Connor Baldwin is a former lacrosse player who co-founded the Baldwin/White Lacrosse Day Camp to help children between the ages of eight and twelve develop their talents. Lacrosse originated in Native American communities and was used for training tribal warriors. In the early years of the game, more than a thousand years ago, there were often thousands of players battling for victory.
The object of lacrosse is simple, each team fights to shoot the ball into their opponent’s goal. The winner at the end of the game is the team who has the most goals. The stick used in the game is called a Crosse and is used to catch, pass, and carry the ball down the field, with the intention of keeping the opponent from gaining possession of the ball.
Each lacrosse team consists of ten players. There are three attackers, three midfielders, three defendants, and a goalkeeper. There are two types of sticks, “short” and “long.” There can be no more than four players on a team, excluding the goalkeeper, that can carry a long stick. The solid rubber ball is propelled down the field and must cross the goal line fully to count as a goal. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.
Connor Baldwin played lacrosse through high school and helps younger players develop their skills to become better players.