1. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME: Shoot the puck or ball into the other team's net.
2. THE PLAYING SURFACE: Street hockey can be played on almost any indoor or outdoor surface. Empty parking lots, net-less tennis courts, blacktop playgrounds, basketball courts, and indoor gyms can all become street hockey rinks.
3. TEAM PLAYERS: To play street hockey, you must have 12 players in the game (6 per team). The positions are 3 Forwards, 2 Defense and 1 Goalie.
Street hockey can be played with a puck or non bouncy ball.
Street hockey requires a lot of running.
Aim - score a goal in your opponents net.
Street hockey can be played on a variety surfaces.
Player Positions - Attack
(C) Centre - The centre usually leads the forward line when attacking the opponent's goal to score. The centre also take most of the face-offs.
(RW)(LW)Right Wing/Left Wing - The "wingers" play on the right or left side of the centre. If you are a winger, you should always be looking for an open space.
Tip - The entire forward line is interchangeable. For example, if the center runs to the right side of the opposing zone to make a play, the right wing will take the center's place.
An attacking player with two defenders.
Player Positions - Defense
(D)Defenders - The defenders usually play behind the forward line. This way, they can more easily defend their own goal. There are two defenders, right defense and left defense.
Tip - Like the forward line, defense positions are interchangeable.
(G)Goalie - The goalie's job is to stay in or near his goal area ("the crease") and stop the other team from scoring. A goalie does this by stopping the puck from entering the goal. He or she can kick it, catch it, grab it or bat it out of the way. The goalie rarely moves away from his "crease."
Goalie with protective gear.
FACE-OFF Basically, there are two types of Face-Offs: 1. Standard Face-Off: Opposing centers face each other with their sticks one foot apart on the ground. The ref then drops the puck and as soon as it hits the ground the game begins. 2. Stick-To-Stick Face-Off: Opposing centers face each other, sticks on the ground, the puck in between them. Tap the ground and then your opponent's stick three times (ground-stick, ground-stick, ground-stick), then go for the the puck.
STREET HOCKEY - The safety of all players is Priority Number One. If a penalty occurs unintentionally, the player committing the penalty will be pulled from the game to sit out for two minutes. A substitute will be brought in to play for the penalized player. If the penalty is intentional the player will be removed for ten minutes. A repeated intentional penalty results in a player being removed for the remainder of the game.
STREET HOCKEY PENALTY DESCRIPTIONS
HIGH STICKING - Keep your stick DOWN. A player who carries his stick above the waist is a penalty waiting to happen. If your stick goes above your waist, you will sit down.
CHECKING - Body checks are illegal in street hockey. Do not use your body to force another player into a wall or barrier or out-of-bounds.
INTERFERENCE - You may NOT interfere with another player who does not have the puck.
CHARGING - Similar to checking - you can't run or jump or fling yourself into an opponent.