Attack Goal Area: The area defined by a line drawn sideline to sideline 20 yards from the face of the goal. Once the offensive team crosses the midfield line, it has ten seconds to move the ball into its attack goal area. Body Check: Contact with an opponent from the front - between the shoulders and waist - when the opponent has the ball or is within five yards of a loose ball. Breakaway: one-on-one (shooter on goalie) scoring opportunity. Box: An area used to hold players who have been served with penalties, and through which substitutions ""on the fly"" are permitted directly from the sideline onto the field. Check-up: A call given by the goalie to tell each defender to find his man and call out his number. Clamp: A face-off maneuver executed by quickly pushing the back of the stick on top of the ball. Clearing: Running or passing the ball from the defensive half of the field to the attack goal area. Cradle: Method used to keep the ball inside the pocket of the stick by rocking it back and forth. Crease: A circle around the goal with a radius of nine feet into which only defensive players may enter. Crosscheck: Defensive strategy using he shaft of the stick to push an opponent to force a missed or bad shot. Crosse (Stick): The equipment used to throw, catch and carry the ball. Defensive Clearing Area: The area defined by a line drawn sideline to sideline 20 yards from the face of the goal. Once the defensive team gains possession of the ball in this area, it has ten seconds to move the ball across the midfield line. Extra man Offense (EMO): A man advantage that results from a time-serving penalty. Face-Off: A technique used to put the ball in play at the start of each quarter, or after a goal is scored. The players squat down and the ball is placed between their crosses. Fast-Break: A transition scoring opportunity in which the offense has at least a one-man advantage. Ground Ball: A loose ball on the playing field. Handle (Shaft): An aluminum, wooden or composite pole connected to the head of the crosse. Head: The plastic or wood part of the stick connected to the handle. Man Down Defense (MDD): The situation that results from a time-serving penalty which causes the defense to play with at least a one man disadvantage. Midfield Line: The line which bisects the field of play. On-The-Fly Substitution: A substitution made during play. Outlet Pass: The legal interference by an offensive player from a set position on a defensive player who is trying to defend the ball carrier. Penalty Box:Where a player sits while serving a penalty. Pick: An offensive maneuver in which a stationary player attempts to block the path of a defender guarding another offensive player. Pocket: The strung part of the head of the stick which holds the ball. Power Play: When a team has a man advantage because the other team has at least one player in the penalty box. Rake: A face-off move in which a player sweeps the ball to the side. Riding: The act of trying to prevent a team from clearing the ball. Roll Dodge: More typical of an attackman’s move; driving with the stick in one hand, while rolling with back to the defender to free hands for a pass or shot on goal. Release: The term used by an official to notify a penalized player in the box that he may re-enter the game. Screen Shot: When the goaltender can’t see a shot because someone is in the way. Shorthanded:When one team has one or more players in the penalty box and the opponent is at full-strength, or has one less penalized player on the turf. Split Dodge: When an offensive player with the ball changes direction by moving the stick from one hand to the other in a crossover motion, to lead the defender in the opposite direction. Takeaway Check: An attempt to strip the offensive player of the ball using the defenseman’s stick. Unsettled Situation: Any situation in which the defense is not positioned correctly, usually due to a loose ball or broken clear.