The primary goal of KLAX is to promote sportsmanship, friendship, and teamwork through the game of lacrosse for the youth of our community. We honor the integrity of the game.

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Men's Lacrosse Skills
 

Catching:  The act of receiving a passed ball with the crosse. (See the Documents page for more information)

Checking:  The act of attempting to dislodge the ball from an opponent's stick.

Poke Check:  A stick check in which the player pokes the head of his stick at an opponent's stick through the top hand by pushing with the bottom hand.

Slap Check:  A stick check in which a player slaps the head of his stick against his opponent's stick.

Wrap Check:  A one-handed check in which the defender swings his stick around his opponent's body to dislodge the ball. (This check is only legal at the highest level of play.)

Cradling:  The coordinated motion of the arms and wrists that keeps the ball secure in the pocket and ready to be passed or shot when running. (See the Documents page for more information)

Cutting:  A movement by an offensive player without the ball, toward the opponent's goal, in anticipation of a feed and shot.

Feeding:  Passing the ball to a teammate who is in position for a shot on goal.

Passing:  The act of throwing the ball to a teammate with the crosse. (See the Documents page for more information)

Scooping:  The act of picking up a loose ball with the crosse.  (See the Documents page for more information)

Screening:  An offensive tactic in which a player near the crease positions himself so as to block the goalkeeper's view of the ball.

Shooting:  The act of throwing the ball with the crosse toward the goal in an attempt to score.  (See the Documents page for more information)