Field Hockey and Lacrosse Equipment Store in New Jersey
Founded in the Spring of 2011, A Chic with Stix, LLC. is a specialty field hockey and lacrosse equipment store for serious female athletes, located in Central New Jersey.
Owned by Kendra Castellano, a field hockey and lacrosse enthusiast who encountered a major dilemma in her past, A Chic with Stix was established to provide a solution for female athletes encountering the same dilemma Kendra knew all too well.
Dilemma of The Past
Throughout her playing days, Kendra was a firm believer that a cardboard box and a shipping label was no way to try out a field hockey or lacrose stick. Before A Chic with Stix, that scenario was the only option for Kendra, and many other female athletes like Kendra in Central New Jersey, when it came to purchasing serious field hockey and lacrosse equipment. Local stores proved to not carry products from some of the more technologically advanced field hockey brands like Dita, Grays, Gryphon, Princess, TK, Zoppo, STX, Harrow, and deBeer.
The truth is, the average field hockey and/or lacrosse player has a stick in her hand during the season for approximately 620 minutes per week! With that being said, how can you not get a feel for a stick before you buy it?
Your Present Solution
Hence, “A Chic with Stix” was born. The sole purpose of the business is to educate female athletes more on finding the right field hockey and/or lacrosse stick in regards to size, type, and position. The store also provides an area for you to try out the stick before purchasing it.
Come check out the pressure free environment where you can learn the science behind buying a field hockey and/or lacrosse stick that’s right for YOU.
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Field Hockey Equipment, Buy Field Hockey Gear at SportsUnlimited.com
Field hockey players are a demanding bunch due to the undying love they have for their game. Sports Unlimited answers athletes’ demands, and carries the best field hockey equipment from the top brands in the industry, including all of the latest and greatest field hockey sticks, goalie gear, and field hockey apparel. Whether you’re just hitting the field for the first time, or you’re a seaoned veteran, commanding your team to victory, we have the field hockey gear you need at prices you’ll love, almost as much as you love the game.
Your field hockey stick is the connection between you and the ball. It turns your natural talents into action, but why shouldn’t it be working for you out there? We carry a wide selection of incredible field hockey sticks featuring new materials, various flexes, and different touches, to give you exactly what you need to fit your game, and take it to the next level. Find sticks for everyone from youths to elite players, plus goalie and indoor field hockey sticks! We carry them all from the most trusted brands in the industry, who continuously push the boundaries; Grays, Cranbarry, Adidas, Dita, STX, Brine, Voodoo, Mohinder and also Sports Unlimited exclusive brand STRYK. We even bring on new brands like TK, Gryphon, and Slazenger, with new and impressive technologies, as soon as they hit the market!
We pride ourselves on offering an impressive selection, with all of the latest developments in performance field hockey equipment, at even more impressive prices. We want to give all you field hockey players out there the best gear for the best prices so you can play at the top of your game, and look cool while doing it. That’s why we not only stock sticks and protective gear, but we also have huge selections of field hockey bags, gloves, goggles, shoes, shin guards, and field hockey apparel. We even have an entire department committed to providing your team with custom field hockey uniforms! So make Sports Unlimited your one-stop shop for all of the top brands in the game, and check back often. We’re bringing on new brands and cool new gear every day!
Field Hockey Camps & Clinics | Princeton University Sports Camps> Home Page > camps > Field Hockey Camps & Clinics
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- All campers must be fully vaccinated.
Full vaccination is defined as 2 weeks after the second Moderna or Pfizer shot or 2 weeks after the one Johnson & Johnson shot.
- All campers must provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Upon arrival, campers will need to provide a negative PCR/Antigen test that has been administered & received within 72 hours of the camp/clinic start date. Please keep in mind that “home tests” are not acceptable.
- Limited access on campus. Please limit the number of individuals traveling to campus with each camper and keep in mind that spectators will not be allowed during indoor or outdoor sports camps/clinics.
- Medical and Religious Exemptions. Medical and religious exemptions will not be accepted for 2021-22 Sports Clinics.
For more information, please review all Frequently Asked Questions.
