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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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When a player who is in the goal circle gets the ball out of the goal circle by either passing it or carrying the ball out themselves.

clear space

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This is space that is between players and there are no crosses or any part of a player's body in this space.


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When a player runs or passes the ball from their half of the field to the attack goal area of the opposing team.


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Cones are made of rubber or plastic and are used to mark the back lines of the field, the center line and the area in front of the officials table on the center line, where player substitutions are ...


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When a player is trying to keep control of the ball when running up the field, they will cradle the ball in the stick pocket.

crank shot

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When taking a shot on goal a player will take a back-swing with their stick and shoot the ball underhand or sidearm at the goal.


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See Goal (Circle) Crease.

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