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It is natural for a player to hold the cross on the side of the body. Normally a right-handed player hold the cross on the right side of the body and a left-handed player on the left side.

If you are right-handed, keep your right hand just below the basket in the middle of the cross and your left hand at the bottom of the cross. Left-handers' reverse the procedure.

The grip should be firm but relaxed.

IMPORTANT! While it is natural for a player to hold the cross on a certain side of the body, one should from the beginning practice to hold and use the cross on both sides.
That is both as a left and right-hander.

There are basically three different grips used in intercrosse:

We also have excercises for you to practice these grips in our "Tips & Tricks: Exercises" section.

High grip

The high grip is performed by placing the upper hand just below the basket and the lower hand in the middle of the shaft. This grip is mainly used when...

...directing the ball with precision.
...performing short passes.
...performing quick passes (quick-stick passes).

 

Medium grip

The medium grip is performed by placing the upper hand in the middle of the cross and the lower hand at the bottom of the shaft. This is grip is mainly used during movement.

 

Low grip

The low grip is performed by placing both hands around the lower part of the shaft.
This grip is often used during long passes.