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Common Signals

Cross-Checking

Holding

Illegal Body Check

Non Releasable

Personal Foul

Slashing

Technical Foul

Tripping

 

Common Terms

Body Check
Contact with an opponent from the front or side (but not a blind side check) — between the shoulders and waist — when the opponent has the ball or is within 5 yards (high school) or 3 yards (youth) of a loose ball. Not permitted at U9 and U11 levels.
Box
An area drawn in both ends of the field surrounding the crease area. Also called the goal area or defensive area.
Clear
Transitioning the ball from the defensive half to the offensive half.
Crease
A circle around the goal with a radius of 9 feet into which only defensive players may enter.
EMO
A man advantage resulting from an opponent's time-serving penalty. Also known as "man-up."
Faceoff
This technique is used to put the ball in play at the start of the game, each quarter, half, or after a goal is scored.
GLE
Goal line extended
Hole
Another name for the area outside/in front of the crease area, the imaginary box, 10 yards by 10 yards in front of the goal
Ride
The defending team will try to prevent their opponent from advancing the ball, thereby creating a turnover.
Slash
A poke into the ribs, chest, neck or back. A vicious uncontrolled swinging of the stick whether contact is made or not. The gloved hand on the stick may be legally checked.

 

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