Uganda Lacrosse Association (ULA)

Lacrosse is a 10-aside team sport (3 attacks, 3 middies, 3 defenders and 1 Goalkeeper) played with a small solid rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a Crosse or a lacrosse stick. The players pass the ball to each other and score. Players use the head of the lacrosse stick to carry, pass, catch and shoot the ball into the goal. The sport is played by both men and women and its both an indoor and outdoor sport.
The objective of the game is similar to many team sports involving a ball, namely to shoot the ball into the opponents goal more times than they do to yours.

Basic Rules:
-For each goal in boys lacrosse, the scoring team is awarded one point. There is not a 2 points shot.
-A lacrosse ball may be touched by a player's hand except by the goalkeeper.
- The women's lacrosse differs from the men's lacrosse, the main one being the lack of physical contact in the women's lacrosse.

The games duration is split into 4 quarters, each of 20 minutes.

-The lacrosse sticks are split between 'short' and 'long' sticks. Not more than four players are permitted to carry a long stick(excluding the goalkeeper).
-Ball measures around 8 inches in diameter and is made of solid rubber.
-Helmets, Mouth pieces, Shoulder pads, Arm pads and Gloves are recommended protective gear for the sport.

Lacrosse in Uganda:
In Uganda, the sport was introduced in 2009 by American Lacrosse Coach Kevin Dugan and Maurice Sserunkuma working with Fields of Growth, USA. In 2011, the sports was boosted with a donation by Notre Dame University, USA to Makerere University Business School.

Uganda Lacrosse Association is the body mandated to promote the sport of Lacrosse in Uganda and is registered with National Council of Sports and is affiliated internationally to World Lacrosse in USA.

Some of the National Lacrosse events include:
-Uganda Lacrosse Men and Women League
-Uganda Lacrosse Kings Cup
-Uganda Lacrosse Kelly Cup