Monday, January 30, 2012

Coker opens Lacrosse play on February 10

The Coker College Lacrosse team will take the field for the first time in regular season play on February 10, 2012 at the Byerly Park in Hartsville, S.C. against Shorter College.

Lots of people have never seen a lacrosse game so it seems a quick overview of some rules would be worth a blog post. This post is using information from a dedicated to lacrosse, called You should probably visit for more in-depth information on what is called the "fastest game on two feet."


Lacrosse is a fast moving sport.

There are 10 people from a team on the field at a time (20 people on the field total). There are 3 attackmen, 3 middies, 3 defensemen and 1 goalie.

Much like basketball, there are 4 quarters in a game, and the team with the most points at the end of the games wins.

A player scores by shooting the ball from their stick's pocket into the opposing team's goal.

The lacrosse ball is about the size of a baseball. It is a solid rubber ball.

Men's Lacrosse Rules

Men's lacrosse is a contact game played by ten players: a goalie, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackmen. The object of the game is to shoot the ball into the opponent's goal. The team scoring the most goals wins.

Each team must keep at least four players, including the goalie, in its defensive half of the field and three in its offensive half. Three players (midfielders) may roam the entire field.

Collegiate games are 60 minutes long, with 15-minute quarters. Generally, high school games are 48 minutes long, with 12-minute quarters. Likewise, youth games are 32 minutes long, with eight-minute quarters. Each team is given a two-minute break between the first and second quarters, and the third and fourth quarters. Halftime is ten minutes long.

You will find a great deal of information at the site where those quick rules were found,

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