For the 2022/23 season, ie from July 1, there will be a change in the rules. There are four and one is connected to the new ball
Next season, there will be some rule changes proposed for this purpose by a special committee and approved by the General Assembly of the IHF (International Handball Federation). There are four amendments, only two of which are completely mandatory. Starting without a connector, you will be able to play with resin-free, smaller and lighter balls.
He explained to JOGO Pedro Sequeira, “No one will be forced to change, every country and every race within each country will decide with which we will play. Even if we have a contract with Select, we will still play with pitch balls.” In other positions, he is Vice-President of the Portuguese Federation (FAP) and a member of the Methodological Committee of the European Handball Federation (EHF).
Another change, which is mandatory only for some, is related to the exit passage, which must be made in a circle with a diameter of four meters. If there are areas with signs for futsal, even if the circle is two meters large, it can be at least a little confusing at first.
“I admit it,” Sequeira said. “The goal is to prevent the referees from stopping the game unnecessarily and to make the game faster,” he explained, adding: “In Portugal, only Division I clubs, both men and women, are obliged to play under this new rule.” .
As a subjective component, one of the most debated laws so far is passive play. Judges’ comments will continue to dictate the sentence, but the transition rule helped. And if previously there were six passes after the appropriate sign [levantar do braço]now there will be only four, the team will have to score in the fourth move.
Finally, to protect the physical integrity of the goalkeepers, all players who hit the ball in an empty space – without an opponent in front of them, without touching or violating their actions – will be penalized by two minutes off the field. . Previously, this happened only in seven-meter penalty kicks.
The popular 7×6 is still in effect
Another rule that allows a lot to talk about, the possibility of removing the goalkeeper and playing with seven field athletes, the famous 7×6, will remain in force. Some agents of the sport predicted that it would disappear, but nothing should change in at least four years. He recalled Pedro Sequeira, a columnist for JOGO: “It’s not mandatory, but the rules usually change the year after the Olympics.”
Resin-free balls can be used
Resin-free balls that will be smaller and lighter than July 1 can be used.
Passive play after four passes
After the signs, only four passes will be allowed instead of the current six [braço no ar] passive game.
All players who shoot at the goalkeeper from an open space, ie without defenders in front of him, without touching or disturbing the movement, will receive a two-minute penalty.
Exit passage in the new circle
The player making the output pass must have at least one foot in a new area that will be a central circle four meters in diameter.