Lacrosse is a great sport that can be a wonderful source of
exercise and family fun—either watching or playing. If you are unfamiliar with the sport,
it may be a bit confusing. Once you get the basics down, it'll be
an event you love as much other sports.
object of lacrosse is to score a goal by shooting the ball in the opposing team's goal.
Players can pass, catch, and run with the ball in the crosse, which is
the stick-like piece of equipment used in the game. Only the goalie may
touch the ball with his hands.
There are ten total players on the lacrosse field. A goalie and at least
three other players must remain on the defensive side of the field at
all times. The three offensive players must stay on the offensive side
of the field, and the remaining midfielders may go anywhere on the field.
Lacrosse is a physical sport, which can make it a tough event for parents
to watch sometimes. Bodychecking is allowed if the opponent has the ball.
Bodychecking is never allowed to occur from behind, and shots must never
be taken above the shoulders or below the knees. Stickchecking is also
allowed, which is using the stick to knock the ball out of the other player's crosse.
Men's lacrosse is typically played for 48 minutes. There are four
quarters of 12 minutes each. A two minute water break is allowed between
each quarter. A ten minute half time occurs between the second and third
quarters. Each team has two time-outs to be used during each half.
If you are looking for ideas for family fun in NYC, come to
Aviator Sports and Events Center. With ice skating, team sports, and exercise classes, there's something
here for every member of your family, and we work hard to make everything
you do fun. To learn more about our sports programs, ice rink hours, and
other events, call us at (347) 263-8416.