Sports rules can sometimes be complex and difficult to interpret.  Following is a list of 16 sports whose rules have been simplified for teachers who deliver school sports programs.               

The use of simplified rules and modified games, especially with children and young people, will contribute to a more enjoyable and satisfactory sports experience. An example is on the Basketball – 3 on 3 (PDF 21KB) sport rules sheet.

The guidelines are often only a snapshot of the rules of the game and should not be seen as a substitute for the Official Rule Book for each of these sports. To download or purchase copies of a full version of the rules applying to each sport visit the website: