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Hockey NZ Umpiring Gbook

26 Raised Ball The Rules of Hockey encourage more use of raised ball. However, if a ball is dangerous, it should be penalised. Not all balls that are off the ground will be dangerous however, in particular, if they are travelling through open spaces. A ball cannot be deliberately hit in the air from a free hit. However, flicking the ball in the air directly from a free hit is allowed. Foot As the umpire, it is up to you to determine whether or not you penalise a player for the ball touching their foot. Sometimes the whistle should be blown and sometimes not. Usually, if a direct advantage occurs from the ball touching the foot or body then stop play. If the ball is stopped by the stick and then merely touches foot or body then continue play. Penalty Corner A penalty corner can be awarded for: • Any intentional offence by defenders within their 23 metre area and outside the circle • For an accidental offence by a defender within their circle • A defender intentionally playing the ball over their backline • The ball becoming entangled in the goalkeepers equipment in their own circle


Hockey NZ Umpiring Gbook
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