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2002 Rules Comparison

This comparison of rules is meant to be a quick reminder for parents with children participating at different levels. This overview of the rule differences is not meant to replace any rulebook. Please note: If a topic is not listed, it means that all levels are the same.

Field Hockey, Glossary of Terms

Artificial Turf: Artificial turf was first used for Olympic field hockey at the 1976 Games in Montreal. Today all international matches are played on a synthetic surface.

Field Hockey, The Rules

A field hockey match consists of two halves, usually 35 minutes each, and begins with a pass back (a non-defended pass from one teammate to another at mid-field). There are 11 players to a side, one of whom is a goalkeeper. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposition.

The Field

The playing field is 100 yards by 60 yards, divided by a center line and a 25-yard line of each half of the field. The striking circle is a semi-circle measured out 16 yards from each goal post.

Men's Field Hockey Is Very Popular Abroad, Not in U.S.

Tara Jelley-Danielson, former US national field hockey team member and product and marketing developer for Brine, talks about men's role in field hockey, both in the United States and internationally as well.

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