The rules defined below are based from the FITB, who rules the international rules with his file “The official Tchoukball rules”.
For more details about these rules, please click here : FITB RULES
The Tchoukball is commonly known as “Tchouk” in “Suisse Romande” (French-speaking) in the 60s, from the research and thoughts of Dr. Hermann Brandt. The Doctor used to consult sportsmen, he noticed that the number of injuries was high. He noticed that the wounds were due to bad movements, which were not natural for the physiognomy of the individual or due to the contact between the competitors. His observations led him to design a sport in which contact and individual prestige would not put forward. A sport, that encourages team spirit and contributes to “building a valuable human society”. A sport that would be fun to play, spectacular to watch and accessible to everyone, no matter the age, the physiognomy and banishing the dangers of physical contact.
The FITB (International federation of Tchoukball)was created in 1971 in Switzerland, it counts 52 countries with representatives of the FITB, 38 countries officially belong to the federation. It aims to develop the practice of Tchoukball by advising countries on their development as well as on the implementation of sport and the creation of international tournaments.
To see the table of members, click here : FITB Members
A field of 20×40 meters, which corresponds to a handball field.
The trampolines are placed at the ends of the field, with a semicircle of 3 meters creating a forbidden zone.
A player with the ball must not touch the forbidden area with his foot. A player who doesn’t have the ball can go in the forbidden area without creating a penalty. This area has a radius of 3 meters.
When a team has shot, the other team must catch the ball, before it hits the ground, otherwise a point will be awarded to the attacking team.
3×15 minutes with a maximum break of 5 minutes between each period.
Two teams of 12 players maximum, 7 on the field and 5 substitutes. If the team has 4 players or less in the field, then it loses by forfeit.
The ball is given to the opposing team, and the action continues from the place where the foul has occurred.