Except as otherwise noted, the NFHS Boys Lacrosse Rule book (High School) will be in effect.
- The field will be 110 yards long and 60 yards wide.
- FXA will supply regulation fields and goals, all other equipment is the responsibility of
- All players must wear a numbered shirt with a large number on the back.
- The goalkeeper must wear proper protection including a chest and throat protector.
- All players must wear a protective helmet with a chin pad and chin strap.
- All players must have a legal crosse.
- It is recommended that players also wear mouthguards, shoulder pads, arm pads and gloves.
- Teams must have a minimum of 10 players and a maximum of 20.
- Teams may have 10 players on the field at one time.
- If a team cannot field at least 8 players including a goalie, they automatically forfeit.
- The game will be two 25 minute halves with a running clock, except in the last two minutes of the second half. There will be a 3 minute halftime.
- Each team gets one 30-second timeout per half.
- Regular season games will end in a tie.
- Playoff games will have a 3 minute sudden death overtime (officials will conduct a coin toss, visitors call, winner chooses goal to defend / alternate possession remains as it was during play).
- A tie after sudden death overtime will result in sudden death Braveheart (teams defend the same goal as they were during overtime / each team has one field player and a goalie / goalie may not cross the midfield line / Braveheart begins with a face off / Substitutions are not allowed during the Braveheart / there will be additional Bravehearts until a winner is determined.
- Game will start with a coin toss, visitor calls, winner chooses a goal to defend or first alternate possession / loser gets the remaining choice.
- Once your team establishes possession, an advancement 30 second count will begin to get into your offensive box.
- Only the goalie can touch the ball with their hands.
- An opponent cannot enter the crease, but can reach their stick into the crease, or be above the crease when shooting.
- When the ball goes out of bounds, the opposing team gets it, unless it goes out of bounds after a shot then the team with the player closest to the ball gets it.
- Any player who accumulates five minutes of personal fouls, is removed from the game.
- Fouls include unnecessary roughness, slashing, targeting the head, cross-checking, tripping, illegal body checking, or unsportsmanlike conduct.
- Body checking the opponent with possession of the ball, or 5 yards of a loose ball is legal.
- Checking must be above the waist and below the neck and from the front side.
- There should be no targeting the head or neck with a cross check. Violating this results in a minimum 3 minute non-releasable foul at the official’s discretion and possible ejection.
- A player cannot use his hands or arms to push another player with possession of the ball.
- A player may not make contact with the goalie, if the goalie is in the crease.
- Face-offs happen at the beginning of each half and after each goal is scored (also at the beginning of overtime and braveheart).
Youth Rules — Upper Midwest Lacrosse Officials Association
Here is a link to the 2020 youth rules used in Minnesota.
Here is a link to the 2020 Minnesota youth rules summary.
These have been agreed upon by Youth Lacrosse of Minnesota (YLM) and the Great Northern Lacrosse League (GNLL).
2020 Minnesota Boys Youth Lacrosse Rule Changes – Quick Overview
1) In 8U and 10U play, the US Lacrosse passing rule will be followed. Essentially that calls for one (1) attempted pass immediately after a face-off (10U) or when a face-off would have happened (8U). Note that is not applied on every possession, just immediately after goals are scored or at the start of a quarter most of the time (if possession does not carry over due to an extra-player situation). An attempted pass if required if there is a possession foul between periods or a penalty before possession is gained on the face-off.
2) During the face-off for 10U play, the two midfielders no longer release from the sideline, rather they release from the crease of the goal they are defending.
3) Stick checking restrictions for 12U were relaxed from 2019 but still significantly more restrictive than high school play. Players may raise their stick above shoulder level (this is prohibited for 8U and 10U) but all contact with the opponent or the opponent’s stick must be below shoulder level. This includes stick to stick contact. Slap (horizontal) checks are allowed (these are prohibited at 8U and 10U) but must make contact only with the opponent’s stick or or gloved hand on the stick. Any contact with the opponent’s body, even if the majority of the contact is with the stick or glove, should be strictly enforced as a slash.
4) US Lacrosse has adopted the “quick restart” rule. Officials may restart play when a defender is less than 5 yards from the player awarded possession. That defender is then responsible for allowing a 5 yard cushion to develop before defending the player in possession. Failure to do so is a delay of game penalty. The defender need not make contact to be called for delay of game – any action a coach would call good defense would count. Officials will still wait to restart until all offensive players are more than 5 yards from the player awarded possession.
There is no longer a youth mercy rule at any level of play.
Shoulder pads and jerseys/pinnies
NFHS rules require that players wear a jersey and that the jersey “shall completely cover the shoulder pads” (the reason given for this is that the manufacturers assume that the shoulder pads will be covered to keep them in place). However, USL Youth rules and MN Youth rules weaken that somewhat by stating, “The jersey, pinnie, or an under jersey should completely cover the shoulder pads, which will help hold them in place.”
Jerseys that cover the shoulder pads can always be worn. Pinnies can be used with a shirt underneath to cover the shoulder pads and keep them in place.
Coaches must certify to the officials prior to the game that they have instructed their players on how to wear their equipment, including how the shoulder pads and jerseys/pinnies work together. Thus, this is not something officials should penalize or correct. If a coach believes another coach is endangering players by violating equipment standards, this is generally an issue the coach should report to the league.
NXT- Boys Lacrosse Rules
**All Players must complete the online player waiver prior to participation. Mouthguards must be worn at all times along with appropriate equipment. **
US Lacrosse/ NFHS rules with the following modifications and/or points of emphasis. Games will be played with running halves or quarters.
Safety- In the event of inclement weather or extreme temperature, our Director of Health and Participant Safety may recommend modifications to game time for safety reasons.
Penalties- are running time starting on the whistle (30 or 60 Sec). Penalty time stops during injuries, time-outs, end of quarters, and while another penalty is being assessed.
Stick Length- 4th Grade and /or 10U and Below – should follow US Lacrosse guidelines and recommendations.
Checking- Limited body checking in 7th and 8th Grade and/or 13U and 14U divisions only. Big hits & physical play (even within three yards of a loose ball) constitute unnecessary roughness (1 min penalty). One-handed stick checks are not allowed in any youth divisions (6th grade and/or 12U and Below)
Counts- 5th-8th Grade: Clearing Counts of 20 seconds to cross midline and 10 seconds to advance the ball into the box. The leading team must keep it in the box with under 2 minutes left in the game if the opponent is within 3 goals.
**30 SEC COUNT FOR GRAIL/MIDAMERICA EVENTS**
NO Counts: 4th Grade and/or 10U and Below – Exception is a 5-sec goalie count
Time-outs– One (30) second time-out per game. The game clock will not stop during a time-out. Time-out cannot be called in the last 4 minutes by the leading team. No time-outs in overtime unless in the championship game. The clock stops in championship games.
