# What are the rules of canoe polo?

Canoe polo is played by two teams of five players on a rectangular playing pitch that can be in open water or in a swimming pool. Matches are played over two halves of 10 minutes with the aim to score into a goal which is suspended above the water at each end of the pitch.

## What are the rules of canoe polo?

Canoe polo is played by two teams of five players on a rectangular playing pitch that can be in open water or in a swimming pool. Matches are played over two halves of 10 minutes with the aim to score into a goal which is suspended above the water at each end of the pitch.

## What are the basic rules of water polo?

General rules of water polo The ball can only be handled by one hand at a time in water polo – with the exception of the goalkeeper, who can use both hands. There is no real offside rule, except within 2m of the opponent’s goal line. Water polo teams have 30 seconds from gaining possession in which to shoot.

How long are you allowed to hold the ball in canoe polo?

Players may only have the ball in their possession for a maximum of five seconds. Players can dribble the ball by throwing it one meter or more into the water to reset the count.

### What is the back of a kayak called?

Stern
Bow: Front of the kayak. Stern: Back of the kayak. Port: Left side of the kayak. Starboard: Right side of the kayak.

### How high is a canoe polo goal?

Goals: The goals (measuring 1 meter high by 1.5 meters wide) are a frame with a net, suspended 2 meters above the water. A player, acting as goal keeper, defends the goal with their paddle by sticking it up vertically.

Can water polo players touch the floor?

Q: Can you touch the ground to stand up? A: Nope! The dimensions of a water polo pool are not fixed and can vary between 20×10 and 30×20 meters with varying depths. Most regulation water polo pools are at least 6 feet deep.

## How many periods does it take to complete a game of water polo?

Under FINA rules, a water polo match is divided into quarters. Each of the four periods is eight minutes long but because the clock is stopped when the ball is not ‘in play’, in real life the average quarter lasts around 12 minutes.

## Are water polo balls soft?

Water is slippery, and smoother balls such as volleyballs can slip by your hand with ease. That’s why water polo balls are designed to be very easy to grip with their texture.

How fast are water polo balls thrown?

The speed of a fast shot in water polo for highly skilled players can reach up to 22 m/s, which is close to 80 km/h or 50 mph (Ball, 2005a). The forward swing time for the ball from first forward movement to release was found to be . 17 sec for the faster throwers and . 16 for the slower throwers (Ball, 2005a).

### Who sits in the back of a canoe?

Sitting in the Stern (Back) of the Canoe The back of the canoe is where the steering takes place. For this reason, the more experienced paddler, or more coordinated person, should be in the stern of the canoe. When there are only two canoeists, it is also better to have the heavier person in the back of the canoe.

### What is canoe polo and how is it played?

Canoe polo is played by two teams of five players on a rectangular playing pitch that can be in open water or in a swimming pool. Matches are played over two halves of 10 minutes with the aim to score into a goal which is suspended above the water at each end of the pitch.

After the ball travels a meter or passes to another member of the same team, the player can be attacked. Canoe polo rules provide a number of infractions and penalties for players who do not follow the rules. One of the most frequent reasons players get penalties is the unintended use of a paddle.

How do you play polo kayaking?

Players paddle polo kayaks, on a well-defined area of water, attempting to score goals against the opposition. The winning team in a game is the team that scores the most goals. A goal is scored when the whole of the ball passes through the goal frame.

## What equipment do you need to play water polo?

C) Equipment: The ball should be an official water polo ball. Kayaks shall be no longer than 3 meters (10 feet) and no shorter than 2 meters (6.5 feet). Padding must be firmly fixed to the bow and stern of all kayaks. All players must wear suitable helmets and face masks and a PFD.