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Adult Floor Hockey Leagues

League Information

League Information

  • Teams play a season (8 games) plus tournament
  • Games are played 4-on-4 plus goalie or with rostered players
  • Games are played at Evergreen School
  • Game times are 6-9 pm
  • Teams are required to wear team colors
  • Players must bring their own protective gear and sticks (wrapped in white tape)
  • Cash awards and trophies for regular season and playoff champions

Team Registration must include all of the following:

  • Team Registration Form **
  • Completed Roster (minimum of six players) (turned into by the first game)
  • League Fee*
  • Returning Team Discount* (turned in by the Returning Team Deadline)

* No partial payments or deposits accepted. ** No slots are held over the phone.

Schedule & Standings

Summer 2019 League Schedule & Standings
Tuesday Competitive Comp Schedule

 

Winter 2019 League Schedule & Standings
Tuesday Competitive Comp Schedule

 

Fall 2018 League Schedule/Standings
Tuesday Competitive Comp Schedule

Rules

Captains Responsibilities

It is the captains’ responsibility:

  • inform their players concerning all rules and regulations prior to the first game and as many times thereafter as necessary to make sure that no violations occur
  • for the conduct of their team members and any team spectators
  • to make sure all league fees are paid
  • to make sure all roster and waivers are submitted
  • notifying the Carol Stream Park District of a players change of address, phone number or email address
  • inform players of scheduled games, schedule changes, make-ups, and standings
  • check the score to ensure accuracy
  • check the final score which is listed on the home team’s official score sheet

Captain Unavailable

If it is known that the captain is unavailable during a certain period of time, it is the responsibility of that captain to call or email the Athletic Supervisor and submit another contact name, if other than the assistant captain.

Conduct

Dismissal

  • Persistent poor behavior, including harassment of officials or other teams, (aka “trash talking”) may result in the dismissal of that team from the league and loss of returning team status. Teams exhibiting such behavior receive a written warning from the Athletic Supervisor. Issuance of a second warning for team misbehavior results in that team is being placed on probationary status with possible individual suspensions to follow.

Disqualification From Game

  • An individual player is ejected from the game by accumulating four minor penalties during a single game and charged a $25 fine.
  • An individual player is ejected from the game by accumulating two major penalties during a single game and charged a $25 fine.
  • An individual player is ejected from the game by accumulating one major and two minor penalties during a single game and charged a $25 fine.
  • When any player throws their stick for any reason the other team receives an automatic penalty shot and that individual is ejected from the game and possible suspension, as determined by the official, and charged a $25 fine.
  • The Athletic Supervisor has the right to disqualify any player or team from league play due to unsportsmanlike conduct with no league refund.
  • Teams are not able to replace a disqualified player(s) on their roster at any time.

Ejection

  • Intoxication is not tolerated. If a player is suspected of breaking this rule they need to leave the gym immediately. The referee or facility staff reserves the right to make this call. Any player under the influence of alcohol, or mind-altering substances is ejected with a suspension for the next game. The captain also is ejected for the remainder of the game.
  • Any unsportsmanlike behavior such as abuse of equipment, taunting, etc. that results in ejection shall automatically disqualify the offending player or captain for the next game on a first offense, and for the rest of the season (including any post-season play) for the second ejection.
  • Any player ejected from the game must leave the building or facility immediately.

Major Penalties (Resulting In A Five-minute Penalty)

  • Any of the Minor Penalties can be given as a Major Penalty at the discretion of the referee.
  • Personal Misconduct – Disrespect to an official, excessive profanity, abuse of facility or equipment, or actions that incite a fight.
  • Charging and Checking from Behind – When a player who runs, jumps into or charges an opponent.
  • Spearing or Butt-Ending – Stabbing at an opponent with the tip of the blade end or the butt-end of the stick.
  • Cross Checking – Thrusting your stick shaft across an opponent with no part of the stick on the floor.

Minor Penalties (Resulting In A Two-minute Penalty)

  • Tripping – Using the stick or body to cause a player to trip or fall
  • Elbowing – Using the elbow as the primary contact point
  • Kneeing – Using the knee as the primary contact point
  • Too Many Players on the Floor – Having more than the legal number of players on the floor. Any member of the offending team may serve this penalty.
  • Interference – Making intentional contact with an opponent who is not in possession of the puck in an effort to impede them and should be removed from the playing surface at the next stop in play. Any contact with the goalie that impedes their ability to make a play on the puck is immediately called interference.
  • Playing with a Broken Stick – When a stick breaks it should be dropped immediately and should be removed from the playing surface at the next stop in play.
  • Boarding – Ramming an opponent into the boards or walls, whether they have the puck or not.
  • Illegal Use of the Hands – Using hands to gain an advantage over an opponent (such as grabbing the opponent’s stick or jersey).
  • Body Checking or Roughing – Excessive body contact with another player.
  • Delay of the Game – Any action that hinders the completion of the game under its normal time. This shall include, but not be limited to, floor players deliberately freezing the puck, discarding goalie equipment onto the playing surface to stop a puck or player, intentionally dislodging the net, intentionally taking a non-penalty infraction to stop play, or deliberately lying on or pulling the puck into your body. If a goalie freezes the puck outside the goal area and no part of the body is in the goal area, a delay of game penalty is assessed.
  • Hooking – Using your stick to slow an opponent, usually from behind. When only the sticks come in contact, no penalty shall be called.
  • High Sticking – Raising the stick above the goal crossbar and hitting another player with a stick.
  • Lifting Sticks – Using the stick to interfere with an opponent’s stick or lifting the stick of another player in the air above the goal crossbar.
  • Slashing – Hitting or attempting to hit your opponent with your stick in a chopping or swinging motion. Could also be a major penalty based on impact.

Misconduct Penalties (Resulting In Ejection, At The Minimum)

  • Any of the Major Penalties can be given as a Game Misconduct Penalty at the discretion of the official.
  • $25 fine for any Misconduct Penalty
  • Game Misconduct – Any action that is deliberate with the intent to injure another player or an official.
  • Assessed a Five-minute Major Penalty – Can be served by any other player on the team. The ejected player must leave the facility before play resumes.

Non-penalty Infractions (Resulting In A Faceoff) 

  • Hand passing – Passing the puck directly to a teammate with your hand. Catching an airborne puck is considered legal provided the player drops the puck in a straight line down to the floor to his or her stick. If done illegally, a face-off results.
  • Kicking – The puck may not be intentionally kicked into the offensive goal. However, the puck may be played with the foot to another player.
  • Sliding – Sliding is illegal by anyone other than the goalie.
  • Diving – Diving is illegal by anyone other than the goalie.
  • Off-sides – Can occur if the ball is thrown by the goaltender beyond the centerline before it’s touched by a teammate, without first being touched by an opponent. It is not off-sides if the goalie uses his stick to send it across half court. Off-sides can also occur during a face-off.
  • High Sticking – Raising the stick above the crossbar without hitting a player results in a change of possession.
  • Covering Ball – No player, but the goalie may cover the ball intentionally result of this play is a change of possession.

Penalties

  • The offending player shall serve the time unless otherwise specified. That player shall go directly off the court and remain there until the referee indicates the penalty time has expired.
  • After a penalty occurs, a face-off takes place at the designated location.
  • Minor Penalties result in a two-minute penalty and the responsible team must play shorthanded during that period.
  • Minor penalties are completed after two minutes or if the opposing team scores a goal.
  • When a goalie receives a minor penalty, any player (male or female) can serve the penalty.
  • Major penalties result in a five-minute penalty and the responsible team must play shorthanded during that period.
  • Major penalties do not terminate when a goal is scored.
  • If the penalty time is unexpired at the end of a period the penalty carries over into the next regular period or sudden death play.
  • When a goalie receives a major penalty, the clock stops until a sub puts on the necessary equipment to allow the penalized goalie to serve the penalty.
  • Misconduct penalties result in ejection from the game and possible suspension or ejection from the league, as determined by the official.

Penalty Shots

A penalty shot is a one-on-one opportunity against the goalie resulting from:

  • A player throwing a stick for any reason.
  • A player being illegally defended or roughed when they have a clean break with the puck and are moving towards the opponent’s goal in an attempt to score.
  • An intentional foul or penalty that denies a sure goal.

