Lacrosse is a team sport played between two teams. Each player has a long handled stick with a net called a lacrosse stick or a crosse. Players use this stick to pass, catch and cradle a small rubber ball and the objective of the game is to outscore your opponent by shooting the ball into the opponent's goal.

The stick can be used to check an opponent's stick to prevent them from scoring. Whilst men's lacrosse involves more body contact and hence the use of more protective equipment, the women's game does not allow any rough body contact.