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Field Hockey Rules & Regulations

Field Hockey Rules & Regulations 30 Comments

From common fouls to penalties, this guide will cover every field hockey rule.
How to Play Field Hockey

How to Play Field Hockey 3 Comments

New to field hockey? This guide will teach you the ins and outs of the game: Equipment, positions, scoring, and more. Read on to enhance your field hockey knowledge!
Field Hockey Field Dimensions

Field Hockey Field Dimensions 3 Comments

This field hockey guide will cover all of the field's dimensions, from what the markings mean to the measurements of the goal.
Choosing a Field Hockey Position

Choosing a Field Hockey Position 5 Comments

This guide will help new players find their ideal position on the field by examining the four basic lines in field hockey: Forward, midfield, defense, and goalie.
Circuit Training for Field Hockey

Circuit Training for Field Hockey

Want to get in shape for field hockey, but hate running? This guide will go over circuit training exercises that will build your strength and get you cardiovascular fit.
History of Field Hockey

History of Field Hockey 15 Comments

Discover field hockey's rich history through this guide. It explores the sport from its humble, ancient beginnings to its modern day success.
Field Hockey Tips for Beginners

Field Hockey Tips for Beginners 20 Comments

New to field hockey? Check out this guide for some quick tips on everything field hockey, from what to buy to how to practice. Get started today!
Choosing a Field Hockey Stick

Choosing a Field Hockey Stick

There are so many options when it comes to field hockey sticks. This guide explains how to choose the perfect stick for your size, position, and experience.
Field Hockey Glossary

Field Hockey Glossary

Check out this Field Hockey glossary to find the sport-specific definitions for which you have been looking. From A to Z, we've got all the words covered.
How to Hit the Ball in Field Hockey

How to Hit the Ball in Field Hockey 2 Comments

Want to take a hard shot on goal or send a long ball up the field? This field hockey guide will teach you the hardest hits in hockey: The clip hit and drive.
Understanding Common Fouls in Field Hockey

Understanding Common Fouls in Field Hockey 19 Comments

Tired of hearing whistles? This field hockey guide will help you understand the most common fouls called by referees and offer ways to avoid these penalties altogether.
How to Dribble in Field Hockey

How to Dribble in Field Hockey

Dribbling helps advance the ball in field hockey. This guide teaches you the basic dribbles: Straight, loose, Indian, right- and left-handed, and the pull-back.
Field Hockey Formations

Field Hockey Formations 3 Comments

This guide will cover a few of the most popular formations in field hockey, along with the roles and responsibilities assigned to each line.
How to Hold a Field Hockey Stick

How to Hold a Field Hockey Stick 2 Comments

Correct hand positioning can be the difference between a hard shot and a whiff. This field hockey guide teaches you how to properly hold the stick for the different hits.
How to Play Defense in Field Hockey

How to Play Defense in Field Hockey 12 Comments

This field hockey guide will teach you the fundamentals of defensive tactics and play: Positioning, marking, and channeling.
How to Warm up in Field Hockey

How to Warm up in Field Hockey 6 Comments

Stretching your body before a game can prevent injuries and improve performance. This guide teaches you the best formula for warming up your body for field hockey.
How to Push Pass in Field Hockey

How to Push Pass in Field Hockey 11 Comments

This field hockey guide will teach you the fundamental push pass. From making quick passes to taking shots on goal, this pass works anywhere on the field.
Shooting Drills for Field Hockey

Shooting Drills for Field Hockey 4 Comments

Teach your players how to take shots under pressure, scoop up rebounds, and capitalize on deflection opportunities with the tips in this field hockey guide.
Referee Hand Signals in Field Hockey

Referee Hand Signals in Field Hockey 10 Comments

In field hockey, referees control the game with whistle blows and hand signals. If you’re a referee, learn how and when to use the various hand signals with this guide.
How to Play Midfield in Field Hockey

How to Play Midfield in Field Hockey 4 Comments

This field hockey guide will cover what you’ll need to know to play any of the three midfield positions: Center, right wing, or left wing.
Offensive Penalty Corners in Field Hockey

Offensive Penalty Corners in Field Hockey 7 Comments

This field hockey guide covers the execution of an offensive short corner. It details the duties of the injector, hitter, and stopper in the circle.
Sprint Workouts for Field Hockey

Sprint Workouts for Field Hockey 2 Comments

Aching to get faster? This field hockey guide will teach you a few sprint workouts that target and strengthen the muscles needed for agility and quick acceleration.
How to Drag Flick in Field Hockey

How to Drag Flick in Field Hockey 5 Comments

This guide will teach you how to complete the most complicated and coveted move in field hockey: The drag flick.
How to Re-grip a Field Hockey Stick

How to Re-grip a Field Hockey Stick 1 Comment

Is your grip so worn down that you think need a new stick? Well, you don’t! This field hockey guide will teach you how to re-grip your stick so it feels as good as new.
A Guide to Offensive Positioning in Field Hockey

A Guide to Offensive Positioning in Field Hockey 1 Comment

Are you interested in playing offense? This field hockey guide will cover the responsibilities and proper positioning for the forwards on the offensive line.
How to Defend on a Penalty Corner in Field Hockey

