Sport Details

Annual Leagues

Our 3-on-3 leagues with regular season games and postseason championship playoffs are traditionally offered in spring semester.

Playing Format

3-on-3 open league teams. Additional subs recommended. Team roster size is unlimited.

Playing Location

Games are played at Tallahassee Indoor Sports at 130 4 Points Way.

Related Sports

Ice hockey and field hockey are offered through our Sport Club program.

Playing Rules

General Rules

Florida State University does not provide accident insurance coverage for injuries received by Intramural Sports participants. Each participant should make sure that he/she has coverage either through family policies or the student insurance plan.

Florida State University PROHIBITS possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on University property.  Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco is also prohibited at Campus Recreation facilities. This includes the Rec SportsPlex, Main Campus Fields, Westside Courts, and Tully Gym. Violators will be asked to leave the area. Failure to do so can result in forfeiture of the contest, suspension of individuals and/or teams, and appropriate action by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities and/or FSU Police. 

Sport Rules

FSU IM Sports follows the rules established by U.S. Pond Hockey Rules except for the following modifications.​

I. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

1. Participation is limited to currently-enrolled, fee-paying FSU students, faculty members, and full-time staff.  FAMU & TCC students and members of the community are not eligible.

2. In order to participate in an intramural contest, each player must present his/her current, valid FSUCard. Check-in takes place at designated sign-in locations at the facility, not at the fields or courtside.

3. Additional information regarding player eligibility, team rosters, and participant check-in is available in the Seven Principles of Intramural Sports, available online at the FSU Intramural Sports web site and in the Intramural Sports Office in 1035 Tully Gym. Requests for exceptions to any policy must be directed to the IM administrative staff during regular weekday business hours in the Intramural Sports Office. No exceptions are granted at the fields or courts.

II. TEAM COMPOSITION

1. Games are 3-on-3, and will not have a goalie. Team rosters are unlimited.

2. A team must have two (2) players to begin a game. One (1) player constitutes a default. No players signed-in at game time will result in a forfeit.

3. Substitutions are free and unlimited during game play.

III. PLAYER EQUIPMENT

1. The Intramural Sports staff will provide sticks and pucks. Only those sticks and pucks provided by Intramural Sports will be legal for play.

2. All players on a team should wear similar colored shirts or jerseys. Pinnies will be provided if needed.

3. All players must wear closed-toed shoes.

4. Visible jewelry of any kind (earrings, studs, etc) is strictly prohibited and may not be worn during the game. Taping of jewelry is not permitted. Jewelry must be removed or the player will not be permitted to play. Casts or any items deemed dangerous by the referee may not be worn during the game. A player is subject to ejection for failure to comply after first warning.

III. TIME

1. Game time is forfeit time. If the forfeiting team wishes to remain in the league, the team captain must contact the Intramural Sports Office by 12 Noon on the next business day to present their case.

2. A game will be divided into two (2) periods of fifteen (15) minutes each. Time runs continuously unless there is an injury or unexpected interruptions. At the conclusion of each half, the teams reverse ends. There shall be five (5) minutes between halves.

3. Each team shall receive one (1) time-out.

4. 7-at-5 Mercy Rule: If a team is ahead by seven or more goals with five minutes or less remaining in the second half, the game will end.

5. Regular season games that are tied at the end of regulation time will remain tied. No overtime is played during the regular season. Playoff matches that are tied at the end of regulation time will proceed into sudden-victory overtime.

V. PLAYING SURFACE

1. All games will be played on a roller hockey rink surface. US Pond Hockey goals will be used.

VI. GAME PLAY

1. Facing Off – Play shall be started at the beginning of each half with a faceoff at center court.

2. Puck out of play – If a puck goes out of bounds, the last team to touch it loses possession. During restart, the defender must give their opponent 2-stick lengths of space.

3. Goals scored – After a goal is scored, the scoring team must give their opponent ½ court to start play.

4. Offside – There is no off-sides.

5. Icing – there is no icing.

6. Slapshots are not permitted and will result in a minor penalty.

7. Penalty Shots – A penalty shot will be taken from center ice and must be attempted within 30 seconds of the penalty being called. Anyone on the opposing team can take the shot. The team that is awarded the penalty shot will also be given possession of the puck following the penalty shot attempt (regardless of the outcome of the shot.

8. Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area. Such action will result in a minor penalty

9. Goaltending is not allowed. A player may not patrol, “camp out” or remain stationary in the crease area and act as a goaltender. A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area. The crease area is defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal.

10. Teams must give their opponents 1/2 ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place.

VII. PENALTIES

1. Minor Penalties – Referees will have the discretion to also award a “penalty shot” to the opposing team when a minor penalty is flagrant and/or a team is consistently playing in a reckless manner. Such as: hooking, slashing, incidental contact, interference, etc.

2. Major Penalties – Any major penalty, which includes any action that could possibly injure another player, will result in that player being ejected from the game. Such example include body checks, slashing, fighting, etc.

VIII. SPORTSMANSHIP

1. The mission of Intramural Sports is to provide a recreational environment for the University community which is safe and enjoyable. While the game atmosphere is often competitive, ensuring participant safety, providing a fun, social atmosphere, and promoting sportsmanlike behavior among participants, spectators, and team followers are our primary concerns. The game atmosphere should remain good-natured at all times. Participants shall maintain good sportsmanship throughout their participation in all facets of the intramural program.

2. The Sportsmanship Rating System is intended to be an objective scale by which teams’ attitude and behavior can be assessed throughout the intramural sports league and playoff seasons. Behavior before, during, and after an intramural sports contest is included in the rating. The team captain is responsible for educating and informing all players and spectators affiliated with his/her team about the system.

3. A team is responsible for the actions of the individual team members and spectators related to it. Additionally, FSU Intramural Sports does not recognize the use of coaches. Only the team captain shall speak to the officials regarding administrative matters (protests, ejections, disqualifications, etc). Furthermore, the team captain’s efforts in assisting officials/staff to calm difficult situations and to restrain troubled teammates are key to controlling team conduct.

4. Sportsmanship is vital to the conduct of every Intramural contest. In order to encourage proper conduct during games, officials, administrative personnel, and supervisors shall make decisions on whether to warn, penalize or eject players or teams for poor sportsmanship. These decisions are final. The Intramural Sports administrative staff will rule on further penalties as a result of unsportsmanlike conduct.

5. Each participant should choose his or her team members carefully, as all team members will suffer the consequences of any disciplinary action taken by the Intramural Sports staff against that team for violation of the intramural rules and sportsmanship guidelines. Protests or appeals of sportsmanship ratings will not be recognized. The Intramural Sports administrative staff reserves the right to review any rating given to a team.

6. Additional information regarding team and participant sportsmanship including the rating method, factors, and scale is available in the Sportsmanship principle of the Seven Principles of Intramural Sports, available online at the FSU Campus Recreation web site.