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  • What is Fistball?
    Fistball is a team sport in which two teams compete against each other on two half-fields, similar to volleyball. They are separated by a center line and a net stretched between two posts up to two meters in height. If the net or posts are touched by either a player or the ball during play, this is considered an error. Each team consists of five players, with players trying to play the ball across the net from one half of the field of play to the opponents' half – using only their arm or closed fist (unlike in volleyball where open hands are allowed) – in a way in which the opponents cannot return it. After clearing the net, the ball may be contacted up to three times by the five players on each team – with a bounce being permissible before each contact (also unlike in volleyball where no bounce is allowed), but no repeat hits by any individual player within the three attempts. Similar to volleyball, the three hits are ideally used to save, set and spike the ball back into the opponents half, in that order.
  • How can I get involved?
    Check out our current list of teams that play in the US to find out if there is already a fistball league in your region. If you don't see your region listed but would like to get involved, contact us and let us know you're interested! We are always looking to get new areas involved in fistball and will support however possible. Click on "Membership" to apply for your US Fistball Membership.
  • What tournaments do you compete in?
    Our tournament schedule is on our calendar. There you can see what regions are playing and who can play in each event. We have men's, women's, and youth events available for all who wish to participate. The US has been competing in international fistball tournaments since 1999. Events are typically held in Europe and South America, however more and more opportunities to play international fistball are happening every year. Check out our history page to learn more and sign up for our mailing list to hear about future events you can participate in.
  • Where can I watch?
    Most international games are going to be broadcast with replays on In the future, we hope to do more live streams of games here in the states. Check out our YouTube channel for archived videos of the Outdoor and Indoor National Championships, as well as the world championships for Men, Women, and U18s.
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