Lacrosse | sport | Britannica
Lacrosse was played by the Six Nations of the Iroquois (in what became upper New York state and lower Ontario) long before Christopher Columbus landed in the New World. The sport was then much rougher than it is today. Among some tribes as many as a thousand players took part on each side, goals were miles apart, and a game could last as long as three days. Each player tried to disable as many opponents as possible with the stick he carried and afterward concentrate on scoring a goal. The Cherokee called their version of the game “little brother of war.” Because of the endurance required and the injuries that had to be borne with fortitude it was considered excellent training for combat. Among many tribes the game was as much a mystic ceremony as a sport and was preceded by complex rituals and a solemn dance. In some areas men and women played together, and in other areas women had their own version of the game. Indians on government reservations in the United States and Canada still field strong teams.
To the first French settlers in Canada who saw the game, called baggataway, or tewaraathon, by the Indians, the shape of the implement used to catch, carry, and throw the ball suggested a bishop’s crozier (la crosse), giving the sport its name.
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Europeans in Canada started playing the game about 1840, and the first lacrosse organization, the Olympic Club, was founded in Montreal in 1842. In playing Indian teams, white players lost so frequently they were allowed to field extra men. Members of the Montreal Lacrosse Club (founded 1856) modified the rules somewhat, and in 1867 George Beers of Montreal, called “the father of lacrosse,” made further changes that included replacing the Indian ball of deerskin stuffed with hair by a hard rubber ball, limiting the number of players on a team to 12, and improving the stick for easier catching and throwing of the ball. The 12 players were designated at that time as goal, point, cover point, first defense, second defense, third defense, centre, third attack, second attack, first attack, out home, and in home. In 1867 the National Lacrosse Association was formed, and the game was introduced to England. Captain W.B. Johnson of Montreal toured with a team of Caughnawaga Indians, appearing at Windsor Castle before Queen Victoria, who found the game “very pretty to watch.” The English took to the sport and the game achieved popularity, notably in Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Manchester, Bristol, and London. The English Lacrosse Union was founded in 1892, and the All-England Women’s Lacrosse Association was formed in 1912. English teams exchanged visits with teams from the United States and Canada from time to time, and combined Oxford-Cambridge teams frequently exchanged visits with college or all-star teams from the United States. The game was also introduced in Ireland, Australia, and South Africa.
In the United States a team of Indians introduced lacrosse at Troy, New York, about 1868, and a few years later teams were started in that city and in New York City. In the 1880s Eastern schools including New York University, Princeton, Yale, and Harvard took up the sport. In 1884 a successful tour of Europe was made by a team of U.S. collegians, and in 1906 the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse League was formed. The game received its greatest impetus, however, when it was introduced to Baltimore by some track-and-field athletes, who had seen the game played by Canadians on Long Island. The Baltimoreans actively promoted the sport, aiming at all age levels, so that Baltimore became the main U.S. centre of lacrosse. During the 1920s women field hockey players discovered lacrosse, and in 1931 the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Association was formed.
The Intercollegiate Lacrosse League was reorganized in 1926 as the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which had about 120 member colleges. In 1970 the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with more than 500 member colleges, undertook sponsorship of intercollegiate lacrosse competition, reflecting the growth of the sport in the country outside its traditional Eastern Seaboard stronghold. NCAA national championship tournaments for men began in 1971; women’s tournaments began in 1982. The college team considered the best in the country is awarded the Wingate Trophy.
Lacrosse was included in the Olympic Games in 1904 and 1908 with teams representing Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. Teams from those countries also demonstrated the sport in exhibitions at the Games in 1928, 1932, and 1948, but it did not attract enough international interest to remain an Olympic sport. World Championships for men have been held since 1967. Women’s World Championships were held from 1969 to 1982, when they were replaced by the World Cup. A variant of lacrosse, called box lacrosse, was introduced in Canada in 1930.
Lacrosse Field Lines and Markings
A sport whose recent growth in popularity can match that of just about any other in the country, lacrosse is being played by a lot more youths at the lower levels and in high school now than ever before. Whether you are a player, a budding coach or a parent with a potential lacrosse star, it would behoove you to understand the rules and know what all those field lines and markings on a lacrosse field actually signify.
Standard Lines and Markings
What are the standard lines and markings in lacrosse?
The midfield line is where the faceoffs take place, including the one that starts each game. The four lines that outline the perimeter of the field separate the area of play from what constitutes out of bounds. A player who has his or her foot across any of these lines is considered out of bounds. Both goals have an area in front of them known as a crease, and this area is deemed off limits for the offensive players. They are not allowed into the crease, and must attempt any shots from outside this crease. Defensive players, however, are allowed to venture into the crease. Each side of a lacrosse field has two lines that you can’t cross over if you are a midfielder or an attacker until the faceoff is over and one team has secured possession.
The size of a regulation lacrosse field is 60 meters wide by 100 meters long (65.62 yards x 120. 30 yards). A woman’s lacrosse field used to have different dimensions than that of a men’s lacrosse field, but recent international changes made the field size for both genders universal. The radius of the goal crease is 3 meters, or 3.28 yards. The space behind the lacrosse goal is 13 yards. The substitution area is 13 meters, or a shade larger than 14 yards.
The midfield line divides the length of the field in half. Markings on the midfield line include perpendicular markings for the wing area, which is marked 10 yards in from the sidelines (20 yards in from the center) of the field. The “attack area” and “defensive area” are marked 35 yards from the end lines of the field. These lines designate the number of players allowed in each of these areas. A regulation lacrosse goal measures 6 feet high by 6 feet wide by 7 feet deep.
What are the basic rules of lacrosse?
There are 10 players per side on the field at any one time in lacrosse, including the goalkeeper. The sport consists of four positions: midfield (sometimes referred to as “middies”), attack, defense and goalie. There are three attackers, three middies and three players on defense. Lacrosse games are four quarters, with length of the quarters increasing from eight to 15 minutes as the levels go up from youth to high school to college to pro to international. Teams trade ends of the field at the end of each quarter.
Lacrosse Fast-Growing Sport Coming to a Field Near You
Lacrosse has been around since even before the 16th century when Europeans settlers found Native Americans playing it, but it just recently became popular in the United States. This extremely fast-growing sport deserves a second look, as it has the potential to be a great investment for athletic facility owners and tournament planners.
When the Europeans first made contact with Native Americans in the late 1490s/early 1500s, lacrosse was one of the first native stickball games that they saw being played. The oldest surviving stick in U.S. possession dates from the early 19th century, and it wasn’t until later that historians got their hands on some ancient rules of the “Cherokee Ball-Play.” While Native Americans also played other stickball games such as field hockey and shinny, lacrosse stood out because of its use of its netted “scoop” part of the stick.
Observed as an almost exclusively male sport, lacrosse was played mostly in the eastern half of North America, and three variations of the sport seemed to form due to differences in stick handling and equipment used : Great Lakes, Southeastern (which involved two sticks per player) and Iroquoian. Non-natives started taking up the game around the mid 19th century when some Canadians in Montreal took interest and started an amateur club league, and eventually traveled to Europe to play exhibition games. Because of the cost of traveling overseas, it wasn’t until the 1980s, when the Iroquois Nationals were formed, that Native Americans were able to compete professionally in their own game abroad.
Lacrosse serves more than recreational purposes for Native Americans. Rooted deeply in tradition, the game is also a spiritual experience that involves ceremony and whose end result is believed to be determined by supernatural forces. Banned for being involved with an increase in violence and betting around 1900, the game came back and is still played by the Iroquois and Southeastern tribes in their traditional forms.
2005 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship – Virginia Cavaliers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Today, lacrosse is one of the world’s fastest growing sports with more than half a million players. In the U.S., by the 2014-2015 season there will be nearly 516 NCAA lacrosse teams, which is a 63% increase in one decade. These teams are no longer concentrated in the Northeast as they had been historically. From 2005-2014, the West experienced a 120% increase in the number of NCAA teams, while the Southeast experienced a 263% increase and the Midwest a 381% increase.
Besides being the fastest-growing NCAA sport, lacrosse is also the nation’s fastest-growing high school sport. From 2008-2013 there was a 34% increase in the number of boys’ programs and a 36% increase in the number of girls’ programs.
At first glimpse, lacrosse doesn’t have too much in common with another fast-growing sport, soccer. But, there is one important similarity that high schools have been taking advantage of.
The regulation field size for lacrosse is 60 yards wide by 110 yards long, and the regulation size for a soccer field is 60 yards wide by 100 yards long. Since lacrosse only requires an additional 10 yards and the majority of high schools that have soccer teams had them only before they had lacrosse teams, the field is used for both sports. In high school, football fields are typically used for all three sports since their dimensions are 53 and 1/3 yards wide by 120 yards long, and it wouldn’t be cost-effective to create new fields.
A regulation lacrosse field is 60 yards wide by 110 yards long, which is 10 yards longer than a regulation soccer field
As the number of NCAA teams continues to rise, so does the number of colleges making their soccer complexes into facilities that can also host lacrosse games. Vanderbilt University and Georgetown University both undertook renovations in the early 2000s to make their soccer fields into multi-sport fields that could also host lacrosse games. Michigan Stadium, home to the Wolverines football team at the University of Michigan, hosted its first men’s lacrosse game in March 2012 and first women’s lacrosse game in March of this year.
Many community recreation facilities are also utilizing this concept. Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, New York was built even before the new millennium as a multi-sports stadium that is meant to house soccer, lacrosse and football games, with a nine-lane track encircling it that can also host track and field events. In a Newsday article, Duke University lacrosse coach John Danowski told reporters that Mitchel’s lacrosse field is the “best public venue around.”
For facility owners, lacrosse is an extremely inexpensive sport to host. With much smaller dimensions, lacrosse goals are very different than soccer goals and are actually much cheaper. Regulation lacrosse goals can cost anywhere from $300-$600, while most regulation soccer goals cost from $600 to often over $1,000. The main additional cost to hosting lacrosse as well as soccer on a multi-sport field is the wear and tear of increased usage. Many facility owners and operators have found that offering their fields to youth leagues along with high school and/or college leagues decreases the wear and tear since younger players tend to play less aggressively. Therefore, spreading out the usage among a variety of levels of play decreases the chance that hosting lacrosse along with soccer will increase maintenance costs.
Lacrosse is the country’s hottest sport right now, and the trend in increasing numbers of high school and NCAA teams doesn’t look like it will be changing anytime soon. Now is the ideal time for sports complexes that currently house soccer and/or football fields to consider expanding or painting new lines on existing space so it can be used for lacrosse games.
By: Niki Kottmann
Lacrosse Field Dimensions
- Lacrosse Field Dimensions
A lacrosse field measures 60 yards wide and 110 yards long. Men’s and women’s field lacrosse at the college and professional level all have approximately the same size field in terms of the length and width of the outer boundaries. In this section, we will cover the size and dimensions of the key zones in the field of play.
The end lines in lacrosse are 60 yards long. They are connected at each end to the sidelines, which are 110 yards long. Together they form a rectangle that marks the outer boundaries of the field of play. When a player or the ball crosses outside the field of play, it is considered out of bounds and play stops.
Zones within the Field of Play
There are four major zones on a lacrosse field:
- Offensive Area
- Defensive Area
- Wing Areas
- Midfield Area
Offensive and Defensive Areas
The offensive and defensive areas are 40 yards wide by 35 yards long. They are enclosed by the restraining line, the end line and the wing line.
The wing area, also known as the alley, is located ten yards in from the sideline and run perpendicular to the center line. They are ten yards wide and extend the full length of the field.
The midfield area is 40 yards long by 60 yards wide. It is enclosed by opposite restraining lines and the sidelines. It is bisected by the center line. The face-off X is located in the center of the center line, 30 yards in from each sideline.
Goal Area Dimensions
The goal area includes the goal frame and netting, the crease circle, and the goal line extended marking. The goal frame is a six feet tall by six feet wide square, and the frame is centered on the goal line.
The goal line is the vertical plane drawn from the crossbar to the ground. The goal line is 20 yards closer to the end line measured from the restraining line. The goal line is 15 yards away from the endline, creating an area within play behind the goal. The goal netting attached to the goal frame is staked into the ground at a point, seven feet behind the center of the goal line, forming a three-dimensional triangular shape.
The crease circle encloses the goal area, and it has a 9-foot radius.
Goal line extended (GLE) refers to an imaginary line in line with the goal line that runs parallel to the end line and extends out to the sidelines by 20 yards on each side.
Sideline Area Dimensions
The sideline area includes the penalty box, which doubles as the substitution area. The penalty box is 20 yards long by six yards wide, bisected by the center line. It is located in between the sideline and the timekeeper’s table.
The coaches and team areas for each team are located adjacent to each end of the penalty box. The coaches area in lacrosse is a section of the field on one side of the center line designated for the coaches and coordinators to coach from the sideline. Official rules state that the coaches area in field lacrosse shall be 15-20 yards in length. The team bench in lacrosse is the area where the substitutes and injured players remain during the game. It is located behind the coaches area away from the sideline. The back of the coaches and team areas are soft boundaries and do not have an official depth.
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About Field Lacrosse | Surrey Lacrosse Association
Field Lacrosse: The Winter Sport Alternative
More and more athletes are discovering a reason to pick up a sticks in the winter.
Field lacrosse is the fastest growing game in North America at every level. The appeal? It’s a neat composite of other
sports, it’s fast, it’s easy to learn, and it’s cool! As parents discover that field lacrosse is more exciting than soccer,
cheaper than ice hockey and not as dangerous as football, the game is getting a closer look.
Field lacrosse is played on a rectangular playing field, 110 yards long by 60 yards wide, as shown on the diagram
(click on the thumbnail to enlarge). The goals are set forward from the end lines, so play can be switched behind the goals to draw
defenders out of position. Players are not allowed to go within the opposition’s crease, marked by a large circle
surrounding each goal. The goal nets are 6 feet square in size.
There are 10 players on the field at a time for each team: a goalkeeper (or goalie), three defenders (or
big-sticks as they carry longer sticks than other players), three midfielders (or middies) and three attackers (or attacks).
Goalies and defenders try to stop the opposition from scoring, the attackers supply the offence, and midfielders are
expected to do a bit of both, generally bringing the ball forward in transition or running back to play defence.
Attackers are expected to have the best stick skills on the team whereas midfielders are often among the fastest players.
Defenders must be quick, but also strong enough to hold their ground. The goalie wears surprisingly little protection
considering how fast the ball can be thrown. A lacrosse goalie needs to be agile, highly reactive and able to run, so
dressing up like a box lacrosse goalie is not practical.
A game is run over four quarters of 20 minutes each. Teams swap ends after each quarter.
The game begins with a face-off at midfield. After the defenders and the attackers have moved inside the
boxes at either end of the field and the midfielders are on their wings, the two center midfielders line up in the middle
with their sticks horizontal on the ground. At the whistle, the two try to flip their sticks down on top of the ball
to gain control, and will usually flip the ball out to a teammate. Once one team has possession, all other players may
release and move freely on their halves of the field.
At any time, both teams must have at least four players on their defensive half of the field (normally the
three long-stick defenders and the goalie) and three on the offensive half (the three attackers).
In the event that a player, such as a defender carrying the ball, intends to step over the midfield line,
another is required to stay back in place of that player prior to the crossing. Violation of this rule is called
offside. Most goalies have the desire at some point during the game to go crazy and leg it up the field with the
ball. This is allowed and they occasionally actually score a goal.
On defence, when the other team has the ball, players are permitted to body check from the front with their
hands together they cannot cross-check an opponent. Players may also use short, controlled chops and pokes of their
stick to the opponents stick and hands to try and dislodge the ball.
