Segway soccer follows a flow more familiar to Ultimate Frisbee1 rather than traditional Football (Soccer). When play begins, ball possession is decided with a coin toss. Afterwards, players gain possession based on proximity to the ball when it is "free". Once a player obtains possession, opponents are not allowed to contest the ball thereby preventing any unnecessary contact. Players are also not allowed to move with the ball (dribble), and instead must pass the ball to one another for the team to maintain possession. A time limit will be enforced on how long possession can be maintained by a single player before the ball must be passed on to a teammate before possession is overturned. When the ball is passed, there are two options for deciding on the possession rules:
When the ball is passed or a goal attempt is made, the robots and humans must for the referee to decide on who has possession of the ball. When this information is given to the players, the nearest player will pick up the ball and continue the game.
The same player cannot re-aquire possession of the ball until after another player has obtained possession. Possession is also changed if the ball is kicked out of bounds or if a goal is scored.
When a player has possession of the ball, they are not allowed to dribble with the ball past one meter. The segway with possession is allowed to move 1 meter in any direction in order to execute a kick This is similar to several childhood games in which a person with possession is allowed 3 steps to execute a pass. This distance allows a more powerful body kick not using a kicking mechanism.or translate with it in any fashion. The kicking player can touch the ball as soon as another player comes into contact with it. Segways are only allowed to kick the ball with either their bodies or with a ball manipulation device of some kind.
Only one defender is allowed to approach the player currently in possession of the ball. The other defenders must remain a respectable distance (how far...4m?) from the attacker until the ball is released.