Field Hockey is your ticket to college?
It is said that field hockey sends more athletes to college with scholarships proportionately than any other sport.
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, field hockey was the third most spectated sport.
Men’s field hockey has the fastest swing speed out of any sport, even golf or baseball, at 103 mph.
Field hockey sticks are always right handed?
True. This is for safety reasons. It is illegal to play with a left handed stick. A lot of left handed players find the sport difficult.
You can score from anywhere on the field.
False. Players can only shoot within a 16-yard semi-circle around the goal. If somebody scores from outside the circle without another player or the goalie touching it, the goal will not count.
Celebrities Heath Ledger, Emma Watson, and Jennifer Lawrence were avid field hockey players growing up.
Field hockey is known as simply “hockey” everywhere else in the world.
Players travel more than 5 miles during the course of a field hockey match
According to the rules of field hockey, how many ways can you hit a ball?
THREE. The sweep hit is getting down really low to sweep your stick along the ground. The push pass is to push the ball to a teammate (Your stick does not make a sound when you do this). The most common type of hit is the drive, this is like an ice hockey slapshot.
What are the referee’s called?
Umpires. There are usually two umpires, one for each side of the field. Some games have more than two.
Field hockey is the national sport of Holland and Holland’s women’s team won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
Pennsylvania has the highest number of field hockey players in the U.S.
The British Army helped spread field hockey throughout the British Empire, which explains its popularity in India, Pakistan, Australia, and New Zealand.