Lacrosse IQ - Offense

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Lacrosse IQ - Offense - Quiz

To test the offensive field knowledge of the team. Whatever answers you get wrong, make a mental note of them and work on them at practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A player should cut through when the adjacent player (the dodger)

    • A.

      Has the ball

    • B.

      Is about to receive a pass

    • C.

      Has begun to dodge

    • D.

      Any of the above is correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Is about to receive a pass
    Explanation
    Allows dodging player to immediately go and not give the defense time to set up.

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  • 2. 

    The direction of a dodge should usually be 

    • A.

      Where the pass just came from

    • B.

      Towards the area with the fewest defenders

    • C.

      Into the middle of the offensive area

    • D.

      Does not matter

    Correct Answer
    B. Towards the area with the fewest defenders
    Explanation
    the side with the fewest defenders will almost always be the side opposite of where the pass just came from.

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  • 3. 

    In a normal situation, there are how many offensive players on the field

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 6
    Explanation
    In a normal situation, there are six offensive players on the field. This includes the quarterback, running back, wide receivers, and tight ends. These players are responsible for advancing the ball and scoring points for their team. Having six offensive players allows for various strategies and formations to be utilized during a game.

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  • 4. 

    After setting a pick for a teammate you should

    • A.

      Keep your back turned to to the ball

    • B.

      Follow your teammate

    • C.

      Roll away, opening up for a possible quick feed

    • D.

      Try to slow down your teammates defenseman

    Correct Answer
    C. Roll away, opening up for a possible quick feed
    Explanation
    depending on location (direction determined by whether you're behind or up top) you should always roll to get open because you will immediately gain a step on your defender

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  • 5. 

    When a slide is slow outside of 10 yards, you pass the ball

    • A.

      Behind the defender

    • B.

      Shoot

    • C.

      In front of the defender

    • D.

      Keep running

    Correct Answer
    C. In front of the defender
    Explanation
    receiving player should also read slide and cut to the appropriate lane.

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  • 6. 

    When doubled by a crease-sliding defense (and the 2 slide is already there) you should

    • A.

      Tuck and try to change directions

    • B.

      Free your hands, roll back, and pass

    • C.

      Run through it

    • D.

      Free your hands, and pass down the side

    Correct Answer
    B. Free your hands, roll back, and pass
    Explanation
    The 2 slide should leave the person who just passed you the ball open, so a quick roll back pass will allow them to re-dodge to the side of the field that just opened up, and will be going against the overall direction of the defense.

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  • 7. 

    A player should dodge in a man-up situation

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In a man-up situation, the team with more players has the advantage, so it is not necessary for a player to dodge. Instead, the player can pass the ball quickly to take advantage of the numerical superiority and create scoring opportunities. Dodging may lead to unnecessary turnovers and decrease the team's chances of scoring. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 8. 

    The ball moves faster than any one player

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "The ball moves faster than any one player" implies that no individual player can move as fast as the ball. This suggests that the ball has a higher speed or velocity compared to any single player on the field. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the statement provided.

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  • 9. 

    When doubled by an adjancent sliding defense, one should

    • A.

      Pass down the side

    • B.

      Feed the crease

    • C.

      Roll back and pass

    • D.

      Shoot

    Correct Answer
    A. Pass down the side
    Explanation
    When doubled by an adjacent sliding defense, passing down the side is the best option. This is because the adjacent sliding defense creates a double team on the player with the ball, making it difficult to pass or shoot directly towards the goal. Passing down the side allows the player to move the ball away from the double team and potentially create scoring opportunities for their teammates.

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  • 10. 

    When clearing inbetween the boxes, foward most midfielder with the ball should pass when unchallenged

    • A.

      No, keep running until someone picks you up

    • B.

      Yes, throw to a covered attackman

    • C.

      Yes, look towards the box for the midfielder coming on

    • D.

      No, change directions to evade the closest defender

    Correct Answer
    A. No, keep running until someone picks you up
    Explanation
    midfielder should never stop running in a straight line between the boxes and pass down the side to an open attackman.

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  • 11. 

    While posessing the ball in a man-down situation, the best place to get the ball to on the field is 

    • A.

      The very top of the offensive box

    • B.

      Down low to an attackman

    • C.

      Up top for a dodge

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Down low to an attackman
    Explanation
    unless an odd-man rush develops, the ball should always be taken behind, whether passed or carried, where the remainder of the penalty should be killed.

