The tchoukball : a mixed, cross-generation sport
The tchoukball in a few words:
Tchoukball can be practiced by people from any age. At school, it promotes the learning of team sports.
The sport is founded in the 70s thanks to a study conducted by Doctor Hermann Brandt.
Dr Brandt realizes that sport is a factor of injuries. He examines the various traumas that result from the inadequate performance of movements in some sports.
The doctor Brandt also believes that “the objective of all activities is not to make champions, but to make a contribution to building harmonious society”.
For him, a sport should be a fun method to integrate in the process of education.
Tchoukball looks like a mix of handball, volleyball and squash and is characterized by the suppression of any form of contact between opponents.
Two teams of seven players compete on a field delimited by lines which form a rectangle.
On each side of the court there is a frame attached that allows players to score points.
In order to win the game, you have to score points by pulling the ball on the frame so that the opponent does not catch it before it touches the ground.
But a point is given to the non-attacking team when the team which have the ball shoots and misses the frame or when the ball makes a rebound outside the playing area.
A player in possession of the ball may not keep it more than three seconds or make more than three steps with it.
Any contact (even involuntary) between the ball and a zone which is under knee is considered as a foul.
The team that has the highest number of points at the end of regulation time wins the match.
When there is a deuce, the match is extended for five minutes.
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