The Lacrosse Ball
The game ball in lacrosse is a small rubber ball that is used to score with. Lacrosse balls come in all different colors, but solid white is the color that is used at the collegiate and professional level. Lacrosse balls are 2.5 inches in diameter and are made of vulcanized rubber, which gives them the ability to bounce.
Lacrosse balls are traditionally made from vulcanized rubber and are filled with oils and plasticizers. The rubber balls allow for the ball to remain firm, but still have the ability to bounce not break. Lacrosse balls last around six months to a year before they break down and new ones are needed.
The lacrosse ball has been a very basic rubber white ball for a long time. Before people used the classic rubber balls though, the original balls were much different. When lacrosse was played between Native American tribes, they used wooden balls. They were very heavy and hard to throw long distances. They eventually changed over to deer skin balls woven with fur inside of them, which allowed for the ability to throw and catch the ball at farther distances and faster speeds.
The lacrosse ball is an essential piece of equipment made of hard rubber. It is approximately 5 ounces in weight and 7 3/4 - 8 inches in circumference.