Players | Beginners Guide
Lacrosse, the fastest-growing team sport in the country, combines some of the best aspects of other sports into one sport, allowing players of all sizes and skill sets the ability to contribute.
The fundamental concepts of men's and women's lacrosse are the same - players try to score goals by using a stick, which features a plastic or wooden head with netting at the end, to shoot a ball into the goal. The are various rules differences between men's and women's lacrosse, and men's lacrosse, which allows body contact, utilizes more protective equipment.
The following video, This is Lacrosse, gives a quick overview of lacrosse (please note that this video was originally produced by US Lacrosse in 2004 and some rule changes have taken place since its production and US Lacrosse membership has grown to more than 300,000 members):