A Guide To Hockey
A Guide To Hockey
To play hockey, you have to protect yourself against any hard impact on your body. So you have to wear the respective safe equipments that are available in the market for playing hockey.
Hi. My name is Kevin. I've been playing hockey for the last 15 years and currently, I play for East London Hockey Club.
This time, we're going to talk about a guide to the game of hockey. It's a game played by 11 players on each side and it's played upon a pitch 100 metres long by 60 metres wide. The game consists of 2 halves of time of 35 minutes in each half, separated by one break of half time.
The aim of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team. A goal is scored when the ball goes between the person underneath the crossbar of the goal that you're attacking towards. The goal can only be scored if it touches the attacking player's stick inside the day.
During the game, players can only touch the ball with the flat edge of the stick. It can't be allowed to touch other parts of your body including your feet which will give you an advantage over the opposing player. Once inside the day, it can touch any attacking player's stick from the ends of the goal so the goal will be scored.
Okay, some examples of some play will be moving the ball in a forwards motion, you wouldn't be allowed to then touch it with part of the reversed side of the stick. You'd always have to keep on the flat side of the stick. Okay.
And also wouldn't be allowed to then touch your foot on the way through. You need to keep the ball moving away from your feet. In general, many hockey players wear some special pieces of equipment, some molded studded footwear which is hard in the toes to protect the toes, generally shin pads are recommended and I choose to wear a glove to protect my fingers as well.
A lot of players also wear a gum shield during the game which will just help to protect any impact against the teeth in the mouth. So that's a basic guide to the game of hockey. .