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Lacrosse Terminology

 

 LACROSSE

TERMINOLOGY

Catching The act of receiving a passed ball with the crosse

 

 Checking The act of attempting to dislodge the ball from an opponent's stick.

 

Cradling The coordinated motion of the arms and wrists that keeps the ball secure in the pocket and ready to be passed or shot when running.

 

Passing  The act of throwing the ball to a teammate with the crosse.

 

Feeding Passing the ball to a teammate who is in the position for a shot on goal.

 

Shooting The act of throwing the ball with the crosse toward the goal in an attempt to score.

 

Cross Checking Stick to Stick contact in an attempt to dislodge the ball, It normally consist of series of controlled taps.
Crosse The equipment used to throw or catch the ball.  Also, known as the stick.

 

 Ground Ball A loose ball on the playing field.

 

Midfield Line The line which bisects the field of play.

 

Pocket The strung part of the stick that holds the ball.

 

Pass Refers to the exchange of the ball from one player to another.

 

Crease A circle around the goal where only defense players can enter.

 

Face Off A technique, where players squat down and the ball is placed between their crosses, used to put the ball in play.

 

Offense Refers to the team with the ball that is trying to score.

 

Dodging The act of shifting directions to avoid an opponent.

 

Cutting A movement by a player without a ball  in anticipation of a pass.

 

Pick-Ups Scooping up a loose ball with a lacrosse stick.

 

Defense The team without possession of the ball or the act of preventing the other team from scoring.