Polocrosse: A Fun Family Sport
In Australia, 1939, a hybrid sport was born. This game is a combination of polo and lacrosse, with a few modified rules to create a safe and fun environment for players of all ages to play together on a team. This game divides players up by skill level, so a beginning youth player will be on the same team as a beginning adult player, and an advanced youth will play alongside an advanced adult
Even though polocrosse resembles both of it's parent sports, there are a few differences. One of the first differences a player will notice is the use of the same horse throughout the whole game, unless an injury happens, whereas in polo, players will use multiple horses.
Another noticed difference between polocrosse and polo, is the racquet, which is similar to that of a lacrosse stick. Headgear similar to polo is worn, instead of the heavier lacrosse helmet. One of the main differences that sets polocrosse apart from both polo and lacrosse, is that there are only 3 positions per team. They are called number 1, 2, and 3. Each position has a specific space that they play in, and they must pass the ball to another player in a different position to move the ball toward the goal posts.
Children and adults alike can enjoy this sport together. Anyone who knows how to ride a horse can learn to play polocrosse, and playing this exciting hybrid game will help any rider become better on their mount.