Korfball is an exciting sport played within a rectangular field of play, indoors most of the year, with a shorter outdoor season in the summer. Teams of four male players and four female players try to shoot a ball into a korf (basket), which is on a pole 3.5m high (higher than basketball or netball) with no backboard.
Teams of eight players divide into two sections – two male, two female in each section. Playing area consists of two large squares joined along the centre line, each square with a ‘korf’ set in one third from the back line. One section starts the game in attack and stays in one half of the pitch, and the other in defence in the other half. Sections swap roles after two goals have been scored – the attackers become defenders and vice versa.