Lacrosse has been played in some form for over 500 years, and it is considered the oldest organized sport in America. To Native Americans, it was played for healing and rejuvenation purposes in addition for the preparation of battle. Lacrosse is viewed as a cultural legacy that succeeds in teaching the lessons of how to live a good life. Lacrosse demands teamwork, leadership, commitment, sacrifice, and, of course, physical prowess-virtues that will benefit our young men on and off the playing field and long after their athletic careers wane.
So while modern day lacrosse is a sport with hundreds of thousands of amateur and professional players around the world, our hopes are that you will remember that it is a game imbued with special significance. Our association hopes that this inspires you to honor this truly awesome game.