Hockey Techniques

Ice Hockey

The object of the game of ice hockey is to score more goals than the opposition. Each team has six players. There are five skaters and one goaltender. All players except the goal tender can move to any position on the rink, regardless of their assigned positions. The goal tender is not permitted to cross the center red line dividing the ring in two halves.

Substitutions are unlimited in a game. It can be made any time during the play a substitution does not need permission from an official or any stoppage of play. Also, a player can join the play during the progress of the play so long as the departing player is within five feet of the bench and not involved with the play at the moment. The game begins when the referee drops the puck between the two forward standing face to face. The game is played in three twenty minute’s periods.

Field Hockey

Hockey is high skill requiring game and needs highly skilled players. The main thing in hockey is the maneuvering of the ball. Another thing is to score a goal with speed and precision. A player has to keep the ball in his possession. It requires a lot of practice and drill. A player has also to keep the ability of hitting the ball hard but at the same time not deemed to be declared dangerous by the empire. So, a player in hockey has to deliver a ball with precision and desirable strength.

In the game of hockey, drill includes hitting, dribbling, pursuing, and flickering the ball. Additionally, practice of shooting the goal and penalty shots are included in the drill. Here are a few major techniques to be practiced in the game of hockey. Drill is a repeated exercise which is carried until one becomes perfect in a particular skill.

Finer points of the game

The ice hockey is played with six players including five skaters and one goal tender. There are three forwards the center, left wing and the right wing. The center leads the attack by taking the puck on the offensive. He exchanges passes with the two wings to take the puck towards the opposing goal. During his defensive role, he tries to disrupt the play before the puck comes to his defensive si...


Faceoff and penalties in ice hockey

Ice hockey starts with "face-off." When the play starts, or is set for a face-off, the referee drops the puck between opposing forwards. During face-off all players are positioned on the defensive side of puck. The face is used to start play after any stoppage. There are none designated face-off points painted on the ice. There are many occasions when penalty is awarded in the game. Th...


Basics of the game

The game of ice hockey played between two teams is basically identical to games such as football, rugby, basketball and others where a group of players try to get the ball or the puck in this case into the goal, basket or the boundary of the opposition’s team. The team in the end with the highest points wins. Similar to other games, ice hockey too has player positions that indicate the res...


Hockey Commands

Command is another technique which is used by the players in hockey. Using commands players pass and maneuver between players on the opposite team simultaneously communicating with the rest of the team about what they are doing or planning to do. The main strategy is that the opponent team should not understand what they are communicating. There are a number of universal phrases in commands: Thr...


Miscellaneous hockey techniques

Dribble: Dribble is a technique used by a player in hockey when he moves the ball along the floor. He runs with the ball pushing it and controlling its speed and takes in a specific direction with his hockey stick. Hit: This technique is used when a ball is hit with a considerable force but less than offend able force. By hitting the ball, the player wants to take it at a long distance. It is an...


Tackling in Hockey

In tackling, the player tries to tackle the ball by putting the stick in the way of the ball coming from another player. He puts the stick close to the ground where ball is moving. The stick works as a barrier for the ball. When the ball comes into the possession of a player he wants to keep it in his possession as long as he can. But when he cannot do this he has to either pass the ball to one...


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