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GAME OBJECTIVES OBJECTIVES OF THE GAME


Boys’ lacrosse is a team game played by up to 10 players: a goalie, three defensemen, three midfielders and three attackmen. The object of the game is to shoot the ball into the opponent’s goal and to keep the other team from scoring. The team scoring the most goals wins.


After the pre-game line-up, the game begins with a faceoff. The ball is placed between the sticks of two squatting players at the center of the field. The official blows the whistle to begin and each faceoff player tries to control the ball. The players in the wing areas may run after the ball when the whistle sounds, but those in the defensive areas (attack and defense) must wait until someone gains possession or the ball crosses the restraining line, before they can join the play.


Field players must use their sticks to pass, catch and run with the ball. A player may dislodge the ball from an opponent’s stick by the controlled poking and slapping of the stick of the ball carrier. A stick may also be stick checked if it is within 3 yards of a loose ball or ball in the air.


If the ball or ball carrier goes out of bounds, the other team is awarded possession. After an unsuccessful shot, the in bounds player nearest to the ball when and where it goes out gets possession. An attacking player cannot enter the crease around the goal.


The officials supervise the field play. Timekeepers and scorers assist by keeping track of game time, penalties and penalty time. Personal fouls and time-serving technical fouls will result in the penalized team playing down a man for a specified period.


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BOYS YOUTH RULES GUIDEBOOK USLacrosse.org/BoysRules


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