International floorball Rules of the Game 2022

Rules of the Game 2022 41 4) When a field player uses any part of the stick, foot or lower leg, to play or try to play the ball above knee level. (904, 913) Stopping the ball with a thigh is not considered to be playing the ball above knee level. Knee level is considered the level of the knees when standing upright. 5) When a field player places their stick, foot or leg between an opponent’s legs or feet. (905) 6) When a player, in control of the ball, or trying to reach it, forces or pushes an opponent in anyway other than shoulder to shoulder. (907) 7) When a player, in control of the ball, trying to reach it, or trying to get a better position, moves backwards into an opponent, or prevents an opponent frommoving in the direction intended. (908, 911) This includes when the attacking team prevents or obstructs the formation of a defence line at a free hit awarded within 3.5 m of the goalkeeper’s area. 8) When a field player is in the goalkeeper area or in the area where the goal cage normally stands. (914) A field player is allowed to pass through the goalkeeper area if, in the referees’ opinion, play is not affected, and the goalkeeper’s actions are not hindered. If, when a free-hit for the opposing team is hit directly at the goal, a field player of the defending team is in the goalkeeper area, in the goal cage or, if the goal cage has been moved, in the area where the goal cage normally stands, a penalty shot shall always be awarded. A field player is considered to be in the goalkeeper area if any part of the body touches the floor inside the goalkeeper area. A field player with only the stick in the goalkeeper area is not considered to be in the goalkeeper area. The lines belong to the goalkeeper area. 9) When a field player intentionally moves the opposing team’s goal cage. (914) chapter 5 fixed situations

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