Saturday, December 4, 2021

Field Hockey Rules

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...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: ‘Umpires receive abuse, but respect is key part of the game today’

At the Women’s Hockey World Cup there will be, for the first time, a mixture of both genders officiating to reinforce the sport's ‘Equally Amazing’ values. There will be a total of 25 officials from 14 countries appointed, representing...

Why football’s VAR needs to add hockey’s challenge system

By The Hockey Paper The football World Cup has provided plenty of entertainment in Russia - and confusion in equal numbers when it's come to the video referee (VAR), football's first use of video technology in a bid to reach...

Two games in four quarters: Rio 2016 Olympic hockey analysis one year on

One year on from the Rio Olympics, columnist Todd Williams looks back at whether the quarter rule changed nations' perspectives in Brazil. In the wake of the incredible Great British and Argentinian victories, every other team left Rio with some...

World hockey to assess penalty corner dangers – but not before 2018 World Cups

World hockey chiefs will look into the possibility of changing penalty corner rules with players continuing to express fears over safety and serious injury. Narinder Batra, the International Hockey Federation president, said earlier this year that any potential ban wouldn't...

Simon Orchard: It’s time hockey umpires learnt the game

“The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, they just don’t know the game”, the great Bill Shankly once said. I have to say I agree with the former Scottish footballer and ex-Liverpool manager wholeheartedly. Many top whistle-blowers...

Nick Irvine: Can football learn from hockey rules?

As we look forward to a packed hockey calendar in 2017 it is good to know that for once rule changes are going to be few and far between. In recent years my routine preparation for commentary has usually...

Rules: FIH sweeps long sticks into touch

Hockey sticks will be limited to a maximum length of 105cm (41.3inches) at the 2014 World Cup. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has moved to clamp down on the 'broom' stick used by Racing Club de Bruxelles and Belgian international Jeremy Gucassoff...

Hockey four quarters: Where is the pressure to make changes coming from?

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced its latest rule change to be used in international hockey. Matches will now be split into four 15-minute quarters with timeouts for penalty corner setup and after goals. The mathematicians among you...

Rules: Field hockey to move to four, 15-minute quarters

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced hockey will move from two 35-minute halves to four 15-minute quarters. The release from the governing body suggests this will be done via tournament regulations and will affect world-level events after the 2014...
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Brilliant Christmas presents for hockey players and children stockings

Christmas is the ideal opportunity to splash out on those extra-special gifts. We’ve scoured the market for the most...
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