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26.02.2021 Sports News

Ghana Catchball Association introduces game to people of Kumasi this weekend

By Evans Boateng
Ghana Catchball Association introduces game to people of Kumasi this weekend
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The Ghana Catchball Association will on Saturday, February 27, 2021, organize a one-day introduction for the people of Kumasi to equip them with the rules of the game.

The management of the association is working to spread the game and make it accessible to all including communities that have never had the chance to be active in the sports.

The management believes the Competitive sports in Ghana are male-dominated, hence the need to promote catchball to involve women in international sports.

Catchball has taken off to become the most popular recreational activity for women in the world. The game, played by passing the ball over a net to the opponent’s court is played by women of all ages.

The management of the Ghana Catchball Association is therefore calling individuals and groups in and around Kumasi to a one-day introduction of the game at Kumasi Wesley College from 9:00GMT to 12 noon.

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About Catchball:
Catchball is played by two teams on a playing court divided by a net.

The object of the game is to pass the ball over the net in order to ground it on the opponent's court, and to prevent the same effort by the opponent.

The ball is put in play with a serve, thrown over the net to the opponents.

The rally continues until the ball is grounded on the playing court, goes "out" or a team fails to return it properly.

A player’s equipment consists of a jersey, shorts, socks (the uniform), and sports shoes.

The color and the design for the jerseys must be uniform for the team (except for the Libero). Player's jerseys must be numbered.

The Basics of the Catchball Game:
Catchball a team game resembling volleyball, it is played by two teams of 6 players on a volleyball court with a volleyball net.

The object of the game is to pass the ball over the net, to ground it on the opponent's court, and to prevent the same effort by the opponent.

The main difference between Catchball and Volleyball is that in Catchball players must Catch the ball with both hands before they can pass it on (hence the name "Catchball").

The ball is put in play with a serve, thrown over the net to the opponents.

The rally continues until the ball is grounded on the playing court goes "out" or a team fails to return it properly.

Catchball uses a rally point scoring system. Teams score a point on every rally, regardless of the serving team. The team winning a rally scores a point.

A team can touch the ball up to three times on its side of the net, before returning it to the opponent's court.

All matches are played as a "Winning Sets" system. A team wins the match if it wins in two sets. The first two sets are scored up to 25 points, while the third set (if played) is scored up to 15 points.

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