Shot Clock Shortened In NCAA Women’s Water Polo

Courtesy: NCAA

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel during a virtual call Tuesday approved reducing the shot clock in women’s water polo to 30 seconds for the 2022-23 academic year. Previously, the shot clock was 35 seconds.

The Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Rules Subcommittee, which proposed the change, thinks a reduction in the women’s shot clock will reduce the holding and grabbing that occurs while the ball is in play.


The panel also approved a change to the penalty for simulation.

Starting next season, the penalty will be modified from a turnover when called on the offense and an exclusion foul when called on the defense to a team yellow card for the first offense by each team.

Subsequent calls for simulation on that team will be considered a minor act of misconduct by the offending player.

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