Lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, dating back to the 1400s. In 1636, Jean de Brebeuf, a Jesuit missionary, witnessed Huron Indians playing a game with a ball carried and hurled from a curved stick with a pouch at the top. The Hurons called the game 'bagataway' but, since the stick was similar to a bishop's crosier (la crosse in French), it became known as la crosse and, eventually, lacrosse.

Field lacrosse is played on a grass field about as long as a soccer field and box lacrosse is played indoors. It is the national sport of Canada but is also played in many other countries.

Sites about the sport of lacrosse. Please submit your site to the most appropriate subcategory as only general sites will be listed at this level.
Camps offering instruction in the sport of lacrosse.
Sites about camps offering instruction in the sport of lacrosse.
Post-collegiate lacrosse clubs located around the world.
Sites about lacrosse clubs located around the world.

College and university clubs should be submitted to Sports: Lacrosse: College_and_University and clubs specifically for youth and high school players should be submitted to Sports: Lacrosse: Youth_and_High_School.

Lacrosse as it is played at colleges and universities.
Sites about lacrosse as it is played at the college and university level.
Lacrosse directories, offering organized links and resources.
Sites offering organized links and resources for the sport of lacrosse.
Instructions, drills, hints, and tips for playing the sport of lacrosse.
Sites offering instructions, drills, hints, and tips for playing the sport of lacrosse.
Major League Lacrosse was formed in 1999 and began play in the summer of 2001 with six teams. MLL has made some rule changes to the traditional game to make it more exciting for fans.
Please submit sites about MLL, its teams, players, and fans to this category.
The National Lacrosse League, or NLL, is a professional indoor or "box" lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, it was first known as the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League and later the Major Indoor Lacrosse League before assuming the NLL name in 1997.
General sites about the National Lacrosse League.

Sites dealing with specific teams should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory if it exists.

News and media sites dealing with the sport of lacrosse.
Sites offering news and media dealing with the sport of lacrosse.
Organizations promoting the sport of lacrosse.
Sites about organizations which promote the sport of lacrosse.
Personal homepages dealing with the sport of lacrosse.
Lacrosse tournaments around the world.
Sites about lacrosse tournaments around the world.
Lacrosse as it is played at the youth and high school level.
Sites about lacrosse as it is played at the youth and high school level.