Known as the fastest sport on two feet, lacrosse has seen its participation numbers skyrocket across the country over the last decade. Indoor lacrosse – also known as box lacrosse – is played inside the confines of an ice hockey rink, with glass and rink boards intact and the playing surface consists of green turf. The NLL combines the physical play of hockey with the high scoring, fast pace and play-making style of basketball. Teams on average combine to score a total of 25 goals during an NLL game and each team features five runners (forwards and defenseman) and a goaltender on the floor. For more information about the gameplay, visit Box Lax 101.
NLL teams each play an 18-game regular season schedule (nine home and nine away) that starts in early January, followed by the Champion's Cup Playoffs in May. All games are played on the weekends.