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Behind the Whistle Scenario: Direct into the Circle Inside the 23-Meter/25-Yard Line (No. 2)

Oct. 15, 2020, 4:30 p.m. (ET)

USA Field Hockey is happy to enhance to the “Behind the Whistle” postings. Video(s), rule(s) and guidance will still be posted but would like to invite everyone to submit a scenario that may be odd, confusion or just plain not understandable. USA Field Hockey will post the scenario on the Behind the Whistle page with multiple choice answers for your review. Each posting will be available to answer for about a week, afterward USA Field Hockey will post the correct answer with the appropriate rule(s) and guidance. In order to have your scenario posted on the Behind the Whistle page, please send your scenario to umpire@usafieldhockey.com and will look to get it posted as soon as possible.

Behind the Whistle Scenario: Direct into the Circle Inside the 23-meter/25-yard line (Scenario No. 2)

A free hit is awarded to the attack team 1 meter/yard inside the 23-meter/25-yard line. The free hit is set up properly with all players a minimum of 5 meters/yards away from the spot of the free hit. The attacker passes the ball backwards to a teammate who approaches after the free hit was taken.