Field Hockey, or (just plain) Hockey as it is known in most parts of the world, is a stick and ball game with origins dating back thousands of years. It's traditionally played on grass, but it has become increasingly popular to play on synthetic surfaces at the elite level and in certain countries. Field Hockey Hockey Sports.
During play, goal keepers are the only players who are allowed to touch the ball with any part of their body (the player's hand is considered 'part of the stick' if on the stick), while field players play the ball with the flat side of their stick. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Field hockey is a team game of the hockey family. The earliest origins of the game date back to the Middle Ages in England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. The game can be played on a grass field, turf field or synthetic field as well as an indoor board surface. Each team plays with eleven players, including the goalie. Players use sticks made out of wood, carbon fibre, fibre glass or a combination of carbon fibre and fibre glass in different quantities to hit a round, hard, plastic ball. The length of the stick depends on the player's individual height. Only one end of the stick is allowed to be used. Goalies often have a different kind of stick, however they can also use an ordinary field hockey stick. The specific goal-keeping sticks have another curve at the end of the stick, this is to give them more surface area to save the ball. The uniform consists of shin guards, shoes, shorts, a mouth guard and a jersey.
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- Offering Pan American Hockey Federation www
Offering information on activities in the Americas including competition schedules, American Hockey Federation, national teams, and links. Pan American Hockey Federation.
- Works International Hockey Federation www
Works in co-operation with both the national and continental organizations. Hockey Federation. News, regulations, events and results, coaching, umpire and medical information. International Hockey Federation.
- Highlanders. Houghton College www
Highlanders. College. News items, roster, coaching staff and pictures. Houghton College.
- A HOCKEYnet www
A network for field hockey in the UK and Ireland. HOCKEYnet. News, clubs, organizations, diary and bulletin board. HOCKEYnet.
- Promotes Field Hockey West www
Promotes the sport in the Western United States and Canada. Hockey West. Offers resources for players, clubs, teams and organizations in the region. Field Hockey West.
- Annual Penguin Mixed Hockey Festival www
Annual mixed hockey tournament held in Worthing, Mixed Hockey Festival, England. News, history, teams, photos and festival events. Penguin Mixed Hockey Festival.
- Men's Hockey World Cup 2006 www
Men's international competition held in Mönchengladbach, World Cup 2006, Germany in September 2006; qualifier competition held in Chanzhou City, China in April 2006. Schedule, teams, results, tickets. [German/English] Hockey World Cup 2006.
- Un Wikipédia: Hockey sur gazon www
Un article de l'encyclopédie libre qui donne une bonne vue d'ensemble sur ce sport. Wikipédia: Hockey sur gazon.
- Recent RTÉ Sport: Hurling News www
Recent news articles about the sport. RTÉ Sport: Hurling News.
- Feature Independent: Hurling www
Feature articles and headline news. Independent: Hurling.
- Alexa: Field Hockey Hockey
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Field Hockey Hockey
- DMOZ: Field Hockey Hockey
dmoz.org Directory: Field Hockey Hockey