Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a Territory Game. In this type of game, participants learn about and practise controlling an object, keeping it away from opponents and moving it into position to score, while sharing the same playing area as their opponents and trying to prevent them from scoring.

The activities identified below are the most applicable PlaySport activities in relation to supporting the development of skills and strategies needed for this sport. Expand your search.

Targets Away!

Participants learn about and practise applying defensive and offensive strategies when trying to knock down other participants’ targets while defending their own targets.

Ultimate Space

Participants learn about and practise working as a group to invade another group’s territory and knock down their target.

Goalball

Participants learn about and practise keeping possession of and intercepting a ball while wearing eyeshades.

Bank It

Participants learn and practise working as a group to invade an opponents’ territory and to score a goal.

Can’t Touch This

Participants learn about and practise working as a group to send and receive an object, while preventing an opponent from intercepting a pass.

Tennis Ball Soccer

Participants learn about and practise working as a group to invade another group’s territory and hit a pylon to score a goal, and preventing an opponent from scoring goals.

Zone Soccer

Participants learn about and practise playing a modified game of soccer while moving within designated zones.

Protect the Pinnie

Participants learn about and practise how to invade another group’s territory through a group tag game.

Switch It Up

Participants learn about and practise moving effectively to maintain and gain possession of a space.

Mother Earth Defenders

Participants learn about and practise applying offensive and defensive skills in a territory game. This activity reinforces the role of Protector traditionally found in First Nation, Métis, and Inuit cultures.

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Scoop It Up

Striking/Fielding

Participants learn about and practise striking and fielding a ball while using an implement. This activity is inspired by lacrosse which has First Nation origins. One of the oldest North American sports, lacrosse evolved from games played by nations such as the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois nations) found around the Great Lakes.

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