About Sixes

  • :30 second shot clock
  • Games played in four 8-minute quarters
  • Goalies initiate play after goals are scored; draws/face-offs occur only at the start of each quarter
  • 70 x 36 meter field
  • Emphasizes tempo, with fewer stoppages in play
  • Everyone plays both sides of the field (defense/offense); substitutions made on the fly
  • Rosters comprised of 12 players, leading to more playing time and more touches on the ball
  • On the women’s side, defensive players are not penalized for entering the shooting lane of an offensive player; offensive players are penalized for taking a shot without regard for other players