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Areas for Contact

Contact Zones

The sport of lacrosse has consistent areas where the majority of ground ball, loose ball, and opportunities to make contact occur.

High contact zones are in the midfield area where face-offs and transition occurs.

Also the "island" area in men’s lacrosse that is 5 to 10 yards above goal line extended, as well as 5 to 10 yards wide in front of the lacrosse cage, is where many ground balls, rebounds, and feeds to waiting shooters occur. This is also where a majority of contact happens in the game.

Areas like the alley and sides of the field have average amounts of contact with loose balls off shots and players transitioning down the sideline. Behind the cage and other areas in the neutral zone away from the middle of the field normally result in limited contact situations.