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Field Lacrosse

Field Lacrosse is the full contact outdoor men's version of lacrosse. In this game there are 10 players are on each team. It is one of three major versions of lacrosse played internationally (the others are Box Lacrosse and Women's Lacrosse).

A triangle handled racket is used to carry the rubber ball across the 110 yard field. The ball’s weight is about 140-149 grams. The triangle head of the racket is used to carry the ball to score in the opponent’s goal.

The rules say that the rubber ball should be moving all the time. The rubber ball is known as “lacrosse ball”. The players wear certain amount of protection such as an elbow guard, a helmet and gloves to protect themselves from injuries because of the physical touch.

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It can be played by men and women. It has a World championship event known as the Lacrosse World championship, played every four years. In the past the Natives of America solved their minor conflicts between tribes through this game. In field lacrosse agility, sprint and fitness is the key. It is a healthy sport that helps a man to maintain his fitness.

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