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Turf vs. Grass

Turf fields are becoming popular in colleges, high schools and even middle schools across the country. Field hockey is a completely different sport when played on turf than it is played on grass. When starting to play field hockey most girls learn to play on grass. I prefer to teach girls how to play on…

USA Field Hockey Membership

USA Field Hockey has a number of different memberships for athletes, coaches, umpires and parents. The athlete memberships range from $25-$50 a year and include a membership card, insurance coverage, and a subscription to Field Hockey Life magazine. The coaches memberships are $85 and include all of the above plus a yearly background check and…

Doesn’t Field Hockey Hurt your Back?

Every time I tell someone I play field hockey they always ask doesn’t that hurt your back?  Or, you probably you have back problems. With the correct size stick and proper training field hockey should NOT hurt an athlete’s back! When purchasing a field hockey stick the athlete wants to make sure that the top…

The Importance of Conditioning

Each and every athlete should focus on conditioning their body to prepare for the specific sport. Conditioning not only helps athletes be prepared for their sport it also plays a crucial role in injury prevention. When following a strong conditioning program, athletes will lower the risk of injuries by strengthening ligaments, tendons, and muscles while…

At Home Field Hockey Drills

One of the most important skills in field hockey is dribbling. This is something your daughter can practice at home by herself with only a stick and a ball. She can practice staying low and keeping her eyes up as she control dribbles, speed dribbles and Indian dribbles. The more comfortable your daughter is dribbling…

The History of Field Hockey in the United States

An English woman by the name of Constance Applebee brought field hockey to the United States in 1901. Before this, field hockey was predominantly a male sport in European countries and was believed to be started by the ancient Egyptians or Greeks. In 1920 the U.S. took its first women’s field hockey team on tour…

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