Intercrosse is a modified non-contact version of lacrosse. The sport is also known as soft stick lacrosse, softcrosse, modcrosse, or pop lacrosse. The non-contact nature of the sport allows it to be used at a developmental level to transition players into lacrosse. The sport is popular in parts of Europe and Canada.
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 for indoor box lacrosse. The number of players and the match duration are all the same as in lacrosse.
Since the sport is non-contact in nature, different tournaments 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 tournaments, 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.
- Field Laccrosse — a full contact outdoor men's version of lacrosse
- Women’s Lacrosse — a limited-contact version of lacrosse
- Box Lacrosse (Indoor Lacrosse) - a version of lacrosse which is played on a smaller indoor arena (box), with six players in each team.
- Sixes Lacrosse — a new smaller team faster paced lacrosse format making the sport more accessible.
- About Lacrosse — a team game originally played by North American Indians, in which the ball is thrown, caught, and carried with a long-handled stick with a piece of shallow netting at one end.
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