Team Sports

Baseball Rules / Terms

Points in a baseball game are called Runs                                            Four balls pitched to a batter during one at bat is a Walk          

 Alexander Joy Cartwright; the New York City native an inventor of Baseball                             

 The year the officail rule book was made and first official game 1846     

Three strikes thrown to a player during one at bat the he/she does not make contact with is a Strikeout

A ball hit the the right of 1st base or the left of 3rd base is a Foul Ball (also could be called a foul tip, first two foul balls of an at bat result in a strike, after two strikes the batter has unlimited fould balls until he/she hits the ball, strikes out, or draws a four ball walk)

Force Out- when a player is compelled or has to run based on players moving to bases behind them, touching the base they have to go to with control of the ball will result in the runner being out

Tag Out- when to apply a tag is when a runner is NOT made to run and they choose to move to another base, a tag will need to be applied in order to get the runner out

Tagging up- is a concept when the ball is hit in to the air; a player may advance on a ball caught in the air if he/she is on the basze they started on before the hit and then advances bases after the ball is caught; if the player leaves the base before the ball is caught he/she will have to return to the original base "tag up" in order to do not have to run on a ball cuaght in the air.......



The pitcher in Cricket is called a Bowler               The batter in Cricket is called a Striker             

The target that the Bowlers are throwing at behind the Striker used to get players out is called a Wicket                     

The player that is stationed behind the Wicket that acts like a catcher is called a Wicket Keeper  

Half Century (50) and Century (100) are the total scores needed in order to win a typical Cricket game

An Over is what a run or point is called

Each team gets 10 outs per inning

3 overs are rewarded for a ball hit one bounce to the wall or boundry of the playing surface

6 overs are awarded for a ball hit out of the boundry of the playing surface area in the air

The country of origin of the game is England

Ways you can get out......Bowler knocks down wicket during a strikers turn to hit, a ball is caught in the air off the bat or paddle of the striker, any player on defense collects the ball and knocks over the wicket before the runners make it to there base.


Hockey  Rules / Terms

Skinney / Shinney Hockey name used first in 1799  
Deke Invented in Canada; First official game 1895; between two army regiments Offsides Rule: Must be behind the middle line on the ice/court before the ball/puck crosses over it.


Lacrosse Rules / Terms
Invented by William Beers in 1856 Native American Game dating back to 1637

used to settle disputes and to prove bravery / strength

Crosse (curved stick)

Long Crosse-defense

Short Crosse-offense

10 players on a side Out-of-Bounds Rule: Player closest to the ball when it crosses the boundary line gets to throw the ball back in to play. Crease-the circle area around the goal  occupied by the goalie and is to be free of any other player.


Soccer Rules / Terms
First Rules for modern soccer 1848 Soccer is called football in most place around the world, arguably the most popular world sport The game's beginning is associated with the country of England Dribbling, like in basketball, is the term used to move the ball around the field in a controlled manner
Hand Ball; A penalty in the game when the ball comes in contact with a players hand or arm. Yellow card-first time warning---second time ejection

Red card-ejection

Corner Kick

Goal Kick

Penalty Kick

Direct Kick

Offsides: must be at least  even with the last defender (not counting the goalie) before the ball is played in your direction. A player may run on to the ball  but must be on side at the time the ball is contacted
11 players on a side Positions: Goalie, Fullbacks (defenders), Midfielders (offensive and defensive responsibilities), and Forwards (primary offensive players) Throw in: two hands over head both feet touching the ground Kick-off: occurs at the beginning of  a game, half, or after a score. The team that was scored on kicks off. Ball must make one revolution before it can be played by a teammate.

Team Handball Rules / Terms  
 Movement Rules: 3 steps dribble 3 more steps, continuous dribble, 3 seconds (to dribble, move, or pass)  
 Basketball Style Defense                                                        Crease (7 meter line) no player inside area except goalie or a jump shot  

 Free throw, like a peneltyt kick, occurs from the (6 meter line) near where a free throw is taken in basketball, the shot is awarded after a player throwing the ball is fouled in the act, one shot is awarded one on one with the goalie

Jump Ball, when two players from opposite teams are holding the bal at the same time.

