4 – Equipment

401 The players’ clothing

  1. All field players shall wear uniforms consisting of jerseys, shorts and knee socks.

    Women may wear short skirts or dresses (shirt and skirt in one piece) instead of shorts. All field players in a team shall wear the exact same uniform. A team’s uniform may have any colour combination, but the jerseys must not be grey. If the referees consider that the teams can not be distinguished by their uniforms, the visiting team is obliged to change. The socks shall be pulled up to the knees, mutually uniform and, if decided by the administrating authority, distinguishable between the teams.

  2. All goalkeepers shall be dressed in jerseys and long trousers.
  3. All jerseys shall be numbered.

    A team’s jerseys shall be numbered with different whole numbers in clearly visible Arabic figures on the back and on the chest. The back figures shall be at least 200 mm high and the chest figures at least 70 mm high. The jerseys may carry any number between 1 and 99 inclusive, but 1 is not allowed for field players. If an incorrectly numbered player participates in the match, the match record shall be corrected and the offence shall be reported to the administrating authority.

  4. All players shall wear shoes.

    The shoes shall be of an indoor sports model. Socks outside the shoes are not allowed. If a player loses one or both shoes during play, he may continue playing until the next interruption.

402 The referees’ clothing

  1. The referees shall wear jerseys, black shorts and black knee socks.

    The referees shall wear the same colour combination on their uniform.

403 Particular goalkeeper’s equipment

  1. The goalkeeper is not allowed to use a stick.
  2. The goalkeeper shall wear a face mask, which is in accordance with the IFF Material Regulations and marked accordingly.

    This only includes on the rink during play. All tampering with the face mask, except painting, is prohibited.

  3. The goalkeeper may use any kind of protective equipment, but this shall not include parts intended to cover the goal.

    Helmet and thin gloves are allowed. All forms of adhesives or friction checking substances are prohibited. No objects must be kept on or in the goal cage. The goalkeeper may not use any kind of protective equipment which covers more than the body of the goalkeeper, for example shoulder pads.

404 Particular team captain’s equipment

  1. The team captain shall wear an armlet.

    The armlet shall be worn on the arm and be clearly visible. Tape is not allowed as an armlet. Incorrect armlet shall be reported to the administrating authority.

405 Personal equipment

  1. A player shall not wear personal equipment which may cause injury.

    Personal equipment includes protective and medical equipment, watches, earrings, etc. The referees decide what shall be considered dangerous. All protective equipment shall, if possible, be worn underneath the clothing. With the exception of elastic headbands without knots, no headgear may be worn. All forms of long tights are prohibited for field players. Exceptions shall be allowed only by the administrating authority upon written request.

406 Ball

  1. The ball shall be approved by the IFF and marked accordingly.

    The ball surface shall be single coloured in a non-fluorescent colour. Neither the inside colour of the ball can be fluorescent.

407 Stick

  1. The stick shall be approved by the IFF and marked accordingly

    All tampering with the shaft, except shortening, is prohibited. The shaft may be strapped above the grip mark, but no official marks may be covered.

  2. The blade shall not be sharp and its hook shall not exceed 30 mm.

    All tampering with the blade, except hooking, is prohibited. The hook shall be measured as the distance between the highest point of the blade’s inner side and an even surface on which the stick is lying. Changing the blade is allowed if the blade is approved with the shaft and being of the same brand, but the new blade shall not be weakened. Taping the joint between the blade and the shaft is allowed, but no more than 10 mm of the visible part of the blade shall be covered.

408 The referees’ equipment

  1. The referees shall be equipped with plastic medium sized whistles, measuring equipment and red cards.

    Exemption for other types of whistles may be given by the administrating authority.

409 The secretariat’s equipment

  1. The secretariat shall have all the equipment necessary for their responsibilities.

410 Control of equipment

  1. The referees shall decide about controlling and measuring all equipment.

    Inspection shall take place before and during the match. Incorrect equipment, including defective sticks measuring the stick’s hook excluded, discovered before or during the match shall be corrected by the player concerned, who after this may start/continue the match. Offences concerning players’ uniforms and team captain’s armlet shall not lead to more than one penalty per team per match. However, all incorrect equipment shall be reported. No other players than the team captains and the player with the equipment being measured may be at the secretariat during the measuring. After measuring, play shall be resumed according to what caused the interruption.

  2. Measuring of a hook and control of a shaft/blade combination may be requested by the team captain.

    The team captain also has the right to point out to the referees other incorrectness in the opponents’ equipment, but in this case the referees decide whether or not to take action. Measuring and control of shaft/blade combination may be requested at any time, but shall not be carried out until play is interrupted. If control is requested during an interruption, it shall be carried out immediately, including in connection with goals and penalty shots, unless, in the referees’ opinion, it negatively affects the situation for the opposing team. In this case the control shall be carried out at the next interruption. The referees are obliged to check a hook or shaft/blade at the team captain’s request, but only one control per team per interruption shall be allowed. No other players than the team captains and the player with the equipment being controlled may be at the secretariat during the measuring. After measuring, play shall be resumed according to what caused the interruption.