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Shooting Space Simplified

April 4, 2014    15869 Views

Emily Gibson | @egibson32

Shooting Space Simplified

Kevin P. Tucker

It happens in almost every women's lacrosse game.

"What was that call?! Why does she get to shoot from that spot with no defenders near her?!"

Shooting space is widely regarded as one of the most difficult rules in women's lacrosse to understand and officiate. Simply put, the shooting space foul prohibits the defender from running into the path of the shooter. However, it is always the shooter’s responsibility to shoot safely.

Watch the 10-minute video below to gain a better understanding of this commonly misunderstood foul, put in place to preserve the safety of the game.

US Lacrosse has multiple free resources to help you understand the women’s game. From the US Lacrosse Youth Rules & Best Practices Guidebook to the You Make the Call video series, and more, US Lacrosse is here to help!

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