Summer Rules - Juniors

Junior Summer Hockey – Year 3 & 4 / Year 5 & 6

Five-A-Side


Team: 6-10 members

Field Size: 1/4 of a hockey turf

Duration: First Half 12 minutes

- Half time 2 minutes

- Second Half 12 minutes


Rules:

  • Safety Rules: only play with flat side of the stick, ball must stay on the ground, no “raised sticks”, no hacking on the stick, no tackling from the left (if this causes a dangerous situation), no physical contact with the opponent

  • Game starts with a push forward or back. Each team must be behind the centre line for the start whistle

  • Obstruction only applies when a player uses their body and pushes the opposition to gain the ball from a player in the other team.

  • The ball cannot be deliberately stopped with the foot or kicked. However, when the ball merely touches the foot, play should continue.

  • Free hit and sideline hit in: everybody must be 5 metres away

  • There are no penalty corners, or penalty strokes in Junior Summer Hockey

  • Instead of a penalty corner, take a free hit on the 10 metre line (everybody 5 metres away and no direct shot on goal allowed)

  • Long corner taken 5 metres from backline up sideline (everybody 5 metres away and no direct shot on goal allowed

  • A goal is scored when the ball is pushed into the goal from inside the 10 metre zone.

  • Teams are mixed, a minimum of 1 Boy or 1 Girl must play at all times.

  • No own goals

  • In any play-off, Semi Final or Final note on the game card who scores first. If the game is a draw at full time the winner will be the team that scored first.


In the event neither team scores it will be decided by

. - Who beat who in Pool Play

. - Toss of a coin

 

  • If a team cannot field a minimum of 3 players they are deemed to have defaulted the game.  Teams can continue with a ‘fun’ game.  Please note the default on the card PRIOR to the game taking part.

  • Teams supply their own umpires in the Summer Grades.


Teams are mixed, a minimum of 1 Boy or 1 Girl must play at all times.
Teams are mixed, a minimum of 1 Boy or 1 Girl must play at all times.
Teams are mixed, a minimum of 1 Boy or 1 Girl must play at all times.