Ninh explains The Rules of Field Hockey
Field Hockey more commonly known as just hockey, is a
game play with two teams of 16 with 11 players taking to the field
at any one time. They consist of one goalkeeper three defenders, four midfielders and
three forwards. The object of the game is for your team
score more goals than the opposing team. To score a goal, a player must use their
hockey stick and shoot the ball into the goal. The
ball must completely cross the goal line for the goals to count. The field is
100 yards long by 60 yards wide and there are lines at the halfway point and at 23 meters Goals are 12 feet wide and 7 feet high
and surrounding the goals are the shooting circles which form a 50 meter radius around the
goals. The winner the coin toss starts the game. Once team has possession of the ball
they will try and move the ball towards the opposing goalkeeper and try and score. You can pass the ball
directly between team mates. Lift the ball so long as there’s no one
in the way, or dribble the ball by running and controlling the ball with the
flat side the stick only. Unlike in ice hockey, a field hockey
stick has a flat side and a rounded side and you’re only allowed to touch the ball
with the flat side stick. Should you touch the ball with the wrong
side of the stick, the other team will be awarded possession of the ball. The idea is to set up in good field
position to be able to shoot the ball towards the goal. The opposing team will try and stop you
by tackling. They are allowed to try and take the ball away from you from the front or from the side. However
they cannot tackle you from behind nor can more than one player try and tackle a ball carrier at any one time. They will try and take the ball away
from you so that they can score themselves The game is played in two 35-minute halves for combined playing time of 70 minutes Highest score at the end of time wins. If
the game is tied at the end of time a draw can be declared, or if it’s a
knockout competition extra time and penalty shootouts can be used to determine the winner. That’s basically the gist of it, but there’s a few other things you’ll need to understand before playing or going to a game. For example:
Substitution There are unlimited substitutions in field
hockey, and they can be made at any time so long as the player be substituted comes
off first. Free Hit. A free hit is awarded to the
other team if a player kicks the ball If a player touches it with any part of the
body except the stick. If there’s more than one person trying
to tackle ball carrier or by deliberately causing an obstruction or intentionally shielding the ball
and getting in the way. Dangerous Play. Dangerous Play is usually excessive body
contact with another player. It can also be using the stick in a
dangerous manner, playing the ball dangerously by lifting the ball within five
meters above the player, or playing the ball dangerously above shoulder height. Dangerous play
can be punished by either a green card which is a warning, a yellow card where the
players sent off temporarily for five minutes or a red card where you are sent off the pitch without substitution. Long Corner: If a defender
unintentionally hits the ball behind the goal-line a long corn is awarded to the attacking team at one of the long corner marks at each of the field. Penalty Corner: more
commonly known as a ‘short corner’ this is awarded if a defender
deliberately hits the ball behind their own goal line. The attacking
team places the ball at the short corner mark inside the circle, and only the goalkeeper and four defenders can guard the net All other players must be outside the circle.
The ball is then hit into play and is usually stopped and then shot
towards the goal. Penalty Stroke: If a defender intentionally fouls a player with a legitimate chance to score, a penalty stroke will be awarded to the attacking team. The ball is placed on the ground at the penalty spot, and just like ice hockey it’s one shot only.
Any goals scored count towards the overall score. Penalty Shootout.
For games where a winner must be determined in the event of a draw, a penalty shootout may occur. There are 5 shooters on each team and each one is are allowed 8 seconds to shoot the ball Only the goalkeeper is allowed to guard the net and any rebounds can be shot into the goal so long as 8 seconds has not expired. Team in the most goals after the
shoot-out wins. Now that’s a lot to take in, but as you watch or play field hockey the rules will become clear. If you found
this video helpful please like comment, share & subscribe. It
takes me ages to make one of the things and good karma is very much
appreciated. If you’re also on Reddit you can post this video and discuss it there, but in the meantime … enjoy field hockey
or just hockey if you prefer?! Ninh Ly, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

The Rules of Hockey (Field Hockey) – EXPLAINED!
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100 thoughts on “The Rules of Hockey (Field Hockey) – EXPLAINED!

  • May 11, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    Please explaining hacking. Not sure how to ref that.

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  • May 17, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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    you brilliant yes there's a lot of logistics to understand all at on go.

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  • May 19, 2017 at 10:11 am
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    Thank you.

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  • May 30, 2017 at 11:03 am
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    Love the vid man!

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  • June 1, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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    You forget about you can only score from the D or the line around the goal and there is no own goals theraticly as well as offside.
    I know this because I play goalkeeper in Hockey

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  • June 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    I am actually starting Field Hockey next school year. I was confused because I have actually never played the sport before, but it seems to be clinging in my head now that my friends sister plays.