Defenders can also use their stick (usually five feet long for more reach) to strike, or ‘check’ the ball
carrier’s stick in an attempt to release the ball. They can also check the gloved hand while it is on the stick, to
either jostle the ball or force the attacker to take that hand off the stick, reducing their ability to shoot or pass
Attackers can ‘shield’ their stick with a stationary arm to protect it from the defender’s checks. Play does not
stop, unless the ball rolls off the field of play, a goal is scored or a penalty is called.
Position Descriptions and Field Diagram – CreaseRoll
For the first time parent, a girls’ lacrosse game can be a pretty strange sight with players lined up on both ends of the field, unlike soccer, and unusual markings near the goal, resembling a basketball court. The field is similar in size to a soccer field and includes a center circle like soccer. Twelve players, including the goal keeper, take the field for each team. A typical player arrangement includes four defensive players, four offensive players, and three midfield players. While lacrosse is a fairly fluid game, each player, or set of players, has a basic role.
This downloadable diagram includes a general explanation of each position and field markings with dimensions and descriptions. Girls Lacrosse Positions and Field Diagram.
The marked areas in front of each goal are called the “arc” and “fan” and often synonymously referred to as the “8” and the “12”. This downloadable diagram illustrates the 8 meter arc and the 12 meter fan and includes dimensions to line a field. **The rule book is metric so this one in yards is helpful for field maintenance people. Arc and Fan with Dimensions.
Key Areas on the Field
Critical Scoring Area – An area that includes the 8 meter arc and 12 meter fan and extends behind the goal to the end line. While not specifically lined out, in this area penalty administration is different than in other parts of the field. In other words, the same foul is penalized differently when committed in the critical scoring area, than the middle of the field.
Goal Circle – The circle around the goal with a radius of 2.6 meters (8 feet 6 inches). No player’s stick or body may “break” the cylinder of the goal circle.
12 Meter Fan – A semi-circle in front of the goal used for the administration of minor fouls.
8 Meter Arc – A quarter-circular (pie shaped) area in front of the goal used for the administration of major fouls. A defender may not remain in this area for more than three seconds unless she is within a stick’s length of her opponent. For more detail see the post on the three seconds rule.
Restraining Line – There are two restraining lines; one on each scoring end, thirty yards up from the goal line. Only seven players can be attacking to score between the goal and the restraining line; thus four players and the goal keeper need to remain at least thirty yards out (on their defensive two thirds).
Goal Keeper – Protect the goal, have a lot of confidence and thick skin.
Low Defense – Typically charged with marking the opposition’s better scorers. They need to be quick on the slide and protect the goal keeper.
High Defense – The first line of defense responsible for picking up attacking wings in transition, killing fast breaks, and also the opposite role of transitioning the ball back to her attacking teammates. This is a tough fast player.
Wings (Right and Left Midfield) – These girls pretty much play the whole field and need to be complete players skill-wise both offensively and defensively and are critical in transitioning the ball from defense to attack , but most importantly need endurance and speed.
Center – Another midfielder with the same role as the wings, but this player has a special skill – taking the draw. Draw control is important and a big factor in getting scoring chances.
High Attack – The high attackers are also responsible for transitioning the ball from defense to attack, typically receiving the ball from the midfield wings and setting up the attack.
Low Attack – The primary responsibility of a low attacker is to score. They work all around the goal cutting to receive a pass for a shot or cutting to make room for another player. Good stick skills and good shooting technique are essential.
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|Field Type||Endzone Length||Playing Length||Total Length||Width||Hashmark Width||Upright Width||Total Square Footage|
|Professional||30 ft X 2||300 ft||360 ft||160 ft||18 ft 6 in||18 ft 6 in||57,600 sq ft|
|NCAA||30 ft X 2||300 ft||360 ft||160 ft||40 ft||18 ft 6 in||57,600 sq ft|
|High School||30 ft X 2||300 ft||360 ft||160 ft||53 ft 4 in||23 ft 4 in||57,600 sq ft|
|Canadian||75 ft X 2||330 ft||480 ft||195 ft||51 ft||18 ft 6 in||93,600 sq ft|
* Total square footage does not include any area not in play.
|Field Type||Length||Width||Total Area|
|Men’s||330-360 ft||195-225 ft||64,350-81,000 sq ft|
|Women’s||240-300 ft||120-180 ft||28,800-54,000 sq ft|
|High School||330 ft||195 ft||64,350 sq ft|
|Junior High School||300 ft||165 ft||49,500 sq ft|
|Field Type||Length||Width||Total Area|
|Standard||300 ft||180 ft||54,000 sq ft|
|Field Type||Length||Width||Total Area|
|Standard||330 ft||180 ft||59,400 sq ft|
|Field Type||Endzone Length||Field Length||Width||Total Area|
|Standard||32. 81-72.18 ft||328.08 ft max||226.38 t max||106,950.96 sq ft|
|They need a model to demonstrate the new Buick LaCrosse at the Fairview Mall.||Need a model to showcase the new Buick LaCross at Fairview Mall.|
|You could have thrown in a few boys from the lacrosse team, And it would have been the constance mother-Daughter luncheon all over again.||Could bring in a couple more boys from the lacrosse team and that would be a repetition of breakfast at Constance.|
|Okay, today’s lacrosse sticks are a composite of … aluminum and titanium, and the head is made out of nylon and leather mesh.||Thus, modern lacrosse sticks are made of an alloy of aluminum and titanium, and the net part is made of nylon and leather.|
|Dumped by the co-captain of the lacrosse team.||Abandoned by co-captain of the lacrosse team.|
|I guess I could use my co-captain status to get the lacrosse team here.||I think I could use my co-captain status and call the lacrosse team.|
|Loves horses, hates poseurs, and will only date cute boys with blonde hair and great abs who are at least 6 feet tall and play either lacrosse or water polo.||Loves horses, hates poseurs and only dates cute boys with blond hair and muscular muscles who are at least 6 feet tall and also play lacrosse or water polo.|
|I was talking about you joining the lacrosse team.||I was talking about you joining the lacrosse team.|
|We got soccer meatballs, lacrosse stick hot dogs … and pigskin pizza pockets.||We have soccer balls, lacrosse hot dogs … and soccer ball pizza envelopes.|
|How familiar are you with the game I just invented called unicycle lacrosse?||How familiar are you with the game I just came up with and called unicycle lacrosse?|
|Haven’t had this many big strapping men at my bedside. .. since that night with the varsity lacrosse team.||Never have so many big strong men beside my bed since that night with the varsity lacrosse team.|
|The girl I loved in high school was with the co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team, and I wanted to take her from him.||I fell in love at school with a girl who was dating the captain of the school team … in lacrosse, and I wanted to take her away from him.|
|You’re the first brother at west beverly to play varsity lacrosse As long as anyone can remember.||You’re the first bro in West Beverly to play lacrosse in all the time I can remember.|
|Someone to make sure you don’t freak and try to saw off that prized lacrosse arm.||Someone to make sure you don’t go crazy and try to saw off your precious Lacrosse hand.|
|Do you send them to private school? Because then you got sweater vests and lacrosse coming at you all day.||At a private school they spend all day in a jersey playing lacrosse.|
|Not to mention intramural lacrosse!||Not to mention peerless lacrosse|
|They’re all at the intramural lacrosse finals.||They’re all at the lacrosse finals.|
|Just enjoying my first exhilarating lacrosse experience.||Just enjoying my first cheerleader experience at Lacrosse.|
|I’ll always remember lacrosse champions.||I’ll never forget the lacrosse championship.|
|The Quran strictly forbids baseball, lacrosse, of course, and board games with hungry hippos.||The Koran strictly prohibits baseball, lacrosse, of course, and board games with hungry hippos.|
|I’m gonna be bigger than Mac Davis, and Mac Davis can totally suck it! And you can all suck it, because I am gonna play professional lacrosse.||And let Mac Davis choke.because I’m going to play lacrosse professionally.|
|People always think that football players lacrosse, soccer are those that are injured, but ballet dancers are injured every day and must continue working.||People think that only footballers and lacrosse players get injured. In ballet, dancers receive them every day, and despite this they continue to dance.|
