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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...

  • 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

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

  • girl in green uniform running up floorball court with a player in black following standard equipment for floorball

    Floorball

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

  • sepak takraw game one opponent is head budding the ball while the other is kicking the ball over a net that is similar to a volleyball net standard equipment for sepak takraw

    Sepaktakraw

    According to the Sepsktakraw official website, Sepskatkraw is played on a rectangular court which is...

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    Tchoukball’s Has a Trampoline Like Goal

    Tchoukball is an indoor team sport. At each end there is a ‘frame’ (a device similar to ...

Shinty

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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

person in white pants standing behind a croquet game with orange/yellow ball black ball blue ball and red ball standard equipment for croquet

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

sepak takraw game one opponent is head budding the ball while the other is kicking the ball over a net that is similar to a volleyball net standard equipment for sepak takraw

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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Tchoukball’s Has a Trampoline Like Goal

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Tchoukball is an indoor team sport. At each end there is a ‘frame’ (a device similar to a trampoline off which the ball bounces) which measures one square meter and a semicircular D-shaped forbidden zone measuring three meters in radius. Each team can score on both ends on the field, and comprises twelve players, of which seven may be on the court at any one time. In order to score a point, the ball must be thrown by an attacking player, hit the frame and bounce outside the ‘D’ without being caught by the defending team. Physical contact is prohibited, and defenders may not attempt to intercept the attacking team’s passes. Players may take three steps with the ball, hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds, and teams may not pass the ball more than three times before shooting at the frame.

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Sitting Volleyball

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Sitting volleyball (sometimes known as paralympic volleyball) is a form of volleyball for disabled athletes. In sitting volleyball, a 0.8 meter-wide net is set at 1.15 meters high for men and 1.05 meters high for women. The court is 10 x 6 meters with a 2-meter attack line. Players must have at least one buttock in contact with the floor whenever they make contact with the ball. It is also possible to block the serve and jousts are generally replayed.

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