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Field Hockey Rules & Regulations

Field Hockey Rules & Regulations 29 Comments

From common fouls to penalties, this guide will cover every field hockey rule.
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!
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 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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Offensive Penalty Corners in Field Hockey

Offensive Penalty Corners in Field Hockey 5 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Field Hockey Goalie: Clearing the Ball

Field Hockey Goalie: Clearing the Ball 3 Comments

So you’ve made the stop. Now what? This field hockey guide will teach you a few goalie techniques on how to clear the ball using your kickers and your stick.
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!
How to Play Indoor Field Hockey

How to Play Indoor Field Hockey 3 Comments

This guide will cover the ins and outs of indoor field hockey. Whether you’re new to indoor or an outdoor veteran, you’ll learn everything you need to start playing.
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.
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 Become a Field Hockey Referee

How to Become a Field Hockey Referee 3 Comments

This field hockey guide will teach you the steps and procedures on how to become a certified referee.
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.
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.
Field Hockey Goalie: Penalty Strokes

Field Hockey Goalie: Penalty Strokes 2 Comments

Blocking a penalty stroke can be a challenge for most goalies, but not for you! This field hockey guide will teach you how goalies defend against penalty strokes.
A Guide to Goalie End Line Clears

A Guide to Goalie End Line Clears 2 Comments

This field hockey guide will help you understand the rules and regulations a goalie has to follow for clearing the ball over the end line.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Take Care of Your Field Hockey Goalie Gear

How to Take Care of Your Field Hockey Goalie Gear 2 Comments

This field hockey goalie guide will teach you basic techniques for maintaining your equipment so your gear can last longer.
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 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 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.
How to Take Offensive Free Hits in Field Hockey

How to Take Offensive Free Hits in Field Hockey 1 Comment

Want to learn how to beat the defense? This field hockey guide will teach you how to capitalize on offensive free hits on the field and inside the 25-yard line.
How to Spin Dodge in Field Hockey

How to Spin Dodge in Field Hockey 1 Comment

This guide will help you improve your field hockey stick skills by teaching you how to dodge opponents with the strong and reverse stick spin.
Advice for Field Hockey Student-athletes

Advice for Field Hockey Student-athletes 1 Comment

Tired of dealing with the daily stress of being a student-athlete? This field hockey guide will offer some advice for finding balance between academics and athletics.
How to Intercept the Ball in Field Hockey

How to Intercept the Ball in Field Hockey 1 Comment

One of the easiest ways to steal the ball is by intercepting a pass. This field hockey guide will teach you how to time and execute your interceptions.
Field Hockey Goalie: Breakaways

Field Hockey Goalie: Breakaways 1 Comment

Want to conquer your fear of breakaways? This field hockey guide will cover tactics and strategies used to defend the goal against a breakaway.
Myths about Field Hockey

Myths about Field Hockey 1 Comment

This guide will debunk some myths about field hockey, so you can enjoy the sport even more as a participant or a spectator.
Field Hockey Goalie: Basic Saves

Field Hockey Goalie: Basic Saves 1 Comment

This field hockey guide will cover a goalie’s basic stops. From pad saves to stick saves, it will teach you how and when to use them in a game.
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.
How to Build Team Chemistry in Field Hockey

How to Build Team Chemistry in Field Hockey 1 Comment

This field hockey guide will teach you how to build team chemistry between players on your team so you can win more games and have fun while doing it!
How to Do the Y-dodge in Field Hockey

How to Do the Y-dodge in Field Hockey 1 Comment

This field hockey guide will teach you how and when to use the y-dodge so you can beat your opponents with this basic elimination tactic.
How to Inject the Ball on a Penalty Corner

How to Inject the Ball on a Penalty Corner 1 Comment

This field hockey guide will teach you how to inject the ball on a penalty corner and the roles and responsibilities associated with playing the position.
Nutrition for Field Hockey

Nutrition for Field Hockey 1 Comment

This field hockey guide will teach you the dietary essentials to keeping your body healthy while training: Carbohydrates, fats, protein, and water.
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