Water Polo Playing Environment - Water Polo

What is Water Polo Playing Environment?

The total field of play is 25 yard, 6 or 8 lane pool. In bigger pools, the field of play is marked by colored lines. Below is the color pattern -

  • White – starting from goal line to center.
  • Red – Marked at a distance of 2 meter from goal line.
  • Yellow – In general, it is a 5 meter line.

Playing Environment

Below table lists down the functionalities of the marked areas -

Marked Area Function
Goal Line
  • Ball crossing this line into the net is counted as a goal.

  • If the reverse of the above happens then the ball isout of bounds.

2-meter line
  • The players having balls are only allowed into this line.

  • Offensive players other than the ball holder are not allowed.

5-meter line
  • Defensive team committing foul inside this boundary is awarded withPenaltyand opponent team is rewarded withPenalty Throw.

  • Offensive player committing foul outside this line is given the chance of immediate shooting at the opponent’s goal.

Mid-pool
  • After a team hits a goal the game is restarted from this line.

  • Goalkeepers are not allowed to go near this line.

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