Super Sixes event set to feature debut of world’s top Lacrosse teams in new discipline
World Lacrosse Sixes – a shorter and faster-paced version of the sport that World Lacrosse launched earlier this year – is set to be played among the world’s top teams for the first time this weekend at World Lacrosse Super Sixes in the Baltimore metro area. Elite men’s and women’s teams from Canada, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the United States will participate in the historic event on October 23-24 at Tierney Field on the USA Lacrosse complex in Sparks, Maryland.
Super Sixes is the fourth in a series of five events for the new brand of the sport this year, and the first international Sixes competition for these teams.
World Lacrosse CEO Jim Scherr said in a press release by the federation: “Following our launch of World Lacrosse Sixes less than six months ago, the new discipline has continued to gain popularity around the world due to its broader appeal, wider access and superfast-paced format. Having the world’s top teams going head-to-head in Sixes for the first time will make for an incredibly exciting weekend in Baltimore, and will further showcase the sport on our journey to Olympic inclusion.”
Sixes blends many of the most popular aspects of traditional Lacrosse disciplines, while introducing new elements that appeal to the next generation of athletes and fans. Major differences include a smaller field, fewer players, condensed game length, less stoppages in play and the addition of a 30-second shot clock. World Lacrosse Sixes will be featured atThe World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. It also vies for inclusion on the Olympic programme starting in 2028.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association, organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from 34 sports and over 100 countries will take part in The World Games.