Alternate possession– When the official cannot determine who should be awarded the ball it will be given to the away team, which is the team on the right side of the schedule.
Faceoffs – All ages following US Lacrosse and NFHS rulebooks. Knee down and motogrip are allowed.
**ALL INVITATIONAL EVENTS will follow collegiate rules of SNG, Standing Neutral Grip**
College Keys: “Down, Set, Whistle.” No Motogrip, no Knee Down. Ball must be moved, raked, or directed immediately. Immediately is defined as within one step. Faceoff sticks require tape of a different color than your shaft and gloves at the top six inches of your shaft, below the head
Tie Game- There is no overtime in pool play. Each team will receive 1 point.
Overtime- In the event of a tie in the playoffs, overtime will consist of a 4 minute sudden victory overtime period followed by a 1v1 Brave Heart. If a goalie crosses the midfield line his teammate must stay onside. If a foul is committed, the offending player will be placed 5 yards behind the player with the ball. Championship game overtime will consist of unlimited 4 minute periods until a goal is scored.
Lacrosse Rules-Boys – Freestate Sports Arena
Zero tolerance for fighting and/or retaliation. First offense = 5 minute (7.5 minutes running time) penalty served by another player from your team, offending player must leave the premises and is suspended the next game. 2nd offense and the player is expelled for the rest of the season. Make sure all players understand this rule!
If there is a fight and players leave the bench, the game will be forfeited IMMEDIATELY!
Anything not covered in the rules will be decided at the time by the discretion ofthe officials and is subject to change forthe next game played.
Only fully registered players may play. Fully registered means that Freestate Sports Arena has: a registration form from the player, signed by him and a parent; current insurance information; full payme nt. A team playing with nonregistered players will forfeit that game. In addition, a player who gives his jersey to a non- roster player to play for him will be suspended for one game.
Game balls will be pink, orange or yellow. Freestate will have game balls. Teams should bring their warm-up balls. NO blue or white lacrosse balls!! (not even for practice).They are difficult to see on the rink’s surface and can lead to a player injury.
All sticks must be NCAA attack length (40-42”), except for goalie stick. No long sticks are allowed. All other rules for legal sticks apply (no box or crooked sticks). There will be a stick check (one from each team) Pre-game and halftime, there can be random stick checks at the referee’s discretion. Rules for Goalie sticks are same as NCAA.
Players must wear full lacrosse equipment (helmets (with cage), shoulder pads, elbow pads, gloves, protective cup, and a colored mouth guards). Protective cup is MANDATORY! Sneakers or basketball shoes, NOT spikes or turf shoes.
Teams must wear clearly opposing colors or pinnies.
Goalies are allowed to wear additional pads such as box lacrosse goalie equipment. Goalies must wear throat guard, chest protector and protective cup. ** The league is working on having some available goalie equipment. But teams/players are encouraged to purchase their own as we can not guarantee the availability for your game.
Goalies may not wear “excessive” padding on their legs, torso or arms. “Excessive” shall be at the discretion of the referee.
Referees can call for random equipment/uniform checks.
Six players per side including the goalie on the rink. Each team can carry a roster of up to 12 players.
Teams must wear clearly opposing colors.
Each team shall select 1 Captain and 1 Alternate Captain. Only the Captain/Alternate Captain may ask for the referee’s interpretation of a rule which has been applied.
There will be 10 regular season games followed by a weekend of playoffs/championship (single elimination).
The first two teams playing each week will be responsible for the setup of the playing area. The final two teams playing will be responsible for the take down of the playing area. This will include
removing the goals, and setting up the other sports goals (first teams remove hockey goals and put out lax goals, last teams put away lax goals and put out hockey goals). Please contact the Freestate Staff employee on duty, for assistance.
Each game will be allotted one hour on the rink, starting on the hour. Teams should clear the floor as soon as their game concludes so as to allow the next game to start on time. Forfeit time is 5 minutes after the hour. Each team must have at least 5 players to start the game. Refs will be compensated for all games as scheduled therefore teams may still have a refereed scrimmage in the event of a forfeit. Remember that there are 6-8 games per Sunday and we must not get
behind the time schedule. Games will start at their designated times. Please be dressed and ready to go on time.
There are two 20-minute periods, running clock. Each team is allowed one 60 second time out per half. 5 minute half time. Games ending with a tie score are decided by a sudden death overtime. Overtime period will be five minutes, if still tied at the end of OT, there will be a braveheart. Face off to start game and second half (and overtime).
In an effort to make this league safe and fun for participants we will institute the following rules regarding Fights. If a player gets into a fight, or throws a punch or tackle. Player will be ejected from all current game plus one additional game. 2nd offense and player is suspended for the remainder of the season. This behavior will not be tolerated. Coordinator will work with officials to ensure this is followed.
Bench Area and Field of Play:
Only team members and coaches (maximum of 2 coaches per team) are allowed in the bench area or field of play during a game or during half time.
Coaches are not allowed on the field at any time during game play. Leaving the bench area while the game is in progress will result in immediate ejection from that game for that coach. A second half ejection will result in an additional game suspension. In extreme cases, a forfeit may result.
Spectators are not allowed on the field at any time during game play. Any spectator who enters the field while the game is in progress will be immediately removed from the facility. In extreme cases, a forfeit may result.
GOALS are 4′ (high) x 4’6″ (wide). The circle around the goal known as the crease is 9′ in diameter. An offensive player is not allowed to intentionally step into the crease area.
Bench coaches are responsible for substitutions. All players must play! This league is a learning opportunity to improve for all involved.
Substitutions are made freely, a substitute may not enter the field until the player he is replacing is within the team’s transition zone.
Each period will start with a face-off, with two players in the offensive end, three players in the defensive end, behind their restraining lines until possession is called. After each goal, possession is awarded to the goalie of the team scored on. The goalie will have 4 seconds to
clear the ball from the crease. Ten seconds total for the team to clear the ball.
10 SECOND VIOLATION:
Occurs when team on offense fails to advance the ball past midfield within 10 seconds after taking possession at their end. The referee shall keep a “soft” thirty second shot clock, starting with possession in the “box”. This is to prevent stalling.
Face-offs are taken in the traditional manner. However, the ball must come out of the face-off circle before other players can cross into the face-off circle. A violation results in immediate possession to the other team.
Once possession of the ball changes the team gaining possession has 30 seconds to get a shot on net or score a goal.
Offensive screening (stationary or moving pick) is allowed as long as it is from the front or side of the screened player, however, a moving pick is allowed only when the screened player is moving and not more than two steps are taken before setting the pick.
