Thursday, May 26, 2022

Field Hockey Rules

Why we should change the penalty corner in outdoor hockey

PETER D'CRUZ outlines a working draft for the 21st Century Penalty Corner The Challenge A new way of conducting the penalty corner in hockey should provide a solution that works at every level of hockey and all age levels....

Should hockey use a shot clock to make our game more entertaining?

Field lacrosse in America recently introduced a shot clock to make their sport more entertaining, writes Peter D'Cruz Final score, Pistons 19 – Lakers 18. This was an NBA final game score before the introduction of a shot clock in...

Talking Hockey: A safe change to the free hit rule for the better

Free hits in the 23 can go directly into the circle safely, writes Peter D'Cruz The current rule that all free hits in the attacking 23m area, including the long corners, must travel five metres before entering the circle was...

Rule changes that can make hockey a safer game

Sam Ward’s high-profile injury in 2019 added urgency to considerations as to whether or not anything can be done to increase player safety in hockey, writes Chris Maloney from the USA While wearing protective equipment can prove to be very...

Olympic Hockey and World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam Football, tennis and hockey are sports with obvious differences, but there is one common theme that runs through all of them, the use of video technology to minimise major errors by the talented but...
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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...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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