Basic Field Hockey Rules


The Game:

        Two halves 20 25 minutes each with a 5 minute half time.

        11 players per side, including the goalkeeper.

        The ball must be passed or dribbled down the field with the flat side of the stick.

        A goal is scored when an attacker strikes the ball into the goal from within the striking circle.



A player may not:


Penalty Corner:


16 Yard Hits:


The Push-In/Hit In

        A push-in or hit-in is awarded to the opposition if a player hits the ball over the sideline.  All players and their sticks must be at least 5 yards away from the spot where the ball is put into play.