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  • August 2, 2017 at 1:32 am
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    very helpful

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  • August 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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    that was great I under stand more about the game

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  • August 12, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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    Thanks for the help

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  • August 25, 2017 at 11:17 am
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    nice for learning great

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  • August 25, 2017 at 8:04 pm
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    the video is old. Long corner is different now

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  • August 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm
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    I have a hockey trial tomorrow and I've never really played the sport before! I signed up just to play with my friend, and am now well out of my depth. Thank you so much for this video, you're a real saviour!

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  • September 10, 2017 at 8:13 am
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    this video was helpful thanks 🙂

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  • September 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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    You don't need that exact field player setup just to let you know

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  • September 26, 2017 at 11:51 pm
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    Your not allowed to steel the ball from the side

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  • September 28, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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    Isn't Hockey now 3 thirds of 20 mins? I know they've changed the rules & I wanted to know those changes. Although such sports should remain with 2 halves.

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  • October 16, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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    Everything i needed, played my first game saturday and did not have a clue why the wistle went so i just backed off. Now i know, great stuff

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  • October 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm
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    I guess I know what sport I'm trying out this year 🙂

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  • October 19, 2017 at 1:05 am
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    Thank youuu.

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  • October 26, 2017 at 3:28 am
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    Ninh Ly You need to do the Scottish sport called Shinty. Same roots as Hurling, Ice hockey and Bandy. They even play an international game Vs Hurling every year.

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  • November 2, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    I am a PE lead and trying to make PE lessons have more meaning. This is great to play to the kids to actually get them engaged and see what they are working towards.
    Thank you

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  • November 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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    Maaaaan, hockey has 2 teams of 11!

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  • November 5, 2017 at 10:42 pm
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    This was helpful

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  • November 16, 2017 at 9:01 am
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    Thank you

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  • November 27, 2017 at 8:23 pm
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    This gives me a real deep inside into the dos and donts of the game. Great video

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  • December 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Long corner is now take at 23m line. Directly opposite the short corner line or "T" spot. I also remember a ball just outside the "D" and not allow to directly send it in unless the ball travelled 5m.

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  • December 5, 2017 at 11:59 am
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    You can substitute at Any time, with the exception of the penalty corner

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  • January 29, 2018 at 6:04 am
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    Very well said. This is very useful for all the players of field hockey on what are the do’s and don’ts when you play hockey.

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  • January 30, 2018 at 6:48 am
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    REAL hockey>field hockey

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  • February 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm
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    Brilliant. Thankyou. My kids play and i find it difficult to enjoy watching them play as i didnt know the rules. DIDNT. 🙂

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  • February 15, 2018 at 11:10 am
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    it's really useful for me…..thanku soo much from heart ❤

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  • February 21, 2018 at 7:11 pm
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    I'm a girl who put her hand up to a hockey tournament and got chosen and has 1% knowledge of actual rules of hockey 🙂

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  • March 4, 2018 at 6:21 pm
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    Are u sure about that Penalty Corner rule mate?

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  • March 16, 2018 at 5:31 am
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    you kinda missed a few rules oooops 🙂

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  • April 7, 2018 at 11:14 am
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    this was so helpful when i was starting out !! I still every now and again watch to get a brief update and refresh my mind!! I HIGHLY recommend , especially for beginners!!!

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  • April 7, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    I'm doing a Field Hockey expository speech on Monday…I just started working on it, I'm dead! (it's Saturday)

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  • May 11, 2018 at 2:32 am
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    Dribbling the ball is making my head hurt because i'm used to ice hockey. Not being allowed to use both sides of the stick is hard!

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  • May 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm
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    Thank you for this great and important Rule of this game

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  • May 14, 2018 at 7:26 am
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    The positions are different now

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  • May 15, 2018 at 12:24 am
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    Now i like Field Hockey , gee thanks !

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  • May 17, 2018 at 6:19 am
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    It's a very skilful game, stick skills are hard due to the one sidedness of the stick and the small size of the ball and stick head

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  • May 20, 2018 at 12:57 am
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    Penalty corners are also awarded if a foot is conceded in the circle.

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  • May 21, 2018 at 7:21 pm
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    Ice hockey is way better!

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  • May 27, 2018 at 3:53 am
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    I just bought a stick and I'm eager to learn, but I haven't found a club to play in yet… :-/

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  • June 1, 2018 at 4:41 am
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    HockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockeyHockey

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  • June 11, 2018 at 9:33 pm
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    I don't understand the 1 sided stick clearly, being left handed, I had a thought, you can just have left handed players with left handed sticks on the left side and right handed players with right handed sticks on the right side, or are there no left handed sticks in field hockey?

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  • June 12, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    I don't understand why Field hockey is not as popular as ice hockey ..

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  • June 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm
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    How about fighting in fiels hockey?

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  • June 27, 2018 at 11:02 pm
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    My back hurts watching this video

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  • June 29, 2018 at 3:07 pm
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    field hockey is what happens when you combine the rules of ice hockey and soccer into one sport. REAL hockey is played on ICE and in the winter. Field Hockey is a softer less physical version of ice hockey. Hockey is CANADA's GAME. CANADA 2010 and 2014 OLYMPIC Hockey CHAMPIONS!!!.

