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Rules to play Broomball

21. Gameplay
A typical game of broomball is broken up into two or three periods. Each team has a goaltender plus five other players, typically two defenders and three attackers two forwards and one center. If the ice surface is especially small, some leagues use fewer players on the ice.

The object of the game is to score goals into the opponents goal or net. The team with the most goals at the end of a game is declared the winner. In some tournaments, if the scores are tied after regular time, an additional overtime period is played to determine a winner. In the overtime period in most cases, six players, three on each team, play five minutes without a goalie. The team to score more goals in the overtime period is declared the winner. In the event of another tie, a second overtime period may be played. In some games a shootout period will be played. The shooter has the choice to have the ball placed a specified distance from the net or, like in hockey, can play the ball from center ice.

22. Officials
1. The officials shall not permit any player to wear equipment that, in his her judgment is dangerous to other players. Players may not wear jewelry. The officials shall make the final decision on acceptable equipment.
2. The officials shall have power to make decisions on any points not specifically covered in the rules. The officials shall conduct the game in accordance with the rules.
3. The officials shall penalize unsportsmanlike conduct by any player, coach, substitute, team attendant, or spectator by removing them from the game and the area. If such an event occurs, it will be reflected in that teams sportsmanship rating.
4. There is one official per game. He or she will keep track of the time with a stopwatch
23. Goalies
1. May use a broom.
2. Can use their hands and may catch and or freeze the ball as long as some part of their body is in the crease. If completely out of the crease and ball is frozen, an indirect shot is awarded to the opponent at the spot of the infraction. If the goalie elects to freeze the ball, a faceoff should take place at the closest faceoff circle. If faceoff circles are not available, award an indirect shot to the opposing team at center ice.
3. The goalie may not roll or throw the ball out of their own half of the ice without another player from either team touching the pass before the center line. If this occurs, possession of the ball will be given to the opponent at center ice for an indirect shot.
4. A goalie leaving the crease loses all goalie privileges.
5. Goalie may wear a softball or baseball glove. Hockey goalie trappers and blockers are not allowed. A helmet with a facemask is required and will be provided. Goalies have first priority towards helmets with a facemask.
6. The goalie may be pulled or put back into goal at any time, as long as the officials have been notified.
24. Other policies
1. No Alcohol Allowed. Anyone who has been drinking will be ejected immediately and removed from the building.

2. If fan abuse toward a team or any of the officials reaches an unacceptable level, those individuals will be ejected from the facility and a team penalty may be assessed to the team responsible for the fans.

3. Participants should be aware that there is a risk of injury in intramural activities due to the inherent nature of the activities. Individuals participate in intramural activities at their own risk.

25. Scoring
Forming a team is easy. Find 8 15 people who want to play broomball. No experience necessary. If you want to get on a team contact a league in your area to get on their draft list.
26. Time outs
Each team is allowed one 1 minute time out per game.
No time outs are allowed during overtime.


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