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FIELD HOCKEY CAMPS
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|Hamilton PAL Field Hockey 2021|
|When:||June 7th through 23rd|
|Where:||Steinert High School Hockey Field|
|(Adjacent to student parking lot on Klockner Rd. side of school)|
|Time:||6:00pm – 7:00 pm|
|Cost:||$75.00 per person ($35.00 for additional members of same family) All monies go to Hamilton PAL. Fee is for all dates and includes a reversible pinnie, ball and mouthguard.|
|What to Bring:||All campers should wear sneakers (athletic ones), bring water, shin guards (the same kind as soccer players wear). We will provide a field hockey stick (which will be collected at the end of camp), a ball, a mouth guard and a reversible pinnie.|
|Additional Information:||The PAL Field Hockey Camp is designed to introduce girls to the sport of field hockey and hopefully increase their interest in the sport. It also acts as a feeder system to all three of our local high schools.|
|Alyson Setzer, Director of the program, served as the head field hockey coach at Steinert High School for 21 years. She is employed by the Hamilton Township School District as a learning consultant, and has been in education for over 35 years. She played field hockey at both the high school and collegiate level, has won an NCAA Field Hockey Championship, and has been named Coach of the Year twice in her tenure at Steinert. Along with Ms. Setzer, current coaches from all three Hamilton High Schools, and experienced high school players will assist with instruction.|
|The Camp is open to all girls in grades 4 through 9. Campers are divided by both age and ability levels. All campers learn various offensive and defensive skills, use those skills in game like situations, and participate in a non-competitive atmosphere.|
|The following guidelines to ensure COVID safety will be implemented during each session.
|Should you have any questions, please email them to: [email protected]|
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Jenny Tafro is the Head Field Hockey Coach at Ramapo College.
Jennifer Tafro enters her fifth season at the helm of the Roadrunner field hockey program.
The 2020-2021 Roadrunners advanced to the NJAC Tournament Championship for the first time in program history earning NJAC Runner-Up. Victoria Docherty earned NJAC First Team All-Conference while Mariah Tovar, Maggie Farrell, Emily Ricciardi and Samantha Stolker were all named NJAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.
Senior Samantha Stolker, sophomores Lucy MacKenzie and Tori Waschek and freshman Eden Brojakowski have all been named NFHCA Scholar of Distinction for the 2020 Fall semester. 19 team members earned NFHCA National Academic Squad; Eden Brojakowski, Erin Callery*, Sam Conrad, Victoria Ewanis*, Colleen Farrell, Maggie Farrell, Kristen Gallo, Emily Glutz, Gabbi Gomez, Chloe Heller, Talitha Joustra, Lucy MacKenzie, Clare Nugent, Angela Oskierko, Kelli Ratkoski, Emily Ricciardi, Samantha Stolker*, Tori Waschek, Macie Werynski.
Following the 2019 season, Lucy MacKenzie, Clare Nugent, Samantha Stolker and Tori Waschek all earned Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction. 13 Roadrunners were named to the Zag/NFHCA Division III National Academic team: Erin Callery, Victoria Ewanis, Emily Glutz, Talitha Joustra, Autumn Laird, Lucy MacKenzie, Clare Nugent, Angela Oskierko, Kelli Ratkoski, Emily Ricciardi, Samantha Stolker, Tori Waschek and Macie Werynski. The 2019 squad was also awarded the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award for earning a 3.0 GPA or better in the classroom. On the field, Victoria Ewanis was named NJAC First Team All-Conference. The Roadrunners posted a 6-12 overall record.
The 2018 Roadrunners recorded a 5-12 overall record (4-5 at home). Melissa Choka earned NJAC Honorable Mention All-Conference honors while the squad was named one of the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Team Award. This award is given to programs with a 3.0 GPA or better in the academic year. 13 Roadrunners were named to the Zag/NFHCA Division III National Academic team: Tracy Barhorst, Jessica Cacoso, Erin Callery, Melissa Choka, Melissa Doran, Victoria Ewanis, Stacey Faria, Autumn Laird, Angela Oskierko, Kelli Ratkoski, Samantha Stolker, Mariah Tovar and Claudia Wetzel were all named to the squad. Choka and Faria have the distinction of earning National Academic squad recognition all four years of their collegiate career. Choka, Doran, Stolker and Wetzel also earned 2018 Zag/NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction. These Roadrunners earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.9 of better.