A player with the ball cannot push off with his free hand or arm! If he does possession is awarded to the other team.
The ball can be kicked but not for a goal. Also if the ball becomes stuck in a stick the referee will free it and play shall continue.
There is no backing up of a shot. If the ball goes out, or hits the netting, it is awarded to the other team. All balls can be played off the glass or boards. All netting is out of bounds.
A defending player may use his stick against the offensive player carrying the ball in any fashion, provided he does not slash the offensive player in the head or below the knees and as long as
the strike by the defensive player is an attempt to dislodge the ball from the attacking player’s stick.
Slashing is not allowed at all! The stick may not be used to make contact with any part of the
If 2 players are going after a “loose” ball they must play the ball and not check the other player until he has possession. This again can be a little misleading especially when each player is battling and jostling for the ball.
Crease violations. If you go into the other team’s crease to shoot or cut through, you will lose possession. If you go through the other team’s crease and touch the goalie while he is in his crease it results in a penalty. If you are pushed into the crease you are okay but you must make every effort to get back out immediately.
A goal can be scored after the horn sounds to end a quarter as long as the shot was released prior to the horn.
When a goalkeeper is hit on the mask with an opposing player’s stick, play is stopped. The goalkeeper restarts play with possession of the ball in their crease.
After change of possession, teams have ten seconds to clear the ball into the offensive end. Once the ball is cleared, the ball cannot go into the backcourt and be played by the team that had possession of the ball. The exception to this rule is any rebound off a shot. If the ball goes into the backcourt, it is a play-on situation until the ball is touched by the offending team (same as in basketball).
The goalie in lacrosse can function just like any other player on the floor and can go anywhere on the floor. Remember there is no off-sides.
8 Point Rule:
If there is an 8 point or more difference in the score, the team with the lower score begins play with possession after each of their scores. This rule is only for the 2nd half of the game.
There are 2 situations which can result in a forfeit:
- A team does not show up for a game or arrives with too few players. A team needs a minimum of 5 players, including a goalie, for the game to count, and a team may only play with less than 5 players and a goalie (6 players total) if the other team agrees to waive their right to a forfeit win.
- A team plays with ineligible players. Only fully registered players can play, and can play only for the team they are registered to. A forfeit shall go into the books as a 1- 0 loss.
Teams that forfeit more than once during the regular season — without providing 48 hours’ notice — will not be scheduled for playoff or consolation round games. In addition, teams forfeiting in consolation or playoff round games will not get a
consolation or playoff game the following week.
- Forfeiture Waiver: A team with too few players may compete with the help of substitute players if, and only if, the opposing team agrees to waive the forfeit rule and allows the substitute
players to join the shorthanded team for the game. Only fully registered, age-appropriate and division-appropriate players can play as substitutes.
- Exception: Any full registered, age-appropriate and division-appropriate goalie may play for any team in need of a goalie, without prior approval from the opposing team.
- * If a team forfeits twice in a season, they will be removed from the standings and playoff consideration, and may be withdrawn from the following season at the discretion of the league
When a team is shorthanded, they have 10 seconds in which to get the ball over center and once over cannot go back, or a change of possession call is made with possession awarded to the opposing team. When a player is awarded possession by the referee, he must be given at least 6 feet of room by the defending player/s until the whistle signifies restarting of play.
A team can never have more than two players down at one time. If a third penalty is called against a team which already has two players in the penalty box the referee shall allow the un-penalized team one penalty shot.
Penalty time will be 1-½ times the regulation time, due to halves being running time. Time served begins on referee’s whistle for restart. Players serving penalties will not be allowed to reenter
the field during a dead ball situation, or after a face-off until “possession” has been called. (Normal penalty release exceptions after a goal).
On five minute major personal fouls, the penalized player stays in the box for the duration of the penalty, though the offending team returns to full strength if two goals are scored against them during the five minutes.
Penalties will be time and a half (normal one minute penalty = 1:30 running time, 30 sec. = 45 sec. running time). Penalty time will run off the game clock and does not start until the penalized player is in the penalty box. The team returns to full strength if a goal is
scored against them during the penalty time.
When a penalty is assessed, the non-offending team restarts play with possession of the ball near the center of the floor.
Any player who gets 4 penalties in the same game is expelled from that game. A repeat 2nd offense results in expulsion from that game and 1 more. A third occurrence of this behavior results in expulsion for the remainder of the season with no refund.
No over-the-head checks allowed. All other legal stick checks are allowed. In the event of an attempted over-the-head check, it is a play-on situation unless the check dislodges the ball. In that event, the ball is awarded back to the team that had possession and there is no time served. Referees have been instructed to call close games and will not tolerate aggressive or dangerous stick checks.
Checking from behind will be dealt with severely as it is one of the leading potential injury factors and in some cases a penalty shot can be awarded. Checking is an important part of the game but checking from behind and violent checks into the boards will not be tolerated and will be enforced. Many of these infractions can be a “judgment” call by the referee.
Players or goalies, out of their crease, will be penalized if they catch the ball in the hand. If they just contact it with the hand, it is a foul with possession awarded to the other team.
No “take–out” checks. Time to improve skills, not make up for lack thereof with physical play. These checks will be penalized as Unnecessary Roughness.
Goalie Penalty: If a goaltender commits a technical or personal foul, then the penalty may be served by another player and the goaltender remains in the game. If a goaltender commits a major foul and is expelled from the game, all rules pertaining to major fouls are in effect.
Any action (i.e. tripping or checks intended to deliver a blow) that results in more than incidental contact with the side boards or back walls by any player will result in a NON-RELEASABLE
unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the player who initiated the action.
Any flagrant foul is subject to immediate ejection at the discretion of the officials. Ejected players/coaches must leave the team area.
When each team is given the same amount of penalty time arising out of the same incident, the offending players shall not be released until the expiration of the
penalty. Teams do not lose floor strength, and the ball is awarded to the team who was in possession prior to the fouls. Teams will play 4 on 4, and penalized players will rejoin the play after penalty time expires.
SLOW WHISTLE (DELAYED PENALTY):
If a defending player commits a personal or major penalty against an opponent in possession of the ball where there is offensive momentum and the
opponent doesn’t lose possession, the official raises his hand and does not blow the whistle until a shot is taken, the 30-second shot clock expires, or a goal is scored or possession is lost.
EJECTION FROM GAME:
Players can be ejected from a game for several reasons including being the third man participating in an altercation in which there is a penalty assessed or accumulating
4 penalties in one game.
NCAA Panel Approves Rules Changes to Women’s Lacrosse
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules changes for women’s lacrosse that will be implemented for the 2021-22 season. The NCAA announced the rule changes were made with the intention of making women’s lacrosse more efficient.
