Lacrosse is a team sport where players use a stick with a net to catch, scoop, and throw a ball into the opposing teams net. Considered to be the first sport in America, Lacrosse was originally invented by North American Native tribes, played by the French, and then widely adopted by the Canadians. Played on a field roughly the same size as a soccer field, two opposing teams fight for a solid rubber ball and attempt to shoot it into the opposing teams net to score. Often considered a violent game, lacrosse is a common high school and college sport.

How do you play lacrosse?

Much like soccer, lacrosse is played on a similar field with 20 players on the field. You have three attackmen, three midfielders, three defenders and a goalie. The goal is to get the lacrosse ball with your lacrosse stick and score it into the opposing net to score points.

How long is a lacrosse game?

There are four 15-minute quarters that equal out to 60 minutes of playing time. Halftime usually lasts 15 minutes in a regular-season game, but in title games, halftime is 30 minutes. Time is also affected if there are penalties/fouls or if the game goes into overtime.


Who invented lacrosse?

Lacrosse was invented by the North American Native Tribes and is the first national sport played in the United States. Lacrosse is also known as “the creators game or the medicine game” and is sought out to be a form of medicine for Native Americans when they were sick.

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Lacrosse Stick
Size comparison diagram of the Lacrosse Stick compared to other similar sports equipment

A Lacrosse Stick is also called a crosse and is used in lacrosse sports for handling the ball and making a shot to score. It is also for passing the lacrosse ball or causing the opposing players to drop the ball. It is made from hickory trees and carries a unique shape composed of a head, roughly triangular woven in loose netting (also called pocket) to catch, pass, or shoot the ball. The shaft, which is the handle, can be of hollow metal. Women's and men's lacrosse sticks are similar but differ in pocket depth, which is much shallower in the former.

Lacrosse Sticks have a length of 40”-42” (101.6-106.7 cm) for offensive players, a length of 52”-72” (132.1-182.9 cm) for defensive players, widths between 6.5”-10” (16.5-25.4 cm), and pocket depths from 2”-2.5” (50.8-63.5 mm). The weight of a Lacrosse Stick is 5-12 oz (142-340 g).

Measured illustration of a Lacrosse Stick dimensioned with overall length, width and depth
A Lacrosse Stick is also called a crosse and used in lacrosse sports for handling the ball and making a shot to score. It is also for passing the lacrosse ball or causing the opposing players to drop the ball. It is made from hickory trees and carries a unique triangular shaped head.

Lacrosse Sticks have a length of 40”-42” (101.6-106.7 cm) for offensive players, a length of 52”-72” (132.1-182.9 cm) for defensive players, widths between 6.5”-10” (16.5-25.4 cm), and pocket depths from 2”-2.5” (50.8-63.5 mm). The weight of a Lacrosse Stick is 5-12 oz (142-340 g).

Measured illustration of a Lacrosse Stick dimensioned with overall length, width and depth
Lacrosse Stick
Height:
Width:
6.5”-10” | 16.5-25.4 cm
Length:
40”-42” | 101.6-106.7 cm (Offense); 52”-72” | 132.1-182.9 cm (Defense)
Depth:
2”-2.5” | 50.8-63.5 mm (Pocket)
Weight:
5-12 oz | 142-340 g
Area:

Shaft (Short Stick): 30” | 76.2 cm

Shaft (Long Stick): 60” | 152.4 cm

Shaft Circumference: 3.5” | 8.9 cm (Max)

Head Length: 10” | 25.4 cm
Materials: Aluminum, scandium, alloy, titanium, wood (traditional) shaft; leather or nylon string pocket; tape or rubber butt

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Lacrosse Goalie Stick
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Lacrosse Goalie Sticks have a length between 40”-72” (101.6-182.9 cm), width of 10”-12” (25.4-30.5 cm), and pocket depth of 5”-5.5” (127-139.7 mm). The weight of a Lacrosse Goalie Stick is 6-14 oz (170-397 g).

Drawing of a Lacrosse Goalie Stick showing dimensioned analysis of the length, width and depth

Lacrosse Goalie Sticks have a length between 40”-72” (101.6-182.9 cm), width of 10”-12” (25.4-30.5 cm), and pocket depth of 5”-5.5” (127-139.7 mm). The weight of a Lacrosse Goalie Stick is 6-14 oz (170-397 g).

Drawing of a Lacrosse Goalie Stick showing dimensioned analysis of the length, width and depth
Lacrosse Goalie Stick
Height:
Width:
10”-12” | 25.4-30.5 cm
Length:
40”-72” | 101.6-182.9 cm
Depth:
5”-5.5” | 127-139.7 mm (Pocket)
Weight:
6-14 oz | 170-397 g
Area:

Shaft (Short Stick): 30” | 76.2 cm

Shaft (Long Stick): 60” | 152.4 cm

Shaft Circumference: 3.5” | 8.9 cm (Max)

Head Length: 15” | 38.1 cm (Typical)
Materials: Aluminum, scandium, alloy, titanium, wood (traditional) shaft; leather or nylon string pocket; tape or rubber butt

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Lacrosse Ball
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The Lacrosse Ball is a significant component in the sport of Lacrosse used together with the lacrosse stick. It is usually solid rubber. Men use white lacrosse balls while women use yellow, though orange and lime green are also available. Every lacrosse ball must meet the NOCSAE lacrosse ball standard.

Besides, every lacrosse ball must have the words "Meets NOCSAE Standard" emblazoned on them. Interestingly, the lacrosse ball is not only used in lacrosse sport but also in gyms as massage balls to boost muscle performance, reduce fatigue, and lessen soreness.

Lacrosse Balls have a diameter of 2.47”-2.55” (62.7-64.7 mm) and circumference of 7.75”-8” (19.69-20.32 cm). The mass of a Lacrosse Ball is between 5-5.2 oz (140-147 g).

Measured illustration of a Lacrosse Ball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
The Lacrosse Ball is a significant component in the sport of Lacrosse used together with the lacrosse stick. It is usually solid rubber. Men use white lacrosse balls while women use yellow, though orange and lime green are also available. Every lacrosse ball must meet the NOCSAE standards.

Lacrosse Balls have a diameter of 2.47”-2.55” (62.7-64.7 mm) and circumference of 7.75”-8” (19.69-20.32 cm). The mass of a Lacrosse Ball is between 5-5.2 oz (140-147 g).

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Lacrosse Ball
Height:
2.47”-2.55” | 62.7-64.7 mm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
5-5.2 oz | 140-147 g
Area:

Circumference: 7.75”-8” | 19.69-20.32 cm

Materials: Vulcanized rubber

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