Travis Cuvelier has played sports all through his youth, including Little League Baseball, Soccer and Football.
Lacrosse was always his favorite sport. Travis Cuvelier played lacrosse all throughout middle and high school. Lacrosse is one of the most popular sports played in America and Canada. The sport was invented in the 12th century and the rules were established in 1869.
After the rules were established, Lacrosse was being played between two teams. Each team was having 12 players.
The game’ was first played in North America, but later the game became popular among the masses which generated the appetite of the people to get into this game finally resulting in the World Lacrosse Championship.
Presently, 39 countries are the active participants of the ‘World Lacrosse Championship’ with United States, Canada, Australia, and Iroquois occupying 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th positions.
How Lacrosse is played?
As we explore the game, we will come to know that the game resembles characteristics of basketball and football. There is a game clock which determines how long the game is played. There is also a goal system which lets you decide which team has won and which team has lost the game.
- Quarters / Halves
Depending upon the gender / age; the game is played between quarters / halves. For male members the game is divided into quarters whereas for the female players, the game is divided into haves. For the high school students, quarters are reduced to 12 min. duration.
- Field Zone
The game is played in such a way that the field and the offensive players always stay in their zone. They are not allowed to enter the other team’s zone. Only the midfielders are allowed to move freely throughout the field.
- Facing opposite team
Generally, face off occurs in the beginning, after quarters / haves, and after each goal. But, sometimes, during some miss-happenings, the game restarts from the beginning i.e. from the face offs. The faceoff in Lacrosse is similar to that of Basketball and Football; two players are required at the center and the other two players are required 20 yards away from the middle of the field, almost parallel to the sideline. After some time, when possession is gained by anyone of these eight players; the rest of the players can now cross the restraining line.
The crease is basically a semi circle from where the game begins. Players are not allowed to enter the crease unless they are forced to do so. If they enter the area intentionally then this will result in a foul and the goals made will not be counted.
If the match lasts with a tie, then some additional time (often known as sudden death overtime period) is given. The first team making a goal is declared as the winner. But, if the match still lasts with a tie. Then it is a tie. No action is taken further.
Referee is another crucial person of the play. He closely watches the team members to avoid any breakage of rules; therefore, preventing the team members from any injuries during the play.
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