No. Only a player with goalkeeping priveleges may use their feet or body to stop the ball, and only within their defensive circle. Players must use their stick otherwise.
Technically speaking, there is no "best" hockey stick, though there are many good ones. Personally, I would choose Reebok 10k. It also depends on what position you are, and what kind of player you are. Are you a grinder? Sniper? Dangler? These all help determine the attributes of yourself, and what kind of stick you should buy.
A typical fantasy hockey league has 8 - 12 teams but often have as many as 20.
The same way as to start each half: a centrepass which is taken by the team that did not score the goal/was scored against. Every player must be in their own half, except for the player making the pass, before the ball is played. The ball can be played in any direction and the rules for a free hit apply. Note that if a goal is scored during a penalty corner which is taken during or after time expires, that half is over and the restart is not done.
The 'Lift' is legal when executed properly and only if it does not cause danger to the opposing player. lift's are usually used to push the ball or lift the ball over a players stick in order to beat the player and get passed them to gain ground or an advantage.
hockey using a rubber or wooden ball of some sort.
Field Hockey Field are flat to ensure that the ball can not roll in any direction unless it is moved by the players and to make it safe for players. if the ground was uneven it would be dangerous for the players to hit the ball incase the ball hit a bump in the grass or astroturf and was lifted into the air and hit a player.
Although there is no reason to change hands, it is perfectly acceptable to use your stick with whichever hand you want provided it fits within the rules.
Defense: goalie, right back, center back, left back Mid-field: right mid, center mid, left mid Offense: right wing, right inner, left inner, left wing These are the positions if played in a 1-3-3-4 formation.
It depends on what kind of glove and why you wear it. If it is a protective glove, most people only wear one on the left hand. If it is a grip glove, you should wear the pair of them. Some like to add another protective glove to the right hand, some like to wear protection on the left and grip on the right and others just don't wear gloves at all. The same goes for goalkeepers, although you would be silly not to wear the 'gloves', as some people call the hand pads. You can also wear undergloves to help with gripping the stick and the pads; again, it is entirely the player's choice.
they are related because there is field lacrosse and field hockey which are both played on fields. The object of the game is the same score the most goals by the end of the game to win. In both sports there is body checking.
A company called Dita sold them for a short time. They are now exceedingly rare because of their pointlessness; a stick with its flat face on the right (a left-handed stick) is not permitted at any level.
not possible because it isn't considered an actual number. you must wear between 1 and 99. and 3 and 1/2 either, because it is not a whole number.
Actually your wrong in 1995 to 1996 Martin Biron wore Number 00 with the Buffalo Sabres for three games
I don't think it is. Quite the contrary, especially having seen it being played in the Olympics (since the underwater cameras show what is going on under the water). It's a rough sport, and can be quite brutal.
Water polo is a full contact team sport which requires skill, stamina, technique and a lot of strength. It's a combination of other sports like football, soccer, hockey, basketball, and hockey (fights), but played in 20 feet of water.
This is the amazing part, because not only do the players have to know how to swim, they have keep their heads above water using a technique called "egg-beating" and they need the skill and strength to jump up with the ball (a fairly large and wet one) with one hand to be able to throw it to another team mate, or to try for the goal.
Unlike football, soccer, hockey or basketball, the sport is not one for little kids to start out playing in 'little leagues." The sport is not offered in schools until high school, because of the difficulty (skilled swimmers) and danger (drowning?).
Perhaps some may think it "dumb" or not be as popular as other sports because what looks harmless, or boring, on the surface, is because much of the action is under the water making it almost impossible to see what is going on, since a lot, a whole lot, happens under the water.
I found it fun to watch even without knowing many of the rules, and not being able to see all that was going on under the water. And because of all the pulling, grabbing, and tugging on each other's bathing suits, under the water, many naughty bits are exposed - so to protect the network from FCC fines or other sanctions they are very careful not to capture any of that on camera since much of the Olympics is live. (In fact, this year 2012, a woman's breast was exposed, though briefly, that NBC is considering a film delay so that, or worse, isn't shown on national TV again.
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It depends n what forward but basically you hover around between the oppositions goal box and in front of the quarter of your goal box. If you are a wing stick t the sidelines so the halves can feed it out to you and if you are a centre forward try and feed it out to the wings so the can feed it back to you. HOPE THIS HELPS! If you need more complex to play a forward just ask!
I think every player needs stick skills. Usually the left side field players need strong stick skills because they use reverse stick more.
*This is not fact! But in my six years playing, this is my opinion*
I sent a goalie stick through my Division 1 college team to the Bauer Factory in Greenland, NH. There may be others as well, but there is one in New Hampshire for sure.
If you live in Europe, you can usually start playing field hockey at your primary school (grades kindergarten and up.) I don't live in Europe, so I will let someone else elaborate on that.
If you live in the USA (where I live), field hockey usually starts at the middle school/junior high level (grades 7-8). Depending on where you live, you can sometimes play as a recreational, "fun" kind of thing at a rec center or go to camps hosted by your local middle/high school. This is usually more common on the east coast and in California.
Once you begin playing more seriously, you can join a club. There can be any number of clubs in your area. With your club team, you play with others from all around your area, and you go to tournaments such as the Disney Field Hockey Showcase for U16 and U19 teams, held in February (there is also a Jr. Showcase held in July for U14), and National Field Hockey Festival (held over Thanksgiving, in November.)
Never. Canada's best ranking in its four appearances has been eighth place in 1998.
In field hockey: Midfielders...
There are usually 4 of them with 3 forwards and 3 defense-men and 1 goalie.
In ice hockey: Defensemen. They come in pairs with 3 forwards (Left Wing, Centre, and Right Wing) and one goalie.
Yes they do. And the reason why is because composite hockey sticks have flex usually at the middle part of the shaft or lower part of the shaft by the blade. A hockey stick flexing can be slighty compared to putting mashed potatoes on your spoon, pulling back, and letting it fly.
In Ice Hockey each team has:
Left Winger Center Right Winger
Left Defense Right Defense
There can be a maximum of 11 players from each team (including the goalie, if there is one) on the field at one time during play; most leagues and competitions also have a minimum of 7 players.
You can apply force summation in a push pass by stepping in to hit the ball because when you step in you are allowing your bigger muscles to contribute to the hit as you will be using your heavy muscles, quadriceps and hamstring, and will be working your way up to your torso, shoulders, arm and through to your finger until you push the ball. This shows force summation :)
its quite a brief ish answer but i hope it helped and was off any use :)