The object of the game is to shoot the broomball in to the opponent's net, scoring a goal each time this is done. The team with the most goals at the end of all three 12 minute periods will be declared the winner.
Teams of 5 players each are equipped with brooms and sent out on the ice in their sneakers. Helmets, provided by the Intramural Sports Department, are required at all times to ensure the safety of all participants.
The ice will be divided into three courts of equal sizes with the boundaries designated by cones. All of a team's substitutes must stay in the designated sub boxes until they are ready to enter the game.
All teams must have a goalie for the duration of the game. Goalies may wear baseball gloves or hockey forward gloves, but may not wear hockey goalie equipment. Special goalie sticks are provided.
One of the major rules, created to promote the safety of all participants, is that no player may intentionally slide. Any slide result in a penalty shot being awarded to the opponent.