Lacrosse, invented by the Native Americans, is a popular team sport in North America and a national summer sport for Canada. It involves the use of nets, or "heads" as they are called, which consist of a wooden or metal shaft with a net on the end. Hockey is a game based on this sport.
It was mostly a boy’s game until a few years ago, and now it is played by both boys and girls. Lacrosse is a game that many people had versions of like eastern Cherokee ball-play was basically lacrosse with a different name to it. From the early data we/they will never really find out much of the history.
There are about three different forms of lacrosse based on the different tribes or places of how they played it. One of the ways still played today is called double stick; you play by using a two and a half foot stick in each hand and tossing a deer skin ball in between the two sticks.
The name “lacrosse” was named by the French settlers; with “Crosse” meaning curved stick it is called the curved stick. Lacrosse played a more serious role in Indian culture than anywhere else. Lacrosse was not a very well-known sport until the late nineteenth century. Now more than half a million people are playing. Now there are a lot of people playing lacrosse all over the world.
How the game is played [change]
Lacrosse has two teams, each with ten players. There is one goalie, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackmen. The goalies defend the goals, and if the ball goes into the goal, the team who got the goal scores. Whoever scores the most goals by the end of the game wins, with an overtime period being played if the game is tied. The game has four quarters and starts with a "faceoff" at the beginning of each quarter. A faceoff is when the ball is on the ground to start the game, and one person from each team fights for the ball.
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