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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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Critical Scoring Area (CSA)

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This is the part of the field where the attacking team is shooting for the goal. The CSA is approximately 16 yards (15 meters) in front of the goal circle to 10 yards (9 meters) behind the goal ...

crosse (stick)

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The long stick that players use to throw, catch and carry the ball. In Women's Lacrosse the Crosse can be anywhere from 36-44 inches (91-112 centimeters) long and the width of the head can be 7-9 ...

crosse checking

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When one player uses their Crosse to try and take the ball out of an opposing player's Crosse.


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This is when an attacking player who does not have the ball "cuts" around a defender in order to get pass from one of his teammates to take a shot on goal.

defensive area

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The Defense Area and Attack Area are the same it just depends on which team is attacking and which is defending. The Defensive Area is where the goal of the team that is defending (protecting its ...


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This is a player who is on the team defending their goal who may go into and stay in the goal circle when 1) their team is in possession of the ball and 2) their teams goalkeeper is outside of the ...


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Refers to the beginning of the game. Two players from each team stand mid-field at the centerline with their crosses held in the air parallel to the centerline.

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