The Basic rule of contact is equal pressure. As long as a defensive player has two hands on their stick, they can contact another player with the ball. We cannot push off the other player.
We can check another player with our body when the ball is within 5 feet of the player. A check is legal if it is from the front or side, with two hands together on the stick and not extending the arms during the check. We can poke check with the stick and can hit another player’s stick, as long as they have possession of the ball so long as the defensive player has two hands on their stick and less than a 90 degree stick path.
Penalties of varying levels will occur for incorrect contact. The main penalties are: