Field Hockey, which is similar to Ice Hockey, is a team sport where individuals attempt to score on the opposing teams goal. A form of field hockey was first played in ancient Greece, yet there is debate over whether it was a team or individual sport. Today, teams in Field Hockey are comprised of ten players and a goalie, and players use wooden or carbon fibre sticks in order to hit a ball into the opposing teams goal. The field which field hockey is played on is the same size as an average soccer field.

How do you play field hockey?

A field hockey game is made up of two halves, generally 35-minutes each depending on the fouls and penalties. The game is played with two teams of 11 and the objective of the game is to score a goal in the opposing net. The game is played with a custom stick and ball.

How long is a field hockey game?

A field hockey game lasts 70-minutes with two 35-minute halves. Time can fluctuate if either of the teams gathers penalties or fouls, this can stop the game. Internationally, the game is divided into four 15-minute quarters for an even 60-minute playtime.

Who invented field hockey?

Field hockey's origins can be traced back to ancient Egypt, Persia, and Greece; but the game as we know it was developed in the late 19th century in the British Isles. An English woman named Constance M.K. Applebee brought the game to the United States in 1901.

Field Hockey Guides
Browse through our curated Field Hockey Guides for additional categorizations, tips, details, variations, styles, and histories of Field Hockey. Guides provide additional insights into the unique properties and shared relationships between elements.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
5’5” | 1.65 m
March 26, 1986
Ellen Hoog
165.000
1986.00
12000
3D
Ellen Hoog
5’6” | 1.68 m
March 23, 1989
Eva de Goede
168.000
1989.00
2600
3D
Eva de Goede
2.81”-2.94” | 71.3-74.8 mm (Diameter)
5.5-5.7 oz | 156-163 g
Field Hockey Ball
7.480
0.163
500
https://p3d.in/e/0zZ7O
3D
Field Hockey BallView of a Field Hockey Ball in 3D available for downloadView of a Field Hockey Ball in 3D available for download
7’ | 2.14 m (Inside)
12’ | 3.66 m (Inside)
47.24” | 1.2 m (Minimum)
200 lb | 90 kg (Typical)
Field Hockey Goal
214.000
366.000
120.000
90.000
350
https://p3d.in/e/2HHZF
3D
Field Hockey GoalView of a Field Hockey Goal in 3D available for downloadView of a Field Hockey Goal in 3D available for download
180’ (60 yd) | 54.86 m
300’ (100 yd) | 91.44 m
54,000 ft² | 5017 m²
Field Hockey Pitch
5486.000
9144.000
5017.00
250
https://p3d.in/e/J1Mwb
3D
Field Hockey PitchPerspective view of a 3D model of a Field Hockey PitchPerspective view of a 3D model of a Field Hockey Pitch
4.33”-4.88” | 110-124 mm
1.2” | 30 mm (Diameter)
35”-38” | 89-95 cm; 41” | 104.1 cm (Max)
19-22 oz | 538-623 g; 26 oz | 737 g (Max)
Field Hockey Stick
12.400
3.000
104.100
0.737
4000
https://p3d.in/e/7Bbkz
3D
Field Hockey Stick3D model of a Field Hockey Stick viewed in perspective3D model of a Field Hockey Stick viewed in perspective
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 12, 1979
Jamie Dwyer
173.000
1979.00
700
3D
Jamie Dwyer
5’8” | 1.73 m
August 10, 1977
Luciana Aymar
173.000
1977.00
16000
3D
Luciana Aymar
Field Hockey Pitch
Scaled illustration of a Field Hockey Pitch compared to other sports fields

A Field Hockey Pitch is the rectangular field of grass or synthetic turf with netted goals on opposing ends regulated for the sport of Field Hockey. A field hockey pitch is similar in size and appearance to a lacrosse field and rugby field, with a few notable differences. A pitch boundary is marked on the turf, and signifies the playable area of the field. Within, three distinct lines including the centerline and two 25-yard lines signify important distances across the field for players. At both ends of the field, there are striking circles marked on the turf which surround the Field Hockey Goals.

Field Hockey Pitchs have an overall length of 100 yards (91.44 m) and width of 60 yards (54.86 m), for a total area of 54,000 ft² (5017 m²). The Striking Circle has a radius of 48’ (14.63 m) measured from the corner of the goal, with a second 5-yard mark 15’ (4.57 m) beyond the circle. The penalty spot is located 21.24' (6.475 m) from the goal, with penalty corner defender's and attacker's marks at 16.32’ (497.5 cm) and 32.73’ (997.5 cm) along the edge from the goal.

