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.
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.
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.
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.