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Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a team game where goals are scored by shooting a ball into a net, using a stick with a pocket on the end, called a crosse.

An Overview of Lacrosse

There are different versions of the game:

  • Men's lacrosse is a contact sport so players wear protective clothing including helmets, gloves and arm padding.
  • Women's lacrosse only involves contact between sticks.
  • Mixed lacrosse is played by both men and women or boys and girls.
  • Pop-lacrosse, is completely non-contact, even between sticks. It is mainly played by six to 12-year olds.

Benefits

Lacrosse is an intense and physical game that improves speed, hand-eye coordination and providing a substantial aerobic and strength-building workout.

Involvement

English Lacrosse offers a get 'INTO Lacrosse' programme which aimed at getting people playing in a fun, social and friendly environment. This is a great way to start playing lacrosse.

Equipment

Lacrosse clubs will provide all the equipment, referees and coaches to members. For beginners, all you will need is a mouth guard.

Facts

  • Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in the World. Its origins are from North America where French Missionaries first observed Native Americans playing a ball game with a stick and a net which resembled a cross so they named it "La Crossier" which over time has been shorted to Lacrosse.
  • The Women's Lacrosse World Cup will be hosted by England in 2017. The games will be held in Guildford.

Find Lacrosse Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

English Lacrosse Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@englishlacrosse.co.uk
Contact Telephone
0843 658 5006

Helen Murray

South West Officer

07743 894489

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