behavior and unnecessary rudeness are at the discretion of the refereeing panel, while breaking equipment is strictly regulated by the rules.NCAA Rulebook, Rule 5 Any willful intent to harm rivals may result in immediate disqualification. The replacement must be submitted within 30 seconds.
Technical faults include holding, obstructing, pushing, unlawful attack (commonly referred to as “moving brick”), “hitting”, stalling and offside. The screen used in basketball strategy is a blocking move of an attacker standing next to or behind a defender to free a teammate to shoot or receive a pass, as in basketball players must remain stationary when tackling.Blocking occurs when the attacking player uses his free hand to control the opponent’s stick.
Offside has a unique implementation in field lacrosse. Pietramala, p. 35 Introduced as a rule change in 1921, limits the number of players allowed on either side of the midfield line. Offside ”occurs when there are fewer than three players on the attacking side of the midfield line or when there are fewer than four players on the defensive half of the midfield line (note – if players enter the special substitution area, an offside violation is not defined).NCAA Rule, Rule 4
A technical foul requires a defensive player who fouls an opposing player to be placed in the penalty box for 30 seconds. As with a personal foul, no player substitution is allowed before the penalty time has expired and the team must play one player for a short time. The player (or substitute) is allowed to re-enter the game at the end of the time allotted to the penalty area, and thus the team is back in full strength.
College Spring Lacrosse, a spring sport in the United States, was first introduced by New York University in 1877.Pietramala, p. 4 The first intercollegiate tournament was held in 1881 with the participation of four teams – New York University, Princeton University, Columbia University and Harvard University. This tournament was won by Harvard. In 1885, the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) was formed, and in 1936 the University of Maryland was awarded the first Wingate Memorial Trophy as National Champions. The award was given to the team (or teams) with the best performance until the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) introduced the playoff system in 1971.Pietramala, pp. 15-16 The NCAA sponsored its premier men’s lacrosse championship with the 1971 tournament in which Cornell University defeated the University of Maryland in the final. In addition to the three divisions in the NCAA, college lacrosse in the United States is played by non-male Lacrosse Association and National College Lacrosse League club teams. Pietramala, p. 19
Lacrosse was first seen in England, Scotland, Ireland and France in 1867. when a team of Native Americans and Canadians traveled to Europe to demonstrate the sport.The English Lacrosse Association was formed a year later. In 1876, Queen Victoria visited the exhibition and was impressed, saying, “The game is very beautiful to watch.” Numerous club teams play lacrosse throughout Europe and is controlled by the European Lacrosse Federation. Lacrosse was brought to Australia in 1876. The country sponsors various competitions among its states and territories, culminating in the annual Senior Lacrosse Championship tournament.
In 1985, the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) was formed, in which twelve universities in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec compete in an intercollegiate league.The league spends its season in the fall. Unlike the NCAA, CUFLA allows players who are professional boxing lacrosse players in the National Lacrosse League by stating that “although the stick skills are identical, the game and the rules of the game are different”.
Professional Field Lacrosse first appeared in 1988 with the formation of the American Lacrosse League after five weeks of play. Fisher, pp. 289-290 In 2001, professional field lacrosse resumed with the arrival of the Major League Lacrosse (MLL), which teams based in the US and Canada play throughout the summer.MLL has changed its rules from the established field lacrosse rules of international programs, college and high school programs. To increase the number of goals scored, the league used sixty-second shots – a two-point goal scored outside the established perimeter – and reduced the number of long shots to three, rather than the traditional four. Prior to the 2009 MLL season, after eight seasons, the league followed traditional field lacrosse rules and allowed a fourth long cross.In 2018, the Lacrosse Premier League kicked off with 140 players who left the MLL to form a league with higher media coverage, salaries, healthcare, access to licensing, and other perks. The 140 players included 86 Americans, 25 members of the US national team and 10 former Tevaaraton Prize winners.
