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6 on 6 Innertube Water Polo League


Fall 2012 Intertube Water Polo


Inner tube water polo is a variation of the sport water polo with the important difference that players, excluding the goalkeeper, are required to float in inflatable inner tubes. By floating in an inner tube, players experience less contact and expend less energy than traditional water polo players, not having to tread water. This allows casual players to enjoy water polo without undertaking the intense conditioning required for conventional water polo.

Teams consist of 6 players (5 players and a goalie). Games will be played in the deep end of the pool and will consist of two 15-minute halves with a 5-minute half-time. Each team is granted a sixty-second time-out per half. Both teams begin lined up on the wall of their own goal. The ball is dropped into the middle of the pool by the referee, and teams race toward the middle to gain possession of the ball. The object, of course, is to score as many goals as possible, and hold the other team to as few goals as possible. All players are required to sit in the inner tubes, belly up. When you have possession of the ball, the only way you can lose possession is if you make a bad pass or shot. You are not allowed to touch the ball or other players if you are out of your inner-tube, so if you get flipped and you are holding the ball you have to give it up. You are not allowed to flip anyone unless they possess the ball. Holding the tubes of other players is also against the rules. The ball cannot be taken from the goalie once he or she has possession. Teams switch ends of the pool at half time.


Registration Information:


After the captain creates the team through IMLeagues, individual players must request to join that team and will then be accepted or rejected by their captain. Any player who does not sign up for IMLeagues and who does not join a team through IMLeagues WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE!

The registration period begins October 5th and ends October 15th . Registration will take place through IM Leagues, but payment must still be made at the Rec Center front desk. The cost is $20/team. All registrations must be fully completed with the team's availability by the captain via IM Leagues. IM Leagues will have predetermined timeslots for different leagues, so the first teams to register will have first choice as to what division and what times they will play their games. Rosters are open via IM Leagues during the season and additional players may be added until playoffs begin. In order to be eligible for playoffs, the participant must have played in at least one (1) regular season game prior to the start of playoffs. All participants must register for an IM Leagues account and fill out the waiver on IM Leagues prior to participation. Failure to register and make the team payment by the deadline may result in the team not being able to participate or being assessed a $10 late fee.

The mandatory captain's meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 10pm in the Rec Center Conference Room. Any teams not represented at the captain's meeting will be assessed a $10 fee for missing the meeting. If the team captain is not available, a team representative must attend. This meeting will go over the playing procedures and rules for the season and is also an opportunity to ask questions. Free agents should also register for an account on IM Leagues and they may then declare free agent status for a particular sport.




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