HOVKEY FIELD DIMENSIONS | Hockey is the national sport of India and that gives several reasons to know more about this amazing sport.
Pitch boundary: Length- 91.4 meters, Width- 55.0 meters
Centerline: A straight line is drawn midway between the backlines, and parallel to them.
25-yard line: In each half, another parallel line is drawn at a distance of 22.9 meters
Penalty Spot: 6.4 meters towards the pitch.
Goal Post: Height- 2.14 meters, Width- 0.05 meter.
Field hockey is a team sport belonging to the hockey family. A team is constituted of 11 players, one of them being a goalkeeper. The aim of the game is to carry the round plastic ball from your field to the opponent’s goal, using the hockey sticks. Hockey Sticks are made of wood, carbon fibre, fibreglass or a combination of carbon fibre and fibreglass in varying quantities. Dimensions of a hockey field have been mentioned in the beginning of the blog.
A popular variant of filed hockey is indoor hockey. Indoor hockey is played between 5-a-side teams, in a 40m by 20m field. In addition of a set of rules, the hockey stick also has to be thinner and has to abide to a set of different guidelines.