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Building on a proud heritage
Lacrosse showcases the best of sports — speed, athleticism, skill, heart, determination — and it’s a recipe for a lifelong love affair. Originated by Native Americans, lacrosse is North America's first sport and has picked up tremendous momentum in recent years. No other sport is growing faster at the high school or college level, resulting in countless opportunities for young men to make their mark.
BOYS’ RULES PAGES
BOYS’ FIELD PLAYER EQUIPMENT
BOYS EQUIPMENT FITTING GUIDE
COMMON BOYS’ LACROSSE TERMS
Contact with an opponent from the front or side (but not a blind side check) — between the shoulders and waist — when the opponent has the ball or is within 5 yards (high school) or 3 yards (youth) of a loose ball. Not permitted at U9 and U11 levels.
An area drawn in both ends of the field surrounding the crease area. Also called the goal area or defensive area.
Transitioning the ball from the defensive half to the offensive half.
A circle around the goal with a radius of 9 feet into which only defensive players may enter.
A man advantage resulting from an opponent's time-serving penalty. Also known as "man-up."
This technique is used to put the ball in play at the start of the game, each quarter, half, or after a goal is scored.
Goal line extended
Another name for the area outside/in front of the crease area, the imaginary box, 10 yards by 10 yards in front of the goal
The defending team will try to prevent their opponent from advancing the ball, thereby creating a turnover.
A poke into the ribs, chest, neck or back. A vicious uncontrolled swinging of the stick whether contact is made or not. The gloved hand on the stick may be legally checked.
BOYS/MENS FIELD DIAGRAM