As the governing body for international hockey, the FIH is also responsible for the rules of the sport. The official FIH Rulebook is published once every two years. To order a copy of the printed Rulebook, please click here. To view the complete Rulebook online, click on the links below:
Please see below for the Opt Out Request Form for National Associations and Continental Federations
Clarification of when the Rules of Hockey apply and when FIH Tournament Regulations apply.
Information about the new version of the game developed specifically for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
All changes from previous version indicated in red
Rulebook for Hockey5s as of 1 July 2014
Rulebook for Hockey5s with effect from 1 January 2015
*Rules of Hockey 2015 and FIH Tournament Regulations which vary the Rules of Hockey – Opt Out Request Form for National Associations and Continental FederationsClick here to access the form
Are you new to the sport of hockey and don't know a penalty corner from a red card? Then read on to learn the basics of the sport that is played in more than 150 countries worldwide.
There are always dozens of questions surrounding the rules of hockey and their application. Here you can find some of the queries that the FIH hears most often. See if your question makes our 'greatest hits'.