WHAT IS FXC?
FXC - Fireball Extreme Challenge™ (FXC) is a new explosive, coed, spectacular sport, that combines and constantly alternates anaerobic, cardiovascular activity with high-intensity anaerobic sprints, thus developing strength, endurance, agility, and explosiveness.
FXC is the only highly competitive sport in the world where the score is bound to real teamwork. You score only through collaboration. In FXC we 'glorify' the assist and the hand-off.
1 Pass = 1 Point
Created years ago in Europe as a drill to develop explosiveness and stamina, FXC - Fireball Extreme Challenge™ was built around values such as fairness, teambuilding, equality, discipline, inclusion, perseverance and respect, aiming to improve the athletes’ physical condition and their competitiveness, while at the same time enhancing the building of team-spirit, self-confidence and character.
Like many other sports, FXC is fun to watch and can be played everywhere. The only things you need are a pair of sneakers and a FXC ball.
The ball is spherical and must be made either of leather or a synthetic material. It has a 50-52 cm of the circumference and a weight of 275-300 grams and must be bearing the approval of the Federation Commissioner.
The Referee Table shall be the sole judge as to whether all balls offered for play comply with the Federation’s specifications. A pump is to be furnished by the home club, and the balls shall remain under the supervision of the Central Table of Officials until they are delivered to the ball attendant or to the Referees just prior to the start of the game.
The match shall be played upon a rectangular field 14 by 22 meters, (or 45.93 by 72.17 feet). Players are not permitted to play outside this area. The longer lines at each end of the field are termed End Lines. The ones on the shorter sides are termed Side Lines. Those inside the field, yellow and red are termed, Shooting Line and Neutral Line.
FIELD OF PLAY:
In International competitions, the playing court will be blue and rimmed by a line of black or red or white 3 feet wide along the End Lines and Side Lines. The surface of the entire field must be free from bumps and/or roughness. The court must always allow 3 meters (9.84 feet) per side as safety measure.
THE CAPTAIN’S LANE:
The area bounded by a sideline and the Shooting Line is known as the “Captain’s Lane” (CL). It is 22 meters long (60 feet) and 1,5 meters wide (4.92 feet). It is the lane reserved to the Captain of the Defensive team at the beginning of each ball possession.
THE NEUTRAL LANE:
The area bounded by the Shooting Line and the Neutral Line is known as the “Neutral Lane” (NL). The NL is 50cm wide and 22 meters long (60 feet). It cannot be invaded by any player until the Captain of the defense team throws the ball. Once the ball is thrown, the CL and the “Neutral Lane” (NL) become part of the playing court.
HOW TO PLAY
"2 teams, 1 ball and a lot of explosive fun". This is the essence of FXC - Fireball Extreme Challenge™.
1 Pass = 1 Point
The team that scores more passes wins!
Players can throw, pass and catch the ball using any part of the body, but they cannot hold it for more than 2 seconds (3 seconds for kids younger than 8 years old).
The self-pass or auto-pass is allowed to each player for once, every time he/she receives the ball. To have a self-pass, the ball must not be in contact with the player's body.
The auto-pass carried out before the expiration of the two seconds gives the right to a further two seconds of ball possession to the player who has it.
The auto-pass never gets counted as a point.
The “Ball Possession” is interrupted anytime when the ball 'becomes DEAD', and that in FXC happens when:
the ball is held longer than two seconds.
the ball touches the ground.
the ball leaves the court.
the ball is intercepted by a player of the opposite team and smashed on the ground.
the game is stopped by the referee due to a serious foul.