Taking over a program who recorded just two wins during the 2016 season, Tafro helped lead the Roadrunners to a 7-10 overall record (6-3 at home) in 2017 including two wins in the New Jersey Athletic Conference regular season. Three Roadrunners earned NJAC All-Conference honors. Emily Wisneski earned NJAC First Team All-Conference for the third straight season while Gianna Mouskourie and Melissa Choka earned NJAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.
The Roadrunners excel academically in the classroom as 13 student-athletes were named to the 2017 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Four Roadrunners, Melissa Choka, Samantha Stolker, Claudia Wetzel and Wisneski, were named as a 2017 NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction. These four earned a GPA of 3.90 or higher during the Fall 2017 semester. Wisneski was also honored as Ramapo College’s Woman of the Year at the 26th Annual New Jersey Woman of the Year Luncheon in conjunction with the National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
Tafro is a former All-American from Montclair State University. She joins the Ramapo College staff after serving as the first assistant coach at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for the 2016 season. Tafro helped lead the Lynx to the NCAA Tournament and their fourth Southern Athletic Association Championship in the last five seasons.
Prior to coaching at Rhodes, Tafro was the graduate assistant coach at Frostburg State University where she developed and administrated drills for the Bobcats as well as playing a major role in the team’s strategy and philosophy. Frostburg was second in the Capital Athletic Conference in saves while in her first season with the Bobcats; they led the CAC in saves and finished fourth in defensive saves. Tafro also served as an assistant coach at the Quik Stik Elite Field Hockey Club working specifically in introducing skills, creating drills and managing travel for the team.
Tafro was a standout student-athlete at Montclair State University where she was a two time All-American. She holds numerous Red Hawk records and is the second all-time career points leader in MSU history, along with the single season points leader during 2012 and 2013 seasons. She was named NJAC Midfielder of the Year following the 2013 season while the Red Hawks captured the conference crown in 2012 and 2013. Tafro earned four NJAC First Team All-Conference honors while she was named NFHCA South Atlantic First Team All-Region following the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
Silverman, Carlee / UMS Field Hockey
UMS Field Hockey
- Tryout Information
- Players must be equipped with a field hockey stick, goggles, (2) mouth guard(s), cleats, shin guards, socks, and a water bottle. All equipment can be purchased at Modell’s or Dick’s Sporting Goods.
- The skills that will be evaluated during tryouts are as follows: dribbling and ball control, passing and receiving, shooting, positioning off the ball, offensive/defensive skills, speed, endurance and knowledge of the game.
- In order to play you will need to be medically cleared by completing the four step process detailed in the sign-up and registration information. This four step process must be completed prior to tryouts. For more information on this four step process, please visit http://www.mtsd.k12.nj.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=5
- General Information
- The season will begin the first day of tryouts through the end of October.
- In the event of inclement weather and cancellation of practice, an announcement will be made in school and an email sent to all parents.
- Practices, as well as home games, take place on the field inside the track at UMS.
- Practice Information
- Practices will be Monday through Friday, 3:00-4:30 PM (unless it is a game day).
- Parent pick-up will be at 4:30 on ALL practice days.
- Game Information
- Home games will start at 4:15 pm at the same fields we have practice.
- Players will be bused to and from away games. Buses will depart UMS at 3:15 PM SHARP for away games.
- Players must take the bus to away games with the team but may go home with a parent after the parent “signs out” with Coach Dragon.
- If a player misses practice the day before a game, they will not be permitted to start that game, unless excused by Coach Dragon for school-related obligations.
- Please notify Coach Dragon in advance (preferably 24-hours) if you cannot adhere to the above-mentioned.
- If interested, contact Coach Dragon for summer camp information and/ personal lessons.
All sports information can be found on the coaches’ webpages and on the District Athletic Website: www.mtsd.k12.nj.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=5 or click on the departments tab on the district homepage, then select Athletics.
90,000 Price for covering and construction of a field for hockey on grass
In order to play field hockey, you need the correct arrangement of the field hockey field. Particular attention should be paid to the playing surface of the field hockey court. Artificial grass is best suited for arranging a field hockey field, as it is uniform and as comfortable as possible. In addition, it is only on such a surface that the International Field Hockey Federation allows competitions to be held.
