Lacrosse-A warriors game

Lacrosse-A warriors game

Hey there you guys and you gals, hope we are all doing good today! I just got off the phone with my brother who lives in Canada, and my nephew was recently selected for the provincial U-16 lacrosse team! As a Canadian, this is very exciting to me. Something that a lot of people don’t know is that lacrosse is the national summer sport in Canada, and it has deep rooted history in the makings of Canada. Lacrosse was traditionally played by the Iroquois native American people and teams would consists of between 100 and 1,000 men on gigantic fields that would stretch anywhere from 500 metres to 3000 metres. The games were very ceremonial, and were closer to symbolic warfare than the sport played by Ivy league schools today.

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Lacrosse played today is miles apart from the kind played for weeks by the Native Americans. In the 1930’s, owners of hockey rinks in Canada made a new version of the game from the kind played at the time. The game was adapted to be played inside hockey rinks with a smaller team. This type of lacrosse has since become very popular, with a professional league spanning the United States and Canada called the National Lacrosse League. These games have 15 minute quarters much like Canadian Football compared to the Canadian Lacrosse League which has timing scheduled like ice hockey. If you are looking for a hard hitting sport where everyone is more involved than in football or rugby, then try out lacrosse. It might be a little harder to get into and cost a little more but it is worth it. Trust me.

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