Lacrosse outline - 2. Also served as a preparation for war...

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I. Lacrosse, considered to be America's first sport, A. Born of the North American Indian adapted and raised by the Canadians 1. Been enjoyed for over a century II. Combination of basketball, soccer and hockey A.The game requires and rewards coordination, agility, quickness and speed III. Lacrosse is fast-paced and full of action. A. Long sprints up and down the field and abrupt starts and stops B. Precision passes and dodges are routine in men's and women's lacrosse C. Lacrosse played with stick, crosse 1.Must be mastered by the player to throw, catch and scoop the ball IV. Lacrosse one of the fastest growing team sports in U.S A. Youth membership has tripled since 1999 from 40,000 to over 125,000 1.169,000 high school players 2.Also the fastest-growing sport last 5 years at the college level >More than 400 college club programs V. Oldest sport in North America A.Rooted in Native American religion 1. Played to resolve conflicts, heal the sick, and strengthen men
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Also served as a preparation for war > Legend:1,000 players per side > Field from 1 to 15 miles in length > Games sometimes lasted for days. > Used a single pole, tree or rock for a goal, > Balls made of wood, deerskin, clay or stone VI. First U.S Teams A. New York University first college team in 1877 B. High School Teams: 1. Created in 1882 2. Philips Academy: Andover, Massachusetts 3. Philips Exeter Academy: New Hampshire 4. Lawrenceville School: New Jersey C. First womans game 1. played in 1890 at the St. Leonard's School in Scotland 2. 1926: Rosabelle Sinclair established first women's lacrosse team >Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland. VII.Rules and Equipment A. Men's and women's played under the same rules B. no protective equipment, until the mid-1930s 1. Women's rules limit stick contact, prohibit body contact > Require little protective equipment. 2.Men's rules allow some stick and body contact...
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