The Rules of Water Polo – EXPLAINED!


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Ninh explains the rules of water polo
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the object of the game is for your team
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to score more goals than the opposing
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team water polo is a game played by two
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teams of 14 with seven players taking to
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the pool at any one time
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they consist of one goalkeeper and six
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field players to score a goal a play
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must throw the ball into the goal these
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goals are three metres wide and point
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nine meters above the surface of the
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water the pool is a maximum of 30 metres
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long and 20 metres wide and is a minimum
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depth of 1.8 meters there is a red light
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two meters away from the goal and amber
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line five meters away from the goal and
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a mid line in the middle of the pool
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I’ll explain what these lines are for
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later the game starts with the ball in
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the middle line of the pool whilst the
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referee blows the whistle both teams
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will swim to the ball and try and take
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possession of it you can pass the ball
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directly between teammates in any
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direction
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and swim with the ball by pushing it in
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front of you few players can only hold
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the ball with one hand and the idea is
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to pass the ball to a teammate and set
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up in a position to be able to throw the
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ball into the goal you have to be quick
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though as once your team has possession
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of the ball you have up to 30 seconds to
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shoot the ball failure to shoot results
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in the other team being awarded the ball
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the opposing team will try and stop you
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by blocking the ball in the air
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intercepting the ball or trying to move
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you out of position so that they can get
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the ball they will try and take the ball
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away from you so that they can score
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themselves the game is played in for
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eight-minute periods for combined
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playing time of 32 minutes high score at
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the end of time wins huh that was easy
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well water polo is an easy sport to
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understand but there’s a few other
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things you’ll need to understand before
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playing or going to a game
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for example ordinary foul ordinary files
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include the following and result in the
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ball being awarded to the other team the
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clock does not stop during ordinary
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fouls and the offending team must allow
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the other team to play the ball the
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other team was played for within three
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seconds otherwise they will lose
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possession to the other team
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major foul major files also known as
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exclusions for kick ups are more severe
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than ordinary fouls and include the
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following the offending player is
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excluded for 20 seconds and cannot
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participate in play during this time if
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the same player racks up three major
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fouls they’re ejected from the game in
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the rare case that a player deliberately
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tries to injure under the player this is
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known as a brutal or brutality foul and
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results in the player being ejected
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immediately to misalign the two meter
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line denoted in red is an area where he
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cannot receive the ball however the
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player can still swim to the ball five
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meter line the five meter line denoted
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in yellow marks an area where if an
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opposing player is fouled he is awarded
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the ball but he’s only allowed to pass
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the ball he cannot shoot directly the
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goalkeeper can use two hands to handle a
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ball up to the five meter line and this
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is also the line used for penalties
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penalty if a major foul is committed on
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a player who has a realistic chance of
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scoring a penalty is awarded the player
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is awarded the ball at the 5 meter line
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and only the goalkeeper can stand in the
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way just like soccer it’s one shot only
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timeout teams can take a one-minute
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period to take a break board to discuss
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strategy this is called a timeout and
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teams are allowed one timeout per period
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substitution a team is allowed to have
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seven substitutes on the bench this
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consists of one substitute goalkeeper
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and six substitute filled players if you
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