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Handball Rules & Expectations

  • First game will be starting at 7:45. 

  • The second game will start at 8:00.

  • The games will be played 5 on 5. That means there are 5 people on the floor for each team, PLUS 1 goalie per team.

  • The goalie must stay the same for the duration of the game - NO SWITCHING GOALIES.

  • With the ball;

    • 3 steps and 2 dribbles are allowed in that order

    • 3 seconds to get rid of the ball

  • If the ball hits the floor, it is a change of possession

    • Only exception is a rebound (live ball)

  • Hands-off defence;

    • No grabbing, only shielding with body, 1 step off the ball

  • If an offensive player steps inside goalie crease, goalie ball

  • If a defensive player, other than the goalie, steps inside the crease to stop a shot, penalty shot for offensive team

  • A goal cannot be scored if the ball is thrown from before the black volleyball attack line in the offensive zone (no half court goals)

  • After a goal, the other team starts with a pass out from the goalie, other team must give them half court.

  • The whistle will blow every 2 minutes and subs will take off someone team that had possession at the time of the whistle starts with the ball.

  • EVERYONE MUST SUB OFF AND ENSURE ALL TEAM MEMBERS ARE GETTING THE SAME AMOUNT OF PLAYING TIME.

  • Referee’s have full authority. Any arguing a call or whining will result in an immediate penalty. Please ensure you have read and understand the Player & Parent Contracts.

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