Men’s field lacrosse is a full-contact outdoor sport played with ten players on each team. It originated from Native American traditions and was formalized with the modern rules by Canadian William George Beers in 1867. This version of lacrosse differs significantly from women’s field lacrosse, which established its own rules in the 1890s.
The game takes place on a standard field measuring 110 yards (100 m) in length from each endline and 60 yards (55 m) in width from the sidelines. Players use long-handled sticks with mesh pockets to catch, carry, and pass a small rubber ball. Play is started at the beginning of each period and after each goal with a face-off.
The sport demands athleticism, stick skills, and coordination as players maneuver across the field. Men’s field lacrosse provides an exciting experience for both participants and spectators, with its fast-paced nature and the potential for high-scoring action. Field lacrosse is played professionally in North America by the Premier Lacrosse League.