Resuming Play after the penalty shot, the game resumes with a center floor face-off. Following the penalty, no penalty time shall be served if the penalty shot was called due to a minor penalty or non-penalty infraction, however, if the penalty shot was called due to a major penalty or game misconduct penalty, the penalty time shall be served.

Suspension

  • Any physical conduct or fighting with another player, coach, spectator, official, or Carol Stream Park District employee before, during, or after a game is not tolerated. Any player or coach participating in any physical contact or conduct is automatically suspended for a minimum of one (1) game with possible league suspension and civil action. The team is fined $25 per individual suspended. This fee must be paid prior to the team’s next game or a forfeit is enforced. Teams are not allowed to replace the suspended player on their roster.
  • Any player who verbally threatens a player, coach, spectator, official, or Carol Stream Park District employee before, during, or after a game suspended a minimum of six (6) games with a possible league suspension.
  • Teams are responsible for the conduct of their spectators. Spectators’ behavior can result in the same suspensions as stated above.
  • During a player’s suspension, the player cannot attend any scheduled games of the Carol Stream Park District recreation floor hockey league. Any player which plays during a suspension is considered an illegal player and the team forfeits the game.
  • The Carol Stream Park District and the Village of Carol Stream ordinances prohibit any alcoholic beverages on Carol Stream Park District property. Players and captains are subject to game suspensions or team forfeitures. Teams are held responsible for fans.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

  • Fair play and sportsmanship are the responsibility of every player and captain.
  • Unsportsmanlike Conduct (USC) Penalties result in the player sitting on the bench for two minutes. No Exceptions. Teams and Players are also fined $25 for each player that receives two (2) unsportsmanlike penalties’ or ejected from the game for any reason. This fee must be paid in full before the next scheduled game. If this fee is not paid, the player is not be allowed to play, and the team is required to pay the fine for that player. Every 3 unsportsmanlike penalties (no matter when it came, first game, second game, and last game) also receive a $25 dollar fine.
  • Any player receiving two (2) unsportsmanlike conduct penalties or two (2) major penalties in one game is removed from the game and must leave the facility. Also, any player that receives two (2) unsportsmanlike conduct penalties or ejected for any reason from the game should sit for at least one (1) game and is assessed by the athletic supervisor if needs to be longer.
  • Any team receiving Four (4) unsportsmanlike conduct penalties forfeits the game.
  • Officials or staff may issue unsportsmanlike conduct fouls or remove a player from the game or facility.
  • Any drugs (unless prescribed by a physician) or alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited on Carol Stream Park District property. The following applies to parking lots as well as all Carol Stream Park District facilities.
    • Players caught with alcoholic beverages are suspended from the game and the next game.
    • Players caught with alcohol after the game are suspended for the next game.
    • The second time a player has been caught with alcohol; he is suspended from the league.
    • Players caught with drugs are reported to the Police and suspended as above.
    • If the problem continues, the team forfeits the game.
    • Spectators are escorted from the park if caught with alcohol.
    • Carol Stream Park District and Village Police are empowered to issue tickets to violators in addition to the penalties listed above.

Eligibility

  • Players must be at least age 17 at the team’s first scheduled game.
  • All players must have their names, home addresses, and home phone numbers on the team roster and waiver form before they can participate in any Carol Stream Park District game.
  • All players must have a photo ID at all games to verify that they are a rostered player

An ineligible player is:

  • A player who is not age 17 on or before the first scheduled game.
  • A player using a false name.
  • A player using an improper address.
  • A player with no photo ID.
  • A player with incomplete roster information.
  • A player on more than one roster.

Equipment

The official has the right to remove any piece of equipment which they deem to be dangerous, All equipment (sticks, protective gear, etc.) must be provided by the participants, with the exception of hockey balls or pucks.

Jewelry

  • No jewelry of any kind may be worn. Facial or body piercings may not be taped, they must be removed.
  • Religious and Medical Alert medals are not considered jewelry.
    • Religious medals must be taped and worn under the uniform.
    • Medical Alert medals must be taped and may be visible.

