Intercrosse

Intercrosse is a team sport which was derived from lacrosse, but unlike lacrosse, it is a non-contact sport. The sport is popular in parts of Europe and Canada. The non-contact nature of the sport allows it to be used at a developmental level to transition players into lacrosse.

Intercrosse is played with equipment similar to that of lacrosse, but with minor variations in the sticks (with plastic head) and the ball used (soft, large and hollow).

The sport is played both indoors and outdoors, on a field that is 40 m X 20 m, with five players on each team. The goal posts used are of the same size as that of lacrosse. The number of players and the match duration are all same as lacrosse.

Since the sport is non-contact in nature, different tournament adopt varying rules for facilitating change of possession. Some examples are, players cannot hold the ball for more than five seconds, or fixing a minimum number of passes before taking a shot at goal.

Intercross tournament, conducted as part of the annual World Games event, is the highest level international competition for the sport. The other major international tournament for the sport is the biennial World Cup contested by several countries.

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