Hockey How to Play Hockey? Hockey

Hockey is played between two teams 11 players each in outdoors which is rectangular in shape. This game takes in lot of effort in fitness level as the players run along the court in order to score a goal.

Getting Ready

Toss is done before the game and both the Captains decide on their call whether to pass first or opt for a certain end similar to other sport.

There will be two sessions in the game with 35 minutes each and a 5 minutes half time interval making it total of 75 minutes. In case of any treatments, injuries and substitutions the game pauses and then continue.

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Quick Glimpse of the Game

Depending on their role players occupy their positions and the game is started with a team doing center pass and move forward to opposite team for scoring. The player doing center pass has not restrictions in hitting the ball in whichever direction.
  • Both the teams look for the time and opportunity for scoring the goal.
  • In case of any substitution or injury, the game resumes again from the nearest spot of play stoppage. This is known as bully.
  • At the start, the ball is placed at the center and two players each from one team stand close to ball. Towards their right they will have their defending goals in case of a bully. Both the players hit their bats mutually as a sign of start of the game and one player takes the control or hit the ball.
  • In case a player hits the ball outside to baseline or sideline then a free hit is given. Defender will take the free hit by keeping the ball away from the center of goal by 15 meters.
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  • In case a player hits the ball outside to backline then a free hit is given to the opposite team. Defender will take the free hit by keeping the ball away from the center of goal by 15 meters.
  • In case a player hits the ball outside to backline by the opposite team then a penalty corner is given to the team which is attacking. At a distance of 15 meters from goal post, the ball is placed on the line of backline.
  • In case the opponent team goalkeeper hits the ball outside to backline then a corner is given to the team which is attacking. At a distance of 23 meters to the line from goal post, the ball is hit by attacking team.

Duration of a Match

  • Total time is 75 minutes where two sessions each of 35 minutes and extra 5 minutes is for half time interval. Match can end up in a draw but in official games there must be a winner so in that situation extra time is given. Even then if a tie situation occurs, then a competition for penalty flick is conducted and final winner is decided.
  • For successful passing and making a goal, players follow triangle strategy where a player passes the ball between them to confuse the other team players and move forward.

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