Normal rules of hockey apply, except for the following:
Safety is the highest priority
Goals can be scored from halfway (if from a free hit, it must be auto-passed or passed to a team-mate first)
All shots at goal must be safe
No Hitting is allowed
No overheads - jinking and skillful elimination skills are allowed
No Penalty Corners: for fouls inside the circle a free hit to the attackers is awarded outside the circle. The ball must travel 5m or be passed before being played into the circle area
Ball over the baseline:
by an attacker; is a free hit to the defending team (known as a '16') taken at the top of the circle, in line with where it went out
by a defender; is a free hit to the attacking team (known as a 'long corner') taken at the top of the circle in line with where it went out - the ball must travel 5m or be passed before being played into the circle area
Focus on fun!
No scores are kept
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT
ADULT WINTER HOCKEY 5s
Are you interested in playing hockey but have never given it a go? Did you play hockey at school and haven't played since? Do you already play hockey but are keen to develop and practise your skills? Do you play summer hockey but don't want to commit to a full winter 11 aside season? If you answered yes then Adult Hockey 5s is the league for you!
Hockey 5s is an 8 week block and all games are at Tauranga Hockey Association, Blake Park, Mount Maunganui.