History of Lacrosse
By Michael Groll
Important Dates and Popularity
1843- first game between Indians and non-indian teams
1856- Montreal Lacrosse Club developed first written rules
1879- The U.S. ameture lacrosse club was formed and adopted the Canadian rules
1882- seven colleges created the first intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in the U.s.
1932- Lacrosse was demonstrated at the Olympics
1933- first U.S. woman's lacrosse association formed
1960- developed the first minor lacrosse clubs
1968- first pro league formed in the U.S. with 8 teams
when- Lacrosse has been popular for years but became really popular around the 1870's after the sport had become more developed
where- Lacrosse started being popular in North America specifically the East-coast then Europe and then the rest of the world
why- It is a fast paced contact sport it is extremely fun to watch and play, it got a lot of attention when it was seen at the Olympics
how- the fast paced sport that comes in most people's off season has traveled by people talking they learn how much fun the intense sport is and want to try it themselves
Current Role On Society
Cultural and social impact: lacrosse is played by mostly middle to upper class athletes. The sport is also not very diverse with the majority being white. The NCAA has a large push to diversify and being attention to women's lacrosse.
Political impact: I looked and didn't really find anything other than a few politicians wanting more equality with women's and men's lacrosse and to diversify all sports not just lacrosse.