The History Of Field Hockey&The Basic Principle's Behind The GameBy Emily Girasole Photo By : northsomersethc.org.uk
History Behind The Game The sport is said to be the oldest team sport in history. The game’s roots can date back to 4000 years ago. It was known as the “ball and stick” game Other countries call the sport “hockey” In 1850 hockey became a popular sport in English schools When first played a cube was used instead of a ball. Photo by usfieldhockey.com
Men’s Field Hockey Clubs started to form in England
The sport was originally considered too dangerous of a sport for women. It became socially acceptable because women were allowed to play croquette and lawn tennis.
By 1887 the first Women’s Field hockey club was formed in England.
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History Behind The Game In 1901 Field Hockey was introduced to Americans at Harvard University Started in the Olympics in 1908. The International Hockey Federation was formed. By the early 1970’s, 72 countries belonged to the federation. Women’s hockey became a medal sport in 1980. Today, there are 19,000 players, coaches, officials and fans who are members of U.S. Field Hockey Association. Photo by usfieldhockey.com
What Do You Need To Play This Game? A Field Hockey Stick A Ball Field Hockey Goal A Field Hockey Field
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The Goal & The Field Photo By: jayprosportsblog.com Photo By: sportspectator.com
Dimple Vs. Regular Ball Photo By: peaksports.co.uk Photo By : dunhamssports.com
The Dimple allows for a smooth and less of a bounce when playing on turf. Also provides good control with the ball.
Regular ball is good for long grass turfs, or grass fields
Object Of The Game To hit the ball from within the striking circle, through the opponent’s goal, to score points. The team with the most goals at the end of the game, wins. Field hockey games are divided into two halves, each lasting between 25 and 35 minutes long.
Obstruction- A player cannot obstruct if he is stationary, no matter which way he is facing.
All free hits within 5yds of circle - everyone must be 5 yards away.
Accidental infraction by defender in circle or intentional infraction inside 25 yd line penalty conner.
Penalty Conner- Is when there are 5 people in the goal including the goalie on one team, and the other team is on the 16 yd line circle. Normally there is 8 people on the circle and the rest are in the backfield. The ball is then pushed out by the attacker from the 10 yard post side and the defender will run out.
Ball must move outside the circle in order for the shot to be taken at the top of the circle.
Field Hockey Clip Of Tricks & Playing the Game
Works Cited Simple rules and helpful tips . (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fieldhockey.org/Articles/Umpiring/SimpleRules-BSeymour.htm Ryan, L. (2009, September 10). A brief history of field hockey. Retrieved from http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2148401/a_brief_history_of_field_hockey.html?cat=14 Photo By: northsomersethc.org.uk