What Are The Basic Rules Of Handball?

What Are The Basic Rules Of Handball

Some of the basic rules of handball are listed below:

Number of PlayersEach team is required to have 7 players, 6 field players and a goalkeeper.
Crease / 6 Meter LineNo players other than the goalkeeper are allowed to enter the crease area, which is marked by a line 6 meters from the goal.
"Walking"If a player takes 3 or more steps without dribbling, passing, or shooting the ball it is deemed a "walking" penalty. This can also happen if the player holds the ball for longer than 3 seconds.
"Kicking"Players are not allowed to kick the ball in handball (with the exception of the goalkeeper). "Kicking" will turn the ball over to the other team.
"Double Dribble"In handball, players can't begin to dribble the ball, stop to hold it, then dribble again. Doing so will result in a "double dribble" penalty and turnover.
Throw-InsWhen the ball crosses the boundary of the court, the opposite team of the last person to touch it will throw the ball back in to play.
FoulsTripping, pushing, charging, hitting, or grabbing your opponent is not allowed in handball and can lead to a foul. Fouls can result in a free throw for the other team, or at times more serious punishments.

Handball is a popular sport played by men, women, and children that consists of a variety of rules and regulations. It requires 14 players, referees, the court, a ball, and 2 goals. Handball is usually played on a court that is 40 by 20 meters, with the goals placed in the center of the shorter ends. The crease or goal area is marked by a line 6 meters from the goal. A dashed line placed 9 meters from each goal marks the free throw line. Players can be substituted at any time, provided they cross through their respective team's substitution box on the sideline.

No players other than the goalkeeper are allowed within the crease area (6 meter line) on the handball court. An exception to this rule happens when a player jumps in the shooting motion from outside the crease area and lands inside it after a shot.


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