Lacrosse is a native-American game that requires speed, agility, teamwork, and endurance.  It combines the fast-paced action of basketball, excitement of ice hockey, and field-sense of soccer to create a unique game for players and spectators alike.  Anyone can play lacrosse, regardless of size or stature.  The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn. Quickness and speed are two highly prized qualities in this exhilarating game.  Sprints up and down the field with abrupt starts and stops, precision passes and dodges are routine in men's and women's lacrosse. Lacrosse is played with a stick, the crosse, which must be mastered by the player to throw, catch and scoop the ball.

Lacrosse varies from other sports in that the rules of the game are very different for men and women.  Menís lacrosse is a contact sport and the men wear full protective equipment including helmets, shoulder pads, arm pads, and gloves.  There is no contact in the womenís game, and womenís style of play remains truer to the original native-American game.

There are 10 players on a menís lacrosse team, including 3 attack, 4 defense, and 3 midfield players.  Goals are placed 80 yards apart on a field with clearly defined boundaries.  Game times vary depending upon level of play (collegiate, high school, or youth), but games are always played in 4 quarters.

Women compete with 12 players on a team, including 7 defense and 5 attack players.  Goals are placed a minimum of 100 yards apart and boundaries are determined by the natural restrictions o
f the field.  There are visual guidelines on the side of the field that are in place to provide a consistent indicator to the officials of what is considered the playing field.  Similar to menís lacrosse, game times vary depending upon level of play, but games are played in halves versus quarters. 

There are many other differences between menís and womenís lacrosse; both games should be respected and the integrity of each upheld so that the wonderful distinctions between the two games can be honored.
What is Lacrosse?    
Fun Lacrosse Links:
Longwood Lacrosse Executive Board
Lynn Schnellenbach                      Commissioner
(to contact Lynn please e-mail her at Lschnel3@aol.com or call 631 929-1379)
The season starts in March and runs through June.  They practice at Longwood High School two evenings a week selected by their coach.  Games are played on Sundays. Online registration is NOW OPEN. Please click on the link above to go to the online registration site. Walk in registration information will be posted at a later date, however, you can register online now!  
A Little About Lacrosse
LONGWOOD YOUTH LACROSSE REGISTRATION ($150.00) for Spring "2019"

Register in-person at Longwood Middle School, 6:30-8:30pm
January 10, 17 & 24 or register online by selecting the link above!!

Registration for the 2019 season is $150.00. 

A late fee of $30.00 will be assessed on registrations submitted after 1/25/19.
OUR APPAREL IS HERE!
Looking for a great holiday or Christmas gift for your laxer?  Look no further!
(Orders placed by the 10th will be delivered in time for Christmas)
 
Membership Update
Longwood Lacrosse stakeholders have made the prudent decision to protect its players, coaches and the organization by joining US Lacrosse, the national governing body, as a member organization.  US Lacrosse prioritizes the safety and experience of the player.  Please purchase a US Lacrosse Membership <https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership> for your child prior to completing the registration process.
We are excited to partner with US Lacrosse as they offer a multitude of benefits, a sampling listed below, in addition to robust insurance coverage that travels with your child wherever they participate in an organized lacrosse activity; 
Appropriately develop your childís lacrosse skills by utilizing our Athlete Development resources, designed to align with each stage of their cognitive and physical development.
Expand your knowledge and enhance your performance as a coach, official or player through the US Lacrosse On-Line Learning Management System <https://www.uslacrosse.org/coaches/coach-development-program/online-courses> and US Lacrosse Magazine
Take advantage of Discounts <https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership/member-discounts> on products, NCAA events & US Lacrosse services 
Be Inspired by our US National Teams <https://teamusa.uslacrosse.org/> 
Much more @ www.uslacrosse.org <https://www.uslacrosse.org/membership> !
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Whatís In It For You? Best-in-class insurance coverage; Subscription to US Lacrosse Magazine; How-to videos, articles, clinics and more for players, coaches and officials