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    Rugby is Going Underwater

    Underwater rugby rules and equipment are very different than regular rules for rugby. Safety is much...

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    Taking Hockey To The Streets

    Street hockey is a form of hockey that is traditionally played on the streets, or some form of aspha...

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    Shinty

    A combination to field hockey, hurling, and bandy ball, this game is played mostly in Scotland. Shin...

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    Taking It Off The Ice

    Roller in-line hockey uses the same type of puck equipment that is used in traditional ice hockey. A...

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    Irish Road Bowling

    This sport has traveled over the pond and into the states. Irish Road Bowling is a competitive sport...

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    Croquet

    Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops embedde...

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    Valencian Pilota

    Valencian pilota is a traditional handball sport played in the Valencian Community. Its origins are ...

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    Floorball

    Floorball is a type of indoor floor hockey that is played with teams that are co ed and of multiple ...

SPAGHETTIHOLE

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Spaghettihole is a variation of cornhole. Like the traditional game of cornhole, this game can be played as singles or doubles. If playing singles, opponents stand by the side of one of the cornhole boards, facing the opposite cornhole board. Taking turns, each competitor tosses a bag until each has thrown all four. The game is played the same with doubles, except each team has one player at opposing boards.  Each player on one board takes turns tossing their bags at the opposing board until all bags have been tossed.  The same is done on the other side. Whoever or which ever team has the most amount of sunk bags into the cornhole hole wins the game. Now that we know the rules of cornhole, we can apply the spaghettihole aspect to the game. After each player has tossed all their bags, you then toss the brown meatball bag.  The meatball bag can only be tossed after all bags have been tossed.  If you toss the meatball bag into the hole, you will double your points in that round. If playing doubles the meatball bag is tossed only after each teammate plays.    

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Rugby is Going Underwater

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Underwater rugby rules and equipment are very different than regular rules for rugby. Safety is much more of a factor as well as how the ball would be able to stay underwater. The CMAS Under Water Rugby Rules were set in place to allow the ball to be played under the water. 1.4  Underwater Ball (see Appendix 3) 1.4.1 Ball descent rate; A ball filled with water so that it is negatively buoyant shall be used for playing. It shall have a descent rate of 1000 – 1250 mm per second. (C.f. Appendix 3) 1.4.2 Ball circumference; It shall have a circumference of 520 – 540 mm for men’s matches, and 490 – 510 mm for women’s matches. 1.4.3 Ball visual appearance; It shall be coloured black, or any other dark colour, and white, of good contrast, or it shall be plain red. The ball shall be easily visible in the water. 1.4.4 Ball selection; At World or Zone Championships, all teams have the possibility to present a ball for consideration. The referees will check the circumference, negative buoyancy, hardness, grip, colour, contrast, direction stability etc. This will be done at a time and place stated at the team leaders meeting. If necessary, the referees may reduce the number of balls to be tested. The representative from each team may give their vote to which ball is to be used in the tournament. A minimum of three balls each for men’s and women’s matches are ranked. The balls are marked clearly, and are kept close to hand in the immediate vicinity of the match protocol table. The balls should be kept hanging in separate nets or fully immersed in buckets with water.   References: CMAS Under Water Rugby Rules – http://www.uv-sport.dk/cmas/English_doc/CMAS_Int_UWR_december2008.pdf Photo – www.stuff.co.nz

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Taking Hockey To The Streets

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Street hockey is a form of hockey that is traditionally played on the streets, or some form of asphalted surface (i.e. parking lot or tennis courts). There are organized leagues that play the sport, but you will most likely find this game played by children playing a game of pickup in your streets. Street hockey is very similar to ice and indoor hockey with only minor equipment differences. Unlike ice and indoor hockey, street hockey does not require skates. Inline skates or sneakers can be worn for the game. Another difference is that instead of the standard hockey puck, street hockey is played with a round orange ball. Elite Street Hockey Manual: Rule 306 – Ball The ball shall be made of an approved plastic with a diameter of 6.6 cm to 7 cm, orange in color. References: Elite Street Hockey Manual – http://www.isbhf.com/download/ISBHF_Elite_Street_Hockey_Draft_%20Manual.pdf Photo 1 – http://metronews.ca/features/halifaxs-photos-of-the-week/713052/over-the-top-halifax-week-in-pictures/attachment/06-17-halfront-street-hockey-jh/ Photo 2 – http://www.sportsauthority.com/FRANKLIN-NHL-High-Density-Street-Hockey-Balls-3-Pack/product.jsp?productId=11556299

