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Sport Description

ACU Intramural Waterball
$100 per team

 

General Rules

  • No watches, earrings, bracelets, sunglasses, shoes, or speedos
    • Women may wear one pieces or tankinis
    • Men may wear shorts or jumpers with cover
    • Both men and women must wear polo caps at all times
  • The game is played between 2 teams of 7 players
    • Each team must have a minimum of 5 players to start or to continue a game
  • Captains should be designated to act as the main spokesperson with referees
  • Game balls will be provided by the Intramural Department
  • If an ineligible player is discovered during a game, that game will be forfeited (unless administrative issue)
  • Two 20-minute halves with a running clock

The Pool

  • 25 Yards long
  • Subs must enter and exit between the cones
  • Players may help subs exit
  • Stop the game if there is any blood in the pool

Scoring

  • Players score 1-point by putting the ball on the blue tiles in their offensive ends
  • Players must have possession of the ball and the ball must be on the blue tiles for a solid one-count to score
  • Screening is allowed
  • Defenders may swat at the ball with an open hand
  • Mercy Rule - If a team is leading by 20 points in the final 10 minutes of the game, the mercy rule will be enforced.
  • Overtime - Tie games will only be broken in the playoffs. The first overtime will be 3-minutes. If the game is tied after the 1st overtime, the teams will go into a suddendeath period where the first goal wins.

Time and Substitutions

  • Clocks only stop for injuries and timeouts
  • Teams are awarded 1 timeout per half
  • When players enter between the cones, they must do so feet first
  • Players may not jump past the blue line or dive into the pool
  • Subs must wait until the player exiting has touched the wall
  • If a sub enters illegally, that sub must exit the pool and enter properly

Fouls and Penalties

  • Ordinary Fouls - 1-minute Penalties
    • Unintentional elbows, forearms, or fists
    • Grasping trunks or caps
    • Striking the ball with a fist
  • Flagrant Fouls - 2-minute Penalties (possible ejection)
    • Verbal abuse of players or referees
    • No Contact Rule - Holding, pushing, or striking an opponent without the ball
    • Intentional elbows, forearms, or fists
    • Dunking any player's head underwater (with or without the ball)
    • Holding an opponent underwater
    • Delay of Game (Throwing the ball at another player)
    • Choking - cutting off an opponent's airway, moving opponent with arms around the front of the neck, or hand to throat-style

Violations

  • Out of Breath Violation - Players with the ball are not allowed to hold or touch the sides of the pool with their bodies
  • No Cap Violation - Playing the ball without one's cap (Exception: Player loses cap while he or she is in possession of the ball)
  • Out of Bounds - Ball travels outside of the pool or a player loses control of the ball while on the scoring tiles
  • 5-second Throw-in - After a score or out of bounds call, players have 5 seconds to throw the ball to a teammate before being attacked. Throwers may not move during a throw-in and players mya not defend the throw-in
  • 3-second Tie Ball - When 2 or more players are tied up with the ball for 5 seconds (Referee throws ball back into empty area of pool)

No Contact Rule

  • When players don't have possession of the ball, the no contact rule is in effect
  • This rule states that players may not hold, push, or wrestle each other unless one of them is in possession of the ball
    • Opponents may guard and post up like in basketball
  • If players hold, push, or wrestle with each other a 1-minute penalty is to be issued to the player or players responsible
  • Contact is allowed for players playing a loose ball

Rosters

  • The maximum number of names on a roster is 25. 
  • A team forfeits any game in which an unlisted or ineligible player participates in the contest
  • Additional names may be added to any roster or changed until the first game has been played
  • If a team has 2 forfeits, they will be dropped from competition with no refund

Waiver

  • Each participant must e-sign a waiver for each sport before they can participate in that sport

ALL INJURIES MUST BE REPORTED TO THE INTRAMURAL WORKER IMMEDIATELY. EACH PARTICIPANT IS FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CARE OF PERSONAL INJURY, THEREFOR, THE INTRAMURAL SPORTS DEPARTMENT AND ACU URGES ALL PARTICIPANTS TO BE CONVERED BY A PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICY OR PURCHASE A STUDENT INSURANCE POLICY OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL. THE INTRAMURAL SPORTS DEPARTMENT AND ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.

YOU PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

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