Lacrosse is a game which is becoming more popular each season because of the way it is played and the frenzy that comes about by playing the game as each team seek the glory of the game amidst the challenges posed by opponents and the jeers and cheers of cheerleaders and fans who grace the gaming occasion.
Outplay! Outwork! Outlast!
Lacrosse is an outdoor sporting activity which is popular in North America where it originated. It is played using a small lacrosse ball made from rubber using a lacrosse stick. On the lacrosse stick at the tip of the head, there is a mesh which is attached to it and it’s used to catch and grip the ball. The ball is then carried by the stick while on the mesh and can be passed among team players.
Tricks and tactics to maintain the ball are vital as the players seek to shoot it in the opponent’s goal with the aim of scoring. The opponents are tasked with the role of ensuring that there is no goal scored and should try as possible to gain the ball which can be achieved through stick checking, and also through physical body contact usually referred to as positioning.
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My Life as a Lacrosse Player
Lacrosse is a sport which is played in the field, where the ball is thrown, caught and carried with a long stick which at the end has a shallow net attached to it. It was originally played in North America by American Indians. The name ‘lacrosse’ means game of hooked stick in French. The game is played by two teams each consisting of ten members. The game is played for sixty minutes with four quarters lasting fifteen minutes.
Though there are variations on the length of the game according to the type of players. Team made up of women they are given two halves instead of quarters. The team that scores many goals is the one that wins.
When I started playing
I started playing lacrosse due to the influence of my parents. My mother played for lacrosse female team and she was a goalie. My dad happened to be the coach of the team my mother was playing. To them having their son playing lacrosse is what they always wanted and needed. I started playing in high school and there was a lot of competition in order for one to get into the team.
Since my father was a well known coach, it was easy for my high school coach to take me in. I really hate the game but since am the only son my parents have and I do not want to disappoint them then I had to start the game. When I was young my father used to take me with him to go and watch some of the games and in the process I got to learn a lot and when I started playing in high school I was not that much of a newbie.
Why I dislike the game
I personally hate the game since it does not have a good reputation. Many are times I have been accused of things just because am a lacrosse player. Most people think us lacrosse players are dumb which is not cool at all. Some of the insults and accusation are because of the Duke Incident and UVA incident.
This negative stereotype is experienced mainly in male teams in the female teams it is not that much. Another thing that makes me hate the game is because the equipments are too expensive especially now am in the university. I spend too much of my saving to buy and replace some of the playing equipments.
What keeps me going on?
One thing that gives me motivation to continue playing lacrosse despite me disliking the game it is because through the game I have made a lot of friends. Am very social and when am out playing I take advantage of the chance to know other people and network with them. As you all know your network is your net worth. Since lacrosse is the only sport that am involved in it helps me keep fit during work outs and when actually playing the game.
It is very hard to accumulate weight when playing because there is the metabolizing of the excess fat and energy. After I started playing the game I have really improved when it comes to my level of tolerance and patience, as you all know when playing a team can either lose or win. When we lose we train even harder and endure through that period in order to ensure we improve on the next game.
Mentally this game has helped me to deal with my depression, when am training and playing a lot of tension is released. Through our team we have been able to take part in a lot of charity projects, which help us to give back to the society. Some of the games where we emerge as winners as a team we get sponsors who nurture our talents and we are able to get extra money which helps in catering of some of my bills.
Through playing lacrosse it has helped strengthen the family bond. Most are the times me and my parents go out and they couch me, this has really helped for them to pass some important values to me.
I will continue playing lacrosse for as long as I can. Even if I hate the game the feeling I get when I see my parents happy because our team won is priceless. Hey I will not have my parents forever a little bit of sacrifice does not hurt.