Photo ID

  • NO ID, NO PLAY. All players must have a photo ID at all games to verify that they are a rostered player.

Protective Equipment

  • Goggles are optional.
  • Gloves, shin guards, mouth guards, and knee pads are recommended.
  • Goalies must wear helmets with a mask.
  • Hockey gloves are allowed for the goalies (baseball mitts or catching gloves are also acceptable).
  • Other goalie pads or protective gear is recommended.

Sticks

  • Participants are eligible to use their own sticks if they have a plastic, fiberglass, or taped wooden blade.
  • Shafts should be wood (tape wrap applied), fiberglass, or plastic (no aluminum shafts allowed).
  • The blade must be taped with white tape (reduce scuff marks on the floor).

Uniforms

  • Team colors have been chosen at the start of the season.
  • Wear your appropriate team color during each game.

Injuries

Teams are reminded that the Carol Stream Park District does not carry insurance covering injuries incurred while participating in the Carol Stream Park District Volleyball League.

Post-season Play - Tournaments & Playoffs

A post-season tournament is conducted at the end of the league play. Regular season and post-season tournament awards vary.

Overtime

  • A five-minute running clock sudden death period is played.
  • During a post-season sudden death period, a team is not reduced by time penalties so that it has fewer than two players on the floor.

Tournament Format

  • League standings determine the seeding of each team in the tournament.
  • Several games may be played in succession, which is common in tournament play.
  • Tournament rules are the same as regular-season rules unless noted.

Roster

Fill Out Roster – Rosters can be filled out online on our website.

Changes

  • No changes to the roster allowed after midseason. Except in the case of an injury. A doctor’s excuse is required and the replacement player must be of similar ability to the injured player. Advanced approval by the Athletic Supervisor is required for any change(s).
  • Last-minute additions can be added during the game on a hard copy roster. After the game players must fill out the online roster.

Checks

  • Each week has at least 1 or 2 games roster checked prior to game time, both teams rosters are checked.
  • Random roster checks start week 3.
  • Teams may request a roster check prior to the game time. Roster protests must be made prior to the start of the game.
  • If that player does not have a valid ID and the team cannot prove they are on the roster, that player is not allowed to participate.

Deadlines

  • Rosters are due before the team’s first scheduled game.
  • Filling Out
    • Teams are required to fill out a game roster with player name and number each game.
    • All roster information must be complete for a player to be eligible for league play. If any information is incomplete the player is ineligible until all information is completed on the roster form.
    • Any team giving false information on a roster shall be dismissed from the league without any money being refunded.
    • No nicknames are to be used on the roster.
    • Any player not complying is declared ineligible.
  • All players must be age 17 or older. Proof of age (by valid driver’s license or state I.D. may be required at the game).
  • All players must be listed with their signature on the official Carol Stream Park District roster.
  • Up to fifteen players are allowed on the roster and any of these players may be used as subs throughout the league and in the post-season tournament.

Player Minimum & Maximum

  • Roster maximum of 15 players.
  • Teams consist of five players, including 4-floor players and a goalie.
  • Teams are allowed a minimum of three-floor players and a goaltender without forfeit.
  • There are no regulations as to how many males or females must be on a team.

Schedules

  • The Carol Stream Park District reserves the right to change or adapt all floor hockey schedules in any way necessary to operate the league with proper notice to the team captain either in writing or by phone. Schedules are updated on the webpage and given to captains at the soonest game.
  • Anytime there are make-ups, rescheduling, rainouts, playoffs, etc., they are scheduled at the convenience of the Carol Stream Park District facilities and staff.
  • Rescheduled games take place wherever the games fit (most games, but not all are put at the end of the season).

Standings

Tiebreaker Policy

Tiebreaker Policy for playoff seeding are the following procedures, in order, until all ties are broken:

  • Head to head competition between the tied teams. The team must beat all other teams tied in standing to with this tiebreaker.
  • Any team with a forfeit during the regular season automatically loses all ties even for the head to head tiebreaker.
  • Least points allowed for the entire season.
  • Point differential for the entire regular season.
  • Strength of schedule if not all teams have played each other.
  • Coin flip.