Here are the rules as announced by the NCAA:
- The game clock will continue running, while the possession clock would stop or reset, during the following:
- Fouls committed below goal line extended.
- Fouls committed above goal line extended more than 8 meters from the goal circle.
- Alternate possession.
- The possession clock will reset to 60 seconds if 59 or fewer seconds remain on the possession clock if the offense retains possession of the ball after a save by the goalkeeper and rebound or if a shot hits the piping on the goal. If more than 59 seconds remain on the possession clock, no reset is necessary.
- The game will be played in four 15-minute quarters instead of two 30-minute halves. Play will resume after two minutes, and teams would switch directions after each quarter.
- Pregame stick checks will be eliminated.
- Coaches will no longer be able to request stick checks during their team’s timeout.
- Coaches can request stick checks at any point during halftime; during the five-minute or three-minute rest time before an overtime period; before the start of the draw before the official’s hands are on the drawers’ sticks; and in between quarters.
- If the first stick check request is unsuccessful, the team will lose possession of the ball. If a second stick check request is unsuccessful, the team will lose a timeout. A team would have to have a timeout remaining to request a second stick check if the first stick check resulted in a legal ruling.
- Teams will be allowed up to 12 eligible players on the field at the start of the draw. Once the official’s hands are on the drawers’ sticks, no substitutions will be allowed until a team gains possession of the ball, even if a team has fewer than 12 players on the field. Previously, teams were required to have 12 eligible players on the field before the administration of the draw. This change would eliminate any delay associated with that requirement.
- If a delay is caused in administering the draw and fault cannot be determined, alternate possession will be administered in lieu of resetting the draw or administering a redraw. The team awarded possession will be permitted to self-start. Dangerous contact cards The panel approved a mandatory card when a player’s stick makes contact with another player’s neck. Also, when a player is behind an opponent, cross-checking to the shoulders and back also would be punishable with a card.
- Dangerous contact cards: The panel approved a mandatory card when a player’s stick makes contact with another player’s neck. Also, when a player is behind an opponent, cross-checking to the shoulders and back also would be punishable with a card.
Summer Lacrosse Rules : Sound Shore Sports
2021 Sound Shore Lacrosse rules
You must have at least 8 players to start a game. A team must maintain at least 2 offensive and defensive players in their respective zones. If a team doesn’t have 10 or more players by half, the official game is over but you can still play the second half for fun. There will be no forfeits. If a team doesn’t have enough players, they can borrow players from previous game or if i am notified at least 72 hours in advance in which case I’ll get a replacement team.
Clocks must start at scheduled time of game even if teams aren’t ready.
Adult divisions and High School divisions play 2 25-minute running time halves.
Penalty time stopped time.
Clock stops last 2 minutes of game. If there is a 3 (or more goals) differential clock does not stop during the last 2 minutes. Penalty time is still stop time.
4-minute immediate sudden victory. If score is still tied after 4 minutes OT, play 2 men plus goalie Braveheart and the goalie cannot cross midfield. This goes until tie is broken.
Penalty flag down:
Current college and high school rules. Play will continue until a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounds, the offense commits a foul, the defense gains possession or commits a 2nd foul, an injury or end of the half.
All divisions receive 3 timeouts per game–2 quick 1-minute timeouts and 1 30-second (possession) timeout per game. No more than 2 timeouts in a half
High school division can have 4, adult divisions can have 6
All divisions sub on the fly, except time serving fouls and goals. No horns.
High school-regular 20 and 10, and 2-minute stall is in effect.
Adults-no counts until 2 minutes, then if the winning team is ahead by 3 or less goals, they have 20 to clear and 10 to get it in and they must keep it in high school box
Both high school and adult are to use 2019 face off rules. No contact to stick or body of opponent.
Once ball crosses midfield with team possession and they touch it in the box it cannot come back across midfield line. Automatic loss of ball however play-on mechanic can be used if attack can immediately pick up ball.
Jumping or diving into crease in order to score a goal is legal as long as they ball goes in the goal before they land and they cannot hit the goalie.
A shot at the horn is still good if it is shot before the horn sounds. Like current rule
High school mandatory, Adult recommended. All chin straps must be buckled and helmets must have 4 points. Players without chinstraps buckled will be sent off the field to fix. All players must wear elbow guards. All teams must have the same color jersey.
No fighting will be tolerated at fields. Anyone receiving a 3-minute expulsion foul will be thrown out of the game and suspended from the next game.
2 Point RULE:
2-point goal awarded to anyone who scores from outside the restraining box.
All games are on turf so if it’s raining, we will play. The only thing we stop for is lightning and thunder. If a game gets cancelled before game time it will be rescheduled. All weather-related announcement will be done by the web site. If a game gets started and then stopped it will be replayed. If your team doesn’t have enough players to start a game because it is raining and we can play it will NOT be replayed. If a game gets to half time, it will consider a complete game. 20-minute delay after last lightning to start next game.
90,000 Origin stories of famous sports games
Whether you play them or just watch as a spectator, sports games are a significant part of many people’s lives. In addition to being a sight to behold, sports games are also linked to the national identity of many countries, being a billion dollar industry.
Have you ever wondered how these sports games originated? Even if you think you know, the most interesting thing is that the origin stories of sports games are filled with myths and legends.Here are the true stories of how these favorite games came to be:
Lacrosse is the oldest team sports game in North America, originating among the Native Americans of East Woodland and some of the Indian tribes of the Great Plains. The game was played by the warriors of the tribe to keep fit. Many of the rules were different from modern lacrosse.
In addition to keeping the warriors in good shape, this game was also important to society, helping to strengthen diplomatic alliances and maintaining social conformity.In addition, they used it as a form of worshiping the gods.
In the 1840s, Europeans became interested in the game, and in August 1844 the first match took place between a team from Europe and the Mohawk Indians.
In 1856, the Montreal Lacrosse Club was formed in Quebec, Canada. After a visit to Montreal by the Prince of Wales in August 1860, the popularity of lacrosse increased even more.
A month after the Prince’s visit, a dentist named William George Beers wrote the first official rules of the game and instructions and replaced the buckskin ball with a rubber version.Since then, the game has grown in popularity and there are currently two professional lacrosse leagues in North America.
The origins of golf are a matter of heated debate. All the credit is attributed to themselves by the Scots and, I must say, they have a certain right to this. The modern education of the game began in the middle of the 15th century in Scotland. The rules of the time included swinging the club over the ball and moving it from point A to point B, using as few moves as possible.
