Women’s Field Rules: Two teams of twelve players each play women’s field lacrosse. The two teams attempt to score by causing the ball to enter the goal of its opponent, while preventing the other team from securing the ball and scoring. The ball is kept in play by being carried, thrown, or batted with the crosse, rolled or kicked in any direction, subject to the restrictions laid down in the FIL Rules. The hand may not touch the ball, except by a goalkeeper who is within his goal crease.

Difference between Men’s Field Lacrosse Rules and the Women’s discipline: Two teams of ten players each play men’s field lacrosse.

Lacrosse will participate at The World Games 2017!

Learn more about Lacrosse on The World Games Channel.



Lacros was born ...

Lacrosse was started by the Native American Indians and was originally known as stickball. The game was initially played in the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America, and around the western Great Lakes. The French Jesuit, Jean de Brébeuf, wrote about the game being played by the Huron Indians in 1636 and it was he who named the game “lacrosse”.

Olympic ...

Lacrosse was contested as a demonstration sport in the 1928 (Amsterdam) and 1932 (Los Angeles) Olympics.

World Games ...

FIL, founded in 2008, became part of The World Games Family in 2013. Lacrosse (Women) will make its debut in the official competition programme of the World Games 2017 in Worclaw/Poland.


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