Two teams compete with 10 players on the field.
Players fall into four categories:
A - ATTACK - Offensive-minded players who possess great stick skills that allow them to shoot with precision and
fake. They use speed and agility to elude defenders. Attackers also endure punishing hits from opponents.
The attackman’s responsibility is to score goals and help his teammates score goals by passing the ball. The
attackman generally restricts his play to the offensive end of the field. Each team has three attackmen
on the field during play.
M - MIDFIELD - Always on the move, these players advance the ball up the field and play both offense
and defense. Help defenders and tally assists by taking the ball from defensive area to attackers. They are
fast, durable, and stick savvy. Also called “middies” and their responsibility is to cover the entire field,
playing both offense and defense. The midfielder is a key to the transition game, and is often alled upon to
clear the ball from defense to offense. Each team has three midfielders on the field.
D - DEFENSE - Defenders use size, speed, strength, and skill to keep attackers from scoring. An aggressive
mindset is beneficial, but playing under control and selecting the proper angle to prevent close range shots
are more critical skills. The defenseman’s responsibility is to defend the goal. The defenseman generally
restricts his play to the defensive end of the field. Each team has three defensemen on the field.
G - GOALIE - Uses lightning-fast reflexes, quick decisions, and courage to stop a barrage of high-velocity
shots. Body must handle punishment from the ball, and mind has to quickly recover from mistakes.
The goalie directs the defense by calling for checks and relaying locations of the ball and attackers.
Each team has one goalie in the goal during play.