The attackman¹s responsibility is to score goals and help his teammates score goals by passing the ball and creating offense. Attackman also need to play defense when his team 'rides' the other teams 'clear'. The attackman generally restricts his play to the offensive end of the field. A good attackman demonstrates excellent stick work with both hands and has quick feet to maneuver around the goal and past defenders. Generally, each team has three attackmen on the field during play our U12 games may only have two.
The midfielder¹s responsibility is to cover the entire field, playing both offense and defense. The midfielder is a key to the transition game, and is often called upon to 'clear' the ball from defense to offense and 'ride' from offense to defense. A good midfielder demonstrates good stick work including throwing, catching and scooping. Speed and stamina are essential. Generally, each team has three midfielders on the field this may vary in our U12 games.
Defense (D, Poles):
The defenseman¹s responsibility is to defend the goal. The defenseman generally restricts his play to the defensive end of the field. However, he may be asked to 'clear' the ball to the offense half of the field so stick handling and dodging are also essential. A good defenseman should be able to react quickly in game situations. Agility and aggressiveness are necessary, but great stick work is more essential to attack. Generally, each team has three defensemen on the field, however, depending on the total number of players, we may use fewer defensemen in our U12 games.
The goalie¹s responsibility is to protect the goal and stop the opposing team from scoring. A good goalie also leads the defense by reading the situation and directing the defensemen to react. A good goalie should have excellent hand/eye coordination and a strong voice. Quickness, agility, confidence and the ability to concentrate are also essential; not to mention being the best looking, smartest and most athletic player on the team. Each team has one goalie in the goal during play. The LALL may also employ the services of G-Money.