Explanation of Women's Lacrosse Terms
An arc marked in front of the goal used for the administration of major fouls. A defender may not remain in this area for more than three seconds unless closely marking her opponent
A semi-circle area in front of each goal circle bounded by an arc 12 meters from the goal circles.
An opportunity awarded to one player when a major or minor foul is committed by a player from the other team. All players must move 4 meters away from the player with the ball. When the whistle sounds to resume play, the ball carrier may run, pass or shoot
The circle around the goal to protect the goalkeeper. No player’s stick or body may “break” the plane of the goal circle
Checking the stick only if the entire stick is below shoulder level. The check must be down and away from the body.
A player may not use any part of her body to guard the goal in a manner that denies the attack the opportunity to shoot safety and encourages shooting at a player.
While defending within the 8-meter arc, a player may not remain in that area more than 3 seconds unless she is marking an opponent within a stick's length.