To organize hockey on artificial grass, you need to make the right foundation for the future field. The specialists of our company have many years of experience in the construction of sports grounds and are guaranteed to do the work professionally, in compliance with quality standards.
Field Hockey Artificial Turf – Advantages
- The surface is smooth and even;
- Creation of a wet effect;
- The ball will not bounce;
- Does not require replacement several times a season;
- Does not require watering, fertilization, etc.etc .;
- Reduced injury risk;
- Long service life.
Price for the construction of a field hockey field
Trade and production company “Tramplin Sport” offers the construction and arrangement of a field for field hockey at affordable prices. We use exclusively high-quality and high-strength materials. The complex of construction work for the field hockey field also includes the preparation of the foundation, the installation of an artificial turf system, a drainage system, and a fencing system for the field hockey field.You can also buy sports equipment for field hockey from us.
You can order the construction of a field hockey field by phone. Our specialists have extensive experience in the construction of field hockey fields. If you have any questions, you can call us, and the specialists will answer all your questions.
Field hockey – The history of hockey
Games like modern field hockey existed in the second millennium BC in Egypt, Persia, Greece Similar games (the prototype of modern field hockey) also existed in Scotland (shinty), in Italy (paganica ), Germany (kolbe) and France (hocke).
In the middle of the 19th century. the first hockey clubs began to appear in Europe. In 1907, the rules of the game of hockey were finally formed and approved, and in 1908, not only men’s, but also women’s teams appeared. In Russia (then still in the Soviet Union) field hockey was introduced in the 1960s. In 1967, the USSR Bandy and Field Hockey Federation was established, as well as youth championships and games for women’s teams.
Field hockey is a team sports game with a team of eleven people on each side.The game takes place on a specially marked area of the following dimensions: 81-91 by 50-55 meters, the duration of the game is 70 minutes, which are divided into 2 halves of 35 minutes each with a break. The sports equipment used in field hockey is a stick and a ball. Field hockey is considered a summer Olympic sport, one of the most popular forms of hockey. The competition is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IFH, or FIH – from the Federation Intenationale de Hockey).
There is indoor hockey – this is a type of indoor field hockey, which belongs to a separate sport, which differs from other types of court coverage, its smaller size and the number of players in each team.The most popular field hockey is in Great Britain.
The rules of field hockey are as follows: drive the largest number of goals into the opponent’s goal with a stick without touching the ball with your hands or feet. The only player who can do this is the goalkeeper.
The surface of the field for this type of hockey is grassy, now artificial is most often used.
The team that scores more goals in the allotted time than the opponent wins.
If the score is equal, a draw is declared, or extra time is given to determine the winner.
An interesting fact in the history of field hockey is that India is the country that has a gold medal in this sport. The specifics of the game are as follows. At the beginning of the game, two players – one representative from each team – put the ball between themselves and then simultaneously touch the field to the right of it, after which they touch the flat sides of the clubs above the ball. The ball is considered to be in play after three repetitions.
In field hockey, you need to show excellent ball possession in order to reach the kick circle when trying to score the ball into the opponent’s goal. A goal is awarded if the ball completely crosses the goal line or if one of the attackers touches the ball in the area of the kick circle. The team consists of: 1 goalkeeper, 2 defenders, 3 midfielders, 5 forwards. 2 substitutes (including 1 goalkeeper) can be used 1 time during the entire game.
Field hockey – description, essence and basic rules
What is field hockey
Today, for sure, many people go in for sports.Sports are everywhere, even in the smallest cities, even in the most remote parts of the earth, there are sports of their own, which are undoubtedly popular and revered. Someone goes in for sports professionally, someone is an amateur. One way or another, we all have our favorite sports.
In addition to the standard and well-known names of sports disciplines, there are less well-known and rather strange ones. This includes field hockey. This is an analogue of standard hockey, but a summer version, and with some modifications.If you think this sounds rather strange, you are wrong. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting sport.
The history of the origin and development of field hockey
So, where did the history of this sport begin? Many believe that this discipline was taken over from ordinary ice hockey, and that is where history comes from. Partly yes, but there is also evidence in history about something else. According to historical data, there is a rather ancient picture, which depicts two men with golf clubs.They fight for the ball from the pyramid. This picture refers to Egypt, and there are men near the Nile River. This can be considered the first prototype.
