Water Polo

Where did Water Polo originate and what year?

Water Polo originated in Great Britain In the 1900's. 

What is the length of the game?

The length of the game consists of 8 minute intervals.

How is the sport played?- General Rules.

The rules of Water Polo are, There are 4 quarters, 2 teams, and they try to score by throwing the ball into the other teams goal.

How many players are involved in the sport at a time during the game?

There are 6 field Players and 1 goal keeper per team, and there are 2 teams.

How does scoring occur during the game.

A goal is scored if the ball completely passes between the goal posts and is underneath the cross bar.

What is the field dimensions of play for the sport?

The dimensions of a water polo field depends on the size of the pool, so there no exact standard.

What is the basic strategy (tactics) of the game?

Some strategy's are deliberate foul, and deliberate ball under. 

What are the major penalties/fouls of the game?

Some major penalties happen when you are holding, sinking, or pulling back a player who is not holding the ball.

What type of equipment is used for the sport?

Equipment used in Water Polo consist of, a ball, Bathing caps, Lane ropes and buoys,  Goals, and Swimsuits.

What types of leagues exist for the sport (professional, amateur, cup games, international competition, Olympic Games etc.)?

The League for water polo is professional 

How has the sport changed since its origination (from earlier years to now – changes in rules, field size, equipment etc.)?

 The modern game originated as a form of rugby football played in rivers and lakes in England and Scotland with a ball constructed of Indian rubber.

Citations 

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"Water Polo Equipment, History and Rules | Olympic.org." Water Polo Equipment, History and Rules | Olympic.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2016. <http://www.olympic.org/water-polo-equipment-and-history>.

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