Top view drawing of a Field Hockey Pitch measured with length and width
A Field Hockey Pitch is the rectangular field of grass or synthetic turf with netted goals on opposing ends regulated for the sport of Field Hockey. A field hockey pitch is similar in size and appearance to a lacrosse field and rugby field, with a few notable differences.

Field Hockey Pitchs have an overall length of 100 yards (91.44 m) and width of 60 yards (54.86 m), for a total area of 54,000 ft² (5017 m²). The Striking Circle has a radius of 48’ (14.63 m) measured from the corner of the goal, with a second 5-yard mark 15’ (4.57 m) beyond the circle. The penalty spot is located 21.24' (6.475 m) from the goal, with penalty corner defender's and attacker's marks at 16.32’ (497.5 cm) and 32.73’ (997.5 cm) along the edge from the goal.

Top view drawing of a Field Hockey Pitch measured with length and width
Field Hockey Pitch
Height:
Width:
180’ (60 yd) | 54.86 m
Length:
300’ (100 yd) | 91.44 m
Depth:
Weight:
Area:
54,000 ft² | 5017 m²

Striking Circle: 48’ | 14.63 m (radius from goal corner)
5-Yard Mark: 15’ (5 yd) | 4.57 m (from Striking Circle)
23m Line: 75.13’ | 22.9 m
Penalty Spot: 6” | 15 cm (Diameter); 21.24’ | 647.5 cm (from goal)
Penalty Corner Defender’s & Attacker’s Marks: 16.32’ | 497.5 cm; 32.73’ | 997.5 cm
Long Corner Attacker’s Mark: 16.4’ | 5 m; 48’ | 14.63 m
Goal Width: 12’ | 3.66 m
Marks: 1’ | 30 cm
Side Run-off: 6.56’ | 2 m
End Run-off: 9.84’ | 3 m
Field Markings: 3” | 75 mm
Surface Materials: Natural or artificial turf

Birthday

Drawings include:
Field Hockey Pitch plan

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

3D Downloads

Luciana Aymar
Set of scaled height illustrations of various female field hockey players compared to Luciana Aymar

Luciana Aymar’s dribbling skills, speed, and pace of beating opponents garnered her comparison with fellow Argentine Diego Maradona and the nickname “The Maradona of Field Hockey.” The retired field hockey player is the only eight-time Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Player of the Year besides being the best and greatest female hockey player alive. She took home the Platinum Konex Award and was honored by the International Hockey Federation as Legend of Hockey and Argentina’s flag bearer during several international games. Luciana is a twelve-time gold medalist, six-time silver medalist, six-time bronze medalist, and two-time World Cup Player of the Tournament.

Luciana Aymar has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of drawings of Luciana Aymar measured with overall height
Luciana Aymar’s dribbling skills, speed, and pace of beating opponents garnered her comparison with fellow Argentine Diego Maradona and the nickname “The Maradona of Field Hockey.” The retired field hockey player is the only eight-time Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Player of the Year.

Luciana Aymar has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of drawings of Luciana Aymar measured with overall height
Luciana Aymar
Height:
5’8” | 1.73 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: Argentina

Years Active: 1998-2014

Birthday
August 10, 1977

Drawings include:
Luciana Aymar standing, dribbling, shooting

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

3D Downloads

Field Hockey Ball
Size comparison diagram of the Field Hockey Ball compared to other similar sports balls

A Field Hockey Ball is used during a game of Field Hockey with the objective of shooting it towards the goal. A Field Hockey Ball is constructed out of solid plastic and is very hard. Sometimes, it also has a core made out of cork. A Field Hockey Ball for outdoor use is generally dimpled to have a consistent speed while playing on turf or wet surfaces. Typically, the color of the ball is white and is the same for both indoor and outdoor use. A Field Hockey Ball can be customized to a specific team or logo.

Field Hockey Balls have a diameter of 2.81”-2.94” (71.3-74.8 mm) and circumference of 8.82”-9.25” (22.4-23.5 cm). The mass of a Field Hockey Ball is between 5.5-5.7 oz (156-163 g).

Measured illustration of a Field Hockey Ball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
A Field Hockey Ball is used during a game of Field Hockey with the objective of shooting it towards the goal. A Field Hockey Ball is constructed out of solid plastic and is very hard. Sometimes, it also has a core made out of cork. A Field Hockey Ball for outdoor use is generally dimpled for speed.

