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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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Sports; Lacrosse

The way a player will try and pickup a ball that is loose on the ground. They will try and get the pocket underneath the ball and scoop it into the netting.

scoring play

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When one team takes the ball and attempts to score by shooting the ball at the goal. See Rules of the Game for a complete explanation.


Sports; Lacrosse

When an offensive player who does not have the ball puts themselves in front of the opposing teams goal crease to try block the opposing goalkeeper's view from any shot that is taken on their goal.

signal flag

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This is a flag used by the umpire to signal when a foul has been committed.

slap check

Sports; Lacrosse

When a player snaps his wrists in order to slap their stick powerfully against an opponentís hands, usually the offensive player who has the ball.


Sports; Lacrosse

When one player swings their Crosse at an opponent's body or their Crosse. This swinging is done with intentional brutality and / or carelessness, which could in the umpire's opinion result in ...

slow whistle

Sports; Lacrosse

This is a description of when the attacking team is fouled but the referees believes that a score could be about to happen and does not stop play and penalize the attacking team. Instead the referee ...

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