Interesting Facts About Lacrosse:
- Known as “The Fastest Game On Two Feet”.
- As a spring sport, the growing appeal of lacrosse and its action-oriented nature give athletes a great alternative to more sedentary sports such as baseball or softball.
- Since 2009, lacrosse has experienced a growth rate of 27.8% per US Lacrosse, which represents the fastest growing spot in the US.
- Lacrosse is played by more than 250,000 athletes nationwide with 600 colleges and over 2,000 high schools having lacrosse programs.
- Lacrosse is a unique combination of speed, skill, agility, grace, teamwork, finesse, and historical significance.
- While injuries can and do occur in lacrosse, the game has evolved with an emphasis on safety. The rate and severity of injuries in lacrosse has been ranked by the NCAA safety committee as one of the top third safest of sports.
- The game of lacrosse was created by the American Indian’s. Lacrosse was used to increase the spiritual and physical sides of the young men when they faced a war. It was used as a training program for them.
- The game is played with from between 8 to 12 players on the field at a time, depending on the age group. This allows for a lot of playing time and for our rosters to hold more players than most other spring sports.
- Boys youth lacrosse was started in Nazareth in 2008 & the girl youth program was started in 2012, since that time both programs have nearly doubled in size.