Roll ball or rollball is a sport similar to basketball or handball that is played on quad or inline skates. The play consists of two teams of six players each, five field players and a goal tender. Players move toward the goal while dribbling or passing a ball similar to a basketball, with the aim of throwing the ball into a goal at each end of the court. The team that is able to score more goals wins. There are two referees in a match. The ball can be held in either one or both the hands, even during passing and shooting. Player interaction is similar to basketball in that a player must dribble the ball while carrying it. A player may dribble, pass or throw the ball with single or both the hands. It is a violation to run or roll with the ball without dribbling or to deliberately kick or block the ball it with any part of the leg. To accidentally come into contact or touch the ball with the foot or leg is not a violation. Players may also not strike the ball with a fist. Foul rules are similar to those of association football, including the use of yellow cards and red cards.
This game was invented by Mr. Raju Dabhade of Pune City, India, while he was the sports teacher at MES Bal Shikshan Mandir, English Medium School. He is also the Secretary of the International Roll Ball Federation.
|Highest governing body||International Roll Ball Federation|
|First played||2005, Pune, India|
|Equipment||Roller skates, pads,helmet.|
|Venue||Hard surface court|
|Country or region||Worldwide|
|World Championships||Roll Ball World Cup|
The roll-ball can be used by more than one players in the game. It is not an individual equipment.
|Ball used||Weight||Circumference||Age group|
|Mini roll ball||340 gram to 400 gram||54 cm to 56 cm||Sub-junior girls, Junior girls, Senior girls|
|Normal roll ball||425 gram to 475 gram||58 cm to 60 cm||Junior boys, Senior boys.|
Ball is used by more than one players and its not an equipment. Only Skates is an individual equipment.
The court size can vary from 28 to 40 metres (92 to 131 ft) in length and 15 to 20 metres (49 to 66 ft) in width. The court includes a center line dividing offensive and defensive areas. The penalty line is drawn 4.5 m or 3.5 m away from the goal. Free Throw line or Goalkeeper's line or D arena is 3.5 m to 2.5 m away from the goal. The playing court is marked by 5 cm boundary line. All other line are marked by red or white color. The court is hard and is made of concrete, asphalt, mat or wood. A 3-meter line is drawn as a safety margin outside the boundary line. The goal is 2.25 metres wide by 2.00 metres height.
The first Roll Ball World Cup 2011 was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune in Maharashtra state of the Republic of India. This was held from 17 April 2011 to 22 April 2011. Denmark was the winner. Host India was the runner-up.
The third Roll Ball World Cup 2015 was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune in Maharashtra state of the Republic of India. This was held from 16 December to 20 December 2015. The hosts India won the 3rd Roll Ball World Cup by beating Iran by 6–4 in the finals.
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