Starting the half

At the end of the five‐minute break, a buzzer will sound to indicate the start of the next half. Teams may make substitutions at this time. The referees will instruct the teams to return to the court. Any players who were serving penalties at the end of the half must return to the penalty box. Possession at the start of the half is determined according to the alternating process.

At the start of the second half, teams change their direction of play; they now defend opposite their opponents’ bench and score on the goal line on the same side of the court as their bench.