1-5-6: Clarified the coach’s responsibility for their players to be properly and legally equipped.
1-6-5: Clarified that all eye protection shall be permanently labeled by January 1, 2019.
1-6-11 PEN: Clarified that the coach is responsible for the players to be properly and legally equipped and if not compliant, the coach will receive a misconduct penalty.
1-7-7: Clarified that the coach is responsible for the goalkeeper’s compliant equipment and uniform.
2-2-4: Clarified how the umpire signals the end of each half.
3-2-11: Modified how a player is allowed to play the ball at any height including above their shoulders under certain circumstances.
5-2-1 #5 Exception: Clarified how coaches are to avoid gamesmanship during a penalty corner.
8-1-1a: Clarified how players may play the ball at any height including above their shoulders under certain criteria.
10-2-3g: Clarified how to restart play when a stoppage occurs during a penalty corner at the end of a prolonged first or second half.
Officials’ Guide X. B, 4: Clarified the role of the lead umpire during the administering of a penalty stroke.
2015-16 POINTS OF EMPHASIS