Bring the hands to the opposite side of the contact with the lower hand at hip level and top hand close to the chest. Players do not want to drop the stick and reach backward for the ground as this could result in broken wrists or arms.
Drop the chin into the chest as a way to brace the neck for impact. Eyes should be open and look up across the field scanning for objects to avoid. Teeth will clinch the mouth guard to avoid biting into one's tongue or cheeks during impact.
Try to maintain contact with the ground though out contact as to reduce the distance and force of the fall.
Making contact with the larger core muscles of the legs and rear end, roll opposite of the contact to distribute force.