A field hockey pitch (or grass, as it is called in some countries) is a rectangle of 100 yards long by 60 yards widewhich is approximately equivalent to 91.4 meters long by 50 or 55 meters wide.
Other Field Hockey Pitch Features
The field of play is also divided by a center line and two lines known as “22 lines”, which are located 22.90 meters from the end lines. The penalty spots are located 6.40 meters from the goals.
Hockey, a team sport
This sport is played on grass, with a stick and a ball, between two teams, each made up of 11 players. It is also played on indoor courts, with teams made up of 7, 6 or 5 players.
Hockey devices and regulations
– Above all, you need a place to practice it: the hockey field. This can have different measurements. Synthetic turf is often used, but generally the pitches are covered with natural grass.
– The goals are 3.66 meters wide and 2.13 meters high.
– The ball must be hit by a stick.
– The hockey stick can be adjusted according to the player but must weigh between 340 and 790 grams. The head of the stick must be less than 10 centimeters long and must be made of wood. The edges are rounded and the left side is flat.
– The ball may (or may not) have seams and be made of any material, but it must weigh 160 grams and be 23 centimeters in circumference.
– The match is divided into two times of 35 minutes each, the rest interval being 5 to 10 minutes.
– Two referees control the game, one in each half of the pitch, but they remain outside the playing area for most of the match.
– The object of the game is to pass the ball to the other players in order to approach the opposing team’s goal and score a goal by putting the ball inside this goal.