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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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free hit

Sports; Field hockey

A free hit is given to one team when the other team has committed a foul outside of the goal area. The hit is taken where the foul took place. See Rules of the Game for a complete ...

fullbacks, right and left

Sports; Field hockey

These are the players who stay in the defensive end of the field and their job his to keep the opposing teams forwards from scoring.


Sports; Field hockey

This is where a player tries to shot the ball in order to score a point for their team. The front of the goal is set on the backline or goal line and is 4 yards or 3.66 meters ...

goal backboard

Sports; Field hockey

This is a piece of wood and it is put around the inside bottom part of the goal. It is 45 centimeters (approx. 18 inches) high.

goal circle

Sports; Field hockey

A half-moon shaped area in front of the goal where an offensive or attacking player must be before he can take a shot and score a goal. This area is also known as a Scoring Circle ...

yellow card

Sports; Field hockey

A card given out by the umpire, which suspends the offending player for at least five minutes, but depending on the referee's ruling on the harshness of the foul, the penalty ...


Sports; Field hockey

This is a pass that is meant to move the ball over a long distance and is usually used to pass over defenders heads to a teammate.