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  • 12. 

    When under heavy pressure while posessing the ball, a player should

    • A.

      Throw the ball to the nearest teammate

    • B.

      Run to an open area to make a pass

    • C.

      Keep changing directions until defenders fall over

    • D.

      Spin in circles

    Correct Answer
    B. Run to an open area to make a pass
    Explanation
    when more than one defender is on you (in normal 6-on-6 play), a teammate is open somewhere. Run to an open space to find him - he might be in position for a quick feed for a shot.

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  • 13. 

    When dodging, the players progression is

    • A.

      Shoot, pass, carry

    • B.

      Shoot, shoot, shoot

    • C.

      Pass, shoot, carry

    • D.

      Everyone has their own thing

    Correct Answer
    A. Shoot, pass, carry
    Explanation
    Always dodge to shoot. If it's not there, pass on to the next player. If he's covered, keep the ball as to maintain possession - remember, treat the ball like Gold!

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  • 14. 

    When setting up for a dodge, you should wait how many seconds (assuming your adjacent teammate has already cleared space for you)

    • A.

      3, to make sure everyone is set up

    • B.

      5, to make sure my defender knows I'm dodging

    • C.

      7, to make sure the defense and everyone else knows I'm dodging

    • D.

      None, catch the ball and straight into a dodge

    Correct Answer
    D. None, catch the ball and straight into a dodge
    Explanation
    "one hard move and go!" was how I was taught. The more time you take, the more time the defense has to set up. By dodging immediately upon receiving the ball, your defender has to change directions faster, and the slide may not be set up, or two people slide to you, leaving even more people open for an easy dump pass.

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  • 15. 

    When clearing inbetween the boxes, a midfielder should pass the ball as soon as possible to the foward-most open midfielder

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The ball moves faster than any one person.

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  • 16. 

    When moving the ball into the offensive zone, the player with possession of the ball should (in a regular situation)

    • A.

      Make the easiest pass to maintain possession

    • B.

      Push to the goal

    • C.

      Hold the ball up top

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Make the easiest pass to maintain possession
    Explanation
    In a regular situation, when moving the ball into the offensive zone, the player with possession of the ball should make the easiest pass to maintain possession. This means that they should look for the simplest and safest pass option that allows their team to keep control of the ball. This strategy helps to minimize the risk of turnovers and allows the team to continue their offensive play without losing possession. It is a smart and efficient approach to ensure that the team maintains control and can create scoring opportunities.

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  • 17. 

    When a slide is fast, the dodging player should

    • A.

      Shoot

    • B.

      Pass behind the defender

    • C.

      Pass infront of the defender

    • D.

      Keep running

    Correct Answer
    B. Pass behind the defender
    Explanation
    When a slide is fast, the dodging player should pass behind the defender. This is because passing behind the defender allows the dodging player to create space and avoid the defender's reach. By passing behind the defender, the dodging player can quickly move the ball to a teammate who is in a better position to score or continue the attack. This strategy helps to maintain possession and increase the chances of a successful play.

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  • 18. 

    When a 4-on-3 fast break quickly turns into a 5-on-4 fast break, the forward most midfielder (the one who brought the ball down) should 

    • A.

      Stay up top

    • B.

      Run behind the goal

    • C.

      Cut to the crease

    • D.

      Run off the field

    Correct Answer
    C. Cut to the crease
    Explanation
    the #5 player will take the up top position and the cut could lead to a wide open player on the crease.

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  • 19. 

    When on the crease in any offensive set, the player(s) should be

    • A.

      Close to the ball

    • B.

      On the same side but away

    • C.

      As diagonally far away as possible

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. As diagonally far away as possible
    Explanation
    The aim is to take the defenders as far away as possible and make their slides longer.

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  • 20. 

    When running a 4-on-3 fast break the midfielder's progression usually is

    • A.

      Shoot, pass to point man, pass diagonal

    • B.

      Pass to point man, shoot, pass diagonal

    • C.

      Shoot, pass diagonal, pass across

    • D.

      Pass to point man, pass diagonal, pass down the side

    Correct Answer
    D. Pass to point man, pass diagonal, pass down the side
    Explanation
    In a 4-on-3 fast break in lacrosse, the optimal progression involves the midfielder first passing to the point man, then making a diagonal pass to challenge the defense, and finally passing down the side to exploit created spaces. This strategy efficiently uses numerical advantage to open shooting opportunities. Correct answer: (D).

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