lacrosse defensive terminology

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** - said by coaches

got ball

This is communicated when you are defending the girl with the ball, this will help the goalie and other defenders locate where the ball is

Adjacents

The 2 girls on either side of the girl with the ball, one on the left and one on the right**

2 away

the girls who are 2 away from the ball, next to the adjacents**

Hot right

the adjacent girl, to the right of the ball - this is communicated to let the girl on ball know that you are there for help

hot left

the adjacent girl, to the left of the ball - this is communicated to let the girl on ball know that you are there for help

2 left

This is the girl 2 away from the ball on the left side, used to remind the girl on ball and the adjacent that you are there as a backup on the left side

2 right

This is the girl 2 away from the ball on the right side, used to remind the girl on ball and the adjacent that you are there as a backup on the right side

Ball right

for the 2 girls furthest away from the ball, they will yell this if the ball is on the right side of the 8

ball left

for the 2 girls furthest away from the ball, they will yell this if the ball is on the left side of the 8

Crash!!

attacker drives to the goal and all the defenders need to come into the 8 to protect the cage - all communicating loudly with sticks in the air, approaching aware of shooting space

Bump and Slide

in case of a double, "bumping" just means to cover the girls closest to the ball and have the unmarked girls furthest from the ball

Red

highest pressure situation - all girls are pressuring their girls to get the turn over

yellow

girl on ball and the adjacents are pressuring their girls

green

normal defensive pressure - highest pressure on the ball

sag defense

if a team is faster than us and we are not catching up, we will "sag" our defense into the 8 and stay in closer to protect - rarely used

talk!!!

we are too quiet and everyone needs to TALK!!!**

cutter

offensive player is cutting to the goal looking for a pass

ball down

anytime the ball is on the ground

slide

bring an extra man to the person with the ball

break

the goalie has the ball, so break out and look for a pass

mark up

find the girl you are guarding

"8"

GET OUT OF THE 8 METER ARC!!!

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