WANT TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY? YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!
As a total beginner, you are welcome to join our training sessions. We will teach you the basics and group you with other newbies! You’ll need shin guards and a mouth guard – you can borrow a stick until you are sure you have fallen in love with the game.
Location / Date & Time
- The National Stadium Field hockey pitch.
- Tuesday Nights from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
- Program is aimed to ages 16 +
- Learn some of the basic skills
NEW TO HOCKEY? HERE IS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GAME:
The game of field hockey is played widely across the world. Field hockey is, in fact, the second largest team sport in the world played in over 100 countries
Field Hockey is an eleven aside game played on a field that is 100 yards by 60 yards with a ball about the size of an orange. Each player has a stick with a rounded head to play the ball with and the objective is to score goals by putting the ball in the opposing team’s goal. Sticks are anywhere between 28 inches and 39 inches long. Protective equipment for field players includes shin guards and mouth guard (and goggles during the high school season). Goalkeepers wear full body armor, pads, gloves, kickers and a helmet.
The rules of field hockey are very similar to the rules of soccer except that players must use their sticks instead of their feet to play the ball. There are 11 players on a team made up of a goalkeeper, defenders, midfielders and forwards (also called strikers). The only player on the field who is allowed to use their feet and hands as well as their stick is the goalkeeper. Probably the key rules differential between field hockey and soccer lies with there being no offside rule in field hockey allowing for an extremely fast, potentially high scoring and exciting game.
We are glad you’re here. We are convinced you will love the game as much as we do!