Flippa Ball (Ages 7-12)

What is Flippa Ball?

Flippa Ball is non-contact Water Polo for children aged 7-12 years. The program is designed to help players new to the game of water polo establish the confidence and basic skills required to play the game in a fun but safe and controlled environment.

It is a fun, simple game that can be played by all children who have learnt to swim, regardless of their height or gender. Being a modified version of water polo, Flippa Ball is played in the shallow end of the pool so that the children may use the bottom of the pool to rest and for added security and safety.



The basic rules of the game are quite simple, for example:

  1. Children may catch the ball with two (or one) hand, but can only pass or shoot with one hand.
  2. Whilst holding the ball, children are not permitted to walk along the bottom of the pool. They must attempt to either swim with the ball or pass the ball to a team mate.
  3. Children are not permitted to take the ball under the water when they have possession of the ball.
  4. When a child has hold of the ball, they cannot be tackled and other players must allow the player in possession of the ball to be able to pass or shoot the ball.

These are the basic rules of the game, which resembles a combination of netball, soccer and basketball but played in the water using water polo rules for the remainder of the game.


Get Involved

COME AND TRY FLIPPA BALL AT SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre

SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre (Marion)

Where: SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, 443 Morphett Road, Oaklands Park

To register, click on the flyer below to find out more.


SUCCESS: Tritons Water Polo Club Come 'n' Try Program 2016

Adelaide City Council, the Telstra Foundation and National Pharmacies proudly present the Tritons Water Polo Club Come 'n' Try Program 2016.

Check out how fun it can be. https://www.facebook.com/Tritons-Water-Polo-Club-186491665005/?ref=hl

Call Tritons Water Polo Club to join in or for more information phone 8342 0110


How can I get Flippa Ball at my School?

If you would like more information, come and try Flippa Ball or get it running at your school pool, please contact

Sarah Kelly

Development Officer

P: 0412 075 807

E: development@waterpolosa.com.au


Play by the rules

 Office for Recreation and Sport