How to Defend on a Penalty Corner in Field Hockey 1 Comment

From positioning to rushing, this field hockey guide covers the setup of a defensive short corner and the defensive tactics used to clear the ball out of the circle.
Shooting Tactics for Field Hockey

Shooting Tactics for Field Hockey 2 Comments

This field hockey guide touches on all things having to do with shooting, including rules and strategies that will help increase your goal-scoring success.
How to Play Goalie in Field Hockey

How to Play Goalie in Field Hockey 18 Comments

Ready to take on the goalie position? This guide will give you a few tips to get started on your goalkeeping career!
How to Ace Field Hockey Tryouts

How to Ace Field Hockey Tryouts 5 Comments

Nervous about your upcoming field hockey tryouts? With the help of this guide, you can learn ten full-proof tips to give you the extra edge in acing them!
How to Take a Long Corner in Field Hockey

How to Take a Long Corner in Field Hockey

This field hockey guide will cover what a long corner is, why it is awarded, and how to maximize your goal-scoring opportunities on the corner.
How to Warm up a Field Hockey Goalie

How to Warm up a Field Hockey Goalie 4 Comments

This field hockey guide will cover everything needed to warm up a goalie — the pre-game routine and specific drills — so the defensive line can be solid and unbeatable.
How to Slap the Ball in Field Hockey

How to Slap the Ball in Field Hockey 8 Comments

Want to be able to beat defenders with quick, accurate passes? Whether on grass or turf, this field hockey guide will teach you the fundamental upright and flat slaps.
Penalty Corner Plays in Field Hockey

Penalty Corner Plays in Field Hockey 1 Comment

If your players can’t seem to score during penalty corners, keep reading. This field hockey guide will give them the extra edge on offense by learning set corner plays!
Interval Training for Field Hockey

Interval Training for Field Hockey 3 Comments

Shape up before field hockey season with this guide! The exercises listed in this interval training routine will help you improve your cardio fitness and strength.
Buying Field Hockey Equipment

Buying Field Hockey Equipment 2 Comments

This guide touches on the best and most effective field hockey equipment to buy, including: Sticks, shin guards, shoes, grips, and mouth guards.
How to Do a Full & Half Press in Field Hockey

How to Do a Full & Half Press in Field Hockey 5 Comments

This field hockey guide will teach you how to set up the defense against free hits using full- and half-press strategies.
How to Channel & Jab in Field Hockey

How to Channel & Jab in Field Hockey

Learn how to contain your opponents through basic defensive tackles and tactics, such as channeling and jabbing, with this field hockey guide.
How to Aerial Pass in Field Hockey

How to Aerial Pass in Field Hockey

This field hockey guide will teach you how to lift the ball over the heads of your opponents and across the field. With an aerial pass, you have no opposition.
How to use the Reverse Stick in Field Hockey

How to use the Reverse Stick in Field Hockey 1 Comment

This field hockey guide will teach you to play the ball with your reverse stick, and offer pointers for all reverse shots, including the upright hit, pass, and drive.
How to Mark in Field Hockey

How to Mark in Field Hockey 2 Comments

Have you ever wondered what "marking" means in field hockey? This guide will cover how to mark and the three types of marking strategies: Zone, man-to-man, and match-up.
How to Take a 16-yard Hit in Field Hockey

How to Take a 16-yard Hit in Field Hockey

This field hockey guide will teach you what a 16-yard hit is, why it is awarded, and strategies for taking the hit.
How to Increase Your Speed in Field Hockey

How to Increase Your Speed in Field Hockey

Want to increase your speed for field hockey? This guide details proper techniques for sprinting and ways to train your body for quick sprints and powerful acceleration.
How to Use Triangle Passing in Field Hockey

How to Use Triangle Passing in Field Hockey

This field hockey guide will teach you the basics of passing in triangles: What it is, how to do it, and when to use it in the game.
How to Stop the Ball in Field Hockey

How to Stop the Ball in Field Hockey

This field hockey guide teaches you the fundamentals of stopping the ball. It includes the main types of stops, so check it out!
How to Straight-on Tackle in Field Hockey

How to Straight-on Tackle in Field Hockey

Want to learn how to stop your opponent in her tracks? This field hockey guide will teach you straight-on tackles to gain possession of the ball.
How to Sweep the Ball in Field Hockey

How to Sweep the Ball in Field Hockey

This field hockey guide will teach you how to complete the sweep hit. With it, you can take quick shots and make long passes anywhere on the field.
Advice for New Field Hockey Coaches

Advice for New Field Hockey Coaches 3 Comments

This field hockey guide will cover some basic coaching tips, so you can come to practice prepared to start your coaching career.
How to Take a Penalty Stroke in Field Hockey

How to Take a Penalty Stroke in Field Hockey

Taking a stroke can get your nerves going. This field hockey guide will teach you the styles and techniques for penalty strokes to increase your scoring stats.
How to Bully in Field Hockey

How to Bully in Field Hockey

Learn what a bully is, why it is awarded and how to take one with this field hockey guide!
Buying Field Hockey Goalie Gear

Buying Field Hockey Goalie Gear 5 Comments

This field hockey guide will cover everything you need to know about buying goalie equipment, from what to buy to how much it costs.
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