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Equipments

         To start playing Tchoukball you only need:
• 1 Tchoukball frames (inclined trampoline) placed at both ends of the field
• 2 Tchoukball ball
• 3 Field for the Game

        This game is played on an indoor court or any grass area measuring 17meters x 26 meters. On the each side of the court there is a Rebound Surface which is called 'frame' which measures one square meter and a semicircular 'D' measuring three meters (10 feet) out from the frame in all directions. Both team can score on the both sides of the field, and comprises twelve players, of which nine may be on the court at any one time & three are substitutes. In order to score a point, the ball should be thrown by an attacking player to hit the frame and bounce outside the 'D' without being caught by the defending team. Physical contact is completely prohibited, it can be a foul to push or to touch anybody in the team and defenders may not attempt to intercept the attacking team's passes. All the Players may only take three steps with the ball; they can only hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds, and the teams may not pass the ball more than three times before shooting at the frame.

Spirit

        The inventor of the game Dr. Hermann Brandt (1897-1972) was an eminent Swiss physician and physical educator. His work in the practical application of scientific knowledge as it relates to physical activities led him to develop the sport of Tchoukball. After writing the book From Physical Education to Sport through Biology, Dr. Brandt presented his now-famous paper critical scientific review of team sports. For this work he won the coveted Thulin Prize, a world competition on the theory of physical education organized by the International Physical Education Federation (FIEP). Dr. Brandt's prize was presented at the University of Lisbon in 1970.
        To develop a team sport for the game:-
• Be competitive without gaining encouraging aggression
• Ignore violent activities or any violent confrontations
• Increase self-confidence with the ability to concentrate
• Increase problem-solving and anticipation as well as physical ability
•Teach how to work in a team and positive social behavior as well as positive attitude
• Teach principles to keep physically fit
• Increase the team leading qualities with a positive perception of guiding
• Teach how to work freely with opponent in a positive way

The Tchoukball Charter

        In a personalize way the attitude of the player implies respect for every other player, for one's own team-mates and for all opposing team players; whether stronger or weaker than one's self.

        Tchoukball is open to players of all degrees of ability (natural or acquired), and one inevitably encounters players of every possible skill level.

        In as much as each player is due proper respect and consideration, every player must adapt his own conduct (technical or tactical) to the circumstances of the moment.

        On a team level: no outcome, whatever it might be, should be seen to affect one's standing, individually or as a group, and it should lead under no circumstances to sectarian rivalry. From victory one can derive satisfaction and even joy, but never exaggerated pride.

        The joy of winning should provide encouragement; whereas arrogance in victory carries within it the seeds of struggle for prestige, which is condemned as the source of common conflict among humans.

        There is a sense of collective achievement within a team.

        This game binds the players together, it teaches appreciation and esteem for the values of others, and it creates a feeling of oneness in the common effort of a small group.

        The universal experience of sports can be summed up by the expression: "Elegant play begets elegant play."

        This attitude is the basis for the social interaction of Tchoukball:

        It encourages one to aim for perfection while always avoiding any negative conduct toward the adversary.

        This is more than just the rule of a game; it is a rule for conduct at all times, a psychological component of behavior, the basis of an individual's personality.

        The game provides social exercise through physical activity. By pooling the resources of all, everyone takes part, with the better players accepting the responsibility for teaching the less adept; therefore, there is no real championship, but rather a striving for perfection.

        No set of rules can replace a player's respect for one another and the Spirit of the Game.

Indian Tchoukball Federation
AFFILIATED_STATES
1. Assam
2. AndhraPradesh
3. Bihar
4. Chandigrah
5. Chhattisgarh
6. Delhi
7. Dadar Nagar Haveli
8. Goa
9. Haryana
10. Himachal Pradesh
11. Jammu Kashmir
12. Kerala
13. Madhya Pradesh
14. Maharashtra
15. Orissa
16. Punjab
17. Rajasthan
18. Uttar Pradesh
19. Uttarakhand
20. West Bengal

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