|She had been made captain of the hockey and lacrosse teams, and was at the head of her class scholasticaily.||She was elected captain of the hockey team, became interested in field hockey, and in addition, the headmistress appointed her head of the class.|
|So I get you sitting outside of my house like that lacrosse player my freshman year of college.||And you are sitting near my house. Like that freshman lacrosse player in college.|
|He put the- he put the lacrosse stick on the door.||He hung … He hung a lacrosse club on the door.|
|I mean, business is okay, and lacrosse is awesome, but . .. what am I gonna be, a professional lacrosse player?||I think business is good and lacrosse is great, but … who am I going to become, a professional lacrosse player?|
|Okay, Cayla is the captain of the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse team.||Kayla is the captain of the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams.|
|She plays lacrosse and takes cello lessons.||She plays lacrosse and takes cello lessons.|
|Forget lacrosse. Your kid needs boxing lessons.||Forget lacrosse, your son needs boxing lessons.|
|The guy is a player lacrosse uni.||The guy plays lacrosse at the university.|
|His first pair of lacrosse cleats.||His first pair of lacrosse clamps.|
|Just my stupid Lacrosse trophy.||My stupid lacrosse cup.|
|Half the lacrosse team was gay. You must have known that, right?||Yes, half of the players on our sports team were blue, you knew.|
|Viscount James Earl Tennis Racquet, and Duke of Lacrosse Team.||Viscount James Earl Tennis Racket and Prince of the Lacrosse Team.|
|Gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, went to University of Alberta on a sports scholarship.||Was engaged in gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, entered the University of Alberta, receiving a sports scholarship.|
|That’s why you play lacrosse.||That’s why you play lacrosse.|
|And Miranda coaches the women’s lacrosse team at Ole Miss.||A Miranda is the coach of the university women’s cross country team.|
|It is also commonly used in shafts for lacrosse sticks, such as the STX saber, and camping knife and fork sets.||It is also widely used in shafts for lacrosse golf clubs such as the STX saber, and camping knife and fork sets.|
|Lacrosse cleats are characterized by having a high support for the ankle, and appear most similar to American Football cleats.||The lacrosse boot features a high ankle support and looks the most similar to the American football boot.|
|Lacrosse cleats contain a typical, standard toe cleat in the front and beneath the toes, for gaining traction off the toe.||The Lacrosse boot contains the typical, standard toe of the boot and under the toes to get traction from the toe.|
|Lars Tiffany is an American lacrosse coach.||Lars Tiffany is an American lacrosse coach.|
|He is the current head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers men’s lacrosse program at the University of Virginia.||He is currently the head coach of the Virginia Cavaliers men’s lacrosse program at the University of Virginia.|
|Tiffany has brought one of the all-time great lacrosse programs back to national prominence and won the 2019 NCAA Championship with the Cavaliers.||Tiffany brought one of the greatest lacrosse programs in the country’s history and won the 2019 NCAA Championship with the Cavaliers.|
|Born in LaFayette, New York, Tiffany attended LaFayette High School, where he played football, basketball, as well as lacrosse.||Born in Lafayette, New York, Tiffany attended Lafayette High School where he played football, basketball, and lacrosse.|
|In 1986, he enrolled at Brown University, where he played lacrosse and served as captain for two years.||In 1986 he entered Brown University where he played lacrosse and served as captain for two years.|
|Tiffany was the head lacrosse coach from 2007-2016.||Tiffany was the head coach of lacrosse from 2007 to 2016.|
|Tiffany became the 17th head coach of the Virginia men’s lacrosse program on June 21, 2016.||On June 21, 2016, Tiffany became the 17th head coach of the Virginia men’s lacrosse team.|
|It was funded with $ 10,000 given by citizens including New York City alderman Herbert Parsons and former lacrosse star Elgin Gould.||It was funded by $ 10,000 from citizens including New York City alderman Herbert Parsons and former lacrosse star Elgin Gould.|
|Tall, muscular, and broad-shouldered, Hughes excelled at sports, being especially talented at lacrosse.||Tall, muscular and broad-shouldered, Hughes excelled in sports, especially lacrosse.|
|Lacrosse sticks are also made with scandium.||Lacrosse sticks are also made from scandium.|
|Harvard was the first Ivy League school to win an NCAA Championship in a women’s sport when its women’s lacrosse team won in 1990.||Harvard was the first Ivy League school to win the NCAA Women’s Sports Championship when its women’s team won won lacrosse in 1990.|
|Similarly, the men’s lacrosse program enjoyed a period of dominance 1992–2001, during which time it won six national championships.||Likewise, the men’s lacrosse program had a dominance period of 1992-2001, during which it won six national championships.|
|The biography of the Edmonton Rush Lacrosse Club’s yeti mascot, Slush, describes a history where the two characters grew up together in the Cascade Mountains.||The biography of the Yeti mascot of the Edmonton Rush lacrosse club, Slush, describes a story in which two characters grew up together in the Cascade Mountains.|
|The men’s lacrosse team has won eight national championships and appeared in the NCAA tournament sixteen times.||The men’s lacrosse team has won eight national championships and entered the NCAA tournament sixteen times.|
|Hidden ball tricks can be used in rugby and lacrosse.||Hidden ball tricks can be used in rugby and lacrosse.|
|The Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League played at the Xcel Energy Center until the team moved to Georgia in 2015.||The Minnesota National Lacrosse League Swarm played at Xcel Energy Center until the team moved to Georgia in 2015 …|
|In lacrosse, a zone defense is not as often as the normal man defense.||In lacrosse, zonal protection is not as common as normal men’s protection.|
|While mainly interested in rugby as a youth, he became interested in lacrosse and ice hockey and eventually started the Toronto Lacrosse Hockey League.||In his youth, he was mainly interested in rugby, but then became interested in lacrosse and ice hockey and eventually founded the Toronto Hockey League.|
|Many Canadians took interest in the game and in 1856 William George Beers codified the aboriginal game into modern lacrosse.||Many Canadians became interested in the game, and in 1856 William George Beers codified the Aboriginal game into modern lacrosse.|
|In addition, Loyola University won its first men’s NCAA lacrosse championship in 2012.||In addition, Loyola University won its first men’s NCAA lacrosse championship in 2012.|
|Finally in April 1994, Bill C – 212 was passed to recognize hockey as Canada’s official winter game, and lacrosse as its summer game.||Finally, in April 1994, Bill C-212 was passed, which recognized ice hockey as Canada’s official winter game and lacrosse as its summer game.|
definition and synonyms of lacrosse in the English dictionary
LACROSSE – definition and synonyms of lacrosse in the English dictionary
ETHYMOLOGY OF LACROSSE
Canadian French: the hooked stick, crosier. Etymology is the science of the origin of words and the change in their construction and meaning.
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LACROSSE
WHAT IS LACROSSE
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Lacrosse is a team sport of Indian descent played using a small rubber ball and a long handle called a stick or lacrosse. This is a contact sport that requires supplements, except for the female version.The head of the lacrosse stick is endowed with a loose mesh designed to grip and hold the lacrosse ball. It’s a shame, the goal of the game is to score by shooting the ball at the opponent’s target, using lacrosse to catch, carry and pass the ball to get it done. The defensive goal is to keep the opposing team from scoring and win the ball through stick and body contact or positioning. The sport has four main types: men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, boxed lacrosse and intercross. Lacrosse is a team sport of Native American origin played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick. It is a contact sport which requires padding, except in the women’s version. The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the lacrosse ball. Offensively, the objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent’s goal, using the lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball to do so.Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to gain the ball through the use of stick checking and body contact or positioning. The sport has four major types: men’s field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse.