Similar references can be found among other peoples: the inhabitants of Japan and the Aztecs. Another mention of a similar sport refers to England. It was there that they found stained glass, which depicts a boy with a ball and a club. This glass was found in Canterbury Cathedral and is dated 1200 BC. So the origin is quite ancient.
As for the modern variation of the game, it is also associated with England. Back in the Middle Ages, the British played a game where it was necessary to control the ball with sticks. In the middle of the nineteenth century, all educational institutions took part in this game. But the rules in every school, college, every other educational institution were different, and because of this, confusion arose.
In 1852, the first game positions were formed. Soon a hockey club appeared in London.It was called Blackheath. Subsequently, one after another, new clubs began to be created. In 1886, the first field hockey association was formed, and improved and supplemented rules of the game appeared.
By the end of the century, this sport had spread to many countries of the world and began to gain popularity. In 1895, an international duel was held between the national teams of Ireland and Wales. In 1924, in the capital of France – Paris, the first international field hockey federation was organized.This sport has become Olympic. Men were the first to do this, but women’s hockey was included in 1980.
Since then, this sport has been actively developing and occupying its own niche in world sport.
Field hockey rules (briefly)
So, let’s take a look at what rules are in this sport and what is its essence. The goal that the participants need to achieve is to score a goal against the opponents, or rather the enemy team. In this, the sport is similar to football and ice hockey.There are two teams, each with eleven people. Most often, the composition of the players is as follows: one goalkeeper, two defenders, three midfielders, five forwards. There are also two substitutes.
Do not touch the ball with your limbs. This is only allowed for the goalkeeper. There is a special stick to control the ball. Moreover, she, too, needs to touch the ball with only the flat part. If the opponents have the same number of goals scored, then there may be two options. At the first – a draw is declared, this happens most often.In the second case, extra time may be assigned. If in extra time the winner is not determined, then shootouts are assigned – direct strikes into the gates of each of the goalkeepers (analogous to penalties in football, but free).
There are two halves in the game. The duration of each of them is thirty-five minutes. Ten minutes are given between halves for a break. In the European Hockey League, it’s a little different: four halves of seventeen minutes each. There are five minute breaks between halves. Thus, there is less time for a half than in football, but more than for a period in ordinary hockey.
There is a so-called impact circle – a zone. from which the goal is scored. If the kick is struck outside this zone, the goal will not count. If the ball goes beyond the goal line, and the last person to touch it – a member of the attacking team – the goal is assigned. It is executed by the goalkeeper and the attack begins with it. If the ball is touched by a defensive player or goalkeeper before leaving, a corner kick is given. It is served from the right or left corner from a specially marked area. When throwing in the ball, all other players must be at a distance of 4.55 meters from the entrance.
The goalkeeper only has the ability to repulse blows with any part of the body or the playing part of the stick. When suddenly the ball is pressed against the goalkeeper, or he deliberately took out the ball, a penalty kick is given.
There is another very interesting kind of this sport – Indo-Hockey. The difference is that this version of the game is indoors. The coverage of the field is also different, the size of the field is reduced, the number of participants is slightly different.
This one is more amateur or semi-professional, as it is not used in official world tournaments.
Field hockey field
So, now let’s look at the field on which the game takes place. In terms of its coverage, size, and markings, such a playground resembles a football field. An inexperienced person will not even immediately distinguish these two rectangles. But, nevertheless, there are small differences. And let’s find out which ones.
The field hockey field is a typical rectangle for these games. Its length is 91.4 meters, width is fifty-five. The markings are also considered part of the playing court and are seventy-five millimeters wide.In order for the field to be able to host official matches, it must have mandatory markings on it. It includes:
- Front lines. They limit the width of the playing field.
- Side lines. They limit the length of the playing field.
- Goalkeeper line. This is the part of the front, the boundaries of which are marked by the goalposts.
- Central. It divides the site in half and is perpendicular to the side.
- 23 meter lines. They are parallel to the center line, their distance from the endline is 22.9 m.
- Impact circle. The zone, which is marked around the goal, along the center line, but not going beyond the front line. It is the circle of impact that determines which set will be broken – free or free kick.
