The fastest game on two feet!
played in three different venues at levels from 3rd grade or younger (on the west coast) all the way up to the professional leagues (NLL, MLL, and girly laX)
Outdoor Men's (REAL) lacrosse:
Played on a narrower soccer field.
two 6'X6' nets at opposite ends about 15 yards off the end line.
Nets surrounded by a 12' circular crease (like in hockey).
Metals sticks (some wood) made out of anything from aluminum to titanium to scandium.
plastic heads that are so vast in number it makes your head spin (very customizable with).
Leather (traditional) straps woven with nylon string or Tight weave nylon mesh (hard, soft, monster, or six diamond mesh.
Similar to soccer in that there are attackmen, middies, and defensemen.
defensemen say on their end as do the attackmen, middies go where ever they like.
goalies stay on their island (the crease).
no cross checking (like hockey) or slashing (excessive force put into a stick check) or tripping or helmet checks.
there are some technical rules involving the restraining boxes and the clearing boxes and the midline that I won't get into.
11 on 11 play (including the goalie)
Hell of a lot of fun!
Hell of a lot of contact!
Hell of a lot complex plays!
Hell of a lot of LAX
Indoor (hockey) laX:
same as outdoor except it's played on a hockey rink sized field with walls and smaller 3'X3' goals. looser on the foul calls. lots of fights in the pros (NLL... GO JAX). no off sides. 6 on 6 play (including the goalie)
Girls (funny) Lacrosse:
no offense to any girl lacrosse players, cuz i love that you love the game, but i don't get girls lacrosse.
there's no contact (kinda takes away half the fun and all the defense)
there's hardly any pocket on the sticks (no sick fakes or sick rips or easy passes)
if there was a decent girls goalie on the west coast then her team would never lose because girls lacrosse shots have more arc then my 80 yard clearing pass, not to mention i could take a nap in the time it takes for the shot to get from your sticks to the goal.
no real face-offs (they have some goofy standing one)
other wise the same at guys laX as far as technical rules and infractions.
11 on 11 play (including goalies)
Best spring spots in existence (besides Motocross (but that's not a team sport))
It's like this:
soccer + Hockey + basketball + football - gay (baseball) + Track X 100 + Metal Poles to beat on people with + style = LAX
not to rip on baseball... cuz i watch the world series game 7 only if it goes to game 7
but i compare baseball to sitting on a bench staring a wall for and hour and a half then have some beefcake, raisin nut, sack grabber through a rock at you and you have to react.
Fun fact: Lacrosse is the fastest game on two feet
Fun fact: Lacrosse is the most physically demanding sport in the world next to Soccer and motocross
Fun fact: There are only 7 minutes of actual playing time in an average baseball game.
Fun fact: I've met, been coached by, and played against Casey and Ryan Powell, Brian Silcott, Brodie Merrill, most of the 2006 Syracuse lacrosse team, and most of the university of Oregon Lacrosse team (they tight)