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2002 Rules Comparison

This comparison of rules is meant to be a quick reminder for parents with children participating at different levels. This overview of the rule differences is not meant to replace any rulebook. Please note: If a topic is not listed, it means that all levels are the same.

 

TOPIC FIH-INTERNAT'L NCAA-COLLEGE NFHS-HS
Jewelry Subject to danger Subject to danger Not permitted
Under-garments Not Specified Must be the same as teammates Must be solid color; which is predominant color of uniform bottom/top.
Shin Guards Strongly Recommended Required-Like-colored socks and/or shin guards Like colored socks and/or shin guards required -must be solid color
GK attire Shirt color must be different than both teams. Protective headgear required. Shirt color must be different than both teams. Protective headgear, throat and chest protectors required. Shirt color different than both teams, full mask-helmet, leg pads, chest and wrap around throat protectors. Mouth guard required.
GK Gloves Hand protectors may be worn. Hand protectors may be worn. Gloves or hand protectors must be worn.
5 Meter Mark Broken line 5 meters from circle's outer edge. Broken line 5 meters from circle's outer edge. Broken line 5 yards from circle's outer edge
Penalty Corner Push, hit; for purposes of stopped ball, PC is off when ball travels 5 yds outside circle. Must be stopped outside the circle Push, hit; for purposes of stopped ball, PC is off when ball travels 5 yds outside circle. Must be stopped outside the circle Push, hit, flick; PC is off when ball travels 5 yds outside the circle or defense touches it. Ball must be controlled.
Ball on Penalty Corner Must be stopped outside circle before shot. Must be placed on the end line 10 or more yards from the goal post, but inside the circle. Must be stopped outside circle before shot. Must be placed on the end line 10 or more yards from the goal post, but inside the circle. Both teams 5 yards. Must be controlled before shot, either inside or outside the circle. Must be placed on the end line, 10 yds. from the goal post.
Deliberately raised ball No deliberately raised hits. No intentionally raised balls over long distance into circle. No deliberately raised hits. No intentionally raised balls over long distance into circle Based on danger; not permitted for free hits
Defender deliberately putting the ball over the back line Penalty Corner Penalty Corner Penalty Corner, if persistent Penalty Stroke
Kicking Back Must wear protective head gear and shirt color must be different than both teams. Must wear helmet, throat protector & shirt color different than both teams Not permitted
Kicking Back duringPC & PS May add other protective equipment. Must wear chest protector in addition to other requirements. May add other protective equipment. Not permitted
Coin Toss to Start Game Choose possession or direction 1st half only Choose possession or direction 1st half only Choose possession 1st or 2nd half or direction
Half time 5-10 Minutes as agreed 10 minutes No more than 10 minutes
Play duration 35 minute half 35 minute half 30 minute half
Restart of play after injury and no foul Bully Bully Free hit to the team in possession
Yellow card T.O.;minimum 5 minutes suspension- no subs T.O.;Minimum 5 minutes suspension-no subs T.O warning recorded, player leaves game for 5 minutes. No sub allowed
Red Card T.O. disqualified-no sub; must have GK or designee T.O. disqualified-no sub; must have GK or designee T.O. disqualified-no sub, must have GK.
Stop clock after goals Never Stopped Entire Game Entire game-unless changed by State Association.
Center Pass Players may not cross center line until ball is played Players may not cross center line until the ball is played Players may cross the centerline as soon as the official blows the whistle
Substitution Rolling sub allowed anytime-except penalty corners. T.O. for GK Rolling sub allowed anytime-except penalty corners. T.O. For GK Rolling subs allowed (Not prior to PC) No T.O. for GK
Team time outs Not permitted One 2 minute team time-out per team per game; may be used during 7 a side Two 90 second T.O. per team per game. Penalty for requesting more than 2.
Coaching during injury Controlled by tech table. Not permitted Not permitted
Review of official's decision Not permitted Not permitted Misapplication of rule only; see Rule 4-3
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