- There are flags in the corners of the platform, their height is twenty meters – fifty meters. It is from these flags that a corner is served when the ball leaves the defenders. Again, similar to football.
The surface of the field must be artificial and represent quality grass.If the organizers want, then, in agreement with the federation, they can provide a natural lawn for the game. But, and it must also be approved. Most often they play on artificial grass. It is this coverage that is approved by the main federation.
Now it’s worth talking about the penalties and bans in this game. As for violations, this game is not so contact. It is forbidden to play with the body here. Moreover, many minor fouls are referred to the game with the body. It can be a blockage, a push.You cannot step on your opponent’s feet. The player with the ball must not be hindered by illegal methods. Locks, joints are not allowed. If a player of the defending team stops a player or touches the ball with his foot, it is a fault.
Do not touch the ball with your hands either. It is considered a violation to touch the ball when, after touching the hand, the ball moves with it for some time.
It is also prohibited to lift the club above shoulder level – this is also considered a fine. If the rules were violated in the zone of the striking circle, a penalty kick is assigned.
If a player runs into someone else’s half of the field, receives the ball, and only the goalkeeper is in front of him – this is an offside position. There must be at least three players from the opposing team in front of the players. Rather, between the player and the ball. Then it will not be considered a fine. If the rules were violated outside the striking circle, a free kick is awarded. It is performed only with the bottom, and when executed, all players are required to move 4 and a half meters away from the ball, so as not to interfere with the injector.
Free kick in the hit zone is taken at a distance of 7.31 m. From the central point of the gate. This blow is made by throwing on the move, with a rise, or from a place. The referee blows his whistle and only one step forward can be taken towards the ball. It is prohibited to hit the ball in the event of a rebound from the goalkeeper. All other players not participating in the draw must be behind the quarter line.
Rude and unsportsmanlike behavior, incorrect attitude towards opponents, referees, is punished by suspension for five minutes or for the whole game.
If the violation is minor, the referee shows a green card – a warning.(In the European league, this is a two-minute penalty.)
A yellow card is shown if the player has committed an average offense. He is removed for two to five minutes, depending on the decision of the referee.
Red card is the most severe punishment. It is shown in case of very gross violations. Symbolizes removal for the remainder of the game. Very often, players who are sent off are suspended for a few more matches.
Standard Provisions and Terms
Field Hockey Standard Provisions are similar to those found in football:
Corner.It is awarded if the ball goes beyond the endline from a player of the defending team. Introduced by direct serve or by drawing.
Penalty. Performed in case of violation directly in the striking circle. Performed from a distance of seven meters from the center of the gate.
Out. This is the standard position when a projectile from one of the players goes beyond the sideline of the field. It is performed by input, but players not participating in this must move back almost five meters.
Free kick. An analogue of a free kick, but it is performed in the event that a team member violated the rules behind the striking circle.When it is performed, only the inserter remains, the rest must move away at a certain distance.
Ball from the goal. Introduced by the goalkeeper after the last player of the attacking team touched the ball and from him he went beyond the front end. When the ball is introduced, no one should interfere with the goalkeeper.
The ball is played at the start of the game from the center of the field. After a goal has been scored, the ball is played again in the center of the field. After the break, the ball is also played in the center of the field. The draw decides which team will play first.There is also such a thing as a held ball. He is appointed in the event that the game was stopped due to injury, or for some reason not related to the violation of one of the players.
It is played at the place where the episode was stopped, and there must be at least fifteen meters from the endline. To determine who will get the ball, the opponents lower their clubs on the surface of the area to the right of the ball, after which they knock their clubs over the projectile with their front end and play it.
Now for the terms. They are quite understandable even for a neutral viewer, and are standard:
- A player is one of the team members. There are only eleven of them on the site.
- Field – one of the competitors, but not the goalkeeper.
- Goalkeeper is the player defending the goal. His equipment is different from others, he has the right to play with his hands in a certain area near the goal.
- Push – Move the ball across the field with pushing movements. Necessarily, both the stick and the ball are in contact with the field.
- Throw – clean and jerk. Stronger blow.
- Right-side play – The ball is played from the right side when the player is moving forward. The game on the left is the same.
- Playing distance is the distance at which a player can reach the ball.
