Floor Hockey

Illegal/Prohibited Equipment is as Listed but Not Limited to the Following:
  1. Clothing with exposed drawstrings or zippers may not be worn.
  2. Jewelry: Includes earrings, rings, watches, bracelets, and necklaces.
  3. Any exposed body/facial jewelry must be taken out.
  4. Any item containing exposed knots: Includes bandannas, do-rags, and stocking caps.
  5. Hard and unyielding leg and knee brace material.
General Information:
  1. A floor captain must be designed for each team. They alone may discuss problems with the officials. Remember, “zero tolerance” for harassing officials. Clear up any problems prior to the start of each game particularly questions concerning eligibility of players.
  2. ID-Roster checks may be conducted at any time.
  3. Players may use their own sticks or check out sticks with ID card. If personal sticks are used, officials will check curve. If curve is excessive, the stick will be declared illegal.
  4. Goalies are required to wear helmet with facemask. Goalie can use baseball mitt, a hockey glove on other hand (NO BLOCKERS), and small shin guards. No other goalie pads will be allowed.
  5. Gloves and shin guards are strongly suggested for other players.
Game:
  1. The game shall be played with 2 teams of 5 players (4 forwards and a goalie). 4 players are required to avoid a forfeit.
  2. If the number of players during the game falls to below 3 due to penalties, the game will be forfeited.
  3. Two 15-minute running time halves will be played with no time outs allowed.
  4. Clock stops for injury and out-of-bounds ball only.
  5. Ties will stand.
Rules:
  1. Game begins with face off at centerline and resume there after each goal.
  2. Face off is called when the ball is out of play or thrown/caught by any player other than the goalie. Official will drop ball during face off.
  3. Ball may be stopped by hand, but not held, passed, or advanced by hand.
  4. Goal is scored when player hits, sweeps, or pushes the ball into the net directly off stick or if it is deflected off one of their teammates or defensive players into the net – goal counts.
  5. A player may advance the ball with their feet, but MAY NOT kick it directly into the net to score. If a player kicks the ball and the ball deflects off of defensive player into the net – goal counts.
  6. A ball CANNOT be thrown into the goal to score.
  7. When a goalie catches or stops the ball, they must be given room to release it to one of their players by hand or stick. If a goalie falls onto a ball and is unable to release it, face is called to the front of the goal.
  8. Substitutions: May be made on the fly. The player being replaced must be off the floor before the replacement is on the floor.
  9. Off-sides: An attacking player may not precede the puck into the attacking zone. If a player enters the zone before the puck, off-sides is called and a face-off will be held.
Penalties With 1-minute First Offense (and Two Minutes for Repeat Violations):
  1. HIGH STICKING: Any time the stick is raised above normal shoulder height.
  2. SLASHING: Intentional or unintentional hitting with stick.
  3. INTERFERENCE AND CHARGING: Anytime opposing player pushes a player out of position.
  4. ELBOWING: Using one’s elbow to hit an opponent.
  5. CROSS CHECKING: Use of stick to push opponent out of the way.
  6. TRIPPING AND HOOKING: Use of stick to trip or hold back an opponent from playing the ball.
Penalties of Unsportsmanlike Conduct:
  1. Immediate removal from game and/or game suspensions for player and five minute penalty.
  2. Repeated violation of above, unnecessary roughness, unwillingness to play within the spirit of intramurals, or deliberate intention to hurt someone.
  3. Fighting: Automatic permanent suspension of player.