Floor Hockey Rules

General Information

  • No Division I ice hockey or field hockey players are eligible.
  • ID-Roster checks may be conducted at anytime.
  • Players may use their own sticks or use the IM sticks.
  • Goalies are required to wear the provided helmet with facemask; they may wear their own protective gear.
  • Protective gear is strongly suggested for all players.

Rules

  • 4 players on the floor, plus a goalie.
  • Three 12-minute running time periods will be played with no time outs allowed.
  • Ties will stand
  • Game begins with a face off at centerline and resume there after each goal.
  • A face off is called when ball is out of play, thrown or caught by any player other than goalie. Official will drop ball during face offs.
  • Ball may be stopped by hand, but not held, passed or advanced by hand.
  • A player may advance ball with their feet, but MAY NOT kick it directly into net to score.
  • A ball CANNOT be thrown into the goal to score.
  • Free substitutions.

MERCY RULE

With four minutes remaining in the third period, the mercy rule will be in effect. At any point during this time, if one team has at least a 10 goal lead on their opponent, the game may be called.

Penalties with 1-minute first offense and two minutes for repeat violations

  • HIGH STICKING: anytime the stick is raised above normal waist height.
  • SLASHING: intentional or unintentional hitting with stick.
  • INTERFERENCE AND CHARGING: anytime opposing player pushes a player out of position.
  • ELBOWING: using one's elbow to hit an opponent
  • CROSS CHECKING: use of stick to push opponent out of the way
  • TRIPPING AND HOOKING: use of stick to trip or hold back an opponent from playing the ball

Penalties of Unsportsmanlike conduct

  • Immediate removal from game and/or game suspensions.
  • Fighting: permanent suspension of player.

  • Floor Hockey Rules

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