Sunday, August 7, 2022

Field Hockey Rules

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 will...

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...

Rules of endangerment: Is hockey moving too far and too fast with above-shoulder play?

Those watching English national league premier division matches this season, or international hockey over the summer, will have noticed a significant change in play – the carrying out of an action that is specifically prohibited in the Rules of...

Hockey Rules: own Goals and lifting the ball rule changes

The FIH have implemented two major changes to the rules of Hockey (with reference to the numbered Rules in the 2011 edition) which are as follows: Rule 8.1: method of scoring. The way a goal is scored is amended; it...

Hockey Australia to try new international format including ‘tolerance’ to foot contact

The Kookaburras and Hockeyroos will be taking on international sides under an experimental set of rules in October. The games will be nine-a-side with two 15-minute halves and two players having to remain in the attacking half during play.  India, Pakistan,...
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