What is lacrosse?
Lacrosse is a team sport that involves a fist-sized hard rubber ball that is thrown, caught, and shot using lacrosse sticks.  Lacrosse sticks are about a metre long and consist of a shaft (usually metal) and a plastic head that is strung with mesh.  Goalie sticks and men's defensive sticks are bigger. Players carry and pass the ball in order to score goals.  In New Zealand, three types of lacrosse are played: men's field lacrosse, women's field lacrosse, and mixed social lacrosse. For more details on the sport, see Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacrosse

Men's field lacrosse involves 10 players from each team on the pitch and women's lacrosse involves 12 players.  In men's lacrosse helmets, armpads, gloves, and other padding are used as body checking and stick checking is legal.  Body checking is not legal in women's lacrosse.  The pitch is about 100 metres x 50 metres and players can carry and pass the ball behind the goal.  Goals are 6 foot x 6 foot.

In New Zealand, lacrosse is played in Auckland, Waikato, and Wellington regions.  For a history of NZ lacrosse (dating back to the 1800s!), contact details, and other info see our About Us section.