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Lacrosse Player Positions

 

BOY'S LACROSSE PLAYER POSITIONS

Attackmen  

The responsibility of this position is to score goals.  The attackman is usually restricted to the offensive end of the field.  The person in this position has excellent sticks skills with both hands and is extremely agile.  Each team will have three attackmen on the field.

Midfielders  

The midfielder will play both offense and defense.  They are responsible for covering the entire field and are instrumental in clearing the ball from defense to offense.  The person in this position must have speed and stamina.  Each team should have three midfielders on the field during play.

Defensemen  

The job of the defenseman is to defend the goal.  The defenseman is usually restricted to the defensive end of the field. Agility and aggressiveness is imperative for this position but great stick skills are not necessary to be effective.  Each team will have three defensemen on the field during a game.

Goalie  

The goalie is responsible for stopping the opponent from scoring on his goal and directing his defenseman when necessary.  A good goalie must have excellent coordination and should be quick and agile.

  

                     

 

GIRL'S LACROSSE PLAYER POSITIONS

 

Attack

First Home

 

The responsibility of this position is to score goals.  This player is located in front of the goal and must continually move toward the goal to score or move away to make an opening for another player to score.  This player must have excellent stick work and should be a thinker.

 

Attack

Second Home

 

The second home is considered the playmaker and and a leader to initiate and create scoring opportunities.  To play this position you must be quick, have a great shot and good footwork.

Attack

Third Home

 

Instrumental in clearing the ball from defense to attack and should be able transition the ball to other players. Must be able to fill the wing position when necessary.

 

Attack

Two Attack Wings

 

Wings are responsible for receiving a ball from defense and then must have the ability to run or passing the ball.  This position requires speed and endurance .

 

Attack

Center

 

This position plays both offense and defense. She is also responsible to control the draw.  To play this position you should have energy, endurance, excellent stickwork, peripheral vision and the ability to communicate wit offense and defense.

 

Defense

Point

 

The point is responsible to guard first home.  She should be able to stick check, body check and intercept passes.  To play this position you must be steady, cool, unflappable and a bit stubborn.

 

Defense

Coverpoint

 

This player should be agile, fast, must be able to receive clears and have good footwork.  She will be responsible to mark second home.  To play this position you must be able to anticipate offense, be decisive and know when to mark and when to help.

 

Defense

Third Man

 

This player will guard third home.  She must be able to intercept passes, have good footwork, move quickly and clear the ball.  To play this position you should have speed and quickness, good recovery power and be ready to attack and willing to gamble.

 

Defense

Two Defense Wings

 

The wings are responsible for bringing the ball into the attack area. This position requires both speed and endurance.  They are responsible for marking the attack wings. To play this position you should have speed, endurance, positioning, anticipation and the ability to read the offense.

Defense

Goalie

 

The goalie is responsible for stopping the opponent from scoring on his goal. A good goalie must have excellent coordination, positive thinking and should be quick and agile.   In addition, they encourage teamwork and movement.
 

                                                       

 

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