Lacrosse, often called "the fastest sport on two feet," is also one of the oldest games on the North American continent. It originated as a Native American game that was once used as a training aid for warriors. Since its introduction to white settlers, lacrosse has continued to gain popularity as a sport. As the sport grew, standard rules and guidelines were established, and professional organizations sprang up all over the United States and Canada. Today, lacrosse is played by children as young as ten and has also become a recognized professional sport. This book will provide readers with a brief history of the sport, and will also deal with: • Common lacrosse injuries and typical treatment methods. • Warm-up exercises designed to prepare the body for practices and games. • Drills designed to improve players' offensive and defensive skills. • How to choose the proper lacrosse equipment. • The importance of good nutrition. • The dangers of performance-enhancing drugs.