The following is a brief explanation of the most common penalties in Lacrosse.
1. Holding and Interference
- Body checking is permitted in lacrosse only if the opponent has the ball or is within five yards of a loose ball. Any contact from the back or in the legs or head is a penalty. Holding is called when a player stops the movement of an opponent or an opponent’s stick and interference is similar in that it is a call made when a player interferes with another player’s ability to move around the field. Body checking is a personal foul.