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.
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.
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.
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.