Informational Speech on Lacrosse Essay

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Topic: Lacrosse
General Purpose: To Inform
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the history of lacrosse
Thesis: Lacrosse has been around since the 1400’s, and is coming back today as one of the U.S.’s most popular sports I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter: “Lacrosse: Legally beating men with sticks since the 17th century” B. Reason to listen: Lacrosse is one of the oldest sports in history, and it is interesting to see how the sport has changed since it was created. C. Thesis Statement: Lacrosse has been around since the 1400’s, and is coming back today as one of the U.S.’s most popular sports.

D. Credibility Statement:
1. I have played lacrosse since I was in 6th
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The Summit, where I played indoor lacrosse during the off-season, had around 10 different teams during the winter league. We had either two or three games, back-to-back, every Sunday until season started.
2. A faceoff starts each period of the game, and takes place after every goal. Depending on if you are male or female, the faceoff is different.
a. A faceoff, or draw, is when two players come to exact middle of the field, which is marked by a small circle. The rest of the team surrounds them, standing on the edges of the circle.
b. For males, the faceoff takes place on the ground. Both players in the faceoff try to push the ball to their teammates on the outside of the circle, so they can start with possession of the ball.
c. For females, the draw takes place with both players standing up, and the ball balanced between the two sticks, at anywhere from waist to shoulder height. Pressure is applied from both players, so when the referee blows his whistle, the player with stronger force pushes the ball towards their teammates and gains possession.
3. The referees make lots of calls during the game, because there are many little rules that the players have to be aware of. Some of the most popular rules for refs to call are “shooting space”, crease violations, and dangerous checking.
a. Shooting space refers to the imaginary lane that a shooter has when running towards the goal to take a shot. If another player steps inside that lane, and is more than a

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