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Behind the Whistle: Shootout Administration

by USA Field Hockey

Each week, USA Field Hockey's Umpiring Department will provide video clips for educational purposes on recent plays/calls.

Video clips and photos are being utilized for educational purposes only and not meant to critique individual players, coaches or officials.

Watch the below video and then answer the quiz question.

Click here to answer the quiz question

The correct answer is…End the Shootout


Guidance: The attacker unfortunately steps on the ball thus creating a foul on the play. Therefore, the shootout is ended. Keep it simple, don’t over think the situation.


Shootout Regulation Appendix 8


13…Taking a shootout…

g…the shootout is completed when:

i… 8 seconds has elapsed since the starting signal;

ii… a goal is scored;

iii… the attacker commits an offense;

iv… the goalkeeper/defending player commits an unintentional offense inside or outside the circle in which case the shootout is re-taken by the same player against the same goalkeeper/defending player;

v… the goalkeeper/defending player commits an intentional offense inside or outside the circle, in which case a penalty stroke is awarded and taken;

vi… the ball goes out of play over the back-line or side-line; this includes the goalkeeper/defending player intentionally playing the ball over the back-line.