After so many years a new sport invented, it can be an outdoor or
indoor game. We made this sport safe and easy, kids and family friendly
Main Goal of the Game
Arm Ball’s primary objective is to throw the ball at the front wall making it difficult for the other player (opponent) to catch and hurl the ball back.
Mechanics: The game consists of two players (one versus the other) or four players (two versus two). Example for only 2 players: Player number one must serve the ball by throwing the ball to the wall using the Arm Ball Scoop.
Serving the ball: This is the starting point of the game. The server must not cross over the designated serving curve line (See Figure 1a&b). The served ball should bounce between lines A and B meaning it is not under line A or over line B (See Figure 1a&b). Player number two should catch the ball and throw it back to the wall. Arm Ball is similar to racquetball, squash or handball in that players will keep returning the ball back to the wall until a player fails to catch the ball and in turn loses the game.
Catching the ball: There are only 2 ways to catch a ball: while in the air or as a
fly ball and after it has bounced off the floor once. It is illegal to catch the served ball while in the air or catch a fly ball. The served ball must bounce first between the lines A and B.
Throwing the ball: Players must throw the ball in one fluid motion. After catching the ball, it must be thrown immediately. The ball should not be held inside the Arm Ball Scoop more than 3 seconds, and the ball must not hit the outside lines on the front wall and floor.
|Point System (Scoring)
One player versus one player: The first player to reach 8 points wins. The maximum number of players playing one versus one is ten players. The first player who receives 9 points is the winner. The second place winner is the person who scores the second highest point total. The third place winner is the person who scores the third highest point total.
Two players versus two players: Two players are on each team. It is a round robin type game where players wait for their turn to catch/throw the ball. Players win by being the first to earn 8 points. If ten teams are playing, players need to reach the first 9 points in order to win the game
Four players is the maximum number of players allowed inside the court.
Player(s) scores against the opponent if:
Ball is dropped from the Arm Ball Scoop
Ball is under served or over served
Hurling the ball outside the lines on the floor and wall or ball bounces out of bounds (see fig.1)
Blocking the pathway or interfering with an opposing player
Changing the throwing movement i.e: Changing from hook shot to backhand throw or vice versa
Catching a served ball while in the air or a fly ball
Making more than one step (“traveling”) while the ball is in the scoop
Holding or juggling the ball more than 3 seconds
Failing to catch the ball after one bounce or on a fly or air ball
Letting the ball bounce when it hits the back wall, right or left side wall.
Players must catch the ball in the air when it hits the wall.
Where to play:
Arm Ball is both an indoor and outdoor game. The game is played against a wall either on a racquetball court or on a handball court. It can also be played inside a park where there are walls.
Using a racquetball court (see figure1a): Composed of main or front wall (used to hurl the ball). Some courts have a back wall or one to two sided (double) walls to the right and left. The player needs to catch the ball immediately after it hits the other walls. No bouncing of the ball is required.
Using a handball court(see figure1b): There is only one wall in a handball court. No rules are needed for double or back walls.
Other Names Called (ONC)
TAC game- Throw and Catch game
CAT game- Catch and Throw game
HAC game- Hurl and Catch game
SAT game-Scoop and Throw game
The very easy and safe modified jai alai game