Rules of Hockey

The rules of hockey and any changes are approved by FIH (International Federation of Hockey).  Hockey rules are standard throughout the world.

Rules of many styles of hockey can be found on the FIH website.

The copy you can click through to here is for 11-a-side field hockey FIH Rules of Hockey downloaded Jan 2021.

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FIH update the rule book every two years so it’s worth checking you have the latest version. The 2019 edition of the rulebook, which came into effect on January 1st 2019 (updated January 2021), is attached above, and the previous 2017, 2015 version and amendment from February 16th 2016 are available on FIH website.