What is Field Hockey?


Field hockey is a field team sport similar to soccer. The game can be played on grass, watered turf, artificial turf or synthetic field. Each team plays with ten field players and a goalkeeper. Players use sticks made of wood, carbon fiber, or fiber glass, to hit a round, hard, plastic ball. The length of the hockey stick is based on the player’s individual height: the top of the stick usually comes to the players hip, and taller players typically have longer sticks. The sticks have a round side and a flat side, and only the flat face of the stick is allowed to be used. Goalies often wear leg pads, chest protector, blocking hand pads and a helmet. The uniform consists of shin guards, shoes, shorts or a skirt, a mouthguard and a jersey.

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