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Lacrosse Project

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María Vidal

on 12 January 2014

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Transcript of Lacrosse Project

Federation of
International Lacrosse

45 countries
In all continents
International Lacrosse
Originated in the Region of the Great Lakes
2 Teams
Each team has 10 players
1 Goalie
3 Attack
3 Midfielders or "Middies"
3 Defenders
4 12-min quarters
2-min break between
1st and 2nd quarters
3rd and 4th quarters
Half time is 10 mins long
Important teams
Box Lacrosse
Women´s Lacrosse
Goal of the game
Types of play
Field and players
Important teams
Lax in Spain
Lacrosse is a team sport, the oldest in North America.
The boys/men´s version of the game is a contact sport.
Lacrosse has been played for the most part in Canada and the USA.
Lacrosse was originally played by the indigenous people of North America.
The name of ´Lacrosse´comes from the french "la crosse" which means ´the stick´.
Lacrosse was contested for medals in the 1904 and 1908 Olympics
Goal of the game
The objective of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent´s goal.
Defensively, the objective is to keep the opposing team from scoring and to gain the ball.
All this can be done using the Lacrosse stick to catch, carry the ball, pass and check.
Types of play
Field Lacrosse
Each game begins with a face-off
Only the goalie may touch the ball with his hands
Body checking is permitted if the opponent has the ball
If the ball goes out of bounds, the other team is awarded possession of the ball.
Only the goalie can enter the crease around the goal
Personal Fouls
Cross Checking
Illegal body checking
Technical fouls
Off sides
Boston Cannons
Charlotte Hounds
Chesapeake Bayhawks
Denver Outlaws
Long Island Lizards
Ohio Machines
Rochester Rattlers
Lacrosse in Spain
ADEL: Agrupación Deportiva Española de Lacrosse
In Spain, there is a small Lacrosse league composed of 9 teams. Some of them are: UH Gijón, Valencia Eagles, Madrid Lacrosse and Cuenca Lacrosse.
There is a men´s league and a women´s league, but there isn´t a box lacrosse league.
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