2018 International Rules

28. 30 YARD HIT (PENALTY 2)

a.) A penalty hit 30 yards from the back line of the fouling team opposite the middle of the goal or, if preferred, the spot from where the foul occurred (the choice to rest with the team fouled). For a penalty hit opposite the middle of the goal, all of the fouling team shall be positioned behind their back line, outside of the goal, until the ball is hit, or hit at, and once the ball is put into play, no player of the fouling team may enter the field. All players of the team fouled not hitting must be behind the 30 yard line. The team fouled may hit or hit at the ball only once and may not make another play on or affect the course of the ball

b.) If, in the opinion of the Umpire, when taking the Penalty 2 (30 yards), the penalty hit would have resulted in a goal, but is prevented by the fouling team, having improperly entered the field or passed the back line before the ball is hit, the hit shall be considered a goal for the team fouled.

c.) If, in the opinion of the Umpire, when taking the Penalty 2 (30 yards), if the penalty hit were deflected by the fouling team or was hit wide by the hitter, and a defending player had improperly entered the field or had passed the back line before the ball is hit, the hit shall be taken again.