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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

A team is offside if at anytime there are less than four of its players on the defensive side of the field, or also if a team has fewer than three players on the offensive side of the field. If when ...

12-meter fan

Sports; Lacrosse

See "13-yard Fan"

9-yard arc

Sports; Lacrosse

The Eight Meter Arc is an arc that is 8-meters in front of the goal circle. There are certain rules that apply when fouls are committed in this area. Also known as "8-meter arc". Please see Rules for ...

8-meter arc

Sports; Lacrosse

See "9-yard arc"

attack area

Sports; Lacrosse

The Attack area and Defense Area are the same it just depends on which team is attacking and which is defending. The Attack Area is where the goal of the opposing team is located. The entire attack ...


Sports; Lacrosse

The ball is made out of rubber and is colored yellow, white or black. The ball should weigh 5 to 5.25 ounces (142-149 grams) and be 7.75 to 8 inches (20 to 20.3 centimeters) in circumference. When ...


Sports; Lacrosse

Blocking happens when a player moves into the path of and gets in the way of a defending player who has the ball and the defending player has no chance of stopping or changing directions and bodily ...

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