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Basic Rules of Lacrosse:

Lacrosse was originally called baggataway and was first played by Native Americans as early as the 15th century. Native Americans play the sport for various reasons – they do so for religious rituals, training of warriors, or to settle inter-tribal disputes. A combination of football, hockey, and basketball, lacrosse used to be played by as few as 100, to as many as 1,000 men and lasted two to three days, sunrise till sunset.

The object of a lacrosse game is to put a 5 oz. hard-rubber ball to the opponent’s net using a long-handled stick with a triangular pocket at the end – while keeping one’s opponent from doing the same. A lacrosse team has 10 positions, which includes: one goalie, three attackmen, three midfielders, and three defensemen.