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.
Rule 3 – The Ball
3.1 The ball must meet the FITB standards
3.2 In men’s matches, the ball must have a circumference of 58-60cm and weigh 425-475 grams
3.3 In women’s matches, the ball must have circumference of 54-56cm and weigh 325-400 grams
3.4 In mixed matches the ball must meet standards used for women’s matches
The Official Tchoukball Rules – http://www.tchoukball.net/fileadmin/Documents/Rules/ER-01_OfficialTchoukballRules_en.pdf
Image – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tchoukball