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Head to the Beach with Sport of the Day

Ailsa Harvey


In beach volleyball, two teams of two players aim to hit the ball over the net and to the ground, while keeping the ball inside the court. The sport is very similar to regular volleyball but is played on sand.

Teams are allowed up to three touches of the ball among them before they are required to send the ball over the net. Teams continue to send the ball back and forth, and the tally ends when a team gains a point by ‘grounding’ the ball on the opposing team’s side of the net, or if the ball falls outside of the court.

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Sport of the Day- Lacrosse

Ailsa Harvey


Lacrosse is a team sport, played with a lacrosse stick and ball. The aim of the game is to score the most points by shooting the ball into the goal. Players pass the ball from stick to stick, catching it in the top of the stick. The lacrosse sticks are called crosses, and are sharply bent at the top to form a hook. A pocket is formed at the top in order to handle the ball.

The sports four varieties (field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse) all have different rules and equipment. While the men’s games and the field and box lacrosse are contact sports and require more protective gear, the women’s game does not allow body contact. Intercrosse is a mixed-gender variety and uses a much softer ball.

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