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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.

Contributors in Lacrosse


field player

Sports; Lacrosse

This is a reference to any player on the field except the goalkeeper.

free position

Sports; Lacrosse

After a foul the player who has been fouled is allowed to position themselves anywhere they wish 8 meters from the crease. If the foul was a major foul all of the other players must stand at least 4 ...

free space to goal

Sports; Lacrosse

This is a lane to the goal within the critical scoring area. This is an imaginary lane that is drawn by two lines running from the ball to the perimeter of the goal circle.

goal (circle) crease

Sports; Lacrosse

This is a circle that is 9 feet (3 meters) in radius and the goal net sits inside this circle. An attacking player can never be inside the goal crease and any defending player who has the ball has 4 ...


Sports; Lacrosse

There are two goals in Lacrosse and they are 6 feet wide (1.83 meters) and 6 feet high (1.83 meters). Metal pipes are used for the goal posts and the goal posts are joined together by a metal cross ...

green card

Sports; Lacrosse

This card is given out as a warning to a team for delay of the game. The card is given to the team captain. If there is a second offense for delay of game, the player causing the delay will be given ...

ground balls

Sports; Lacrosse

Players will try to get a loose ground ball by stick checking opposing players to keep them away from the ball while at the same time attempt to pick the ball up in their Crosse.

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