ANGLEBALL® USA & Worldwide Official Rules & Regulations

Angleball ® Equipment can be used to play 101+ different games! The three most popular varieties are below, but for the complete list, click here

   

Non-Contact Rules: Great for physical education & young athletes 

     Non-contact Angleball is played between 2 teams. Team sizes and match duration varies depending on the group, tournament, or league.  

     1 point is scored by using the Angleball to directly hit and knock over the opponent’s target from any angle around it.

     The ball-carrier may not take a step while holding the Angleball, and must pass or shoot within 5 seconds of receiving the Angleball. No contact is allowed. 

     Each Standard should be surrounded by a 6-foot radius target-circle.  A defender may not be inside of their target-circle for longer than 5 seconds. The offense is never allowed inside of the opposing team's target-circle.  

     Play always starts from inside a team's crease. 

     A foul always gives a point to the opposing team.

     

Classic (Touch) Rules: Great for Responsible Athletes & School Competition 

     Classic Angleball is played between 2 teams. Team sizes and match duration varies depending on the group, tournament, or league.

     1 point is scored by using the Angleball to directly hit and knock over the opponent’s target from any angle around it.

     The ball-carrier can run with the ball, but if the ball-carrier is lightly tagged on the arm or back, then s/he must pass the ball within 3 seconds. If the ball-carrier is tagged while in the process of shooting, the shot is still valid. In absence of a referee,the tagger should count after making a tag, "one-one-thousand...two-one-thousand...three-one-thousand". 

     Each Standard should be surrounded by a 6-foot radius target-circle. The ball-carrier may not shoot after last touching ground in a target-circle, and the defense may not be in the target-circle for longer than 5 seconds or goal-tending is called and a point awarded to the opposing team; in absence of a referee, the offense should count off goal-tending, "one-one-thousand... two-one-thousand...three-one-thousand...four-one-thousand...five-one-thousand".  

     All contact beyond light tagging is a foul and automatic point for the opposing team. 

     Play starts with a “bounced ball” at center court / field. The referee will throw the ball at the ground so that it bounces straight up, and play does not start until the Angleball touches the ground. Athletes must remain outside of the 6’ radius center circle until the bounce.  

     Classic Angleball can be played full or half field. Half-field is played 360 degrees around a single target.

     

Championship Rules: Great for Responsible, Skilled Athletes

     Championship Angleball is played between 2 teams. Team sizes and match duration varies depending on the group, tournament, or league.     

     1 point is scored by using the Angleball to directly hit and knock over the opponent’s target from any angle around it.

     The ball-carrier can run with the Angleball, but if the ball-carrier is tagged then s/he must be in the process of shooting or passing within 3 seconds. All contact must be made primarily with the hands, and only between an opponent's shoulders to waist, including the opponent's arms, hands and playball. In absence of a referee, the tagger should count after making a tag, "one-one-thousand...two-one-thousand...three-one-thousand". 

     Each Standard should be surrounded by a 9-foot radius target-circle. The ball-carrier may not shoot after last touching ground in a target-circle, and the defense may not be in a target-circle for longer than 5 seconds or goal-tending is called and a point awarded to the opposing team; in absence of a referee, the offense should count off goal-tending, "one-one-thousand... two-one-thousand...three-one-thousand...four-one-thousand...five-one-thousand".   

     If the Angleball bounces twice before touching a teammate or crossing the target-circle then it is considered a dropped-ball and it is a turnover.   

     Angleball is about strength, speed & precision, not violence. Any action that could cause injury to the average athlete is a foul and automatic point for the opposing team. 

     Play starts with a “bounced ball” at center court / field. The referee will throw the ball at the ground so that it bounces straight up, and play does not start until the Angleball touches the ground. Athletes must remain outside of the 6’ radius center circle until the bounce.  

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