The IFF rules reference group had a meeting on March 24th to evaluate the proposals made by the member associations for game rule changes to Edition 2022. The proposals were evaluated and a list of rules for testing was prepared.
– It was a bit different to have the meeting over Teams instead of a meeting live, but we discussed all proposals and concluded which of them should be tested, says IFF Rules and Competition Committee (RACC) Chair, Martin Klabere.
– We are asking for test Associations to test two of the proposals – allowing to kick the ball more than once, and free-hit as beginning of power play after delayed penalty, he continues.
There were also two different proposals regarding installing 2+2 minutes bench penalty which would need to be tested, one as an addition to the existing scale of penalties and one which would replace the 5-minute bench penalty.
– These are partly a bit more complicated but the reference group has decided to ask the proposers to test these in addition to the tests asked for from all, Klabere concludes.
The next step in the rules process, after having asked for test Associations, is to ask the Member Associations, IFF RC, IFF RACC, IFF Athletes’ Commission and the IFF office for feedback on the evaluated list of proposals prepared by the rules reference group.
The complete process is found here!