2015-16 season rule changes for hockey. No more long corners

There are some FIH rule changes for the coming 2015-1 season. Click here to find out more detail about the 2015 rule changes

The key ones players need to know about are…

  • No more long corners. If the ball is sent over the back line unintentionally by a defender, it won’t be a long corner now. Instead, the ball will be moved back to the 23 line, in line with where it went off the back of the pitch.
  • If an attacking free hit is awarded just outside the circle, it can be taken from that point and will no longer be moved back to the dotted line. The ball still needs to move five feet or be touched by another player before entering the circle.