Definition of lacrosse in the English dictionary
The definition of lacrosse in the dictionary is a ball game invented by Native Americans, now played by two teams trying to propel the ball into each other’s target using long-handed hook sticks that are loosely strung onto a kind of mesh pouch.
The definition of lacrosse in the dictionary is a ball game invented by Native Americans, now played by two teams who try to propel a ball into each other’s goal by means of long-handled hooked sticks that are loosely strung with a kind of netted pouch.
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WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LACROSSE
Synonyms and antonyms of lacrosse in the English dictionary
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TRANSLATION OF LACROSSE
Find out the translation of lacrosse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator. The translations of the word lacrosse from English into other languages presented in this section were carried out using automatic translation, in which the main element of the translation is the word “lacrosse” in English.
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Trends of use of lacrosse
TRENDS IN USE OF THE TERM “LACROSSE”
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM “LACROSSE” OVER TIME
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the word lacrosse
QUOTES WITH LACROSSE
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I grew up playing field hockey and lacrosse – prep school sport – and I was terrible at them.
I don’t consider lacrosse a sport. To me that’s just a frat activity that got out of hand.
I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse , that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game …
You can play professional lacrosse , but they make less than a teacher’s salary now. I always thought about that. And it’s a very difficult career, a short career, as a pro athlete.
I played lacrosse for a hot second, but I was mainly a swimmer – captain of my swim team.
I played street hockey in Riverside Park when I was a kid.I played goalie. I didn’t make the hockey team in college, so I played lacrosse instead. I didn’t play hockey again for 20 to 25 years, and then my son became interested in the game. I decided to pick it up again. A friend let me play backup on his team.
You know you have a gambling problem when it’s 4 A.M. at the Mirage Sports Book and you’re walking around going, ‘Hey you get the lacrosse scores?’
I think the greatest all-around athlete ever was Jim Brown.He played lacrosse , basketball and ran track at Syracuse. He played professional football for the Browns.
I went to an all-girls private school, where we played field hockey and lacrosse .
I grew up with lacrosse in my life because my dad played lacrosse all throughout college, so I grew up with the gear in my house – like the sticks, the helmet.
BOOKS IN ENGLISH RELATED TO
Discover the use of lacrosse in the following bibliographical selection. Books related to the word lacrosse and short excerpts from these books to get an idea of the context of the word’s use in the English literature.
Lacrosse : A Guide for Parents and Players
Whether your child is 8 or 18, experienced or just starting, this book is the complete guide to all that lacrosse has to offer.Empower yourself with practical answers and unique ideas, whether you are new to lacrosse or once were a player.
Noah Fink, Melissa Gaskill, 2006
Lacrosse : Technique and Tradition, The Second Edition of the …
Like the Bob Scott book on which it builds, this edition will soon become familiar to every serious student of the sport.
David G.Pietramala, Neil A. Grauer, 2008
Lacrosse : A History of the Game
“This book will long serve as the standard history of lacrosse.” – Journal of American History “An important contribution to our understanding of how sport emerged as a professional, commercial spectacle in modern North America.” – …
American Indian Lacrosse : Little Brother of War
Here Thomas Vennum brings this world to life.
Lacrosse : Technique and Tradition
The director of athletics at Johns Hopkins University traces the history of lacrosse and offers detailed explanations of the sport’s techniques and strategies, presenting line drawings and action photographs to illustrate aspects of play
Bob Scott, Robert Scott, 1978
Lacrosse : Rules, Tips, Strategy, and Safety
Offers an introduction to the history, techniques, equipment, and rules of lacrosse, the oldest sport in North America.
Coaching Youth Lacrosse
Coaching Youth Lacrosse is an excellent introduction to youth coaching and teaching young lacrosse players valuable skills.
American Sport Education Program, 2003
Best Sport Ever: Lacrosse takes readers from the beginnings of lacrosse to present day with a focus on the legends, the amazing stories, and the unique characteristics that makes the sport great.
Lacrosse : Fundamentals for Winning
Focuses on rules and playing techniques with illustrations and text to explain specific skills
Lacrosse Legends of the First Americans
Thomas Vennum brings together thirteen Native American legends from five lacrosse playing tribes – the Cherokee, Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Seneca, Ojibwe, and Menominee – to provide a glimpse into Native American life and the role “the…
NEWS WITH THE TERM “LACROSSE”
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Two-league lacrosse star John Grant Jr. staying in Denver area…
One of the top lacrosse players in the world, John Grant Jr.of the Colorado Mammoth and Denver Outlaws, makes the transition towards … “The Denver Post, Jul 15”
Stillwater lacrosse tournament raises sport’s profile – StarTribune.com
Photo courtesy of John Diana Sam Houle, center, of the Stillwater Lacrosse Club, found an open lane against three opponents. Houle will be a … “Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15”
Lacrosse camp to offer lessons for newcomers | Community Sports…
The Summer Lacrosse Experience will kick off Tuesday, a chance for kids from first grade through high school to be introduced to the sport.Bowling Green Daily News Jul 15
Playing Lacrosse at UVa a ‘Dream’ for Nora Bowen – NBC29 WVIR …
Woodgrove head girls lacrosse coach Bob Fuller says, “Nora’s work ethic is absolutely incredible. She’s got great hand-eye coordination and …” NBC 29 News, Jul 15 “
More honors for Niskayuna lacrosse players – Your Niskayuna
Niskayuna boys’ lacrosse’s Aidan O’Brien makes a move around a West Genesee defender during the Class A state championship in Vestal on… “Your Niskayuna, Jul 15”
Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club honors Kyle Sweeney with…
The Springfield Cougars Lacrosse Club (SCLC) has begun a new tradition. In 2014, Greg Campbell became the first recipient of what has now … “Delco News Network, Jul 15”
Northlands will try to net new lacrosse team as the Rush appear …
EDMONTON – With the Edmonton Rush lacrosse team’s all-but-done run out of Edmonton to Saskatoon, Northlands CEO and president Tim… “Edmonton Journal, Jul 15”
Staten Island Spartans lacrosse travel team making lots of noise…
What happens when you try to form a boys’ travel lacrosse team out of a bunch of successful high school players from six different schools? “SILive.com, Jul 15”
Benji LaCrosse reaches century mark in IMCA modified wins
When Benji LaCrosse crossed the finish line to win his 100th career IMCA modified feature at Seymour Speedway on Sunday, he joined an… “Green Bay Press Gazette, Jul 15”
60 for ’16: Agnes Irwin (Pa.) Girls lacrosse defender Sarah Platt …
What we’ve seen: Platt was named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Lacrosse First Team after intercepting five passes and … “USA TODAY High School Sports, Jul 15”
“EDUCALINGO. Lacrosse [online]. Available
Wycombe Abbey School – studying a foreign language abroad with the International Education Club
Wycombe Abbey’s mission is to provide its students with the fullest possible education and open up the maximum opportunities for further university admission and career choices.The educational process takes place in several stages.
The first stage (UIII-LIV) – for girls aged 11-12 years. The curriculum includes a wide range of different subjects, including foreign languages: French, Spanish and, of course, English.
In the next stage (UIV), at the age of 13-14, students continue to study a large number of disciplines, to which a number of additional subjects are added.Latin is a compulsory subject for study. Many also study Classical Greek; lessons of German and Chinese are presented “from scratch”. In addition, it is in the UIV class that girls begin to determine the subjects that they would like to study in the future, in the GCSE program.
At the age of 14-15, children study in LV-UV classes in a two-year GCSE program, culminating in exams. Six subjects – English, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics – are required.In addition to them, it is necessary to choose 4-5 more subjects from a rather extensive list, which includes art, design and technology, geography, history, mathematics, religious studies, music, natural sciences. One of the chosen subjects must necessarily be a modern foreign language (for example, French, German or Russian). Students also attend physical education and health education (PSHE) classes as in previous years.
