Teams generally consist of 6 players though some institutions use 5. The size of the playing area should be considered in determining the number of participants.
Game length varies between 20-30 minutes, with some institutions using 3 periods, while others prefer 2 halves. The use of Overtime periods and “Shoot-Out” formats also varies among institutions.
For safety precautions, all institutions have required goalies to wear a helmet with a faceguard. Safety guidelines for other participants range from requiring participants to wear helmets, shin guards, etc., to prohibiting high stick play.