However, there is evidence that the roots of the game go back to the small town of Loenen aan de Vecht in the Netherlands when the game was played there in 1297. This year was the start of an annual tradition where, on Boxing Day (December 26), the townspeople played a game called “colf”. The game consisted of two teams of 4 people who took turns hitting a wooden ball with a wooden stick in the direction of several consecutive targets.
In addition to the 1927 mention of “colph”, there is further evidence of golf-like games played throughout the Netherlands centuries before the first mention of golf in Scottish literature in 1636.However, as stated earlier, there is a heated debate on this issue, and many Scots do not believe that this is true.
8. Ice Hockey
Canadians are generally considered polite and humble people. However, there is one thing that many Canadians can proudly and emotionally boast of, that ice hockey is their national heritage. According to them, this is their game. They are the best at it, and they came up with it.
However, according to one book published in 2014, hockey probably originated in England.There are references to this game dating back to the early 1790s, and furthermore, it remains unclear who exactly invented the game. The game is known to have been popular in England for centuries. Famous people who played hockey include King Edward VII and Charles Darwin.
With regard to why the game was named that way, there is a theory that a cork plug was originally used as a puck. Corks were commonly used as stoppers for beer kegs, and the popular drink of the time was hock ale.
The reason Canada is often associated with hockey is because the first public match was staged in Montreal on March 3, 1875. Before that, this game was simply played on the occasion.
Rugby allegedly got its start in 1876 when 16-year-old William Webb Ellis, playing football at the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England, took the ball in hand and ran with him. Unfortunately, this story cannot be true, because Ellis died in 1872, that is, 4 years before the events that are attributed to him.
In reality, the game actually originated in a school in the city of Rugby, and this was facilitated by the headmaster Thomas Arnold. The rules were first written in 1845 and the game is believed to have grown out of football, but it remains unclear who was the first person to pick up the ball and run with it.
After graduating from school, students who learned the game wanted to continue playing it as adults. This was how the first inter-county games were organized, leading to the formation of the first clubs, which in turn led to the formation of the International Rugby Football Board in 1884.
For many North Americans, cricket is a bit mysterious and seems like a rather complicated game. However, cricket is loved in many other countries around the world, attracting billions of spectators. In fact, it is the second most popular sport in the world.
Cricket is believed to have originated in the 13th century in the English countryside, where it was played by shepherds. The goal was the gate of a sheep pen, and a ball made of rags or wool was driven into the target.The opposing player had to use a curved shepherd’s cane to hit the ball and prevent it from hitting the target.
The game gained popularity throughout the region and continued to be played for centuries. The first recorded cricket match (with 11 players on each team) took place in 1697 in Sussex. His prize fund was 50 guineas.
Eight years later, the first inter-counties match took place with the teams of Kent and Surrey.Probably, the rules already existed at that time, but the oldest rules of the game known to experts date back to 1744.
It is believed that even the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans played a peculiar form of tennis. However, the origins of modern tennis date back to around 1000 AD, when monks began to play it in a French monastery. They played with their hands and a wooden ball, so the game was more like volleyball.
The netting was usually a rope stretched across the courtyard. This is also where the name of this sports game was born. During the game, the monks shouted “shadows” (“tenez”), which in French means “hold!”, While throwing the ball.
Over the next two centuries, the game gained popularity throughout Europe, and by the 13th century there were already 1,800 indoor courts. By 1500, wooden racket frames tied with strings of sheep’s intestines, as well as balls made of cork, became widespread.
However, that game was significantly different from modern tennis, which appeared in 1873, when the rules of the game were first published. In 1877, the first tennis tournament took place in Wimbledon, at which a decision was made on the form of refereeing and the tennis method of scoring was adopted.
We bet it came as no surprise to you that Canadians claim to be the inventors of hockey. However, did you know that Canadians actually invented one of America’s most beloved sports games, basketball?
Dr. James Naismith of Almonte, Ontario, was born in 1861.After several years as a lumberjack, he earned a degree in physical education from McGill University in Montreal. After graduation, he moved to the United States, where he got a job at the International YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts.
There he was instructed to find a suitable occupation for a group of “irreparable”. Winters in New England were chilly and the boys were forced to stay indoors: they quickly got bored with indoor games they played all day.Naismith developed basketball from a game called “Duck on a Rock”, which he played as a child. Naismith took two fruit baskets from the janitor, which he hung on opposite sides of the gym, and used a soccer ball.
The first game took place on December 21, 1891 and ended 1-0. In the end, holes were cut at the bottom of the baskets, because the janitor was tired of going up the stairs every time to take out the ball.
Since then, the game has grown in popularity and Naismith lived to see basketball became an Olympic sport in 1936 in Berlin. The creator of this sports game passed away on November 28, 1939.
The most widespread legend about the origin of baseball is that it was invented in Cooperstown, New York, in the summer of 1839 by Abner Doubleday. Having come up with the game, Doubleday went further and became a hero of the American Civil War.The only problem is that it’s not true. In 1839, a man with that name and surname lived in West Point (West Point).
Baseball probably evolved from two English games. The first game, called English rounders, was a children’s game that came to New England with the colonists, and the second was cricket.
The founding year of modern baseball is 1845, when a group of New Yorkers formed the New York Knickerbocker Baseball Club.The most influential member of the club was a bank clerk named Alexander Joy Cartwright, who came up with many of the rules that became the foundation of baseball.
2. American Football
The first game, which eventually became American football, was played between Princeton and Rutgers on November 6, 1869. However, it was more of a football match. After the game, the Yale people developed their own sports game and called it “The Boston Game”.
It looked a bit like football, but if a player was chased by an opponent, he could pick up an oval ball and run with it, or throw it away, or pass it. If a player from the opposing team did not run after him, then he should have kicked the ball.
On May 14 and 15, 1874, the Yale hosted the McGill University team from Montreal, which also had their own set of rules for football. On the first day, they played the Boston Game. On the second day, they played a “McGill version” of football, which had more rugby elements.Each team had 11 players, they played with an oval ball, and the player could pick up the ball and run with it at any time.
After two games, the Yale team decided they liked the McGill version better and accepted the rules. Yes, you read that correctly: the fundamentals of American football were developed by a Canadian university.
Football is the most popular sports game in the world today, and perhaps because it is an innate part of human life.Games like soccer can be dated back to 2500 BC, when people in ancient Egypt kicked a ball during a fertility festival.
In China from 476 to 221 BC. people played a game called jichu, which roughly translates to kick the ball. The idea of the game was to throw a leather ball stuffed with feathers through a cloth hung between two posts. Players could use any part of their body with the exception of the hands. Warriors played this game to keep fit.
A similar game was also played in ancient Rome. Each team had 27 players, and all they had to do was get the ball into the other team’s goal. And since the action took place in ancient Rome, people were often injured and killed while playing, which sounds much more exciting than watching modern football.
