1-6-5: Required eye protection must meet the 2713 ASTM standard for field hockey at the time of manufacturing. This clarifies the labeling of protective eyewear and what is permissible for athletes.
1-7-1 a-f: The goalkeeper is permitted to use all of their protective equipment, body and stick to play the ball in their circle.
1-7-2: Clearly defines where and how the goalkeeper may play the ball outside the circle but within the 25-yard line.
Misconduct penalties apply if the goalkeeper plays the ball beyond the 25-yard line.
2-1-5: Ensures timer is watching both officials on field and is consistent with officials training as well as current trends of the sport.
3-3-9: All criteria associated with dribbling applies to a ball off the ground.
4-4-8: Clarification that too many players on the field is a violation of the substitution rule and the penalties that apply.
3-1-6: Redefined that an extra player on the field is an ineligible player.
9-1-1: All free hits are taken at the spot of the foul. Below the 25-yard line all players must be five yards away. If an opponent is within 5 yards, the opponent(s) must not interfere with the hit, attempt to play the ball or influence the play.