Looking for an overview of the different lacrosse positions? There are actually four positions in lacrosse. Those positions are attack, midfield, defense and goalie. Below you will find an overview of each of those lacrosse positions. Many people do not know that the Native Americans were the first people to play lacrosse. If you are not familiar with this sport, the players on the field use a long lacrosse stick in an attempt to shoot the solid rubber ball into the goal of the opposing team.
- Attack. In lacrosse, the primary responsibility of the attackmen is to score goals. Generally speaking, this is the only lacrosse position that is assigned to the offensive side of the field only. During a lacrosse game, there are always three attackmen on the field at all times.
- Midfield. Another lacrosse position is midfield. You have to have great stamina to be a midfielder because you have to cover both the offensive and defensive sides of the field. In most cases, the midfielder is on the field to get the ball from the defensive side to the offensive side of the field so that the attackmen can score a goal. Like the attack lacrosse position, there are always three midfielders on the field at all times.
- Defense. One of the most important lacrosse positions is defense. Of course, as you would expect, the defenseman is on the field to prevent the opposing team's offensive players from scoring a goal. Defensemen will stay on the defensive side of the field at all times and will typically guard the midfielders. There are also three defensemen on the lacrosse field.
- Goalie. The final lacrosse position is the goalie. Each team will have a goalie on the field at all times. The goalie only has one job and that job is to prevent the opposing team from scoring a goal. Being a lacrosse goalie can be very difficult because it is absolutely essential that you be quick, agile and have perfect hand/eye coordination to block shots.