The final stage of the training is the two-year LVI-UVI program dedicated to the examination course A-levels.The main goal of this course is an in-depth study of the disciplines necessary for further admission to the university. Girls choose 5 subjects out of 24 offered, including: English and English literature, ancient languages and cultures (Latin, Greek), economics, geography, state and politics, higher mathematics, Russian, religious studies, music, biology, chemistry, psychology and even such discipline as “Development of critical thinking through reading and writing” (“Critical thinking”).In addition to this, all girls attend physical education lessons, and in the last year of study they can take additional lessons in Chinese or Italian. They also hone their computer skills in accordance with the ECDL (European Computer Driving License) program.
Career guidance program
At Wycombe Abbey, an important part of the educational process is a career guidance program that helps students choose the university that would best suit their abilities and future career plans.Under this program, girls can also do internships, for example, at a publishing house, radio station, museum, research laboratory or veterinary clinic.
You can start school at the age of 11 or 13. The enrollment procedure must begin as early as possible, at least 18 months before the planned start date of the studies. Enrollment is made on the basis of an interview (you must visit the school in person), characteristics and report cards from a Russian school, as well as entrance exams.Girls planning to start at age 11 take exams in English, math, and one science subject. If you plan to start studying at the age of 13, the list of exams is expanded: English, mathematics, natural sciences, history, geography, religious studies, a second foreign language (optional: French, German, Spanish, Chinese).
You can also enroll in the A-levels program. The procedure, as in the above cases, should be started in advance; school attendance, personal interviews and entrance exams are required.
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A small white ball, thrown up, returned to a strong man’s palm, her for a couple of seconds and, slipping into the short-cut green grass, froze, waiting for the beginning of a new quarter.He did not have to lie alone for a long time – almost immediately next to him, two sticks  dropped parallel to each other, smearing dust-covered nets on the ground. The hot air grew even hotter from the almost physical exertion that filled it. In the silence, the heavy breathless breathing of several people was clearly heard, accompanying the surf rustle of the pulse beating in the ears.
Hibiki Leytis, this time in the role of point guard (the coach today shuffled them like cards, swapping them almost after every goal – a sure sign of his bad mood), unclenched his fist and hastily wiggled his spread fingers, as far as the glove that held down movement allowed : his limbs, already not shining with strength, trembling from fatigue and the outrageous heat (and you can’t say that it’s almost the end of September in the yard, as if the summer is not going to end), already with difficulty held the smooth handle of the stick.I had to squeeze the metal tube harder, which caused my hands to convulse after a short time. Why would he even get into this lacrosse? I would have sat quietly on information technology, poked silently at the keys and did not “shine”, as Mr. Strauss likes to say. But no! He thrust himself into the very heat, immediately becoming the object of ridicule by his more physically developed comrades. He wanted, you see, to prove his masculinity, otherwise some personalities began to actively doubt her. Determination was enough for exactly one training session, after which the only desire was ingloriously to fly out of the team.Well, it’s not his, really! Just try now to convince the trainer of this – you can’t tear it off with your teeth like a tick. “We will make a real man out of you!” – he said pathetically. It is difficult to say what Mr. Strauss meant by these words – either to turn him, Hibiki, into a half-living something emanating from the training miasma, or to completely finish off by running around the field, but the result was still on the face. Rather, on the body – the muscles at the very least, but they started to play, and “some individuals” even liked it.So in his personal ointment there was a small, but rather sweet spoon of honey.
The wait was unbearable. Swallowing dryly (they walked down his throat like sandpaper, scratching hopelessly hoarse ligaments), Hibiki, wanting, while there is an opportunity, to find out who became his involuntary opponent (for shamefully oversleeping this moment, trying to put his breath in order after the race before the last quarter – the coach sent they gave him a ball after he flew into the sky: “Come on, Leitis, you’re a man, go for a run.You will wake up at the same time. In the meantime, I’ll think about where to put you “), raised his head and involuntarily shuddered. The grille of the helmet half hid the face, but now it did not really matter – only a blind person could not recognize those gray-green eyes burning with a predatory shine. Oh shit! Mr. Strauss definitely wants to get rid of him! And in the most sophisticated way – by pairing with the contender for the title of team captain Natsu Dragneel. He’s a real killing machine! And this is not an exaggeration – Dragneel has always played as if the stake was not a few points, but at least his own life.Only low grades for studies prevented him from getting the coveted place earlier – the coach was always very strict in this regard. Although, perhaps, in the new school year (by the way, the last one for Natsu, who should already think about graduation with all the problems and buns attached to it) Dragneel will nevertheless take up his mind and take the desired position with honor. But he, Hibiki, will never know about it. Because he just won’t live to see the end of this damn game!
Natsu’s thin lips twitched, slowly creeping into a wide, contented smile that revealed upper, prominent fangs.
“Don’t be afraid, don’t eat,” he whispered hoarsely.
Hibiki hunted. And at that moment, a whistle sounded unexpectedly loudly over the ear, switching to deafening ultrasound.
He hesitated for just a second, but that was enough for Dragneel to take possession of the ball. Now it was not possible to return a piece of rubber filled with air – Natsu would rather break his arms and legs than give up the ball. All that remained was to watch him and enjoy what he saw.
Whatever you say, Dragneel played masterfully.Hibiki was even jealous – quite a bit, without any pretense of rivalry. Excitement, passion, overflowing energy, unbridled delight in case of victory and genuine sorrow in case of defeat – Natsu could not and did not want to restrain himself, completely surrendering to what was happening on the field, while generously sharing his feelings with the team. So if the coach decides to make Dragneel the captain, they will only win – no one better than Natsu could start the team and give her a symbolic kick in the ass. Mr. Strauss himself with his eternal “You guys! Get together! ” stayed far behind, as soon as the informal leader, illuminating his face with a fanged smile, asked: “Well, what, guys? Let’s light it up? I’m already on fire! “Natsu even dyed his hair pink – the color of their T-shirts, in such a simple way to maintain morale. Still, he, Hibiki, didn’t scare him so much, and he wouldn’t have a price.
Meanwhile, Dragneel, with the stubbornness of a rhinoceros, poured onto the gate. One of the defenders tried to stop him, intending to push him in the shoulder, but Natsu managed to turn, and he, flying past, crashed to the ground. The second was waiting for an even less enviable fate – when he met him, Dragneel simply sat down, and the poor fellow, stumbling over an unexpected obstacle in front of him, flew head over heels to the ground.The third defender was lucky – he managed, grabbing Natsu by the belt, and fall with him. However, this did not save the team from a goal: the ball thrown already in the process of falling, having flown most of the distance between the goal and a small pile, hit the ground and slyly dived into the lower left corner.
– Again … – they stretched out behind their back in disappointment. – Does he ever miss ?!
No one answered this clearly rhetorical question – the coach was already whistling and waving his arms with might and main, placing the players in new positions.They played the rest of the quarter without incident, and only at the very end a fight almost broke out between the guys. The instigator of the conflict was Sting Eucliffe, the current captain of the team. He did not possess Dragneel’s charisma, although he did have his supporters. Assertive, moderately vain, Sting made good competition for Natsu, and a fairly high GPA significantly increased his chances of staying in office. This state of affairs did not suit both, forcing them to find fault with each other on any occasion, exchanging caustic mockery and caustic comments, which rarely, however, turn into something more serious.Apparently, today was just such a time.
– You stepped over the line! – voiced his claims to the rival Eucliffe. – This goal does not count!
– Hey, blondie, open your eyes! – Natsu responded no less indignantly, waving his stick. – Where am I, and where is the line? It’s time for you to see the optometrist.
– You are the first to go to him! – Sting, who hated the nickname firmly stuck to him since elementary school, given for the blond hair that grew over his shoulders, which made him look like a girl, immediately rushed into the attack.