Football-like games continued to be played until the Middle Ages, and the modern era of football began in 1863. Then rugby football and football split from each other, and the Football Association was formed in England.This governing body has developed most of the rules and guidelines that gave birth to modern football.
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Lacrosse – Mollenta – Youth Information Portal
Published: Wednesday, 26 September 2012 09:40
The game that the Indians invented
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in non-widespread sports games in the world.Now you will not surprise anyone by curling or field hockey. More and more people are paying attention to lacrosse – a team game, during which members of two teams use clubs and kicks to score a rubber ball into the opponent’s goal.
How did lacrosse come about?
“Lacrosse” (“la crosse”) literally translated from French means “hockey stick”. This game was invented by the American Indians – they used rubber ball competitions to train warriors and to resolve conflicts between tribes.Native Americans call lacrosse “the brother of a little war”, thereby celebrating the excellent training the game gave the warriors. The data obtained during archaeological excavations indicate that lacrosse originated in the first half of the 15th century on the territory of modern Canada. At that time, teams were often formed from hundreds of people, and fields several kilometers long were used as fields.
European settlers first became aware of the existence of lacrosse in the 17th century, and in the 19th century the game spread among members of the French colony of Canada.In 1867, the first official lacrosse game took place.
At the Olympics, lacrosse medals were played only twice – in 1904 and 1908. Both gold medals were taken by athletes from Canada. After that, lacrosse was removed from the Olympic program, but three more games were held on the Olympic fields as an exhibition performance.
Today, the International Olympic Committee does not recognize lacrosse as an official sport. However, the world championships on it are held every year for almost 30 years.Interestingly, in addition to national teams, representatives of the Indian Iroquois tribe take part in the competition.
What are the rules for the game of lacrosse?
The basic rules of lacrosse involve playing a game between two teams of 6 or 10 people. The main goal of the competition is to place a rubber ball into the opposing team’s goal. The game uses a special projectile, which is a symbiosis of a club and a racket. The referee staff for the game includes three people.The rest of the rules depend on the type of lacrosse.
Today, several types of lacrosse are known, the differences between which are in the size of the field, the number of players and the rules. There are two main classifications of lacrosse.
At the place of the competition, games are divided into:
Lacrosse on the field is a classic type of game played on a large open field. Teams of 10 people participate in such competitions.
Mini lacrosse (boxed lacrosse) is a type of game that is played indoors. Mini lacrosse is played in teams of 6.
Depending on the , the composition of the teams is distinguished:
Men’s lacrosse . Up to 9 substitutions are allowed during the game. Men play lacrosse for 4 periods of 15 minutes each. For the game, fields of 100 meters by 55 meters with a gate 1.8 meters wide are used. The gates are located at a distance of 72 meters from each other.
Women’s lacrosse . Women’s lacrosse is a game of 2 periods, each 25 minutes long. The size of the field and the width of the goal are usually the same as in the men’s version of the game. However, the distance from one gate to another is already 92 meters.
At the moment, more than 30 national unions and associations of lacrosse have been organized, most of which are located in Europe. Interest in sports began to grow not so long ago – from the 90s of the last century.The most popular lacrosse is in its historical homeland – in the east of Canada and the United States.
In Canada, the game is considered the premier summer sport. The Canadian association in this sport is the oldest in the whole world – it was created back in 1867. Every year, the country organizes adult and youth mini-lacrosse and lacrosse championships on the field.
In the United States, in addition to the national lacrosse association, there is also the Iroquois Nationals team, in which representatives of Indian tribes play.The team competes in almost all international competitions.
Lacrosse is also popular in other countries. He is loved in Australia and England, where competitions in this sport have been held for quite some time. Since the 90s of the last century, lacrosse associations have been organized in many European countries. Now they work in 20 countries of the Old World, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and other countries. All national associations and unions other than the Chinese and Indian are part of the international organization.In Russia, lacrosse is not yet recognized as an official sport, but every year more and more fans of this game and amateur teams appear in our country.
90,000 Premier Lacrosse League
American Professional Lacrosse League
Premier League Lacrosse ( PLL ) is an American professional field lacrosse league.The league’s first season debuted on June 1, 2019 and included a 14-week tour of 12 major cities. The league was founded by American professional lacrosse player Paul Rabil and his brother Mike Rabil. Investors include The Chernin Group, The Raine Group and Joe Tsai.
In September 2018, Bloomberg reported that Paul Rabil was launching a new pro lacrosse league. PLL will be a direct competitor to the more established Major League Lacrosse. The new league will provide professional lacrosse players with salaries, health care and league equity.
The league’s media model is radically different from that of most North American professional sports leagues. 2018 Sports Illustrated story about the then promising league noted that LeBron James “Instagram account” there are practically no clips of how he played basketball, those are the property of the NBA, that is, its owners. “On the contrary, PLL opens the source codes of its highlights, allowing players the freedom to use them to create their own personal brands.In addition, PLL operates a full-time studio that produces other player-focused content.
PLL consists of eight teams, each of which consists of 26 players. As opposed to tying teams to a specific market, the league spans 12 different “big market cities”. The season includes 14 weeks, including 10 regular season weekends, 1 All-Star weekend and 3 playoff weekends, running from June 1 to September 21, ensuring that there is no overlap with the NCAA Lacrosse or National Lacrosse League seasons. …
The PLL rules are the same as the MLL, including shot times and gold goal periods.
By October 2018, 140 players had signed up to PLL. Of the 140 players, 86 are American, 25 are members of the US national team, and 10 are former Tewaaraton Award winners. By December, the league had signed 17 more players.
In the first season of the League, the PLL asked the 6 founding teams to select a player for each of the 4 rounds. In the first round, there was a random toss and reverse order in each round.The Archers got the first draft pick in the newly formed league, and Pat Spencer made him the first ever pick in the PLL.
Media and business partners
The League has signed an exclusive media rights agreement with NBC Sports Group.
IMG Academy is the official Preseason Training Center. Adidas is an exclusive brand of footwear and apparel. Capital One Bank will be the official bank sponsor of the entire PLL and sponsor of the Atlas LC jersey patch. In February 2020, Ticketmaster signed an agreement with PLL to become the league’s official ticketing company and also added their name to the league’s name, making it the “Premier League of Lacrosse Powered by Ticketmaster”.PLL has an exclusive partnership with DraftKings covering league betting. The league has also partnered with Gatorade as the beverage company co-sponsors the league. On July 22, 2021, HEX Performance was named “Official Laundry Partner” by PLL.
|Dec 2019||6 teams||10 games|
|Feb 2020||7 teams||group play|
|2021||8 teams||9 games|
The addition of the Waterdogs Lacrosse Club, the seventh team in the 2020 season, allows each team to experience natural goodbye weeks throughout the season. Paul Rabiel first hinted at the expansion in a post-game interview after the 2019 championship, and on January 1, 2020, the Lacrosse Premier League announced the Waterdogs identity.The Expansion Draft took place on February 12th, and the entry draft was on March 16th to assemble a new roster with veteran players.
