Rule Amendments and Latest News

 

Sports people around the world agreed that the Volfsball 2016 World Cup was among the greatest successes in sporting history. However, it did bring up several queries regarding rules such as the switch between offense and defence which have been addressed below. A new warning system has also been introduced where three rule breaches in a game will lead to a yellow card for a player – which means they will be in the sin bin for one minute cheap antabuse 500 mg.

The next games will take place at 1.30pm on Sunday 19th June in the field near Highgate. Marek has to leave by 5.30pm to go back to the Isle of Wight so no extended playing I am afraid. Subs will be one pound per player and a pack of flour per team. Also there is a chance of mid week Volfsball so it would be good to know team’s availability.

 

Amended rules –

Rule 11 – After a shot, the attacking team only regains possession of the ball if it rebounds or lands back into the attacking area, or if the ball lands in the defensive area and an attacking player is able to legally retrieve it. If the ball lands anywhere else or is stopped by the defending team, the defending team gain possession of the ball. One of the players newly in attack must take the ball outside of the pitch. Play recommences when this player throws the ball to one of their team-mates, both of whom must be inside the attacking area before the ball is thrown. Players newly in defence must move into the defending area promptly upon losing possession. Play may recommence before the players newly in defence have moved into the defending area. Defending players must not obstruct attacking players or attempt to block shots until they have moved inside the defending area. Attacking players must not obstruct defending players’ safe passage into the defending area. Obstruction will result in a warning. Blocking a shot while still in the attacking area will result in a penalty shot and possession for the new attacking team.

Rule 12 – A player may legally retrieve the ball from the opposing team’s area by reaching into that area with a hand or a foot. The player must not touch the ground in the opposing team’s area with any part of their body . If a player illegally retrieves the ball, they are given a warning and possession passes to the other team.

Rule 13- No player is allowed to move outside of their area. If a player moves out of their designated attacking or defending area, they lose possession of the ball. A player is classified as having moved out of their area if their bodyweight leaves their designated area – so a player may retrieve a ball from the opposing area with a foot or an arm as long as their weight remains in their own area.

Rule 14 – If a player in the defending area blocks or interferes with a shot by entering the no go area, the attacking team are awarded a free shot from anywhere in their zone, plus possession of the ball. If the player blocks a shot and lands in the no-go area this counts as a penalty and the same free shot and possession rule applies. If the player lands in the no-go area but does not interfere with the ball, they are given a warning by the referee.

Rule 15 – No player may touch an opposing player. Exceptions include when opposing players come into contact with one another in an attempt to retrieve the ball on the boundary of the attacking and defensive areas (in which case contact must be incidental to the goal of retrieving the ball), or when a defensive player attempts to steal the ball from an attacking player and their hand makes contact with the attacking player’s hands (as in basketball, the hand is considered “part of the ball” when it is in contact with the ball). Contact under other circumstances will result in a warning. Excessive or unnecessary contact will result in a yellow card.

 

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