Polocrosse is a team equestrian sport similar to polo except a net is used instead of a mallet. Polocrosse was originally developed by combining the sports of polo and lacrosse at a riding school near London and was used as an exercise to help people improve their riding. The modern game took shape in Australia in the 1930s. Today, there are over 6,000 players in the world. A polocrosse team consists of six players, divided into two sections of three who play alternate chukkas of a maximum of eight minutes each, either six or eight chukkas usually comprising a full match. The three players in each section consist of a No. I or "Attack", a No. 2 or "Mid-Field", and No. 3 or "Defense". Teams score goals by throwing the ball through the opposition's goal posts. At the same time, they protect their goal from the other team. All players can catch, carry and throw the ball with their racquets. However, only the player at the number 1 position is allowed to score. The rules are designed with one primary concern, safety -- for player and horse. Anything creating a dangerous situation is ruled illegal and is a penalty. The game is played on a pitch about the same size as rugby pitch.
American Polocrosse Association
The official polocrosse organization in the United States. Provides a newsletter, a detailed description of the sport and its rules, youth programs, tournament listing, related links, and membership details.
Arden Polocrosse Club
Information about polocrosse, club schedule, history.
Polocrosse news, views, results, articles, and photographs from around the world.
Queensland Polocrosse Association
Administers the competition between over 50 clubs. Provides news items, articles, events listed by zone, related links, and a picture gallery.
Tigers Polocrosse Club
Located in Norfolk, England. Includes contact details and information about the sport.
United Kingdom Polocrosse Association
Includes a listing of upcoming events, executive board meetings and documents, a picture gallery, links to area clubs, and related links.
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