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Shinty

Shinty game with 3 men on blue team and 3 men on red team regulated equipment for shinty

A combination to field hockey, hurling, and bandy ball, this game is played mostly in Scotland. Shinty is known as a Scottish Gaelic team game that is played with sticks and a ball. The basic ball equipment for Shinty would be considered similar to an American baseball. According to the Rules of Play and Playing Season Byelaws 1, section 1.2 The Ball: The ball shall be spherical – the interior shall be cork and worsted, the outer cover shall be of leather or other approved material. The circumference of the ball shall be not more than 8 inches (20cms) and not less than 7 1/2 inches (19cms). The weight of the ball, at the start of the game, shall be not more than 3 ounces (85gms), nor less than 2 1/2 ounces (70gms). The ball shall not be changed during the game unless authorised by the Referee. Reference: Rules of Play and Playing Season – http://www.shinty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Byelaw-1-20141.pdf Photo 1 – www.bbc.co.uk Photo 2 – www.sliotharsmaker.com

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Taking It Off The Ice

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Roller in-line hockey uses the same type of puck equipment that is used in traditional ice hockey. According the the USA roller sports Official rule book for inline hockey: Rule 13.1 – Dimensions – The puck shall be made of plastic, or other approved material, one inch (1’’) thick and three inches (3’’) in diameter. All pucks used in competition must be approved by USARS or the local league.   References: The Official Rule Book For Inline Hockey – http://image.aausports.org/dnn/hockey/pdf/USARSRuleBook.pdf Photo 1 – www.funlandchico.com Photo 2 – thehockeydepot.com

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Irish Road Bowling

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This sport has traveled over the pond and into the states. Irish Road Bowling is a competitive sport where all you need is a cannon ball and back country roads. According to the Official Web-Site of Bol Chumann na hEireann: The sport Road Bowling Ball is played with a 28 oz. (793.8 grams) solid iron bowl, or ball, with a circumference of approximately 18 centimetres. Two contestants match their individual skills in throwing the bowl with optimum speed, controlled delivery, and international accuracy along a carefully considered and tactically selected play – path over a predetermined course distance of normal roadway. The winner is the player to reach the finishing line in the least number of throws or shots. References: Official Web-Site of Bol Chumann na hEireann – http://www.irishroadbowling.ie/index.htm Photo 1 – www.yourlifechoices.com.au Photo 2 – www.wvirishroadbowling.com

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Croquet

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Croquet is a sport that involves hitting plastic or wooden balls with a mallet through hoops embedded in a grass playing court.

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Valencian Pilota

traditional valencian pilota game with 3 men in blue while a man in red is about to sweep down to hit the ball standard equipment for valencian pilota game

Valencian pilota is a traditional handball sport played in the Valencian Community. Its origins are not known, but seem to be related to the French Jeu de paume. The ball is struck with a bare, or almost bare, hands. The general rule involves two teams made from two up to five players each.

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Floorball

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Floorball is a type of indoor floor hockey that is played with teams that are co ed and of multiple ages. The official ball is 72mm in diameter and weighs 23g. It is made out of white plastic and is similar to an American wiffle ball.   References: USA Floorball – http://www.usafloorball.org/about-floorball/what-is-floorball/ Photo – http://www.blau-weiss-aasee.de/?c=pages&i=278 http://floorballca.com/proddetail.php?prod=51000

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Sepaktakraw

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According to the Sepsktakraw official website, Sepskatkraw is played on a rectangular court which is of similar size to a badminton court and with a net suspended in the middle, the fundamental rules are simple, with the objective being to deliver the ball over the net into your opponents’ court, and try to make it un-returnable. Players may use any part of their legs, head and torso to handle the ball, but not their arms or hands. The standard ball equipment for sepsktakraw has many regulations as to appearance and performance: 

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