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Lacrosse is a team sport played with a small rubber ball and a long stick with a basket called a crosse. The object of the game is to use the crosse to throw the ball into the opposing team's goal. The game is a contact sport and requires padding on the head shoulders and arms.

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body checking

Sports; Lacrosse

Men's Lacrosse: Coming into contact with an opposing player from the front and the contact must take place between the shoulders and waist. The opposing player must have the ball or be within 5-yards ...

center line

Sports; Lacrosse

The line that runs across the field and marks the center of the field. Once a team that has the ball crosses the Center line they have 10 seconds to get the ball into their opponents attack area, or ...


Sports; Lacrosse

This happens when a player who has the ball, pushes, shoves or backs into an opposing player who has established their position on the field and makes bodily contact with them.


Sports; Lacrosse

When a goalie will shout to have each player on his/her team find the player they are suppose to be guarding and call out the opposing players number.

13-yard fan

Sports; Lacrosse

This is an area in the shape of an arc (a semi-circle) that is 13 yards (12 -meters) from the goal circle. There are also certain rules that apply when fouls are committed in this area. Please see ...


Sports; Lacrosse

A men's lacrosse field is 110 yards (100 Meters) long and 60 yards (54 meters) wide. The field has 3 main sections the Attack area and the Defense area which are at each end of the field and are 35 ...

field crosse

Sports; Lacrosse

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