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lacrosse defensive terminology
** - said by coaches
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
The 2 girls on either side of the girl with the ball, one on the left and one on the right**
the girls who are 2 away from the ball, next to the adjacents**
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
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
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
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
for the 2 girls furthest away from the ball, they will yell this if the ball is on the right side of the 8
for the 2 girls furthest away from the ball, they will yell this if the ball is on the left side of the 8
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
highest pressure situation - all girls are pressuring their girls to get the turn over
girl on ball and the adjacents are pressuring their girls
normal defensive pressure - highest pressure on the ball
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
we are too quiet and everyone needs to TALK!!!**
offensive player is cutting to the goal looking for a pass
anytime the ball is on the ground
bring an extra man to the person with the ball
the goalie has the ball, so break out and look for a pass
find the girl you are guarding
GET OUT OF THE 8 METER ARC!!!