Floor Hockey Rules

  1. Games are 55 minutes straight time, with no stoppage for a halftime.
  2. Teams on the floor are comprised of 5 players (including the goalie) with a minimum of 2 female players. Teams with only 1 female player must play with only 3 players.
  3. The game begins with a drop of the ball at centre.
  4. Games are to begin on time. Please ensure that all players arrive 15 minutes early to ensure that there is no delay in beginning the game.
  5. Player substitutions can be made at anytime (changing on the fly is allowed).
    However, please ensure that the player coming off has completely entered the team bench area before the new player joins the play. The change must not disrupt the flow of the game. Goalies may not change on the fly. Please wait for a stoppage in play before substituting goalies.
  6. Players must be over the half line to score.
  7. Players must use the sticks provided by Go West Athletics.
  8. GOALIES:
    Must wear a mask or they will NOT be allowed to play.

    May wear goalie pads, a trapper, a blocker, a mask (mandatory) and a “catcher’s style” chest protector (not the type goalies wear for ice hockey).

    May not
    throw the ball past the halfway mark. In the event that they do, the ball is given to the opposing team.

    May not
    cross over the half line.
  9. No timeouts or delays are allowed, with the exception of injuries.
  10. After a goal is scored the ball begins behind the net of the team that was scored. The team that just scored may not cross centre line until a member of the opposing team has.
  11. No intentional sliding allowed (with the exception of the goalie in the basketball key).
  12. No slap shots.
  13. If a player is knocked to the ground, falls or trips, play should stop momentarily until the person gets up.
  14. Teams may use substitute players for any game except the playoffs. Players must play at least 50% of the regular season games and must be a registered member of the team to be eligible to play in the playoffs. In the event of an extenuating circumstance, a substitute may be allowed to play during playoffs; however, this must be approved by an office staff member AND the coordinator PRIOR to the night of playoffs.
  15. Teams may use subs from other teams, but may only do so if the team acquiring the substitute has less than 8 players total for that night.
  16. Any team defaulting more than 3 games may be asked to leave the league.
  17. Offending players should call their own infractions; however, any players involved with incidents may also make a call. In the event of a disagreement, it is up to the captains to discuss it. If the captains cannot come to an agreement, then they are to bring the issue to the coordinator, who will make a call in order to enable the game to continue.

    Players not involved in the play at the time of an incident may not make a call at any time, with the exception of the team captain.


    Please note that our club is geared towards the fun and enjoyment of sports for all.

    Please use your discretion when calling other players infractions.

  18. Please report your team’s scores to the coordinator before leaving.

ANY ROUGH OR PHYSICAL PLAY WILL RESULT IN IMMEDIATE EXPULSION FROM THE GAME FOR THE NIGHT.

ANY SUBSEQUENT INCIDENCES OF ROUGH PLAY WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE LEAGUE.

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