Lacrosse is a great sport for both boys and girls but little is known about it if you don’t play it. I have never played the sport but have admired those who do play. It’s a very active sport that is growing here in the United States.
It’s believed that Lacrosse began back in the 1400’s by North American Indian tribes. It’s played with a rubber ball and a lacrosse stick. The crosse is a long-handled racquet with a net designed to catch and hold the ball. Today the game is played by most high school’s in this country.
Thinking about playing Lacrosse? Here are some of the benefits:
-Great Exercise for Mind and Body Lacrosse uses up energy so kids will burn a ton of calories playing the game. Exercise will also make you feel good by releasing endorphins. Regular exercise can also help prevent obesity in kids.
-Builds Endurance Just like basketball and soccer, Lacrosse is very fast paced. It takes a lot of endurance and strength to play. Especially with all the running up and down the field. It helps to build the endurance kids need to grow and develop character.
-Social Interaction Any team sport will help kids meet and get to know other kids. Making friends helps build confidence and self-esteem. Being part of a team also helps kids feel good about themselves.
So what will your kids need if they play Lacrosse?
-Helmet with face guard
With all sports boys and girls need other equipment for protection. But the majority of the equipment is the same.