Lacrosse is a team sport, played with a lacrosse stick and ball. The aim of the game is to score the most points by shooting the ball into the goal. Players pass the ball from stick to stick, catching it in the top of the stick. The lacrosse sticks are called crosses, and are sharply bent at the top to form a hook. A pocket is formed at the top in order to handle the ball.
The sports four varieties (field lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, box lacrosse and intercrosse) all have different rules and equipment. While the men’s games and the field and box lacrosse are contact sports and require more protective gear, the women’s game does not allow body contact. Intercrosse is a mixed-gender variety and uses a much softer ball.