There were no people who wanted to get involved in the brewing fight, except for two – Cheney Rogue and Gray Fullbuster, bosom friends who decided to sort out the relationship of the couple. Natsu only resisted for show, allowing Gray to drag him away almost unhindered. Sting was pushing harder. He wanted not only to pile on Dragneel for this out-of-place thrice-cursed nickname, mentioned three times, but also to take out the insult for the defeat on him – he greatly bypassed him today in the number of goals scored. It was difficult to find a more stupid reason for a fight, but Eucliffe, heated up by the game, thought about it least of all.
Finally, the angry coach sent them to wind circles around the field. Hibiki looked sideways towards Natsu with undisguised envy: he personally was barely dragging his feet, dreaming only that the training would end faster, and he ran as if he had a second wind, managing not just to rearrange his legs, but to do it with unprecedented enthusiasm without closing his mouth for a second, loud screams encouraging the others. And where does the strength come from ?! Almost everyone became the object of his attention, but Eucliffe got the most attention.Sting endured the bullying in silence (the very first attempt to snap back almost ended in a shameful fall, thanks to Cheney running next to him, he supported his friend by the elbow), but it was clear from his angry sparkling eyes that he would win back at the first opportunity.
“The Worm Doth Turn” – Loving Wives
Posted On 23.05.2019
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“And so … the worm … It rotates.”
I would never have believed it. What they’re saying? It couldn’t have happened … I had to … think about Occam’s denouement … the sucker was born there … oh yes, the buddy that was me.Well, it happened, and when it happened, it was like what the dead black panther Eldridge Cleaver said one day that day, “Somewhere in the universe, the mechanism switched.”
The name is Steve Cornish. I guess I’m just an ordinary guy. In fact, I’m probably the most ordinary guy I’ve ever met; only thirty-four, five nine and a half, one hundred and eighty pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, M.E. in elementary education, only a fifth grade teacher in one of the best schools in the neighboring county.How’s that for a typically bland resume?
Oh yes, I was married to a beautiful five foot three, blue eyed blonde paralegal named Myra. We had two wonderful boys; Michael was nine and Jeremy was eight.
I met Myra in high school in college. Does any of this sound familiar? She was in her twenties, working as the legal secretary for a large law firm in the city center. We met at a dance club; she was with the girls’ apiary, I was hanging out with my school friends.I asked her to dance, and everything is good that has gone from there.
The month of June, right after I graduated, we tied the knot. I already had a job; the same place as now. Her mom and dad put on a big spread; church wedding, five brides, girl with a flower, ring bearer, reception with an open bar at the country club. We spent our honeymoon in Las Vegas; never seen a casino, barely had time to eat.
For the next eleven years, we did everything right; if two boys had a small apartment rented, she was saved and bought this first house, everyone knows what I mean by the old “shared ownership”.We gathered and were saved. She stayed at home until the boys were old enough for school, then she went back to work, at first only between the morning bus until noon when the bus dropped them. I babysit at night while she took classes that earned her paralegal status. I did a little more in spring lacrosse coaching in high school and I worked for a construction company hammering nails in the summer. By the end of the winter of our eleventh year, sixth in the share, we were ready to trade.
We tracked down and found our “dream home” in one of these new bedroom communities about thirty miles away. It made my move a little more, but it put us right in the middle of one of the best places to raise kids.
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It was slow at first, but as we planned new behavior, Myra’s behavior changed. Until the early stages of the turn, we always looked at things as a team; we will discuss things and come to a solution that usually involves some level of compromise.But Myra’s attitude shifted; she started to become the “boss”. She said she is more determined. I felt she was more tyrannical and maybe a little insecure, if not disrespectful. But I loved her, so I let her ride.
The house we found was on two acres on the edge of a developed development. I preferred a house at the end of one of the dead ends, but Myra was firm, she wanted more. She was planning a pool in the near future.
As I said, Myra really took responsibility.We needed all the new furniture, so this meant the trips to Frobisher were the best shopping in the area. I need a lawn mower; she ordered one of these brand new John Deere tractors without any advice. I’d be happy with the Cub Cadet used, but Myra wouldn’t have it; she checked Consumer Reports and I think the best home and gardens. She decided John Deere was the way to go. The property had a barn; it wasn’t much, carpenters were hired, and a newer shed soon sat down in the original’s place.I thought things like sheds and lawn tractors were human things? Well, what do I know?
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Myra was worried about the boys; especially with regard to issues of its availability. If there was a problem, she rightfully felt that she needed to get home or school quickly. Back before we lived close to their school. Now everything was different.
Myra couldn’t stay with her old employer and feel safe. She looked through the papers and found a law firm in the county headquarters that was advertising a paralegal.She applied and took up the position almost entirely. This gave her just fifteen minutes from her job and less than five miles from the nursery school.
I wasn’t sure, but I thought there might be a problem or two when she gets home and tells me about her new job. She said, “Steve, I got an assignment and this is going to go up twenty percent. Plus, I’ll have a limited gas mileage and one of their secretaries will do most of my clerical work.However, there are one or two fine lines. ”
She said she wrinkles in her “new” authoritative tone. I wondered what wrinkles are. I found out pretty quickly.
Myra explained, “Honey, they are much more businesslike than my old office in the city. I will have to wear a more formal suit, so I need a new wardrobe. And yes, they are at happy hour Friday at one of the restaurants a few blocks from their office, and they are waiting for me. ”
We were both in the reconnaissance area, and I thought we went through it quite thoroughly.I asked her: “What is the name of the” restaurant “? She said it was a quiet little place called The Wagon Wheel Inn.
When she mentioned the Ferris Wheel, I think there was a little light going on; not a suspicious thing, just an alarming little light. I was at the Wheel of Carriages. I saw a “quirky” little place and it was not what I would call a “family” restaurant, even on a good day. I told her: “I saw this place, honey. I am not happy that you are going there on Friday, as if not without me, at least. “
That’s when the light got a little brighter. She gave me the first of what will soon be her new standard answer: “What do you know? Have you ever been there? Have you tried your food? Have you checked clients? My new bosses say they like it. like this, and this is part of the job, then I will like it too. ”
There was a little more here about the unfortunate tidbit I mentioned. When Mira and I met, looked after and got married, she was one person, but over the years of our marriage, there was some kind of slow, but not so slow metamorphosis.
When we met, she was this creepy, flirtatious rogue who managed to bounce from table to table, addressing this wildly funny and innocently erotic girl. She always dressed beautifully. By that I mean cute miniskirts, snow-white button-down blouses, low-heeled shoes, sometimes even with a knee. She would usually hide her hair with clasps, or sometimes fall back into one of those stunning little ponytails that flipped back and forth as she walked forward.She was light, airy, witty and just pleasant for everyone. She barely wore makeup, but for sure, I didn’t think she was needed.
Did I say she was popular? Well, she was extremely popular. As soon as I aimed at it, I had to fight with the stick. Sometimes I felt like I was standing in line. I think I asked her about eight times before she agreed to marry me.
I remember the day we got married. Her father led her down the hallway in this lovely white dress adorned with rich satin lace, long train and this veil! I say that she is just pleased to see.And when I threw back her veil; those soulful big blue eyes. I mean, the love I saw was tangible, you could cut it with a knife.
We went to Las Vegas, and yes, we left the retinue. She had a body for which other women were killed, and when she wore this white two pieces in the water, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind; it was a complete package.
Publicly during these early years she remained a stupid pouting girl with whom I married and loved, but at home alone in bed, she became a tigress.None of us were virgins when we got married, but I think I got my cherry the night we got engaged, in fact I’m almost positive. At first she was a little reserved, affectionate about sex, but it didn’t take her long to discover and appreciate all the joys of love.
Not a big girl or a particularly cheerful girl. Mira had a natural athleticism that gave herself a real joy in the bedroom. She was really an acrobat! She loved being on top, and in a second, as soon as we left, she could turn to face me face to face.
