1. Game play is 6 on 6. Each team must have a minimum of four players to begin a game.
1. All players must wear appropriate swimwear. All players must follow the WRC Pool guidelines in order to participate.
2. Players may not wear a tshirt in the pool but can wear a form fitting shirt on their upper body. (Ex. Under Armour)
3. Females may wear a one piece or two piece bathing suit.
4. Tubes and balls will be provided by RecSports
5. All players must play from an inner tube and must be seated in the inner tube with arms and legs over the side. A field player may not leave his/her inner tube during play.
1. Each game will consist of two 10-minute halves with a running clock. The clock will stop in the last minute of the 2nd half on time-outs, out of bounds, fouls, and goals scored.
2. Each team is permitted two time outs per game.
3. Mercy rule : A game shall be called if a team is ahead by 10 goals with 2 minutes or less remaining in the game.
4. Around the five minute mark in each half the official will stop play and allow substitutes to enter the game.
5. No overtime in regular season play.
1. A coin toss at the beginning of the game shall determine which team has the choice of a goal to defend. Between halves, each team shall exchange goals.
2. Each half will begin with all members of each team touching the wall by its own goal. The official will toss the ball into the center of the playing area and sound the whistle to begin play. At the official's signal, players may move to secure the ball. Pushing of the wall is legal.
3. Players must remain seated in their inner tube.
4. One point is awarded for each goal legally thrown into the opponent's goal. Ball must hit the blue part of the goal to count.
5. Each team will advance the ball toward the opponent's goal by throwing, carrying, or pushing the ball. Players dribble the ball by pushing it in the water, holding it between their knees, holding it with one or both hands, holding it against their body, or holding it in their lap.
6. Only a player in possession of the ball my be dumped from his/her tube by a defensive player. If dumped, the player must immediately release the ball and attempt to get back in their tube. Defensive players may push on the offensive player's tube. They may not pull handles or use their feet to dump an opponent.
7. A player may not:
a. Intentionally splash another player
b. Intentionally make contact with another player's body
c. Knock the ball from the possession of a player holding the ball
8. A team may not stall and the goal must be attacked throughout the game. If the official determines that a team continues to stall after being warned, a violation will be assessed and possession will be awarded to the opponent.
9. A ball deflected out of the pool will be awarded to the opposing team's goalie to restart play.
10. All restarts will come in from each goalie, out of bounds and goals scored
11. Teams may only have one goalie, a goalie will be defined as a player within the first racing block of the pool. Only the goalie is allowed to be that close to the goal.
12. Goalies may used the side of the goals to stable themselves but cannot touch the top of the goal.
13. Players will get one courtesy foul then the second foul they will be removed from play for two minutes. Teams may sub if a player is removed.
14. The third team foul and every foul after or an extreme foul will result in penalty shot.
1. Substitutions must be made during the 5 min stoppage in each half or if a team uses a timeout. Only other subs can be made when a player is removed.
1. Teams will consist of 6 on 6 (3 women and 3 men)
2. Game play is the same but women goals count as two.