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Intercrosse is played indoors with four players and one goalkeeper per team on the court at the same time.
It is allowed to substitute players "on the fly" during the game.

The court

Intercrosse can be played on virtually any court size, but the official size is 40 x 20 meters.
It is also advisable to have a ceiling height of at least five meters.
Each goal also has a half-circle formed crease in front of it.


You play with a stick called a "cross" (see picture), which you use to throw the ball in the air.
The head of the cross is made of plastic and is mounted on a metal rod, approximately one meter long.
The ball is made of a soft plastic material and is filled with air. It is slightly larger than a tennis ball.
The goalkeeper use protective pads over the chest, arms and legs (and of course between the legs for some) as well as a helmet with a visor. For field players, the use of protective eye glasses is recommended.

Basic Rules

A match lasts four periods of 12 minutes each with a two minute break between first and second period as well as between the third and fourth period and a 10 minute break at halftime.
Physical contact is not allowed, neither body-contact nor cross-contact.
The player with the ball is allowed to keep it for five seconds, then he/she must either pass or shoot.
Any player can cover the ball at any time, by placing the cross over the ball on the ground. The player that has covered the ball is then in possession of the ball. When the ball is covered on the defensive side of the court, the player may continue the play from the same spot, otherwise, that is if the ball was covered on the offensive side of the court, the player must go to the courtside before he/she may continue the play.

In defense "zone-defense" is not allowed, which means that two players are not allowed to defend the same opponent.
Players must also hold the cross with both hands at all times during defensive play.

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