WOMEN'S LACROSSE TERMS
action taken by a player within the
goal circle to pass or carry the ball
out of the goal circle.
area 15 meters in front of and
to each side of the goal and nine
meters behind the goal. An eight-meter
arc and 12 meter fan are marked
in the area.
used to throw, catch, check and
carry the ball.
to stick contact consisting of
a series of controlled taps in
an attempt to dislodge the ball
from the crosse.
player who enters the goal circle when
the goalie is out of the goal circle
and her team is in possession of the
technique to start or resume play by
which a ball is placed in between the
sticks of two standing players and
drawn up and away.
area in front of the goal used
for the administration of major
fouls. A defender may not remain
in this area for more than three
seconds unless she is within a
stick's length of her opponent.
awarded to the offense when a major
or minor foul is committed by the
defense. All players must move
four meters away from the player
with the ball. When the whistle
sounds to resume play, the player
may run, pass or shoot the ball.
Space To Goal:
cone-shaped path extending from
each side of the goal circle to
the attack player with the ball.
A defense player may not, for safety
reasons, stand alone in this area
without closely marking an opponent.
around the goal with a radius of
2.6 meters (8.5 feet). No player's
stick or body may “break” the
cylinder of the goal circle.
to any part of the goalkeeper's or
deputy's body touching the ground for
support outside of the goal circle
when she attempts to play the ball
from inside the goal circle.
opportunity awarded to the offense
when a minor foul is committed
by the defense inside the 12 meter
fan. When the whistle sounds to
resume play, the player may run
or pass, but may not shoot until
a defender or one of her teammates
has played the ball.
within a stick's length of an opponent.
to the goal that is cleared when
a free position is awarded to the
A continuous effort
by the attacking team to move the
ball toward the goal and to complete
a shot on goal.
All players, except the goalkeeper
in her goal circle, must remain stationary
following the sound of any whistle.
imaginary area, approximately 18 cm
(seven inches) which surrounds a player's
head. No stick checks toward the head
are allowed to break the sphere.
A semi-circle in
front of the goal used for the administration
of minor fouls.
A yellow card presented
by an umpire to a player is a warning
which indicates that she will next
receive a red card and be suspended
from further participation if she
continues to play dangerously and/or
conduct herself in an unsportsmanlike
manner. A green card is presented
by an umpire to the team captain
indicating a team caution for delay