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Each team is allowed seven players on the court; players are not allowed to take more than three steps with the ball or to hold it for more than three seconds.
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See player positions in : french | spanish
center back left back left winger center forward right winger right back goalkeeper handball

center back click to hear : center back

Position in the center court area between the backs; this player is the team’s offensive leader.

left back click to hear : left back

Position behind the wingers on the left side of the court; an excellent shooter, this player also defends against the opponent’s line player or back.

left winger click to hear : left winger

Position that covers the left side of the court; using speed and agility, this player is often at the sideline stretching the defense and creating scoring chances.

center forward click to hear : center forward

Position in the center court area between the wingers; this player tries to slip through the defense and create holes in it.

right winger click to hear : right winger

Position that covers the right side of the court; using speed and agility, this player is often at the sideline stretching the defense and creating scoring chances.

right back click to hear : right back

Position behind the wingers on the right side of the field; an excellent shooter, this player also defends against an opposing line player or back.

goalkeeper click to hear : goalkeeper

Position whose role is to prevent the ball from entering the net; this player is the only one allowed to touch the ball with the feet.

handball click to hear : handball

Inflated ball usually covered with leather; it has a circumference of 54 cm (women) to 60 cm (men) and can be thrown, hit with the fist or dribbled.