blankman wrote:Flockers wrote:DaQ wrote:It was made up by Native Americans. It's like hockey but instead of a stick w/ a blade, there is a stick w/ a net and there is a ball instead of a puck. Also, there are more people on the field in lacrosse and there is an "out of bounds". Everything else is pretty similar.
He pretty much nailed it. But you can't check in La Crosse. I play la Crosse also.
What do you mean you can't check? Of course you can. Trust me, I've been playing and following the sport since 4th grade and my high school is an anually top-20 nationally ranked team, so our town is obsessed with the sport. GIRLS lacrosse is very different and allows no body checking, but in BOYS lacrosse I am 100% sure that you can body check as long as its not from behind and the player isn't completely out of the play (ice hockey's interference).
Lacrosse is perhaps the greatest sport I've ever played/watched. It is as exciting as can be, is the fastest sport not on ice and the creativity and sheer skill, speed of some of these players is downright incredible.
The rules are at first difficult to understand, but wasn't it the same when you tried to learn about hockey and its rules like offsides, icing and the 2 line pass? If you take the time to understand the sport, and enjoy sports like hockey, I guarantee that you will love the sport.
Of note and this will confuse some of you, many of the rules are different in the professional league you saw- Major League Lacrosse, which has a shot-clock, from the college rules. The MLL game overall is however easier for the common fan to understand. I'll try to explain you guys the rules to the MLL games in a bit.
Sorry dude. I'm only in HS and I've never really watched a Pro or College game. So I went by what I know.