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THE GUIDE TERMS


DEFENDING MARKING: closely guarding an opponent within a stick’s length.


CHECKING: using controlled stick-to-stick contact to try and dislodge the ball.


MODIFIED CHECKING: checking the stick only if the entire stick is below shoulder level. The check must be down and away from the body.


BLOCKING: a player causes illegal contact by moving into the path of the ball carrier, giving her no chance to stop or change direction.


CROSS-CHECK: using the shaft of the crosse to hit, push or displace an opponent.


THREE SECONDS: while defending within the 8-meter arc, remain in that area more than 3 seconds unless she is marking an opponent within a stick’s length.


HORIZONTAL STICK: if contact is made with a stick that is held in a horizontal position, the foul shall be on the player who’s stick is in that horizontal position.


ATTACKING


CRITICAL SCORING AREA: an area 15m in front of and 15m to each side of the goal and 9m behind the goal. An 8m arc and a 12m fan are marked in this area.


FREE SPACE TO GOAL: a cone-shaped path extending from each side of the goal circle to the attack player with the ball that a defender may not occupy unless guarding an opponent within a stick’s length.


SCORING PLAY: a continuous effort by the attacking team to move the ball toward the goal and generate a shot on goal. The scoring play is over when a shot is taken, the attacking team fouls, loses possession, passes or carries the ball behind the goal line and stops the continuous attempt to score.


PICK: a player without the ball, who by her positioning, forces opponent to take another route. It must be set within the visual fi eld of the opponent allowing her time and space to stop or change direction, but the pick doesn’t have to be stationary.


INDIRECT FREE POSITION: awarded to the offense when a minor foul is committed by the defense inside the 12-meter fan. Player may run or pass but may not shoot until the ball has been passed to another player.


THREE SECONDS: a player with the ball may not hold the ball for more than 3 seconds when closely guarded/marked.


10 GIRLS YOUTH RULES GUIDEBOOK


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