Lacrosse Clinics 2016

For the last 2 weeks we have been lucky enough to participate in some Lacrosse Clinics held by the Woodville Lacrosse Club.

The sport of lacrosse is a combination of basketball, soccer and hockey. Anyone can play lacrosse — the big or the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility.  Lacrosse is fast-paced and full of action.

History

Lacrosse may have been developed as early as 1100 AD among indigenous peoples on the North American continent. By the seventeenth century, it was well-established. In the traditional Aboriginal Canadian version, each team consisted of about 100 to 1,000 men on a field that stretched from about 500 m to 3 km  long. These games lasted from sunup to sundown for two to three days straight. These games were played as part of ceremonial ritual, a kind of symbolic warfare, to give thanks to the Creator or Master.

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How to play

Lacrosse is played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.  The head of the lacrosse stick is strung with loose mesh designed to catch and hold the lacrosse ball. The aim of the game is to score by shooting the ball into an opponent’s goal past the goalie, using the lacrosse stick to catch, cradle, and pass the ball. You also need to keep the other team from scoring and to get the ball by stick checking and body contact or positioning.  The sport consists of four positions: midfield, attack, defense and goalie.

During our clinics we learnt the rules of lacrosse and the different techniques on how to hold the lacrosse stick and pick up the ball. It was a lot of fun!

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What did you enjoy the most about playing lacrosse?

Have you ever played lacrosse before or know anyone who plays in a local team?

What did you find the most challenging about the game?

18 thoughts on “Lacrosse Clinics 2016

  1. Hi my name is Chehan. Im from Mrs.Di Rito’s class. At home I played lacrosse and enjoyed it a lot. Hope you also enjoy playing lacrosse.

  2. I’ve Never played Lacrosse, but once i got a ball and i think a lacrosse stick, also it looks really hard

  3. Hi my name is Chehan. I’m from Mrs.Di Rito’s class. I played lacrosse at home and I really enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy playing lacrosse.

    1. Hi Chehan
      i enjoy it too its really fun for me but the hardest thing is running with the ball in your stick.
      from Laila
      😃

  4. dear mrs baldwin
    lacrosse was fun it’s a grate game to play i think lot’s of people want to play lacrosse because people think it’s fun and people will enjoy it.

  5. I really enjoy playing lacrosse even though the first time we played it I got injured but I still really like playing the game it’s really fun!!!!

  6. Dear Mrs Baldwin

    Most enjoyed playing Lacrosse because it is fun to play if you do not get injured!!!

    I have never played lacrosse before so it took a while for me to get used to the game.

    Most found challenging was to catch the ball in the net.

  7. Dear Mrs baldwin
    like doing lacrosse it was so much funned i would love to do it again i think that lots of people would love to do it again

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