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Box Lacrosse

Box lacrosse, which is also known as indoor lacrosse, is a version of lacrosse which is played indoors; it is popular in North America.

It was developed in Canada in the 1930s, and it is the most popular version of lacrosse there. This sport is usually played on an ice rick when the ice has been removed. The area where they play is called the box, unlike the open playing field in field lacrosse.

Box lacrosse is played two teams with six players each team. The team must consist of a goalkeeper, and five runners. The five runners are the forwards, transition players, and the defenders. The goal of the game is to use a long handled racket, which is called a lacrosse stick, to catch, carry, and pass the ball so they can score. The players hurl a sold rubber lacrosse ball into the opposing team’s goal.

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