On December 16, 2020, it was announced that the PLL and MLL have teamed up under the PLL banner. PLL will add Boston Cannons for the 2021 season, renamed Cannons Lacrosse Club, to bring the total number of PLL teams to eight. Small changes to the former Boston Cannons brand resulted in the PLL emblem and logo on January 12, 2021.
Jim Brown Most Valuable Player
Emon Macinini Attack Year
Gait Brothers Midfielder of the Year
Dave Pietramala Defender of the Year
Brodie Merrill Long Stick Midfielder of the Year
Paul Cantabene Athlete of the year throw-in
George Boyardi Short Stick Midfielder of the Year
Oren Lyons Goalkeeper of the Year
Rookie of the Year
|2019||Tim Trautner||Redwoods LC||Goalkeeper|
Dick Edell Coach of the Year
Jimmy Regan, teammate of the year
|2019||Mark Glichini||Chaos LC||Midfielder|
Brendan Looney Leadership Award
|2019||Kyle Harrison||Redwoods LC||Midfielder|
Dave Huntley Sports Excellence Award
|2019||Connor Farrell||Chrome LC||Throw in|
Wells Crowter Humanitarian Award
|2019||Scott Ratliff||Archers LC||Long Stick Midfielder|
90,000 Lacrosse. Friendly match. Israel – England. Sala Stadium, Ashkelon .: kot_bayun – LiveJournal
On the eve of the upcoming World Lacrosse Championship in Israel in June, the UK national team, European Champion 2016, and a serious team arrived in our country with exhibition matches.As part of the popularization of this strange sport called “lacrosse”, the teams are scheduled to play 5 games in five different cities.
One of the matches took place on Friday 13 April at the Sala Stadium in Ashkelon.
Arriving at the stadium half an hour before the game is not only time to take pictures of the building itself, but also to get additional benefits in karma and whists for the next two hours.
The stadium in the beautiful city of Ashkelon was built back in 1961 (at least that’s what Wikipedia tells us).And, apparently, in the same authentic state it has survived to this day – with ancient inscriptions on the stone fence, with holes and with rare guards, who obviously did not expect a lot of people on this Friday morning.
Therefore, instead of going straight to the podium, we ended up in the inner room, where, as far as I understand, people are usually not allowed to go. A trophy stand with medals, cups and pennants received by the unforgettable “Ironi” Ashkelon club during its mighty career was seen near the players ‘dressing rooms and the judges’ room.I was especially impressed by the “shit cup” for participation (I emphasize – not for victory, but precisely for participation!) In the 1992 Passover Cup. And for some reason, the pennant of “Dynamo” Minsk hanging between the trophies.
Only one corridor led from the under-stands to the arena – it was a tunnel for players entering the field. On which we went to the field. Moreover, please note that we did not touch the fruit prepared for the participants of today’s competition!
And on the green lawn the players of the Israel national team were already warming up.
I could have sat down at the table of today’s match, since I already have experience in the work of a match commentator, I could help. But somehow he was ashamed of
Meanwhile, the British also followed us. By the way, for the first time it turned out to shoot athletes coming out of the under-stands tunnel at close range.
There was nothing else to do on the field, although, of course, no one kicked us out, but the guards did not let anyone inside, so, I thought then, if we go out, it will be difficult to go back.But not to sit on the coaches’ benches. And we went to the still empty rostrum.
However, the sun was warming, and opposite under the roof there was a VIP sector for guests and officials. Why not? And the most surprising thing was that it turned out yes – a few guards looked in surprise as we walk through the field through the side gate, but no one came up and asked unnecessary questions. And the VIP sector really turned out to be much more convenient and pleasant.
While we were walking and moving around like that, it was time to play.Some people pulled themselves up to the stands, and the teams went out into a green meadow. Even the anthems of both countries were played.
The team captains greeted each other, received parting words from the Ashkelon Sports Director (I didn’t know there were such people), the general director of some strange Ashkelon-Baltimore company and, most importantly, the British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey. Which, surprisingly, came to the game alone. Without a husband. Yes, yes, I was not mistaken, it was without a husband.
The most interesting thing about lacrosse is the throw-in in midfield.It occurs at the beginning and after each goal scored. The team captains put their nets vertically and, by the whistle, try to quickly cover the ball and throw it back with their own. Well, either grab it and run forward with the ball in the net.
The net for the players is small, only for the goalkeeper it is twice as large. It is more convenient to catch a flying ball in a large net, but it is less convenient to throw far away, and in general it is easier to knock a ball out of it.
When you pick up the ball in the net, you can do anything with it – walk and not give it to anyone, try to run to the goal, throw it to your partner, there is only one caveat – you can hold the ball in the net for 20 seconds if you are in your half of the field, or 10 seconds if on someone else’s.
Ours at the beginning somehow resisted, but the British quickly threw first the first ball, and then the second. I don’t know how other teams play, but if Israel took silver at the last European Championship, I probably could have come out as a member of other teams.
Although, of course, to tell the truth, they throw each other and catch the ball with nets they are cool. By the way, one more nuance of the game – although teams play 10 by 10 (including goalkeepers), there can be no more than 6 people of your team in the opponent’s half of the field at the same time.Therefore, on the other side of the gate, which is being attacked, there are always 3 pairs of defenders and attackers, which gives the game a good rhythm.
In the meantime, a bus of 3-4 children was brought to the stands (they gave it up, because it was fun to watch how children enter the sector in batches) and they fiercely supported the Israeli national team.
By the way, what surprised me was that at some point about eight people sitting on the side stand were driven away by the guards with a filthy broom. Like “not allowed”. As if the guys were bothering someone there or could take apart the stadium piece by piece.So it is already not in the best condition, it seems that since the fall on the field in 2008, a Palestinian missile has not yet been cleared of the debris.
And the VIPs, including the British ambassador, moved to our rostrum, greeted (it is customary for us, with VIPs) and stood nearby, discussing the game and, perhaps, some other problems (for example, where in Ashkelon can you get good beer? – what else might be of interest to the British! and I would suggest there is a wonderful BeerPoint).
Ours, meanwhile, reduced the score – by the middle of the first quarter it was 1: 2.By the way, about the quarters. The same Wikipedia says that a lacrosse match lasts 4 quarters of 15 minutes of net time. I don’t know, maybe ours played some kind of Jewish lacrosse, but for some reason each quarter lasted 20 minutes. Such a strange thing.
