Penalties Explained

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.
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Lacrosse Postions Explained

The easiest way to know the positions on the field and in the arena is to know the responsibilities that come with them. In a nutshell, players have three main assignments that come with their positions: score goals (attack players), prevent the other team from scoring goals (defenders), and stop the ball from entering the net (goaltenders). In addition, in field lacrosse, one set of players — known as the midfielders — is regularly assigned the task of playing both offense and defense. Read More→

Men’s Lacrosse Rules | Personal and Technical Fouls

There are personal fouls and technical fouls in boy’s lacrosse. The penalty for a personal foul results in a one to three minute suspension from play and possession to the team that was fouled. Players with five personal fouls are ejected from the game. The penalty for a technical foul is a thirty-second suspension if a team is in possession of the ball when the foul is committed, or possession of the ball to the team that was fouled if there was no possession when the foul was committed.

Note: The US Lacrosse Youth Council has developed modified lacrosse rules for ages 15 and under play. To get a copy of these rules contact US Lacrosse at 410.235.6882. Read More→

Men’s Lacrosse Rules

Men’s lacrosse is a contact game played by ten 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. The team scoring the most goals wins.

Each team must keep at least four players, including the goalie, in its defensive half of the field and three in its offensive half. Three players (midfielders) may roam the entire field.

Collegiate games are 60 minutes long, with 15-minute quarters. Generally, high school games are 48 minutes long, with 12-minute quarters. Likewise, youth games are 32 minutes long, with eight-minute quarters. Each team is given a two-minute break between the first and second quarters, and the third and fourth quarters. Halftime is ten minutes long. Read More→

DHS Lacrosse In The News

The Dunwoody Crier Article

The new sport that is sweeping across the South from the northeast has successfully reached
Dunwoody. Lacrosse teams for both boys and girls have been formed out of Dunwoody High
School in the past two years and are improving every time they step on the field. The boys’
team, the more established team, is on a three-game winning streak and has a season record of
3-3. The girls’ team is having a tougher time this year and is still looking for their first win in
their inaugural season.

The girls’ team was founded through the efforts of Coby Pearson and Marie Keith, both of
whom have daughters on the team. The first step in creating the team was seeing in there was
enough interest to sanction a full team. Read More→