Sunday, July 25, 2021

Field Hockey Rules

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How Olympic hockey rules and the sport is explained to the uninitiated

Every four years, it takes a Summer Games for explainer stories and ‘how is field hockey played?’ to resurface for the uninitiated. Perhaps the most viewer friendly video we’ve come across is the one above from SBS Nation, which navigates...

The Hockey shoot-out drama: 10 years since penalty strokes replaced

It is a decade ago this month since the FIH introduced the penalty shoot-out rule in the sport at the Women’s Champions Challenge 2. And so the novelty of running from the 23m line and eight seconds to try...

Hockey guidance sees green card for spitting, players to clean up area

By Richard Bright Players will be handed a two-minute suspension for spitting or nose blowing without a hankerchief or tissue under new guidance for the 2020/21 English hockey season - with offenders left to clean up the affected area before...

Why the whistle should be mandatory for all hockey players

As a coach at school and club level, much of my preparation for a season would be focused on drills, cones, bounce boards, enough practice and match balls and pitch availability, writes leading official Andy Mair. But here’s a thought:...

Taking next hockey umpiring step doesn’t have to be daunting

By David Ellcock In a recent Hockey Paper piece, I suggested that people should just try umpiring and that this might lead to their getting the bug and wanting to take the next step. But what does that next step...

England Hockey rule changes 2019/20

There are a number of changes to the Outdoor Rules for the 2019/20 season - so be ready before your first game of the season. The key rule changes are summarised below, while players, coaches, umpires and officials are...

FIH urges England Hockey to adopt four quarters

World Hockey chiefs hope that England Hockey will still introduce the four quarters rule across the domestic game after a decision to implement the ruling at national level only. With time ticking until the opening weekend of this season, grass...

England Hockey keeps four quarters rule at arm’s length, for now

England Hockey have had the "145,000 going out to play each weekend" at the heart of its decision whether to implement the four quarters rule for next season. "They are the people this is most important for, it is easy...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Why penalty corners remain stategic art

Top goalkeeper Abi Walker says that penalty corners at the Hockey World Cup should be admired for last ditch acts to score - and save goals Basketball has the slam dunk, tennis an overhead smash, and then there's the cover...

Hockey World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam The hype and fervour of the Football World Cup may be over, and the graceful energy of the Wimbledon Tennis Championship also behind us, but now we have the highlight of many peoples’ summer...
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