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
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.
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
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