Lacrosse ~ A History Lesson and Why it’s so Beneficial!
Lacrosse is a great sport for both boys and girls but little is known about it if you don’t play it. I have never played the sport but have admired those who do play. It’s a very active sport that is growing here in the United States.
It’s believed that Lacrosse began back in the 1400’s by North American Indian tribes. It’s played with a rubber ball and a lacrosse stick. The crosse is a long-handled racquet with a net designed to catch and hold the ball. Today the game is played by most high school’s in this country.
Thinking about playing Lacrosse? Here are some of the benefits:
-Great Exercise for Mind and Body
Lacrosse uses up energy so kids will burn a ton of calories playing the game. Exercise will also make you feel good by releasing endorphins. Regular exercise can also help prevent obesity in kids.
Just like basketball and soccer, Lacrosse is very fast paced. It takes a lot of endurance and strength to play. Especially with all the running up and down the field. It helps to build the endurance kids need to grow and develop character.
Any team sport will help kids meet and get to know other kids. Making friends helps build confidence and self-esteem. Being part of a team also helps kids feel good about themselves.
So what will your kids need if they play Lacrosse?
-Helmet with face guard
With all sports boys and girls need other equipment for protection. But the majority of the equipment is the same.
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