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

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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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

tchoukball defense clearing the ball standard equipment for tchoukball tchouball ball

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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