Tampa Bay fieldhockey - the grasshoppers  

The place of the action

The fieldhockey field is very similar to a soccer field. It is slightly smaller. Usually hockey is played either on grass or turf.

The goal is smaller too. It is 2.14 m high and 3.66 m wide, but don't worry as the ball is also small scoring is possible.

To score you need to be in the half circle - the so called score circle - around the goal. Every foul inside the circle results either in a short corner or penalty.

There is a quarter line, but there is no such rule as offside.

On each team there are eleven players. Ten field players and a goalkeeper. Only the goalie in the scoring circle is allowed to play the ball with the feet. Field players can use the hockey stick only.

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