World Lacrosse is the international governing body for lacrosse and oversees field, women’s and boxing lacrosse competitions.In 2008, the International Lacrosse Federation and the International Federation of Women’s Lacrosse Associations merged to form the International Lacrosse Federation. The former International Lacrosse Federation was founded in 1974 with the aim of promoting and promoting the game of men’s lacrosse throughout the world. In May 2019, FIL changed its name to World Lacrosse. World Lacrosse sponsors the World Lacrosse Championship and the World U19 Lacrosse Championship, which are played locally according to the rules of the local lacrosse game.She also oversees the Lacrosse World Indoor Championship, which is played by the Boxing Lacrosse Game, and the Women’s World Lacrosse Championship and the Women’s Under 19 World Lacrosse Championship, which is played by the Laws of the Boxing Game.
Lacrosse in the Olympics was a medal-winning sport at the 1904 Summer Olympics and 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1904, three teams competed in games held in St. Louis, Missouri.The games featured two Canadian teams, the Winnipeg Shamrocks and the Iroquois Confederate Iroquois team, as well as the American team represented by the local St. Louis AAA lacrosse club, and the Winnipeg Shamrocks won the gold medal. At the 1908 Games, held in London, England, only two teams participated, representing Canada and Great Britain. The Canadians again won the gold medal in the singles championship match with a score of 14:10.
At the 1928, 1932 and 1948 Summer Olympics, lacrosse was an exemplary sport.Three teams took part in the 1928 Olympics – USA, Canada and Great Britain. The 1932 Games featured a triple play between the All-Star Canada team and the United States. The United States was represented by the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays lacrosse at both the 1928 and 1932 Olympics. In order to qualify, the Blue Jays won tournaments in the Olympic years to represent the United States. The 1948 Games featured an “All-England” team exhibit organized by the English Lacrosse Union and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s collegiate lacrosse team representing the United States.The exhibition ended in 5-5 draws.
There are obstacles to the restoration of lacrosse as an Olympic sport. One obstacle was overcome in 2008 when the international governing bodies for male and female lacrosse merged to form the International Lacrosse Federation, which was later renamed the World Lacrosse Federation. Lack of international participation is another obstacle. To be considered an Olympic sport, the game must be played on four continents and at least 75 countries must participate.In the words of one of Lacrosse’s representatives in the US in 2004, “it will take 15-20 years for us to get there.” For the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, efforts were made to incorporate lacrosse as an exhibition sport, but these efforts were unsuccessful.
World Lacrosse Championship
final match between USA and Canada
The Lacrosse World Championship began in 1967 as a four-team tournament sanctioned by the International Lacrosse Federation.The 2006 World Lacrosse Championship was a record for 21 competing nations. The 2010 World Lacrosse Championship was held in Manchester, England. Only the USA, Canada and Australia took the first two places in this tournament. Since 1990, the National Iroquois Games team, consisting of six nations of the Iroquois Confederation, has been participating in international competitions. This team is the only Native American team qualified to compete in any men’s sport internationally.The International Lacrosse Federation has also sanctioned the U19 World Lacrosse Championship. The 2008 U19 Lacrosse World Championship spanned twelve countries, with three participating countries – Bermuda, Finland and Scotland.
Other regional international competitions are held, including the European Lacrosse Championship, sponsored by twenty-one European Lacrosse Federation members, and eight Lacrosse Team Tournaments in the Asia Pacific region.
Lacrosse attendance has grown with the popularity of the sport. The 2008 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship was won by Syracuse University, beating Johns Hopkins University 13-10 ahead of a record crowd of 48,970 at Gillette Stadium for the title game. The 2007 Men’s I Lacrosse Championship weekend match at MT Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland was played in front of a total crowd of 123,225 in a three-day event.The current attendance record for a regular season lacrosse-only event was set in the 2009 Big City Classic, a triple run at Giants Stadium that attracted 22,308 spectators. Inside Lacrosse, April 6, 2009. The Denver Outlaws set a lacrosse singles attendance record on the professional pitch, playing in front of 31,644 fans on July 4, 2015.
