The fundamental field hockey rules

Hockey players can raise a ruckus around town with the level side of their stick.

Hockey players (other than the goalkeeper) are not permitted to utilize their feet, or some other pieces of the body, to control the ball whenever.

An objective must be scored either from a field objective, a punishment corner, or from a punishment stroke. A field objective is an objective scored from open play, and must be scored from inside the ‘striking circle’, before the rival’s objective. In the event that the hockey ball is hit from outside the circle and goes into the objective, it doesn’t consider an objective.

Hockey players may not trip, push, charge, impede, or truly handle a rival in any capacity. Hockey is a non-physical game and all fouls bring about a free hit or a ‘punishment corner’ for the non-insulting group contingent upon where the encroachment occurred and the seriousness of the foul.

Sorts of foul in field hockey

Various kinds of foul might be rebuffed in a round of hockey. A portion of the essential ones to keep an eye out for incorporate.


This is granted against a hockey player who utilizes their body or adhere to keep a rival from arriving at the ball.

Outsider obstacle. This is granted when a hockey player positions themselves between the ball and a rival, permitting a colleague an unhindered play ready.

Progressing. This is granted against a player who pushes, pushes, or advances the ball in any capacity, utilizing any piece of their body.

Back sticks

This is granted against a the player ball with the adjusted back of the hockey stick.

Hockey stick impedance. This is granted against a their player stick to hit a rival’s stick, either purposefully or inadvertently.

Undermining. This is granted against a the player ball in a perilous way.


This is granted against a their player stick hazardously close to another player.

Kinds of discipline in field hockey

Fouls in a hockey match can be rebuffed in three fundamental ways. These are as per the following:

Free hit. This is a free play granted on any offenses that happens beyond the scoring circle. It for the most part happens at the area of the infringement. All rival players should remain somewhere around 5 yards (4.6m) from where the hit is to be taken.Punishment corner. This is granted to the going after group when the protection either commits a foul inside the striking circle or purposefully raises a ruckus around town beyond the field of play over the end line. A punishment corner is taken by a going after player at a spot on the end-line 10 yards (9.2m) away from the closest goal line. Any remaining aggressors should remain outside the striking circle, while five safeguards, including the goalkeeper, stand behind the end line until contact is made with the ball. When the ball has been placed in play, all players can hurry into the circle to either shield or shoot the ball at the objective.

Punishment stroke

This is granted to the going after side when an offense is committed by the shielding side which is considered to have forestalled a very nearly 100% objective. A punishment is taken 7 yards (6.4m) from objective, with the player having just the goalkeeper to beat.

Field hockey umpires

There are two umpires on the hockey field, who are typically liable for every portion of the pitch. A player who penetrates the guidelines, either by unpleasant or hazardous play, wrongdoing, or a deliberate offenses, can be shown a card — either green, yellow or red.

Green. This is an authority cautioning given to the hockey player to not defy the guidelines.

Yellow. This outcomes in a hockey player being shipped off the pitch for 5 minutes, following an offense.

Red. A red card brings about an early shower and is given for more serious offense.






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