How to Play Triball

Triball is a game based around 3 types of balls, The Main, The Offenders and A Sly. Each ball has a purpose and can be used to score and defend.

Steps

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    Find a big area and gather the following: 1 medium sized (football like) ball (The Main), 2 deflated footballs or soft foam dodge balls (The Offenders). One tennis ball in a tied sock or equivalent to (The Sly) also you must have, 3 hoops and 6-10 people to play with. Also an extra person to be a referee/sly holder,as this job is essential!
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    The game is set out into rounds, a round begins with the default settings that are provided in the next step. The round ends once a runner has scored with the main. This means that if someone scores with the sly. The round has not yet ended.
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    The pitch is set out, one centre hoop, and two goal hoops laid flat on the ground. The main is placed in the centre hoop and the offenders around 10 meters (don't be exact!) from the centre on each side. Also set out some goal lines around a meter or two from the goal hoops.
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    To score, you much hit inside the opposing goal hoop with either the main or the sly.
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    It is the first to 150 points or the highest score in 60 minutes.
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    Each team must have at least 5 players. Variants are acceptable (e.g. 3 a-side triball)
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    Each team is comprised of one catcher and four runners. The catchers job is to focus on the sly ball (explained later) and the runners job is to focus on the main.
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    The runners job is to claim the main ball and throw it into the goal hoops. This will score that team five points, which means it would take 30 goals to win the game this way.
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    The offender balls are used to hit players who are HOLDING THE MAIN to make them drop the main, hitting any other player without the main is considered a foul and the opposing team will claim a free throw.
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    The sly equals 15 points when scored, if the main is scored before the sly it becomes null for that round. The sly enters the field every five rounds, until that round both catchers are runners.
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    The referee must never mention that the sly is in play. Once it is picked up NO ONE CAN TACKLE ANOTHER CATCHER OTHER THEN THE OPPOSING CATCHER. Each catcher can use an offender ball to make the other one drop the sly, they can also tackle each other.
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    The referee is final, their judgement is the game. If you are issued a foul then it is a free throw to the opposing team.
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    The referee can send a player off, but in a rare occasion (over violent)
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    Tackling, consists of pushing, pulling and hugging. If someone IS NOT holding the main, you can only push them, but when someone IS you can do full tackle rules.
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    When there is a missed goal. It is a free throw from behind the goal line.
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    If there is any further questions email TriballEurope@hotmail.com we will be happy to answers them.
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    Also if you successfully complete a game of Triball feel free to send us feedback or put it on a video sharing site so other can learn about this new sport!

Tips

  • Do not be precise when resetting the field between rounds, this decreases idle time and increasing play time
  • Do not play somewhere, where you will be interrupted.
  • Play with reliable and friendly people.
  • Safety equipment is not permitted, not is heavy duty wear (steel toe cap boots) this is due to health of the other players being compromised.

Warnings

  • Careful of falling, you will do damage to yourself by being pushed and charged at.
  • The amount of exercise sometimes involved may causing aching muscles and even torn muscles if you don't treat yourself with care.

Things You'll Need

  • 6-10 players is best.
  • A referee.
  • 4 balls, One Main Ball (football), Two Offender Balls(Deflated Footballs or Soft foam dodge balls) and A Sly (A tennis ball in a tied sock or equivalent to)
  • Time (60 minute long games)

Sources and Citations

  • Triball Europe

Article Info

Categories: Outdoor Recreation | Team Sports