Learn about the rules of water polo (Part 1)
Water sports with the benefit of endurance and help players develop a more comprehensive body is the choice of practice for many people. In particular, water polo with simple gameplay and rules is gradually becoming the most popular water sport today.
Water polo originated in England and Scotland around the late nineteenth century. Initially, water polo was just a simple gesture to show the strength of swimming, but later it was improved and built a stricter game rule. By 1900, water polo had become an official sport at the Olympic Games and was still in use until the games today.
Conventional number of people and how to play
To organize a water polo, two teams are needed and each team needs 7 members. Players can only use one tree to hold the ball and only the goalkeeper can use two hands. The teams that score by throwing the ball into the opponent’s goal, the team that scores more points will win.
In addition, during the match, each player is not allowed to stay on the opponent’s field for more than 20 seconds. Each water polo game is divided into 4 rounds with each playing time of 7 minutes. Usually, every match including playing time and rest time usually lasts about 1 hour.
Cases of penalty
Within a match of a water polo, if the player commits a foul like playing with two hands, holding the ball for more than half a minute, committing an act of disrespect to the referee will be penalized.
In addition, behaviors that affect the opponent such as water splashing on the opponent, smashing or kicking your team to not score, push or pull the opponent will be counted as a foul.
Water polo is an underwater team sport. The playing team consists of six players and one goalkeeper. And players can also play and sing songs about the central hut art to increase the excitement in each match.