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  • July 1, 2018 at 7:38 pm
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    What's the dashed semi circles outside the solid circle for?

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  • July 4, 2018 at 8:19 pm
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    For the purposes of my research this was really clear and very useful. Many thanks for your effort.

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  • July 5, 2018 at 2:41 am
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    I think I'm ready for a game, this actually made me excited to watch hockey (can't play though cos people here don't play it).
    Initially I felt hockey didn't have much to it, but now I'm interested.

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  • July 5, 2018 at 11:39 am
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    Long corner got changed its now at the 23 meter line and in line where the ball goes over the back line

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  • July 6, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    What a lame sport

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  • July 7, 2018 at 9:54 am
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    Very Nice Sir, Thank you so much.

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  • July 18, 2018 at 11:49 pm
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    But now the game is played in 4 15 minute quarters. That's how it was in the last Olympics.

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  • July 23, 2018 at 11:42 am
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    This is the inferior version of hockey.

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  • July 30, 2018 at 9:43 am
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    why is the australian team in it the whole time?

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  • September 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm
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    Thanks I am a new referee so this is a great short video of the basic rules you need to know

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  • September 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm
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    Thank you so much for making this video you made everything clear good job

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  • September 15, 2018 at 9:53 pm
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    I love the background music of this video. I am curious to know the name of the artist and the music. The funny thing is I have never play field hockey in my life yet but I love this sport!

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  • September 17, 2018 at 10:17 am
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    thank you

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  • September 17, 2018 at 4:21 pm
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    Thanks, this was very helpful!

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  • September 18, 2018 at 2:19 pm
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    U were a bit fast @the end but fantastic vid.

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  • September 20, 2018 at 11:41 pm
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    Field hockey also known as hockey I’d say that ice hockey is better and deserves that title even if this was made first

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  • September 22, 2018 at 11:54 am
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    Good video

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  • September 30, 2018 at 7:04 am
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    30 years old now tried field hockey in school for a few months and left it due to academic pressure …….now have been working out for the past one year made myself fitter…..hoping to give it a shot again ……..just for fun and love of the sport…..thanks for the video 😀

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  • October 20, 2018 at 8:23 am
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    When I watched I remembered my country Ireland went in the final of the world cup while ranked 16th

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  • October 25, 2018 at 10:39 pm
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    thanks man that really helped

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  • November 1, 2018 at 9:23 pm
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    The video said you can only hit the ball with flat side of stick but in the video it showed players dribbling using both sides of the end of the stick.. I think you should be able to use any part of the stick to hit the ball personally.. also it says no shielding but I was watching a college game on tv and many players would position themselves with back to the defender

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  • November 14, 2018 at 1:42 pm
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    That really helped my PE class. Thanks!

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  • November 28, 2018 at 12:55 pm
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    not they played quarters not halves anymore

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  • December 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm
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    Thank you gentleman.

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  • December 16, 2018 at 12:56 am
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    It seems more games formats in 15 mins x 4 quarters plays these years. The world cup which the Final play on today too.

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  • December 21, 2018 at 11:29 am
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    1:42 i thought it's played in 4×15 minutes???

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  • January 5, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    What the heck is this!?

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  • January 7, 2019 at 2:43 pm
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    Why am I watching this I've played hockey for 5 years now 👀

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  • January 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    "The ball is placed on the ground at the penalty spot and, just like ice hockey, it's one shot only" – I don't think Ice Hockey has a one shot only penalty?

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  • January 14, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    Why have round side of stick if flat side is the only one allowed to touch ball

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  • January 20, 2019 at 1:54 am
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    I tried watching field hockey once. I had to turn it off after five minutes because my back hurt so much. The sticks are as short as a hurley.

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  • January 24, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    Hi ✋

    Why are not You Uploading Videos ?

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  • February 9, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    can you do video on different types of hockey game ??

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  • February 10, 2019 at 5:22 am
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    Bending over all the time doesn't hurt you back

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  • February 21, 2019 at 1:55 am
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    next time in hindi

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  • February 28, 2019 at 4:46 am
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    It was helpful

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  • March 2, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    Can u please help me the terms like bully, circle and post back.

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  • April 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    This is the best video i have since thus far

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  • April 26, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    Rules easily explained

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  • May 10, 2019 at 9:59 am
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    These rules are out of date

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  • May 29, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Finally! I understand what the hell is going on at my kid's games….

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  • June 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    super!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:54 pm
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    Im hopeing to play next school year,thanks for the info

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    the rules have changed a bit like a stick check and taken a long corner at the 25

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    What Ball do they play hockey?

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  • August 10, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    Couple rules left out but that’s ok

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  • August 12, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    i’m trying out for my hs team tomorrow, this was helpful!

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  • August 17, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    0:50 the opposing goalkeeper will not let them score. #goalkeepersareamazingpeople

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