In-bounding after a goal

After a goal has been scored, the ball will be given to the other team to in‐bound. One player from the in‐bounding team will take up a position outside the court, anywhere along the end line. The referee will place the ball on the player’s lap, raise his hand in the air, and blow his whistle. The ball is now live and contact between players is permitted. The in‐bounding player has ten seconds to throw the ball in so that it is touched by a player on the court. The in‐bounder may toss or throw the ball, or bounce it and then bat it onto the court.

Once the ball has been touched by a player on the court, the referee will lower his hand and the game clock will start. The team in possession of the ball now has twelve seconds to advance the ball over the half-court line, and a total of forty seconds to score a goal. During play, a common tactic of the defence may be to try and stop the team on offence from advancing the ball over half-court within the allowed twelve seconds. If successful this tactic results in a turnover of the ball, and is known as pressing.