The competition will follow the rules of international hockey, but are expressly adapted for our festival: 

  1. 1. The match starts with 6 players and 1 goalkeeper (or goalkeeper player)  on the field.
  2. 2. The matches are 25 minutes long, without a break. 
  3. 3. The size of the field is half of an official 11x11 pitch.
  4. 4. The match starts with a three touch “Bully” by one player from both teams.
  5. 5. The penalty corner (or short corner) and penalty stroke will be taken in the form of a shoot-out (10 seconds). The attacking player will start 3m outside the opposition's circle with the rest of the players from both teams on the halfway line. The other players cannot participate in the action until there is a rebound from the goalkeeper or a second action in the play.
  6. 6. Long corners will be taken on the sideline, one meter from the corner of the pitch.
  7. 7. Free hits on the edge of the circle will be taken 3m outside the circle, with every player, at a minimum distance of 3 m from the player with the ball.  Before the ball can enter the circle a pass must be completed. 
  8. 8. The organization reserves the right to add/modify any rule, in which case would be announced at the captains meeting.