At the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, California, more than 145,000 spectators watched the three game streaks between the United States and Canada, including 75,000 who witnessed the first game in the series while watching the marathon finals.Pietramala, pp. 201-202.
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From 13 to 16 April 2021, at the “Secondary School 52” the Silver Ball volleyball tournament among 7 graders was held.
In a bitter struggle the winners of the tournament are 🥇 team 7 “B” class, 🥈 team 7 “A” class, 🥉 team 7 “D” class, 4th and 5th place teams 7 “B” and 7 “D” class.Congratulations to the winners and prize-winners of the tournament.
Physical education teachers Marina L. Afanasyeva, Artem A. Pukhov.
On February 12, 2021, 10th grade students took part in the lacrosse game competition organized by the Yaroslavl City Youth Center and the Bears lacrosse sports club. Lacrosse is a contact sports game between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a stick.
08.02.2020 the Festival of VFSK TRP started. High School 52 students took part in thetest
“Cross-country skiing”. The weather was good. It was sunny and frosty. Lots of positive emotions and good mood !!!
Administrator of VFSK TRP, teacher of physical culture Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
December 20-21, 2019. The “NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT” in volleyball among grades 9-11 was held at “Secondary School 52”.It was BRIGHT !!! HOT!!! EMOTIONALLY !!! POSITIVE !!! SWEET PRIZES RECEIVED ALL PARTICIPANTS !!!
TOURNAMENT WINNERS – 9 “G” CLASS,
2nd PLACE – 11 “B” CLASS,
3 PLACE – TEAM 10-11 CLASSES !!! We also congratulate teams 10 “A”, 11 “A”, 9 “A”, 9 “B”, 9 “B” classes for their struggle, team spirit and will to win !!! YOU’RE ALL SUPER !!!
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
Municipal stage of the All-Russian Festival “Merry Starts” 20.12.2019
Our young athletes are still close to the podium. Fight !!!
Still to come !!! Great fellows !!!
Physical culture teachers Marina L. Afanasyeva, Nikolay Germanovich Parfyonov
November 7, 2019.
City volleyball tournament “Victoria-2019”.
3rd place! Well done !!!
On October 26, 2019, the lll stage of testing the graduates of the VFSK TRP of the city of Yaroslavl took place.The cherished insignia is already close.
Physical education teacher and administrator of the All-Russian Sports School of the TRP Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
October 14-15, 2019 City volleyball competition
“Sport Raises Heroes” 3rd place! Congratulations to the team!
We wish you further sporting success!
Physical education teacher and coach of the team Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
2-3 October 2019Presidential Sports Games. Athletics 2007-2008 year of birth. Territorial stage.
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
Students of our school 09/21/2019, under the guidance of a physical education teacher
Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna, took part in
The traditional urban track-and-field relay race for the prize of the pilot-cosmonaut V.V. Tereshkova, dedicated to the 56th anniversary of the space flight of the first woman astronaut.
Conscript of Russia-2019! 24.09.2019
3rd place – high bar pull-up! 3rd place – long jump from the spot!
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
Students of our school 09/15/2019, under the guidance of a physical education teacher
Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna took part in the Yaroslavl Half Marathon “Golden Ring”.
On September 13, 2019, grade 11 students, Nikita Koryushkin, Alexander Mayorov, Maxim Rybakov, as some of the best volunteers of the Yaroslavl Region VFSK TRP visited the State Sports Museum, Moscow.
Physical education teacher and administrator of the All-Union FSC TRP: Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
September 7, 2019, Within the framework of the “Day of Health”, a sports and intellectual event for 9 grades was held.
Municipal Spinball Volleyball Tournament for mixed teams.
April 4-6, 2019
Our team took 1st place!
Garanin Victor, Kapustina Yulia, Gridnev Egor, Navoeva Maria.
