About Sixes

  • :30 second shot clock
  • Games are played in 4, 8-minute quarters
  • Goalies initiate play after goals are scored; draws / face-offs occur only at the startof each quarter
  • Field size is 70 x 36 meters
  • Flow of the game emphasizes tempo, with fewer stoppages in play
  • Everyone plays both sides of the field (defense/offensive); substitutions are madeon the fly
  • Rosters are comprised of 12 players, which leads to more playing time and moretouches on the ball
  • In the women’s game, defensive players cannot be penalized for entering theshooting lane of an offensive player; offensive players will be penalized for taking a shot without regard for other players.