Some people that are not familiar with field hockey sometimes wonder how it is different to the popular North American sport of Ice Hockey. Well here are some pointers to get you started.
The differences between ice hockey are very much evident. First of course the ice and the cold. The puck is flat and travels much faster that the ball on a frictionless surface.
Field Hockey has 11 players on each team on the field at once while ice hockey only have 6.
The players have to wear skates and learning how to maneuver on them takes more skill than you ordinarily used in playing on an open field.
Now contact is evident on both sports. Though many go to watch ice hockey just for the violence.
So while Field hockey has less conflict it requires more endurance and stamina as you can’t glide on the ice. You have to be in constant motion all the time and you are tired after a short time on the field.
So while both are similar. They are not the same and they have an entirely different fan bases and types of people who play them.