Water basketball

Water basketball

Water basketball is a water sport which mixes rules of basketball and water polo. Ideated and promoted by Italian teacher Francesco Rizzuto in 1986; it is played in a swimming pool. Teams of five players each must shoot at goal with a ball within a certain time after gaining possession.

In USA, Brazil, and Europe, some amatorial matches are organized to develop this sport.

In 2005, the Italian Federation of Basketball recognized it as a form of basketball.

In the Netherlands, people have been playing waterbasketbal since the 1970s. Besides regular tournaments, they also organize a national championship where the best teams compete for the official Dutch Waterbasketbal championship title

External links

* [http://www.Water-basketball.com Water basketball]
* [http://acquatici.interfree.it Waterbasket] it icon
* [http://www.waterbasketball.org Water basketball Slovenia]
* [http://www.waterbasketbal.nl Dutch waterbasketball]

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