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Lacrosse is a contact sport, which is played using a small rubber ball and a stick called crosse or lacrosse stick. The sport dates back to 1100 AD.

The tip of the lacrosse stick has a loose mesh designed to hold and catch a lacrosse ball. The goal of the game is to score by shooting the ball into the opposing team’s goal. The players use the lacrosse stick to carry, catch, and pass the ball to score a goal. From the defensive stand, the goal of the game is to prevent the opponent from scoring a goal and to gain the ball by the use of the lacrosse stick.

The sport can be played by two teams with 10 members each, that includes the goalkeeper. The sport can be played indoor in a lacrosse court, or outdoor in a lacrosse field. The players equip themselves with a lacrosse stick, helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, and athletic cup gloves.

There are three main types of lacrosse played:

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