Duty & Regulation Changes

Duty/Umpiring Changes

  1. The admin table containing all the receipt bags, sheets for later games, etc will now be positioned near the stands. This will ensure that the scoring/duty team area remains free of obstructions and interference between the umpires and duty teams at the halfway line area.
  2. The leading umpire (the one furthest along in the direction of play) will now be calling the score to the Duty team, while the trailing umpire will monitor play as it resumes, which will assist both umpires in determining whether a pass has been completed before the ball goes over the halfway line.

Rule Change

Please note the following minor rule change in Section 14.3 of the Regulations. The main impact of this change will be as follows:

If an attacking team has the ball within the 2 meter area and the defensive team has 3 or more players in that area (‘3-in-the-key’ minor foul), then the attacking player with the ball may now choose to either take the free throw from the spot he/she was in at the time of the foul (i.e. closer to the basket), or to take the free throw from the 2 meter line directly in front of the basket.

If the team that is allowed to take the free throw is not in possession at the time of the foul, then the free throw must be taken from the 2 meter line directly in front of the basket.

Note that, as always has been the case, the person taking the free throw on the 2 meter line is considered to be in the 2 meter area (so only 1 other player from that team may be in the 2 meter area).

Also, please be aware that it is every player’s responsibility to read the regulations and be aware of their rights and responsibilities. Should a player have a question about a particular rule, then wait until the quarter break to ask the umpires for clarification.


About Water Basketball Tasmania
Water Basketball is a sport developed by The Hobart Aquatic Centre. It involves two teams of 6 players, who pass the ball down the pool to their goal end, which is a hoop similar to basketball. Each player wears flippers (and a cap to identify which team they are playing for). Goals are scored as two or three points depending how far from the goals you are.

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