Playing Rules:

The divisions for boys and girls are as follows: 18  & Under, 16 & Under, 14 & Under, 12 & Under and 10 & Under COED (all divisions based on birth date as of August 1, 2017).
FINA rules will apply except for 12/10-u rules will follow current USA established rules and as follows:
•    Two 1-minute timeouts will be allotted for all games.
•    We will go to shoot out for all games tied in regulation

Rules for female age groups will be as follows: Rules for male age groups will be as follows:
12 & U – 25m x 20m, size 3 Kap7® ball , 4 x 6 minute quarters 12 & U – 25m x 20m, size 3 Kap7® ball, 4 x 6 minute quarters
14 & U – 25m x 20m, size 4 Kap7® ball, 4 x 7 minute quarters 14 & U – 25m x 20m, size 4 Kap7® ball, 4 x 7 minute quarters
16 & U – 25m x 20m, size 4 Kap7® ball, 4 x 7 minute quarters 16 & U – 25m x 20m, size 5 Kap7® ball, 4 x 7 minute quarters
18 & U – 25m x 20m, size 4 Kap7® ball, 4 x 7 minute quarters (8 min. when possible) 18 & U – 25m x 20m, size 5 Kap7® ball, 4 x 7 minute quarters
10 & U COED – 25 yards x 20 yards, smaller goal, size 2 Kap7® ball, 4 x 5 minute quarters

 

Tie Break System Clarification:

As adopted by the USWP/FINA TIE BREAK SYSTEM:


BL6.4.1.2.1 1 If two teams shall have equal points, further classification shall be established as follows:
BL6.4.1.2.1.1 The team winning the game between the two teams shall be placed higher.
BL6.4.1.2.1.2 If the game between the two teams resulted in a tie, a further classification shall be established based on their results against the other teams in order of their ranking; first based upon goal difference, and next, based on goals scored. The comparison shall be made first, compared to the highest team, and then, if still tied to the next highest team, and so on.
BL6.4.1.2.1.3 If they are still tied, the tie shall be resolved by each team shooting five penalty shots at its opponent’s goal in alternate succession. The first team shall take its first penalty shot and then the other team shall take its first penalty shot, etc. If a tie shall exist after that procedure, each team shall then take alternate shots until one team scores and the other misses. Different members of the team must shoot each shot. The procedure shall be conducted following the final game of that round or at the first practical opportunity.
BL6.4.1.2.2 If three of more teams shall have equal points, further classification shall be established as follows:
BL6.4.1.2.2.1 Any time during the application of this BL6.4.1.2.2, when the number of the then tied teams is reduced to two BL6.4.1.2.1.1, BL 6.4.1.2.1.2 and BL6.4.1.2.1.3 shall be followed.
BL 6.4.1.2.2.2 The results among the tied teams shall determine the placing. The comparison shall be made upon first, the points of the games among them, next the goal difference, and next, based upon goals scored.
BL 6.4.1.2.2.3 If more than two teams are then still tied, a further classification shall be established based on their results against the other teams in order of their ranking; difference, and next, based upon goals scored. The comparison shall be made first, compared to the highest team, and then, if still tied, to the next highest team, and so on.