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.
Introduction of water polo
Water polo or water polo originated in England and Scotland around the end of the nineteenth century. Initially, water polo was just a simple gesture showing the strength of swimming, but later it was improved and built a stricter game rule. By 1900, the sport had become an official sport at the Olympic Games and still applies until the games today.
Rules of water polo
- 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 team that scores 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 duration of 7 minutes. Usually, every match including playing time and rest time usually lasts about 1 hour.
- Cases of error:
Within a match of water polo, if the player commits an error such as playing with two hands, holding the ball for more than half a minute, committing an act of disrespect, the referee will blow a penalty. In addition, behaviors that affect the opponent such as water splashing on the opponent, beating or kicking your team to not score, push or pull the opponent will also be counted as a foul.
After each foul, the opponent is awarded a free throw. Players are sent off for fouls 5 times during a match.