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But for now, we will give you the LAX 101,
in case you don't get lacrosse, and then tell you how to wash a down
Thank you for visiting Lax 101, an introduction to the National Lacrosse
League and the great game of professional indoor lacrosse. We hope that
you find this section helpful in your introduction to the professional
The National Lacrosse League is North America's professional indoor
lacrosse league, featuring the best lacrosse players in the world. The NLL
has eleven teams playing in the major markets of the United States and
Canada. NLL teams each play a 16-game regular season schedule (eight home
& eight away) that begins in December and runs through April, followed by
the Champion’s Cup Playoffs. All games are played on the weekends.
Professional indoor lacrosse combines the
physical play of hockey with the high scoring, fast pace and play-making
style of basketball. Indoor lacrosse is played inside the confines of an
ice hockey rink, with glass and rink boards intact. The playing surface
consists of a green dieter turf carpet that is laid down over the hockey
ice. The two teams combine to score a total of 25 goals in the average NLL
Each team has five runners (forwards and defenseman) and a goaltender on
the floor during the game. Each team dresses eighteen players (sixteen
runners and two goaltenders) per game, and the players rotate on and off
the floor in shifts, similar to ice hockey. The game consists of four
quarters, each fifteen minutes in length. A game that is tied at the end
of regulation is decided in a sudden-death overtime. There are no tie
games in professional indoor lacrosse.
Rosters: 23 man roster, each team dresses 18 players for
games (16 runners and two goalies). A team shall be composed of six (6)
players on the floor, 5 runners and one goalie
Time Format: Four
15-minute quarters; two minutes between quarters; 12 minute halftime.
Time Outs: Each team may
take two 45-second timeouts per half. A TV game has one timeout per half.
Sudden Death Overtime:
Games ending regulation play with a tie score are decided by a sudden
death overtime period. Play continues until a goal is scored. More than
one overtime period is played if necessary.
10 Second Violation:
Occurs when team on offense fails to advance the ball past midfield within
10 seconds after taking possession at their end.
Face-Offs: To determine
possessions at the start of each quarter and after every goal, two players
face their sticks at midfield with a referee placing the ball between the
heads of the sticks.
Shot Clock: A 30-second
clock begins (counting down) when a team assumes possession of the ball.
The offensive team must put a shot on goal during that time or they will
lose possession. If they do shoot on goal (without scoring) and recover
possession of the ball (via rebound/loose ball recovery), the clock is
reset for a new 30 seconds
TERMS OF THE TURF
Body Check: Used to slow an opponent who has the ball;
must be above the waist and below the neck.
(shooter on goalie) scoring opportunity.
Cradle: Method used to
keep the ball inside the pocket of the stick by rocking it back and forth.
Crease: Only the goalie
can stand in this nine-foot radius with the ball. Shooters or their
teammates can not stand on (or inside) the line or their goals won't
count. Any violation of this rule will disallow the goal.
Crosscheck: An defensive
strategy using the shaft of the stick to push on an opponent to force a
missed or bad shot.
Hidden Ball Play: A
player without the ball cradles his stick, drawing the attention of the
defense, while a teammate who has the ball passes or shoots on net.
Loose Ball: Occurs when
there is no possession and the ball is bouncing, rolling, or rebounding
off the boards or goaltender.
Major Penalty: Five
minutes in the penalty box for infractions such as high sticking,
boarding, face masking, fighting and spearing.
Man Down: When a team
has one less player on the floor than their opponent.
Minor Penalty: Two
minute penalty for infractions such as delay of game, elbowing, holding,
illegal crosschecking, slashing, and tripping, for example.
Offensive Pick: The
legal interference by an offensive player from a set position on a
defensive player who is trying to defend the ball carrier.
Outlet Pass: The first
pass from the goaltender or defender that begins the transition from
defense to offense.
Penalty Box: Where a
player goes to sit while serving a two and/or five minute penalty.
Power Play: When a team
has an extra man advantage because the other team has at least one player
in the penalty box.
Screen Shot: When the
goaltender can't see a shot because someone is in the way.
Shorthanded: When a team
has one or more players in the penalty box and the opponent is at
full-strength, or has more players on the floor.
Loss of Possession:
Illegal screens, 30 second shot clock violation, 10 second half court
violation, loose ball push, and illegal procedure during faceoffs are
among the acts that can cause a team to lose possession of the ball.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Minor Penalties: On two minute personal fouls, the
penalized player is released from the penalty box if a goal is scored
before the expiration of the two minutes.
Major Penalties: On five
minute major personal fouls, the penalized player stays in the box for the
duration of the penalty, though the offending team returns to full
strength if two goals are scored against them during the five minutes.
When a second major penalty is imposed on the same player in a game, an
automatic game misconduct penalty shall be imposed.
Use of Penalty Shot:
Since a team cannot be more than two men down at a time, if a third
penalty is called, the official will award a penalty shot to the
Ejection from Game:
Players can be ejected from a game for several reasons including being the
third man participating in a fight or accumulating two major penalties in
Slow Whistle (Delayed Penalty):
If a defending player commits a minor or major penalty against an opponent
in possession of the ball where there is offensive momentum and the
opponent doesn't lose possession, the official raises his hand and does
not blow the whistle until a shot is taken, the 30-second shot clock
expires, or a goal is scored or possession is lost.
When each team is given the same amount of penalty time arising out of the
same incident, the offending players shall not be released until the
expiration of the penalty. Teams do not lose floor strength, and the ball
is awarded to the team who was in possession prior to the fouls.
Field & Goals: Indoor
lacrosse is played on a hockey rink covered by an artificial turf playing
surface, which is usually referred to as the floor or the carpet (as
opposed to the field). There must be boards around the sides of a minimum
height of 3' high. Dimensions are 200' x 85' but may be altered.
Goals: are 4' (high) x
4'9" (wide). The circle around the goal known as the crease is 9'3" in
diameter. An offensive player is not allowed to intentionally step into
the crease area.
Washing a down comforter...
Washing down is no huge problem. And
really, you are best off doing it yourself.
Of course, if there's a local Laundromat,
that offers cleaning services (usually by the pound)—and that you can
trust to follow some special instructions—you could take your comforter there.
And you may have to anyway, as the only
caveat is that washing MUST be done in a commercial-type, front-loading
machine, or a newer home washing machine like the Maytag Neptune (which is
You can't use a top-loading machine with
an agitator, as that will tear the baffles inside the bag. Simply toss a
bag/comforter or some clothes and mild liquid detergent into the machine
and wash on warm/gentle. Rinse the stuff a few extra times to make sure
all the detergent is out of the down. Then, toss it into a big dryer, on
medium. Some people like to toss in a tennis ball, as that will help break
up the wet down clumps. Some people also say that too will tear the
baffles. A few cotton towels likely would accomplish the same thing, and
be gentler on the comforter.
Down stuff requires some care, especially if you are washing a favorite
comforter, like a Lacrosse comforter but remember that washing MUST be done in a
commercial-type, front-loading machine.
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