Field Hockey Rules Changes - 2015-16

By NFHS on February 26, 2015 field hockey Print

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

  1. PROPERLY MARKED PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR
  2. ROUGH AND DANGEROUS PLAY
  3. GOOD SPORTING BEHAVIOR