- Tackling – an attempt to take the ball away from an attacking player, an obstacle to its further advance. Moreover, selections are often accompanied by violations on one of the players who is with the ball.
There are two people in the referee.They are the ones who serve the matches. Each of them is responsible for their own half of the site. They are responsible for:
- Assigning and determining free kicks, penalty positions, corners, throw-ins. Sometimes the players cannot figure it out for themselves, here comes the referee.
- Keeping a record of goals scored, counted goals, fouls and team members who committed them.
- They control the duration of fights and a separate period in particular.
The referee will control the game with a whistle.They whistle in the event of:
- start and end of each half and a separate period of the fight.
- A dropped ball.
- penalties for breaking the rules.
- On the free throw throw-in.
- Goals have been scored.
- Continuation of the fight after a goal or a free throw.
- Stops the game for one reason or another.
- Continuing the game after it was stopped.
- Indicates the exit of the ball when competitors cannot figure it out on their own.
Inventory and equipment
It also looks a lot like football here. Players of the same team must wear the same color uniforms, with numbers on the back and names above them. The goalkeeper must wear a different suit of a different color. You can’t put on something that can harm your opponents in some way.
For their own protection, players can wear gloves, shields that cover the shins, plates that protect the teeth. You can also wear a mask.It must be transparent, or of any color that differs from the complexion. It should fit tightly to the face itself.
Goalkeeper’s outfit – protective helmet, gloves, mask, shields. It is allowed to wear elbow pads, knee pads, since the goalkeeper falls more often than others. Goalkeeper shorts may be worn.
In terms of equipment, the stick has a standard shape with a curved bottom and a handle. It should be flat on the bottom left side. The stick should not be sharp.It is important that its surface is smooth, without any irregularities. In depth, all bends should be no more than two and a half centimeters.
Field hockey ball – round, hard, white or any other legal color. It must be different in color from the surface of the court.
Field hockey tournaments
So, now with regard to the tournaments that are held and are the main ones in this sport.
Perhaps the most prestigious and rating competition is the World Field Hockey Championship.This tournament has been held since 1971, initially only men took part. But, after three years, women were also allowed to take part. It is very important that only the national teams of each country take part in the World Championship. Much the same as in football. This competition is held every four years, which is why all amateurs and the athletes themselves are waiting for it.
Interestingly, the championship was originally supposed to be held in Pakistan for the first time. It had to be interrupted due to the fact that the Indian national team was invited.Pakistan was at war with India, so the whole event was urgently moved to Barcelona, Spain. As a result, ten teams took part in the tournament, including Pakistan. Ironically, it was this team that became the first winner.
The Women’s World Championship was held in France and won by the Netherlands national team.
Very fond of sports fans and Olympic field hockey. It is held every four years. Moreover, this sport was included in the Olympic Games program back in 1908, and girls were allowed to participate in it only in 1980.This happened for the first time in the USSR. It’s funny that the Zimbabwe national team won the victory, and the Soviet Union itself took only the third position.
Among all the athletes and teams in this sport, there are some of the strongest national teams. For men, these are the founders – the British, as well as the Indians. For women, Australian and Dutch women.
Field Hockey Federation
The main sport in this sport is the International Field Hockey Federation. It is she who performs all organizational functions, oversees the competition and gives instructions to other, local and local federations.
Thus, field hockey, only by ear can be called the younger brother of ordinary hockey. In fact, this is a completely different game, which has only a club and some rules in common. If you don’t like football, hockey, but you want to run, score goals, play passing and have fun – this option is for you. It is perfect for those who cannot ride on ice but also want to play with a stick.
There are no specific requirements for athletes. This is not a contact sport, everything will be decided by your skill, best practices, techniques.And this, in turn, is being honed in training. If you want to become a professional, you will have to train a lot. In this sport, the ability to achieve your goal and create original solutions is very important. Therefore, if you want to become a field hockey player – forward to achievements.
field hockey | Rules, history and facts
Field hockey , also referred to as hockey , is an outdoor game played by two opposing teams of 11 players each who use sticks curved at the end to hit a small hard ball into the opponent’s goal.This is called field hockey to differentiate it from a similar game on ice.field hockey
Field hockey match between Poland (white jersey) and Spain (red), 2017.© EFECREATA.COM/Shutterstock.com
Hockey is believed to date back to ancient civilizations. The Arabs, Greeks, Persians and Romans had their own versions, and traces of a stick game played by the Aztec Indians from South America have been found. Hockey can also be identified with other early games such as toss and children’s hockey.In the Middle Ages, they played a French game with sticks called hoquet , and from this word the English word can be formed.
