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English Lacrosse Association

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0843 658 5006

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2018 Men's World Championships

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 - Sat, 21 Jul 2018

What is Lacrosse?

Lacrosse is a team game where goals are scored by shooting a ball into a net, using a stick with a pocket on the end, called a crosse.

There are different versions of the game:

  • Men's lacrosse is a contact sport so players wear protective clothing including helmets, gloves and arm padding.
  • Women's lacrosse only involves contact between sticks.
  • Mixed lacrosse is played by both men and women or boys and girls.
  • Pop-lacrosse, is completely non-contact, even between sticks. It is mainly played by six to 12-year olds.


Lacrosse is an intense and physical game that improves speed, hand-eye coordination and providing a substantial aerobic and strength-building workout.


English Lacrosse offers a get 'INTO Lacrosse' programme which aimed at getting people playing in a fun, social and friendly environment. This is a great way to start playing lacrosse.


Lacrosse clubs will provide all the equipment, referees and coaches to members. For beginners, all you will need is a mouth guard.


  • Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in the World. Its origins are from North America where French Missionaries first observed Native Americans playing a ball game with a stick and a net which resembled a cross so they named it "La Crossier" which over time has been shorted to Lacrosse.
  • The Women's Lacrosse World Cup will be hosted by England in 2017. The games will be held in Guildford.


Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

National Programmes

INTO Lacrosse

INTO lacrosse is fast, easy to play, and offers a fun, friendly introduction to the sport.

Local Contacts

Dave Abini

Midlands Development Officer

0774 322 0307


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  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Age UK L&R
    Leicester City Council
  • Melton Borough Council