Women's lacrosse terms
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The only player allowed in the goal circle (crease). Defends the goal.
The number of players from each team on the field during an official game.
Player allowed to roam the entire field. Participates in defense, attack, and draw.
Coordinated motion of the arms and wrist to keep the ball secure in the pocket
Prevents attackers from moving toward the goal and shooting. After a turnover they begin transition of ball toward their team's goal. Cannot cross restraining line on the offensive side of their field.
A loose ball on the playing field.
Major foul called for viciously or recklessly swinging a stick at an opponent's stick or body.
The term used to describe guarding an opponent within a sticks length away.
Number of total players allowed within the restraining lines for a draw.
The skill of passing a ball to a teammate who is in position for a shot on goal.
Occurs when a defender moves with an opponent without making body contact but causing her to slow, change direction, or pass the ball.
Minor foul for guarding a ground ball with a foot or stick to prevent the other team from picking it up.
Amount of time a defender can remain in the 8 meter arc without being within stick length of an attacker she is guarding. After this a major foul is called.
8 meter arc (The 8)
The smaller fan shaped area extended outward from the mouth of the goal.
12 meter fan (the 12)
The half circle shaped area extended out from the front of the goal. This is also the critical scoring area.
goal circle/ crease
The circle completely surrounding the goal which no field player can enter.
center/ draw circle
The circle in the center of the field from which draws are taken. The 2nd and 3rd midfielder stand on its edge for draws while the center takes the draw.
A boundary drawn on the 30 yard line. After entering the offensive zone, it cannot be crossed by 4 of the attacking team (defenders usually) and 4 of the defending team (usually the attacks). During draws, only 3 players are allowed between these lines (usually middies).
critical scoring area
Anywhere within the 12-meter arc in front of the goal.
goal line extended (GLE)
A line extending out from the sides of the goal mouth to each sideline.
An offensive player moving through the opposing team's 8 looking for a feed
2 defenders working together to block the 1 attacker with the ball.