Do you think you know Lacrosse? Or are you still hung up on its violent history? If you are, you have to watch the professional games to know how formal and team-building the entire game is.
Lacrosse is one of the oldest stick and ball games, having its deep roots in the North American indigenous tribes. The history and format of the games go all the way back to the 12th century. Since then, the game has gone through several changes, but its root remains the same.
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Lacrosse is a game of planned aggression and strategy. Over time, the protective gears were also introduced to the game for added safety, and hence we got our modern-day Lacrosse. Today, the game is headed by the highest committee of World Lacrosse, and there are national and Olympic players who put their body and spirit into the game.
Playing Lacrosse is a difficult feat. But contrary to the popular perception, the game is quite organized. The players just have to use the tip of the lacrosse stick to take the ball into the goal. Now, here is the twist, these players can employ shooting, catching, passes, and other methods to take the said ball with the other team trying to snag the ball from them.
Usually, the game is entirely regulated, but this tussle may lead to injuries. Hence, you wouldn't find any player without their protective gears - knee pads and added protection. Presently, all of these guidelines are governed by the World Lacrosse, which organizes different tournaments and world Lacrosse Championships for Men and Women.
Some of these tournaments include:
Each of these events takes place at an interval of four years. But you don't have to wait that long to witness a lacrosse league. Get yourself a ticket to any NCAA lacrosse or NLL lacrosse matches, and you'll see the same thrill.
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