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.

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Field Hockey Stick
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A Field Hockey Stick is used by players to shoot the ball into the goal while playing Field Hockey. Field Hockey Sticks were historically made from hickory, ash, or mulberry wood. Currently, Field Hockey Sticks made from wood are still available, but most are made from composite materials. Typically, a Field Hockey Stick is made out of fiberglass, aramid fiber, and carbon fiber. There are 3 components to a Field Hockey Stick: the head, handle, and splice. Hockey stick heads vary in size. The different types of Field Hockey Sticks include Elite sticks, Advanced sticks, Competitive sticks, and Beginner sticks.

Field Hockey Sticks have a typical length of 35”-38” (89-95 cm), max length of 41” (104.1 cm), width between 4.33”-4.88” (110-124 mm), and diameter of 1.2” (30 mm). The weight of a Field Hockey Stick is between 19-22 oz (538-623 g) with a maximum of 26 oz (737 g).

Drawing of a Field Hockey Stick showing dimensioned analysis of the length, width and depth
A Field Hockey Stick is used by players to shoot the ball into the goal while playing Field Hockey. Field Hockey Sticks were historically made from hickory, ash, or mulberry wood. Currently, Field Hockey Sticks made from wood are still available, but most are made from composite materials.

Field Hockey Sticks have a typical length of 35”-38” (89-95 cm), max length of 41” (104.1 cm), width between 4.33”-4.88” (110-124 mm), and diameter of 1.2” (30 mm). The weight of a Field Hockey Stick is between 19-22 oz (538-623 g) with a maximum of 26 oz (737 g).

Drawing of a Field Hockey Stick showing dimensioned analysis of the length, width and depth
Field Hockey Stick
Height:
Width:
4.33”-4.88” | 110-124 mm
Length:
35”-38” | 89-95 cm; 41” | 104.1 cm (Max)
Depth:
1.2” | 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight:
19-22 oz | 538-623 g; 26 oz | 737 g (Max)
Area:

Handle Length: 12”-14 | 30.5-35.6 cm
Materials: Ash wood (traditional), fiberglass, carbon fiber, graphite, kevlar

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Ellen Hoog
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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).

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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
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5’5” | 1.65 m
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Nationality: Netherlands

Years Active: 2004-2016

Birthday
March 26, 1986

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Ellen Hoog standing, dribbling, shooting

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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
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

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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

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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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5’6” | 1.68 m
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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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