■ Helmets and mouthguards are mandatory.
■ Gloves, shin guards, elbow and knee pads are recommended, as are chest protectors for goalies.
■ Regulation broomball sticks (rubber-molded triangular head, wooden or aluminum shaft) are required.
■ No more than four men or four women per team (of six) are allowed on the ice at one time.
■ No body checking. Contact should be avoided whenever possible.
■ All substitutions are made on the fly.
■ Using hands to control a ball in the air is permitted, but only to set the ball down on the ice, not to pass or shoot on goal.
■ Kicking the ball forward to one’s own stick is permitted, but not in order to pass to a teammate or shoot.
■ Except for goalies, sliding or diving to block a ball is not allowed.
■ Penalties may be called for holding an opponent’s stick, tripping, hooking, slashing, high-sticking, dangerous play, or verbally abusing an official.
Source: SBS broomball