Jump Shot, a shot taken while jumping in the air from outside the crease and while in the air completing a shot on goal.

7 Player per team (6 attackers, 1 goalie)


Speedball Rules / Terms

University of Michigan   -  The location the game was first played in 1920

 Lift  -  The word used to describe how to get the ball from the floor to you or a teammates hands   

E.G. Mitchell  -  The inventor of the game of Speedball                       

Jump Ball -     One way to start the game is by a kick-off, the other is this                    

Continuous  -    This word describes the style of play that occurs after points are scored in the game 

Crease - The area in front of the goal in which a player cannot be inside, but the goalie can

Air Pass - Speedball move performed by throwing the ball to yourself in the air to gain three more steps

3 Steps  - number of steps are you allowed without making an air pass, passing to a teammate, or shooting 

Drop Kick - An offensive move used to score 2 points


What are the three ways to score and give me the points each is worth (6 points)?

Throw in goal for 1 point

Kick in goal for 2 points

Shoot in basket from outside the crease for 3 points

List the three sports that Speedball is made up of AND a rule that each shares (6 points)?

Hockey, Basketball, Soccer


If a foul happens NOT in the act of scoring, explain to me what happens when the whistle blows on a regular foul?

Ball is put on the ground and it may be kicked in to play, lifter by the foot to a teammate, or lifted to yourself by the foot.

Boundball Rules and Terms

Following statements are true.....

 If the ball hits the net during a volley, you can play it


If the ball hits the line it’s good and in


The ball does not have to bounce before you hit it, return of serve is the only required bounce


Each side has at least 3 hits to get the ball over the net

It is against the rules to use your foot to hit the ball

The success of spiking the ball depends on the set-up and timing

Hitting the ball with the forearm or the hand is legal

Each server continues to serve until his or her team fails to score

 A player may not hit the ball twice in succession.

The ball may not be hit in the air on the serve

The ball is put into play by a Serve

The ball may be contacted ___3  ___ times before going over the net.

The ball can ___Bounce  ______ before each hit.

 A game consists of ___25______ points.

____ 6_____ players should be on the court in an official Boundball game.

The server is allowed ___ 1 ___ fault during his or her turn.

Volleyball Rules and Terms


Invented by William C. Morgan in 1895

First game at the YMCA in Holyoke, Mass.

Game founded 10 miles and 4 years after basketball

6 player per team

Line is in during game play

Serve starts each point

Fundamental Skills: Serve, bump (underhand pass), set, spike

Game is played to 25 points, win by 2, rally scoring

Server must be behind the back line

Players are not to make contact with net during game play

A lift is an illegal contact of the ball with the open hand which results in a carrying or slight stoppage of the ball


Basketball Rules / Terms

The Inventor of Basketball in 1891, at the YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts was Dr. James Naismith

The first basket used for the game was a peach basket

1 point for a free throw

2 points for a field goal/basket

3 points for a three pointer behind the arc

An illegal move caused by dribbling while putting your hand under the ball--Carrying

An illegal move caused by taking more than two steps with the ball before dribbling the ball--Traveling

An illegal move caused by dribbling then picking up the ball, and then dribbling again, could also be dribbling with two hands at the same time

Game Strategy that involves passing, then cutting toward the basket to receive the ball back--Give and Go

Game Strategy the involves setting this to free your teammate off the dribble, and then move towards the basket

Free throw line is 15 feet from the basket

Basket/Hoop is 10 feet off the ground

Three Point arc/line is 19 feet 9 inches in High School

The Game begins with a jump ball

3 seconds is the maximum time you can spend in the lane

You have 10 seconds to pass the center line when your team has the ball 


































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