Try one of the fastest games in the world…

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Lacrosse has been dubbed “the fastest game on two feet”, so if run­ning’s your thing and you love team sports, now’s def­i­nitely the time to give it a go.

Lacrosse is a fast-paced team sport us­ing net­ted sticks and a rub­ber ball that you try to get into the op­po­nent’s goal. Play­ers must move fast, and throw and catch the ball (in their nets) ac­cu­rately. It’s a high-scor­ing game – you reg­u­larly see 20 or more goals in a match – where all play­ers on the field are in­cluded.

POP is the lacrosse game for pri­mary schools, usu­ally played as a five-a-side mixed game. As you get older you can try INTO Lacrosse, for sec­ondary-age play­ers. You’ll need speed, good hand-eye co­or­di­na­tion and a com­pet­i­tive in­stinct. You’ll have a lot of fun, and there’s a great so­cial el­e­ment, too. “The com­mu­nity sur­round­ing the sport is in­cred­i­ble, es­pe­cially in a coun­try where it isn’t mas­sively well known,” says our case study Chris. “Ev­ery­one knows each other and has high lev­els of re­spect for each other.”

Play­ing lacrosse will get you fit and give you skills that ap­ply to other sports. “Just come along and try it; no one is judg­ing you,” says Chris.

“If you find it hard at first, never stop try­ing. The time you put into it is what you’re go­ing to get out, re­gard­less of age or size.”

Lacrosse is a fast game.

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