Footbag Reference: Footbag Net Rules

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Footbag Net Rules

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Footbag Net is played in a singles or doubles format. In singles, two players on opposing sides of the net must return the footbag to the opposite side of the net using their feet in two or fewer kicks. In doubles play, teams of two players on opposing sides of the net have a total of three kicks to return the footbag to the opposite side of the net. In doubles, kicks must be performed in an alternating fashion between teammates. It is not necessary for a team to use all three kicks to return the footbag to the opposite side of the net.

In Footbag Net, players must kick the footbag with a part of their body below the knees (i.e., any portion of the foot or shin). Any contact of the footbag to the upper body (e.g., knees and above) results in a foul and loss of the rally. Players must not contact the net or any portion of the supporting structures of the net during play. Players are allowed to reach over the net to kick the footbag, provided that they: do not touch the net, do not touch their opponent on their opponent's side of the net, and do not upper body foul in the process.

Matches are often played in a best-of-three-games format, with each game ending at 15 points, or when one player scores more than 15 points and has two points more than his opponent.

A rally starts with a cross-court serve from one side of the net to the other. Points can only be earned by the serving player or team. "Sideout" is a term used to describe when the non-serving team wins a rally, after which point that team becomes the serving team and achieves the opportunity to score a point.

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