At some point, ours also scored the second goal
Our two goals by that time meant little – by the equator of the match the score on the scoreboard was 2: 8. The game practically went into one wicket. Although, in truth, our people tried to selflessly fight and fight for every centimeter of the field.
But the forces, alas, seemed to be too unequal. even despite the might of some of our players.
And the teams left for the break
During the break, two local youth teams entered the field, bringing a couple of gates with them, and at the edge of the field they made a small fight. Well, yes, also an option.
The grandfather sitting next to us, meanwhile, overcame. Well, yes, this is not rugby for you. At the games of the local football team, I think it’s also good here to sleep in an easy chair like this.
In the meantime, the break was over, the guys dragged the gate, and the second half began.
And then something strange happened. Either the old man Hottabych appeared on the podium somewhere, or the British released the third squad, or (which is most likely) representatives of our team approached the guests during the break and explained that if this continued, they would not come to the World Cup games nobody. Well, yes, what for to watch as ours fly with a score of 1:20 to everyone. In short, as a result, the balls flew into the gates of the British, and the score began to decline sharply.
First the score was 3: 8, then four, then five…
The British pretended to resist, but the score continued to decline – six … seven …
And, despite the fierce resistance of the rival, ours evened the score – 8: 8! It was the middle of the last quarter.
While the tension hasn’t subsided, I’ll tell you about another amazing feature of lacrosse. At the moment of violation of the rules (or removal, I did not understand for sure) the referee not only blows his whistle, but also takes out an orange rag from his pocket and throws it up. She falls to the ground, and he goes to explain to the players what happened.Then he returns, picks up the rag, puts it in his pocket, and the game continues.
If, at some point, one of the teams decides to take a time-out, the referee no longer throws a rag onto the field, but his own cap. After that, everyone leaves the field to talk and drink, but they clearly know where to return and where to put the ball.
In short, while the point is, the British came to their senses and threw in the ninth goal, as if saying to the Israeli players: “Well, you can’t be so skittish.”
Our team got together and responded with an excellent effective attack.9: 9.
Our coach in a panama hat a la “cova tembel” gathered the players and did what he hadn’t done in the whole game – he talked to them about something. This was apparently new to him, but he managed to do it!
And now a throw-in in the center of the field
And, pressing the hosts to the goal, the British score the winning goal a minute before the end of the match.
Perhaps the result is quite logical.
This score remains until the final whistle of the referee. Deserved victory of the guests.
On which, in fact, everyone went home.Until next time, dear comrades!
What is lacrosse: its types and features | Company Snowmobiles
The basic modern rules of a game like lacrosse always involve two teams. Each team should consist of six or ten people. The main purpose of lacrosse is to enter the gates of the enemy. In this case, a specialized projectile is used, which, a little remotely, may resemble something averaged between a club and a racket.Often three judges judge a game of lacrosse. The features of the rules in lacrosse directly depend on the varieties of this game.
Types of lacrosse and their features
Several varieties of lacrosse are known today. They are distinguished from each other by the rules of the game, the number of players in teams and the size of the playing field itself. In total, there are two of the most basic classifications in lacrosse. Depending on where the game is held, it is subdivided into:
Mini lacrosse or lacrosse in a box.This is a game that is always played indoors only. In each team, the number of participants fully corresponds to the mini prefix. There are six of them.
Lacrosse on the field. This is a classic variation of lacrosse. The game is played only on an open large street field. There are often ten people on each participating team.
According to the command structure, lacrosse is subdivided into:
– women’s lacrosse. In this type of game, the duration is about twenty-five minutes in two periods.The width of the gate and the size of the field are not particularly different from those presented in the men’s lacrosse. However, there is still a small difference – it consists in the distance between the gates. In meters, it is expressed in ninety-two meters.
– men’s lacrosse. According to the rules, only nine substitutions are allowed during the entire game. This type of game consists of four periods, each fifteen minutes long. For this type of game, the size of the field is fifty-five meters by one hundred meters, the width of the goal is one hundred and eighty centimeters.The distance between the gates is seventy-two meters.
Around 30 national lacrosse unions and associations have already been established around the world. Most of them are located on the European continent. Their creation is not so distant – only in the nineties. The leaders in this sport have been and remain the United States and Canada.
Speaking of Canada, we have the following information: lacrosse has been awarded the status of the summer game at number one. Every year in this country, adult and youth championships are held both in the field and indoors.
In the USA, in addition to the national association, there is also a representative of the Indian tribes.
90,000 Washington played 2 goals in the last minute, Svechnikov got another lacrosse and a forward juggler from Pittsburgh
Hockey players from “Washington” made a crazy comeback in a home match against “San Jose”. Trying to save the game, at the end of the third period, they replaced goalkeeper Brayden Holtby for the sixth fielder, but with 60 seconds before the siren they let into an empty net.The score became 4: 2 in favor of “sharks”.
But the owners did not give up and continued to fight, leaving their gates empty. “San Jose” could not resist the pressure and conceded twice with an interval of 32 seconds – from Yakub Vrana and TJ Oshi. And two minutes after the start of overtime, the guests were knocked out by Lars Eller’s goal – 5: 4!
It is curious that the main sniper of “Washington” Alexander Ovechkin did not score a point in this fantastic match, having spent 17 minutes 40 seconds on the ice and limited himself to 3 shots on target and 1 power move.The three stars of this incredible fight are Lars Eller, the author of the shark hat-trick Evander Kane and Jakub Vrana.
In the match between Carolina and Tampa (1: 3), Hurricane striker Andrei Svechnikov was not allowed to score his third lacrosse goal of the season. He conceived his stunt in the middle of the third period when the score was 0: 3, but defenders of the “Lightning” Eric Cernak and Braydon Coburn were vigilant and knocked out the stick of the Russian magician.
Although Andrei Svechnikov did not leave the site without an abandoned puck, after a couple of minutes he distinguished himself in a not so tricky way.
At “Pittsburgh” striker Jared McCanne was drawn to tricks, who in the match against “Florida” with the score 1: 3 decided to juggle, breaking through to the opponent’s goal. In confrontation with opponents, he managed to toss the puck on the stick 5 times.
But this did not lead to a goal. Although in this meeting he managed to hit the target – in the first period he made the score 1: 1. As a result, the “penguins” lost the match (1: 4).
Anaheim and Nashville players Nicolas Delorier and Austin Watson organized a juicy fight already on the first throw-in of the match.Both got it from each other.
The game, on the other hand, went into action and ended only in the shootout, where Anaheim’s players turned out to be luckier.