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Non-Traditional Research Task - Korfball

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Alexandra Moat

on 20 March 2014

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Non-Traditional Research Task - Korfball
Field of Play
A korfball court is very simple. The base line is 20 metres in length, while the sidelines are 40 metres in length, but both of these lines are known as out-lines on a korfball court. The whole court is split into two equal halves by a line called the inner dividing line. 2 females and 2 males are to be put into each half to play. The goal posts are located just over 6.5 metres away from the base line (back out-line) and 10 metres away from each of the sidelines. On top of the goal posts are korfs. These are cylindrical baskets without a top and bottom i which the ball must go through to score a point. In front of the goal posts lie the penalty spots. The furthest edges of them must be about 2.5 metres away from the front of the goal posts.
Basic Rules
Scoring & Skills Used



Basic History
By Alexandra Moat 9B
What Is Korfball?
Korfball is the name of a non-traditional ball sport or game. It is the only sport that is played with mixed-gendered teams, with each team consisting of eight people - four male and four female players. It is very similar to basketball and netball with characteristics from each. The objective of the game is to score enough points to beat the opposing team by shooting the ball into a bottomless basket. Keep reading this presentation to find out more information about this interesting non-traditional sport of Korfball.
Hope you enjoyed it! :)
Korfball is a non-traditional sport that was first invented in the Netherlands by Dutch schoolteacher, Nico Broekhuysen, in the year 1902, 112 years ago. It started off as a game for a class of students so they could all participate and it soon became very popular in his hometown of Amsterdam. In the blink of an eye, it became a very popular sport in the surrounding countries of Holland. It became a part of the Summer Olympics of the year 1920, held in Antwerp, and is now played in approximately 60 countries around the world. Korfball was first established in Australia in the year 1977, and has been introduced to all states since. The sport was particularly popular in schools and soon after, elite and international competitions.
This is a video of a korfball game. It includes many of the
rules, skills, tactics, and strategies of korfball.
Scoring in korfball is very simple to record. Everytime the ball goes through the cylindrical bottomless basketball on the top of the post, it is one point to the team that threw the ball into the basket. The team with the most points/goals at the end of the game is the winning team. Although, skills other than goal-shooting are also required to win a game of Korfball. These skills involve stability and balance, hand-eye co-ordination, accuracy, upper-body strength, lower-body strength, strategy, and defence. All of these skills can be applied throughout the whole game and are very useful. These are the basic skills required to do well in a game of korfball.
Nico Broekhuysen
To begin the game of korfball, the ball is thrown by a player in the middle of the court to a player on their team. The game consists of 2 halves, lasting approximately 30 minutes each, making the game length an hour. Timeouts are allowed to be called, but are only to be 60 seconds. As for game rules, their must be four female and four male players in each zone/half from each team, and they are not allowed to move out of their zone. Players can only defend players of the same gender. When defending, the defender should be about an arm's length away from its opponent and attempts at goal aren't permitted when the player is being defended. Like netball, players aren't able to move with the ball, and must stay in their positions, and contact is not allowed. Stealing the ball by taking it off an opponent is also not permitted. The ball should not touch the leg or foot, or be punched with a fist. When the ball lands outside of the boundary lines, a throw-in must occur from the team who is not responsible for it. When two players catch the ball at the same time, a throw-up must occur by the umpire and whoever catches the ball first continues with normal play. Unless said otherwise in this text, when these occur, a free pass will be rewarded to the opposing team. The team with the most goals at the end of a game wins.
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