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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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Nationality: Argentina

Years Active: 1998-2014

Birthday
August 10, 1977

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Luciana Aymar standing, dribbling, shooting

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Jamie Dwyer

Jamie Dwyer plays the center position in field hockey for the hockey club YMCC Coastal City Hockey and Australia national team. He possesses a gold medal and two bronze medals from three different summer Olympics; two gold medals from Commonwealth Games, a gold medal and two silver medals in Men’s Hockey World Cups. Jamie has been honored with the International Hockey Federation (IHF) Young Player of the Year award and IHF World Player of the Year awards twice and admission into the Australian Institute of Sport’ Best of the Best. Besides playing field hockey, he has also coached field hockey and carried out hockey clinics for junior hockey players.

Jamie Dwyer has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jamie Dwyer in field hockey positions measured with overall height
Jamie Dwyer plays the center position in field hockey for the hockey club YMCC Coastal City Hockey and Australia national team. He possesses a gold medal and two bronze medals from three different summer Olympics; two gold medals from Commonwealth Games, a gold medal and two silver medals.

Jamie Dwyer has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jamie Dwyer in field hockey positions measured with overall height
Jamie Dwyer
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Nationality: Australia

Years Active: 2001—

Birthday
March 12, 1979

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Jamie Dwyer standing, dribbling, shooting

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Eva de Goede
Set of scaled height illustrations of other female field hockey players compared to Eva de Goede

Dutch field hockey player Eva de Goede plays for the Dutch club AH&BC as a midfielder. Eva is a two-time Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Player of the Year, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a silver medalist, and winner of the 2007 Champions Trophy. Since making her debut in the National Women’s hockey team, Eva has continued to show dominant form leading to her receiving the captain hand band to lead the Netherlands national hockey team. In 2018 she led her team to win the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup, increasing the number of medals in her cabinet to three Champions Trophy gold medals and two World Cup gold medals.

Eva de Goede has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Set of illustrations of Eva de Goede in various field hockey poses measured with overall height
Dutch field hockey player Eva de Goede plays for the Dutch club AH&BC as a midfielder. Eva is a two-time Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) Player of the Year, two-time Olympic gold medalist, a silver medalist, and winner of the 2007 Champions Trophy.

Eva de Goede has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Set of illustrations of Eva de Goede in various field hockey poses measured with overall height
Eva de Goede
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Nationality: Netherlands

Years Active: 2006—

Birthday
March 23, 1989

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Eva de Goede standing, dribbling, shooting

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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
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180’ (60 yd) | 54.86 m
Length:
300’ (100 yd) | 91.44 m
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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

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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
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2.81”-2.94” | 71.3-74.8 mm (Diameter)
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5.5-5.7 oz | 156-163 g
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Circumference: 8.82”-9.25” | 22.4-23.5 cm

Materials: Solid plastic
Surface: Dimpled

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Field Hockey Ball Elevations (various)

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