The playing area for water polo is 30 x 20 meters, with a minimum of 2 meters of depth. While these are the official dimensions. many high school and club teams will find themselves playing in a much smaller space. due to a shortage of pools that are capable of providing such a large field of play At any point in the game, each team is allowed a total of seven players, six field players and one goalie. The home team is designated by dark caps, while the visiting team wears white. All players must tread water the entire game, and are not permitted to touch the bottom or sides of the pool. With the exception of the goalies, all players may only touch the ball with one hand.
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