Hockey began to be played in English schools in the late 19th century, and the first men’s hockey club in Blackheath, southeast London, recorded minutes in 1861. Teddington, another London club, introduced several basic options, including prohibiting the use of the hand or lifting the sticks over the shoulder, replacing the rubber cube with a sphere as a ball, and most importantly, the adoption of the kick circle, which was included in the rules of the newly formed Ice Hockey Association in London. in 1886.
The British Army was largely responsible for the spread of the game, especially to India and the Far East. International competitions began in 1895. By 1928, ice hockey had become the national game of India, and at the Olympics that same year, the first Indian team won the gold medal without conceding a goal in five matches. This was the beginning of the dominance of India in sports, an era that only ended with the rise of Pakistan in the late 1940s.The call for more international matches led to the introduction of the 1971 FIFA World Cup. Other major international tournaments include the Asian Cup, Asian Games, European Cup and Pan American Games. Men’s field hockey was included in the Olympic Games in 1908 and 1920 and then permanently since 1928. Indoor hockey, played by teams of six players with six interchangeable substitutions, has become popular in Europe.Get Britannica Premium and access exclusive content.Subscribe now
Despite the restrictions on sports for women during the Victorian era, hockey became more and more popular with women. Although women’s teams have regularly played friendlies since 1895, serious international competition did not begin until the 1970s. The first women’s world championship was held in 1974 and women’s hockey became an Olympic event in 1980. The international governing body, the International Federation of Women’s Hockey Associations, was formed in 1927.The game was introduced to the United States in 1901 by Constance. MK Applebee and field hockey subsequently became popular outdoor team sports among women, played in schools, colleges and clubs.
The game involves two teams of 11 players on a rectangular court. The course is 100 yards (91.4 meters) long and 60 yards (55 meters) wide and is marked with a center line and two 25-yard lines. The gate is 4 yards (3.66 meters) wide and 7 feet (2.13 meters) high.For a goal (which counts as one point) to be counted, the ball must enter the goal and, being within the shooting circle (semicircle), must be touched by the attacker’s stick. The ball was originally a cricket ball (a cork center wound on a string and covered in leather), but plastic balls are also allowed. Its circumference is about 9 inches (23 cm). The stick is usually 36 to 38 inches (about 1 meter) long and weighs 12 to 28 ounces (340 to 790 grams). Only the flat left side of the club can be used to hit the ball.
The usual team composition is five forwards, three midfielders, two defenders and a goalkeeper. The game consists of two halves of 35 minutes each with a break of 5-10 minutes. A time-out is announced only in the event of injury. The goalkeeper wears thick but lightweight pads and is allowed to kick or stop the ball while on the firing line. However, all other players can only stop the ball with a stick.
The game is started (and resumed after a goal is scored and after the half-time) by passing the ball back in midfield.A throw-in, or bully, is used to restart play after an injury or equipment time-out, after simultaneous penalties from both teams, or when the ball gets caught in a player’s clothing. On a throw-in, two players, one from each team, bump into each other with the ball on the ground between them. After alternately hitting the ground and then hitting the opponent’s stick three times, each player tries to hit the ball, putting it into play. There are different conditions for putting the ball into play in case it goes out of bounds.
There are various fouls in field hockey. The offside rule, which was designed to prevent a player from gaining an advantage by staying on the field in front of the ball and less than two members of the opposing team, was canceled after the 1996 Olympics. It is forbidden to lift the club above the shoulder while playing with the ball. Stopping the ball with a hand is a foul, as is stopping it with your body or foot. It is also a foul to create a dangerous play by picking up the ball by undercutting it and catching an opponent’s club.Finally, there is the Obstacle Rule: A player is not allowed to obstruct an opponent by placing a stick or any part of his body between an opponent and the ball, or by running between an opponent and the ball. Most fouls are charged with a free hit to the opponent at the point of violation.