Field Hockey Balls have a diameter of 2.81”-2.94” (71.3-74.8 mm) and circumference of 8.82”-9.25” (22.4-23.5 cm). The mass of a Field Hockey Ball is between 5.5-5.7 oz (156-163 g).

Measured illustration of a Field Hockey Ball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Field Hockey Ball
Height:
2.81”-2.94” | 71.3-74.8 mm (Diameter)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
5.5-5.7 oz | 156-163 g
Area:

Circumference: 8.82”-9.25” | 22.4-23.5 cm

Materials: Solid plastic
Surface: Dimpled

Birthday

Drawings include:
Field Hockey Ball Elevations (various)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

3D Downloads

Field Hockey Goal
Elevation illustrations of a Field Hockey Goal with a goalie

A Field Hockey Goal is used to catch the Field Hockey Ball while playing Field Hockey. Field Hockey Goals are required to play and are each placed at both ends of the field. A Field Hockey Goal is rectangular in shape and is constructed from 2 upright posts that are joined at the top through a horizontal crossbar. It also has sideboards and a backboard. The crossbars are typically made of aluminum to be able to withstand different hits. Practice Field Hockey Goals are typically foldable and may have when or a rebound board. A Field Hockey Goal is typically white and has a black net.

Field Hockey Goals have a regulated inside width of 12’ (3.66 m), inside height of 7’ (2.14 m), and depth of 47.24” (1.2 m). The backboards that surround the goal have a height of 19.69” (50 cm). The weight of a Field Hockey Goal is typically 200 lb (90 kg).

Measured illustration of a Field Hockey Goal dimensioned with overall width, length, and depth
A Field Hockey Goal is used to catch the Field Hockey Ball while playing Field Hockey. Field Hockey Goals are required to play and are each placed at both ends of the field. A Field Hockey Goal is rectangular in shape and is constructed from 2 upright posts that are joined with a crossbar.

Field Hockey Goals have a regulated inside width of 12’ (3.66 m), inside height of 7’ (2.14 m), and depth of 47.24” (1.2 m). The backboards that surround the goal have a height of 19.69” (50 cm). The weight of a Field Hockey Goal is typically 200 lb (90 kg).

Measured illustration of a Field Hockey Goal dimensioned with overall width, length, and depth
Field Hockey Goal
Height:
7’ | 2.14 m (Inside)
Width:
12’ | 3.66 m (Inside)
Length:
Depth:
47.24” | 1.2 m (Minimum)
Weight:
200 lb | 90 kg (Typical)
Area:

Top Depth: 35.43” | .9 m (Minimum)

Crossbar Width: 2” | 51 mm

Crossbar Depth: 2”-3” | 51-76 mm

Backboard Height: 19.69” | 50 cm

Net Mesh: .08”-.12” | 2-3 mm

Mesh Squares: 1.97” | 5 cm

Color: White
Materials: Galvanized steel tubing; polypropylene mesh net

Birthday

Drawings include:
Field Hockey Goal front elevation, side, top, back, front (goalkeeper)

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

3D Downloads

Ellen Hoog
Set of scaled height illustrations of various female field hockey players compared to Ellen Hoog

Ellen Hoog is a field hockey player from the Netherland who has proven that beauty and sports can go hand-in-hand. She plays for Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club and is regarded as the best Dutch hockey player. Ellen possesses three gold medals and four silver medals, with the latter coming from the Rio Olympics Games, Women’s Hockey World Cup, and two from Eurohockey Nations Championship, of which she also has a bronze medal. Besides, she is a two-time Women’s Hockey World Cup Champion, a three-time Eurohockey Nations Champion, and a two-time recipient of the Hockey Champions Trophy.

Ellen Hoog has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Collection of drawings of Ellen Hoog measured with overall height
Ellen Hoog is a field hockey player from the Netherland who has proven that beauty and sports can go hand-in-hand. She plays for Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club and is regarded as the best Dutch hockey player. Ellen possesses three gold medals and four silver medals.

Ellen Hoog has a height of 5’5” (1.65 m).

Collection of drawings of Ellen Hoog measured with overall height
Ellen Hoog
Height:
5’5” | 1.65 m
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
Area:

Nationality: Netherlands

Years Active: 2004-2016

Birthday
March 26, 1986

Drawings include:
Ellen Hoog standing, dribbling, shooting

Details & Downloads

Downloads

2D Downloads

3D Downloads

Related Sports Collections
Sports