OUTDOOR RULES

All Outdoor Rule modification, amendments or adjustments will be posted below.

2017 11v11 Outdoor
Rules Document

(updated April 2017)

 

2017 7v7 Outdoor
Rules Document
(posted April 2017)

     

(posted November 2016)

  2017 Outdoor Rules Modification
(posted March 2017)


   
2017 NCAA Rules Modifications
(posted July 2017)
   
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INDOOR RULES

All Indoor Rule modification, amendments or adjustments will be posted below.

(posted October 2016)

 

 

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HOCKEY 5s RULES

Rules of Hockey 5s
(posted April 2016)

 

 

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RULES BRIEFINGS

Annually, outdoor and indoor rules briefings are conducted. All briefings are posted online for educational purposes. The Outdoor Rules Briefing is produced in early August of each year and covers rule updates, trends and changes to processes and protocols. The Indoor Rules Briefing is produced in late November or early December each year and covers the indoor version of the game with the same rule updates, trends and changes to processes and protocols.

2017 FIH Umpires Briefing
(posted November 2016)
  2016 Outdoor Rules Briefing
(posted August 2016)
     

2017 Indoor Rules Briefing
(posted December 2016)

 


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PURCHASE RULE BOOKS & JUMP-IN BOOK

USA Field Hockey Outdoor and Indoor Rule Books will be available for purchase after production in early 2017. These Rule Books are updated every two years with rule modifications and changes from the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The 2017 print editions of the rule books, which comes into effect on January 1, 2017, will be sent to all USA Field Hockey Coach Members. The option to purchase a USA Field Hockey Outdoor and/or Indoor Rule Book can be found below.

Jump In Books are the beginner's guide to umpiring field hockey. This 22-page booklet will give anyone the confidence to Jump In to umpiring! Learn the USA Field Hockey way of umpiring with a consistent, clear and concise educational package to get you started on the pitch. *Package includes: Jump In book, whistle and set of warning cards.


2017 USA Field Hockey
Indoor Rules Book




Jump In Book

 
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FIH RULES OF HOCKEY APP

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and Android smartphones.

The app details the official FIH Rules of Hockey 2017, providing officials, players and fans with an easy-to-use and accessible resource.

The app, which will be constantly updated to reflect approved Rule and Regulations amendments, also includes helpful quizzes to help users learn about the rules that govern the game of hockey. It has been launched with a view to replace printed Rule Books previously distributed from FIH’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Download iOS Version


Download Android Version


For more rule resources and information, click here.

Got a question about the rules of the game? Send an e-mail to umpires@usafieldhockey.com.