Z is for Zippy.............
Practice is most important for any sport, and sometimes we spend a couple of hours at a local park so the boys can practice throwing and catching with the Lacrosse sticks.
I tend to stand at a distance, or behind the fencing when they get the chance to practice on the empty baseball field.
If you have ever hefted a lacrosse ball then you understand my actions.
They are heavy and quite solid - hardly any kind of bounce in them.
I am not about to be around those flying balls as they are "zipping" around the field, dodging each other as they try to aim their throws.
Injuries are sure to be had - the last one was a black eye as the ball hit one of them squarely on the right one. Swelled up quick and the color lasted for a week.
Helmets with face guards are required during games, but wearing one when they are just "playing around" is too much to ask!