PNW Beach Korfball
aka "Dutch Rules" Beach Basketball
Seattle, Washington, USA
traditional & ancestral land of the Duwamish People
TOP 10 World Ranking
International Korfball Federation
Welcome to Pacific Northwest (PNW) Beach Korfball
We play at beaches and sand volleyball courts around the Puget Sound region
and are proud to represent:
WHAT IS BEACH KORFBALL?!
Korfball is the European cousin of Basketball with very similar rules
"Korfball" means "Basketball" in Dutch!
First played in the Netherlands in 1902 and has professional leagues
It is played in nearly 70 countries
Officially mixed-gendered/co-ed; each gender defends their own gender
New, fast-growing beach variant is 4x4 full-court
Beach korfball court is very similar in size to a beach volleyball court
No dribbling, so lots of passing and teamwork!
Hoop is 11.5 feet high and has no backboard
Similar to FIBA 3x3, games are quick (only 12 minutes long)