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Basic Field Hockey Rules

Field Hockey Basics

Using sticks that are flat on one side and curved on the other, two teams hit and dribble a solid plastic ball down the field and try to shoot it past a goalkeeper into a goal cage. Goals can only be scored when a shot is taken from within the striking circle; a semicircle extending 16 yards from the goal.

The team with the most goals at the end of the game is declared the winner.

The Game

The Equipment

Extra Time/Overtime

A player may not

Free Hit

Penalty Corner

Penalty Stroke

16-Yard Hits

The Push-In/Hit-In

Offenses & Misconduct
For rough or dangerous play, misconduct or any intentional offense, the umpire may

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