True, few men really know exactly how big they are compared to other men. Sometimes when we did this missionary, I would get so far that I could hit her cervix, but when she was on top, or when we did an outspoken dog, I went deep, I mean really deep! When she left, she was tense, warm and wet, I would move wildly, feeling her rigid canyon walls embrace me.
When we first got married, I admit that I had a terrible time with her.She was incredibly tiny and I wasted too much time just snuggling and snuggling while I used my fingers to massage her lower lips. I rub and rub; it will turn pink and swollen. I would go down on her and lick and kiss and swing her until she agreed to let me try to get in. These were the first few times that I had problems traveling. As if it didn’t hurt that much, she would make me stop. It may seem self-serving, but be human; my patience with her made me feel good.I sighed with pride when it finally happened that I was the one who persuaded my innocent wife to be feminine.
I tried to get her to suck me, but at first she said she was afraid that I pounced on her, later she pulled out “oh, it’s dirty and humiliating” for the woman, so I had to settle for the occasional handmade. It wasn’t really that bad; her hands were small, her fingers were soft and tasty, and she was a quick learner.
I know when I finally got inside and she got past those first few awkward times.She became truly meaningless, and after our two boys arrived, all fear of injury or pain vanished.
By the time little Jeremy had boobs and in his crib, my little wife had grown into complete femininity. God, how she loved her. We went back to town and I knew every night when she was especially excited. She had this little mini dress. It buttoned up in the front, went to mid-thigh, was sleeveless and hung loosely over her torso. I could never tell, at least not without hesitation or by looking under her, whether she has panties or not.
Sometimes she would fix dinner in her little mini, make the children go to bed early, and then go downstairs to the sofa. She slid next to me, hid the zipper, and we would have gone there right there. From time to time she would allow me to stick my finger in the large “O” ring of this zipper and slowly roll the dress. It was fun. When our parents, or when the company came in, she had a large quilt that she used to cover; thus the spots of sperm and pussy were hidden.
It was so great when we had company. She would sometimes sit on her fanny on the floor in front of me while we all talked. I knew she had no stitch underneath this mini. I knew and she knew, but none of our friends knew. When the latter are gone, we will close the door and do it, standing there right under the lintel. She will undo my belt, unbutton my pants, pull them and my boxers out, and put her hands to hammer me in. It was outrageous!
Why am I pondering all this? I think this is because, like everything, all good things gradually come to an end.My quirky little rosebud was supposed to be, how can I say – more controlled, more calm, I think that’s the word. Words that we once thought were funny have become, she says, tiresome.
Things have even begun to differentiate our sex lives; especially after she started a new job at a county law firm. Looking back, I can look back and see him, but at that time he just jumped.
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Many things started to happen during and after our “big move”.I can look back and see how things slowly fall apart, but as I said, looking back.
I think one of the things that came into play was my insecurity. We were very humble during our marriage. The big housing collapse came and went, and we managed to evade it. We tried to raise as much cash as possible to maximize our down payment in order to keep the monthly mortgage as low as possible. Myra hasn’t found a new job yet, and her travel time, plus mine, would be an additional burden.I had a regular county pension plus the 403B we started. We agreed to close my 403B and her 401k. We’ll take hits when the time is right and close them to add a little more upfront capital.
I was still worried. We have been home hunting for several weeks and there have been a few, but she fell in love with this special one. I liked it, but the salespeople immediately wanted to make a decision. I was just to hold on for a few more months to get another home and improve the deal.The world needs this home, and she refused to wait.
Myra was spotted and I retreated. Of course, everything worked out. We had money, everything went away, she got a new job, and looking back, all my worries seemed pointless, even stupid. Unfortunately, my caution would later seem cowardice to her.
My unwillingness to jump as fast as I wanted looked like fear. Yes, I’ve lost some respect for this. Needless to say, every subsequent suggestion I made to slow down was met with condescension.I was just a teacher. She was legalistic. I worked with children all day. She worked with adults. As soon as we moved into our new home, from time to time I began to receive these little “reminders” of my shortcomings.
Another important thing that played against us, that I consider myself to be guilty, is related to my work. Fifth graders are kids, of course, but learning is more than runny noses, broken glasses, and this first menstrual drop. I had some real problems.I won’t go into details, but they were there.
For one, there was the fact that I was on a very real career. I checked control and administration tests and cleared the field. I did the course and gave interviews for different slots. The district had a population boomlet, and I was “quickly tracked” from the teacher in the classroom to the vice principal and then possibly the principal. I also made my presence at the state level, and there were opportunities to beckon.
Throughout the country, primary education was undergoing another cycle of change, with one area covering ways of teaching reading.There have always been many theories, but at that time there were two big old “look and learn” and “phonetics”. Having looked and learned that the child sees a picture, he sees this word and remembers this word. With phonics, the child learns the alphabet and sounds and learns to match the sounds with the letters. This is a gross oversimplification, but in my opinion, the first theory expects children to memorize thousands of things independently without any cohesion. In the second, the child recognizes the letters and their sounds, then he simply becomes a procedure for breaking each word into parts.In the second case, the child learns the “code”. Everyone remembers – “this sound”.
Well, around the time we shifted the watch-and-learn method, he was domineering. I preferred the phonology system and had a lot of clap for it. I’ve been on the wall several times already. I wrote my opinion and did extensive research. I became a regular member of the school boards and I made several enemies. Of course, the big thing is that I ended up in too many evening sessions.
The third occupational problem I have encountered is child abuse or, in one case, child neglect.Teachers were required to report any suspicions of abuse or neglect. Well, I had a kid who came to class day after day with no lunch, no lunch, and almost no change of clothes. I reported my concern for my supervisor and she said that I needed to watch. I trusted her support, but when I went to social services, I was on a horse. Now I was angry and I knew I was being neglected by my parents.
So I was losing respect at home trying to advance my county or state career, fighting rearguard action against lousy educational theory, and I was trying to help a child.Plus it was springtime when we moved, so I coached SP Lacrosse and I still had kids planning and teaching.
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Anyway, we bought a house, she got a job, she bought her new wardrobe, we enrolled the kids in their school, and life went on.
Myra told me about her employer. It was a small office with five lawyers, six secretaries, an office assistant, and hers. Of the lawyers, three were partners, one was an older “advisor” and the last was a classic “new hardworking” recruit.I’ve heard about partners too; there was an elderly man with “big” clients, the eldest’s lazy daughter who showed up when she wanted to, and a heavy-nosed business thirty — the man who pulled out most of the ashes. I didn’t think anything about it; we drove along the same road when she was working in the city.
I will say that Myra’s new wardrobe was eye-catching. She bought new dresses and new suits. High heels, matching wallets, an expensive new wristwatch, plus a pair of new glasses; they all gave her an additional reputation for professionalism.She looked great! She did the same as she did; she was confident, and maybe a little more arrogant.
So I was busy, Myra was busy, the kids were busy; life just got faster. April, May and June flew by, and then July was upon us. Myra came home and announced that her office was always serving the fourth batch in the week after the fourth. They did it the next week so that there would be no interference with the family’s activities. I thought it was great.
School left, the boys were at day camp and I was hammering nails again.I felt good. Then we went to an office party.
The party was held in the private home of an old lawyer. The man was magnificent; A huge brown stone has receded from the main road. It had a large backyard with an underground pool, tennis court, beautiful gardens, and all the decorations one would expect from one of the really wealthy. Mira and I arrived there at about 1:00 pm. expected time. Most of the rest were either already there or had arrived.
I haven’t met many people, so it was fun. We did this many times in our old office, so I knew my role. I had to be a good, calm, polite, humble husband. I would have been, too, if I hadn’t discovered something almost immediately after I got there.
All the other lawyers, their wives and significant others were not important, only thirty pedestrians and his wife. The lawyer’s name was Wendell Standish, not Wen or Wendy or Dell; he had no nickname, he was “Wendell,” an emphasis on the second syllable.