A team sport, six against six - 5court players, 1 goalie.No player except the goalkeeper is allowed to enter thegoal area.
The ball is played with the hand, but may also touch any other part ofthe body except the feet. This results in a free-throw for the otherteam from the point of infraction.Cannot dive for the ball on the ground, it must be picked up orotherwise this results in a free throw for the other team from thepoint of infraction.After a goal is scored a throw-on is awarded at centre court to theteams scored upon.The throw-on also occurs at the beginning of the game and half time.
Mode of travel; 3 steps, 1 bounce plus 3 more steps - is thefarthest that can be travelled at 1 time - then a pass or shot mustbe taken.
If an offensive playersshot hits the goalie orgoal posts, or crossbar and comes out ofthe goal area, the ballis still in play.If it hits the wall behindthe goal it is a goaliesball even it if deflectsoff the goalie first.But if the ball goes offof any other defendingcourt player and hitsthe wall, it becomes acorner throw-on for theoffensive team, (similarto corner kick insoccer).
Body contact; aplayer may stand hisground to prevent anattacker frombreaking through thedefence - but he maynot run into a player.A player may notstrike a ball fromanother playershands.
Penalty shot resultsfrom hitting a playerillegally when he hasa clear chance ofscoring.