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  1. 1. Lacrosse
  2. 2. <ul><li>is a team sport </li></ul><ul><li>sport of Native American origin </li></ul><ul><li>played using a small solid rubber ball and a long-handled racquet called a crosse or lacrosse stick . </li></ul>
  3. 3. crosse or lacrosse stick
  4. 4. M en's Lacrosse Equipment
  5. 5. Women's Lacrosse Equipment
  6. 6. History
  7. 7. <ul><li>Lacrosse originated with the Native Americans of the United States and Canada </li></ul><ul><li>developed as early as </li></ul><ul><li>the 12th century </li></ul><ul><li>games were played </li></ul><ul><li>as part of ceremonial ritual to give thanks to the Creator </li></ul><ul><li>The French Jesuit missionary, </li></ul><ul><li>Jean de Brébeuf, saw Iroquois tribesmen play it in 1637 and was the first European to write about the game. He called it lacrosse . </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In 1856, William George Beers, </li></ul><ul><li>a Canadian dentist, founded the Montreal Lacrosse Club. </li></ul><ul><li>By the 1900s, high schools, colleges, and universities began playing the game </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>L acrosse is a contact game played by ten players : </li></ul><ul><li>a goalie, </li></ul><ul><li>three defensemen, </li></ul><ul><li>three midfielders </li></ul><ul><li>three attackmen </li></ul>The object of the game is to shoot the ball into the opponent's goal .
  10. 10. <ul><li>Collegiate games 60 min </li></ul><ul><li>( 15-minute quarters ) </li></ul><ul><li>High school games 48 min </li></ul><ul><li>( 12-minute quarters ) </li></ul><ul><li>Y outh games 32 min </li></ul><ul><li>(8 -minute quarters ) </li></ul><ul><li>Each team is given a </li></ul><ul><li>two-minute break . </li></ul><ul><li>Halftime is ten minutes long. </li></ul><ul><li>Teams change sides between periods. </li></ul><ul><li>T wo timeouts each half. </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Men's lacrosse begins with a face-off . </li></ul><ul><li>The official blows the whistle to begin play. </li></ul><ul><li>P layers in the wing areas can run after the ball when the whistle sounds. The other players must wait until one player has gained possession of the ball . </li></ul><ul><li>Field players must use their crosses to pass, catch and run with the ball. </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive body checking is discouraged. </li></ul><ul><li>Lacrosse rules state that if the ball or a player in possession of the ball goes out of bounds, the other team is awarded possession. </li></ul><ul><li>An attacking player cannot enter the crease around the goal, but may reach in with his stick to scoop a loose ball. </li></ul><ul><li>A referee, umpire and field judge supervise field play. </li></ul><ul><li>A chief bench official, timekeepers and scorers assist. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Personal Fouls <ul><li>1) Slashing 2) Tripping 3) Cross Checking 4) Unsportsmanlike Conduct 5) Unnecessary Roughness 6) Illegal Crosse 7) Illegal Body </li></ul><ul><li>Checking 8) Illegal Gloves </li></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>P layed for the most part in </li></ul><ul><li>Canada and the United States , with small but dedicated lacrosse communities in </li></ul><ul><li>the United Kingdom and Australia. </li></ul><ul><li>W orld championships for lacrosse at senior men, senior women, under 19 men and under 19 women level . </li></ul><ul><li>The World Lacrosse Championships </li></ul><ul><li>have been dominated by </li></ul><ul><li>the United States, particularly </li></ul><ul><li>in the men's game </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Team is 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>world champion </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>The 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships will be held at the Manchester University Sports grounds, </li></ul><ul><li>( 15th - 24th July 2010 ) </li></ul><ul><li>This is going to be the biggest World Championships to date. 30 nations will compete for the title. </li></ul>