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Learn the basic rules of hockey
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Hockey is one of the world's most popular sports.

It's a ball and stick game dating back thousands of years.

Hockey is similar to football in some ways and is sometimes called soccer with sticks!

The sport is popular with men and women and the rules are exactly the same for both sexes.

Two teams of 11 players compete against each other using a hooked stick to hit, push, pass and dribble the ball.

It's a fast and open game, and great fun to play.

But there are certain rules you must follow too.

So to avoid being shown a green, yellow or red card, click around the Sport Academy's guide to the rules of hockey.


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The basics
Aim
Start
The stick
Scoring
Players
Umpires
Pitch

Did you know?
Hockey is the second most popular sport in the world behind football.
The name derives from the old French word "hoquet" meaning a shepherd's crook



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