If you know a girl looking to try lacrosse, we know a place she can play.
Girls' Lacrosse Team
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
With the help of the Oak Forest Park District, area girls looking to get into lacrosse will have a new opportunity.
When it comes to lacrosse, there's a big difference between girls' and boys' games. Known to most as "ice hockey on grass," boys' lacrosse is fast-paced, packed with hard hits and heavy contact. It's described as "the fastest sport on two feet,"with players aiming to score by using a stick to hurl a rubber ball into the goal. Girls do things a bit differently. It's just as fast, with the same scoring tactics, but a lot less equipment—and no contact. It made sense to Joe Conway then, that as girls age (and boys grow), the girls began to back away from the Oak Forest Park District's co-ed lacrosse teams. "The girls were dropping out of the program, because even though they were talented, they were getting knocked around too much by the boys…