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Can anyone enlighten on the definition of "mixed sex game"?

  • deemed by some authority to be suitable for mixed-sex teams?
  • requiring people of both sexes in order to conduct a game?
  • having official championships using mixed-sex teams?
  • something else?
I suppose it means that there are no rules or customs regarding sex, therefore it is unlikely that a team happens to be of just one sex. --Patrick 20:49, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)
The second answer is correct. It is one of the rules that a korfball teams consists of both men and women. -- Jitse Niesen 20:51, 14 Mar 2004 (UTC)
Probably it would be better to write coeducated instead of mixed-sex

excised by me Toby Woodwark 03:01, 2004 Jul 28 (UTC) :

(Some sites seem to suggest that the progress of korfball was hindered by sexism, but I could not find evidence for that. Even in the Netherlands korfball is considered by some to be a game for nerds and wusses and the sport is not very popular. Such a reputation would seem to be a much more likely explanation for a slow growth.--branko)
(In the Netherlands Korfbal is in the top-5 of team-sports, and the Korfbal Union KNKV has 98.000 members. So it is popular! Also, Korfbal is played in over 50 countries. - Theo)

It is played in 42 countries..

The reason it's considered a 'wuss' sport is because the rules on etiquette are so vigorously enforced it squeezes all passion from the game. 2 yellow cards or one red one can mean a ban up to a year from the sport even at the lowest level. Chief_15

Should the links to individual korfball clubs be removed? If we add all individual clubs there will be hundreds or thousands of links.

Unfamiliar with sport, but...Edit

Can those familiar with the sport clarify somewhat conflicting sentences in the first paragraph within History? Two sentences in question are:

It has been surmised that korfball is a descendant of basketball through an intermediate Swedish sport called ringboll.

Since basketball was only invented in 1891 in the United States, just eleven years before korfball, it seems very unlikely that this game had any influence on the birth of korfball.

If the second sentence is correct, should the first one be rewritten as "an indirect descendant"? Or is the more a case that no one really knows and that both sentences should be altered to state that they are opinions/theories? —Preceding unsigned comment added by HarbingerGA (talkcontribs) 02:37, 20 August 2006

I have no idea, but since neither sentence mentioned a source, I removed both of them. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 05:09, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

However, according to this source:

Senda Berenson, who started women's basketball in 1892, brought the game to Sweden in 1897, so it is plausible, and the source states that Korfball was designed on the basis of basketball.--SPhilbrick(Talk) 18:51, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

If that's what the book says, then please do put something along those lines in. It sounds relevant to the article. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 20:45, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

what are the rules?Edit

Reading this I've no idea what the rules are. Are you allowed to run around and then stop when you recieve a pass, like netball? Can you take any steps when holding the ball? What are the shooting and defending rules? When does the game end? When do you get these red and yellow cards? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:05, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

You can run around (in your division) but you can't move when you are holding the ball (so no dribbling). I think the article already explains that you can't shoot at the korf if you have a defender within arms length of you who is between you and the korf and trying to defend. That is what makes the game interesting (and also means being short is not so big a disadvantage). You really need to work out ways to dodge your defender and then receive the ball, which is quite hard and requires lots of teamwork. The korf is also much harder to score in than a basket in basket ball (its higher and has no back board). Francis Davey (talk) 21:43, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

World ChampionshipsEdit

International Korfball Federation organizes a Korfball World Championship every four years.

The first three years (1978, 1984, 1987) are not 4 years apart, so either the dates here are wrong, or the changed the rules in 1987... GBenemy(it.wikibot)

Merge suggestionEdit

I suggest that the following articles be merged into this one, or into a single article of their own. All are stubs listing teams that won championships. I really think that they could be unified into one place.

--Lendorien (talk) 16:01, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

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