Recently, many young athletes have been dropping out of a sport they had played for years to play a game called LaCrosse. What is LaCrosse? Lacrosse is a game that is mixed with hockey, soccer, and basketball. The goal of the game, like most sports, is to get the ball down the field and score... But with a stick...? and a ball the size of a baseball? This seems outrageous! But most teens have left their other sports to come out and play this amazing game.
The game was developed by Native Americans back before the Europeans and the puritans first stepped onto this great land. They used wooden sticks, with cow hide as their strings, and it was an all-out brawl with no rules and as many people could play as they want. But today it is a little different game that has been picked up by many young and old athletes of our time. There are 22 players on the field at once, and 11 players on each team playing. You got three mid-fielders ("middies"), Three forwards("attacks"), Three defensemen("D-poles"), and of course the goalie. Defensemen have long poles in order to play defense on the offensive middies trying to score. The other Middies and Attackmen have short poles so they can run easier, pass easier, but it is harder to stick check. The goal of the game is to obviously score... just like every other sport. But there are certain strategies to be able to score more efficiently.
So why is LaCrosse becoming more popular? Well I have a couple theories. People are always talking about, "Yeah dude, i want to be a lax bro, yeah bro!" first of all not all laxers are like that. You have to be athletic to play a sport like LaCrosse, it is not easy. There is a lot of running involved and you have to be physically tough. This past game, I, Myself, got hit extremely hard by a D-pole and all my teeth moved and are now angled weird... it’s a rough game. So I just wanted to say to all those people who want to be in it for the "BRO" aspect... you got a lot coming for you. The main reason I think it is becoming popular though is because of how new of a sport it is. People are always used to watching the same Football or baseball games... i have to admit it’s getting boring. Something new and exciting, like lacrosse, has brought many young teens and young adults to realize that there are new and better sports out there.
Would any of you consider LaCrosse? Girls and Boys Lacrosse included.