What is Hockey?
Fast (not always) and exciting, hockey is a fun team game. Two teams of up to 11 play against each other, on a grass or turf field, but it can also be played indoor if that’s your thing! A team is made up of different positions, like goalkeeper, defender, midfielder and attacker. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you’d be best suited to – hockey is a social sport, where all players have an important part to play, and a new club will always help you work out where you’ll fit in. Hockey players each have a hockey stick, to hit a small ball around the field. Playing with a stick, also means you can push and also flick the ball too – good for getting around the other team! The aim is to get the ball into other team’s net to score a goal; the more goals the better.
What are the benefits?
- A whole body workout with a team, so you might not even feel like its exercise!
- Improves coordination and balance
- Makes your communications skills better – you’ll get great at reading your team members gestures
- There’s a position for everyone to play
What will I need?
You just need sportswear and some trainers or astro/hockey boots. Shinguards are important too. Some sessions might provide a hockey stick for you to borrow, but check before you go. If you get really into it, you’ll want to get your own stick.