Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
Ruleset Modifications and Additions for 2014
Below are links to threads for each rule modification or addition that I’d initially like for people to discuss for the 2014 ruleset. The goal here is to get a public discussion going and give everyone the opportunity to contribute. After some time for discussion, I’ll make a new thread with polls on each rule issue to see where the community opinion sits. Following this, we'll begin the work of modifying and finalizing the language of the ruleset. Finally, I'll post the updated ruleset and give even MORE time for people to sift through it for things forgotten. Six months from now, we’ll have a modified ruleset for the 2014 season.
I'd like to add that I don't know at this time how NAH representation will factor into this. But we have a lot of time to work this out and I will always keep this thread updated with everything I know about how the process will unfold. It would be my preference to just work on getting the new ruleset completed and then have the representative body vote to approve it on the whole, given the participation of the constituency here on the forums. But I only like that because it sounds easy. Anyway, we'll figure this out and make sure it's passed on through this thread.
If there is a discussion you’d like to have about a rule that isn’t present here, email me: email@example.com. I will create a new thread and add it to this list.
1) High Sticking
2) The Future of the Shot
3) Unsportsmanlike Conduct
4) Restructuring the Time Out
5) Court Requirements and Game Format
6) Restarting Play After Out-of-Bounds Ball
7) Where to Start the Joust
8) Double Goalie/Addition of a Crease
9) Restarting Play After a Goal
10) Ball Jointing
Keep it focused, please. Help each other. Compromise. Change your opinions. Work it out. Keep in mind that these additions and modifications are for the NAH tournaments for 2014. <3