Congratulations to our athletes on the victory in the tournament, we wish you further success!
Physical education teacher and coach of the team Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
On March 20, 2019, the regional stage of the All-Russian Festival “Merry Starts” took place.
Our team took 3rd place!
Team members: Matvey Lebedev, Taisiya Kholodnova, Vera Radionova, Yegor Altukhov, Alexandra Panteleeva, Vladislav Boldyrev.
Congratulations to our athletes, we wish you further success and victories!
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
On 13.03.2019, an open basketball tournament was held as part of the All-Russian sports games for schoolchildren “Presidential Sports Games”
The team of our school took 1st place!
Congratulations on your victory and wish you continued success!
Kutuzov Alexander, Nikolaev Andrey, Zhelvakov Fedor, Kozlovsky Egor.
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
On 06.03.2019, the city rugby tournament was held. The team of our school took part in it for the first time. Took 2nd place. The debut was a success. Structure; Gridnev Egor, Yurin Nikita, Kamentsev Ilya, Tikhomirov Andrey, Zharikova Vklada, Dunaevskaya Anna.
We wish you continued success!
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
03.03.2019, the Winter Festival of the WFSK TRP was held for students in grades 1-10. More than 40 students of our school took part in it. The path to the coveted sign has become even closer.
Summer Festival will take place April-May 2019
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
07.02.2019 City championship in cross-country skiing!The team of our school took 5th place among 27 teams in Yaroslavl.
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
December 17-19 City basketball championship (regional stage).
Our team took 3rd place.
Kondratyev Pavel, Kamentsev Ilya, Gridnev Egor, Sheremetyev Andrey, Yarovitsyn Vlad.
We wish you continued sporting success.
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
From December 10-13, 2018 held the Championship of the city in volleyball among the educational institutions of the city.Yaroslavl
The team of the school (Egor Gridnev, Andrey Sheremetyev, Dima Sokushin, Ilya Kamentsev, Pavel Kondratyev, Artem Kolchin, Mikhail Koptev) took 5th place. Congratulations guys! We wish you sports success!
Physical education teacher and coach of the team Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
All-Russian competitions in all-style karate “Peter the Great Cup” took place in St. Petersburg, a student of our school, grade 8, Natalia Grigorieva became the winner of these competitions.Congratulations on your victory and wish you further sporting success!
Open volleyball tournament of the Zavolzhsky region “Victoria-2018”
Garanin Victor, Vorontsov Nikita, Navoeva Maria, Poloskina Lida, Gridnev Egor,
Sheremetyev Andrey, Sokoushin Dima, Rybakov Maxim, Koryushkin Nikita,
Zastavsky Roman, Gromova Dasha, Sezemova Olesya, Khrushkaya Alena.
The team took 1st place!
Congratulations to the guys on the victory, we wish you further sports victories!
Physical education teacher and coach of the team Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
Testing of graduates in the VFSK TRP in Yaroslavl continues. Graduates of our school are hastily tested. We wish you to get the coveted WFSK TRP insignia!
Physical education teacher and
VFSK GTO administrator
Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
From 11.10 to 30.10 2018, the district championship in volleyball “Silver Ball” was held. 2002-2003, boys, girls, 2004-2005p boys, girls.
1st place. Congratulations on entering the city stage of the competition.
Koryushkin Nikita, Mayorov Alexander, Rybakov Maxim, Antipin Danil, Andreev Mikhail, Drozdov Anton Honorary 4th place: Gromova Dasha, Dunaevskaya Anna, Zharikova Vlada, Frolova Snezhana, Yakubova Zhenya, Slinko Julia Honorary 4th place.
Congratulations to the guys and wish you further sporting success!
Physical education teacher and coach Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.
The school team took part in the competition “Draf of Russia-2018”
Participants 10 b
The team took 1st place in one of the 100 meters running.
Physical education teacher Afanasyeva Marina Leonidovna.