Scoring

All goals are worth one point.

Forfeits

  • Any team, that does not turn in a roster before their first game forfeits the game.
  • If a team fails to have at least 4 rostered players by game time, or after the 10-minute grace period, the game is awarded to the opposing team. Carry enough rostered players to not forfeit during the season.
  • If a team cannot field the minimum number of players for any reason the game is over and shall be declared a forfeit.
  • Once an official declares a game forfeited, the game cannot be played.
  • The team that forfeits a game loses 21-0.
  • Any team that forfeits two (2) games is not allowed to participate in the post-season tournament.

Protests

  • No protests.
  • All referee decisions are final.

The Game

Advancing

  • The puck may be advanced by the blade of the stick or by kicking the puck.
  • Floor players may not bat or throw the puck at any time.

Goals

  • A goal is scored when the puck completely crosses the goal line before the time expires.
  • No offensive player may score a goal by kicking or throwing the puck into the net.
  • In cases where the net moves, it is up to the referee to determine if the ball would have gone in the net and thus been a goal. If the defense intentionally moves the goal it is up to the ref to continue to play or to declare a delay of the game penalty.
  • No goal may be scored by kicking the puck directly into the opponent’s net.

Goal Tenders

  • One player must be designated as the goalie for each team. This player is the only player to have goalie rights.
  • The goalie may use any means possible to stop the puck with their body, glove, or stick. This includes leaving their feet to play a puck.
  • When the goalie has control of the puck, a short whistle is blown, and opposing players are required to back up to the free-throw line allowing the goalie to play the ball.
  • The goalie may leave the goal area at any time, however, once out of the goal area, they must follow all rules that apply to floor players.
  • If a team wishes to pull their goalie and add a floor player, this team relinquishes all of their goalie rights.
  • Defensive players may enter the goal area to stop a shot on goal; they may not however freeze the puck. If a defensive player freezes the puck, the result shall be a two-minute delay of game penalty.

Referees

  • A referee is provided for each game by the Park District.
  • The referee has the power to remove any player(s) from a game or the facility if deemed necessary.
  • The referee may stop the clock at any time if they feel that a team is purposefully stalling or intentionally delaying the game, or to prevent a possible injury.

Substitutions

  • All substitutions occur on the fly, while play is ongoing.
  • There is no limit on the number of substitutions per team.
  • The player entering the game must not enter the game until the player leaving the floor is off and has entered their respective substitution zone.
  • The player entering the field of play cannot touch the ball until the departed player has entered their substitution zone.
  • Substitution may be authorized by the official (i.e. injuries, blood, etc…)
  • Goalies may only be substituted during a time-out, during intermission, due to an injury, or if an equipment change is necessary. The goalie may be pulled at any time to provide an extra attacker.

Timing

Games consist of two twenty-five minute periods with a two-minute intermission between the periods.

There is a running clock throughout the game, maintained by the referee.

The clock is stopped only for injuries, otherwise it is a continuously running clock until the final two minutes of the game, at which time it stops on every whistle unless the point differential is 6 or more goals.

Beginning the Game

  • To begin the game, the ball is dropped at center court by the referee for a face-off. The ball is in play when it hits the floor.

Overtime

  • If a regular-season game ends in a tie, it goes to a 3 man shootout.
  • The teams must state which three players are going to shoot, however, they do not have to state in which order they are shooting.
  • Shooters start at mid-court and get one shot on goal.
  • If tied after all players have shot game ends in a tie.
  • If the score is still tied, the deadlock is broken by both teams taking three penalty shots to determine the winner.
  • If the score is still tied, the deadlock is broken by both teams taking three penalty shots to determine the winner. The teams must state which three players are going to shoot, however, they do not have to state in which order they are shooting. Shooters start at mid-court and get one shot on goal. If the score is still tied, the same three players must continue to shoot until there is a winner – no substitutions allowed.
  • If the goalie, in the eyes of the referee, “takes a player out” in the sudden death round, this results in a goal.

Time Outs

  • Each team is granted two timeouts per game.

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