1. List the main rules of indoor hockey. Explain what each of these rules mean. Teams: - Six players on court & up to six inter-changing substitutes. Substitutions can only be made when the ball has crossed the backline; when a goal has been scored; at half time; or to replace an injured player (with the umpire's permission). Each team must nominate a goalkeeper. Note: Substitutions are not permitted during a penalty corner.
PLAYING THE BALL: - The ball may only be played by the use of a push, flick or scoop stroke.
Both the stick & the ball must be on the floor when the ball is played. The stick shall be placed on or near the ball & must be on the floor for the full duration of forward movement to the ball.
The reverse stick push, flick & scoop strokes are permitted provided the stick is on the floor at the start its forward movement to the ball.
Hitting the ball is not permitted.
PUSHING THE BALL: - Stick shall be on the floor & placed near the ball before pushing.
Swinging at the ball (including the "slapshot") is not permitted.
No player of either side may cross centre line before ball is played. Players of opposing team must be at least 3 metres from ball. The ball may be played in any direction.
PUSHOUT: - Restarts game after ball has passed unintentionally over backline. May be taken from anywhere inside circle.
No member of attacking team may remain inside the circle.
There is no off-side in indoor hockey.
However, no player may stand inside their opponent's goal, or run behind the goals. 3 METRE RULE: - At a penalty, no player of offending team may remain within 3m of the ball. For a penalty awarded within 3m of circle, other than the player taking the penalty, no player from either side shall stand within 3m of the ball. RAISED BALL: - Except for a shot for goal, the ball shall not be raised off the floor. If, in attempting to trap, the ball is raised slightly...
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