Water Polo - Rules
Water polo tutorial
Water Polo - Rules
The team size in this game varies for different levels. For the senior level, the team size is seven, as decided by FINA. Here, six players will be field players and one will be the goalkeeper. In 2014, FINA reduced the number of players from 7 to 6 for the U20 and junior tournaments. This implies that there will be 5 outfielders and a goalkeeper.
FINA has decided to extend the six-player rule to all levels after the 2016 Olympic Games. If a team commits a major fault, then the The referee can order the team to play with 6 players instead of 7 for 4 minutes. If the foul is very serious like hitting a player then he / she may even be disqualified from playing in future tournaments.
Players can be substituted in the following situations -
- Before and after goals
- During time-outs
- Before the start of each trimester
- After injuries
- After ordinary faults
Water polo caps
The basic rule is that players of both teams should wear caps in contrast to each other. Their cap can be contrasted with both or with one or the other of the color of the goalkeeper or it can be the same as that of the color of the ball. The guards must wear a red cap.
Water Polo - Duration and Clock
Each game is
| Duration || Tournaments |
| 8 minutes || |
- Olympic Gamesques
- World Water Polo League FINA
- Serbia, Ru ssia, Croatian, Italian Water Polo League
- US College (university level)
| 7 minutes || |
- American College (club level)
- American High School (university level)
| 6 minutes || |
- US High School (Junior Varsity Level)
- US High School (Freshman Level )
- US Water Polo (Under 14 Team Level)
| 9 minutes || |
L 'clock can be stopped in the following cases -
- At the time of a fault and a restart
- Enter the goal and restart
No team has the authority to hold the ball for more than 30 seconds. The30-second timer is reset if the team catches the ball after throwing it.