Field hockey is a sport that takes place between two teams of up to eleven people on the field.
Teams can change people with as many people and times as they want, at any time during the match, except when the corner kick is in progress. There are two exceptions to this rule: when the defensive goalkeeper is injured or disqualified, or the player may leave the court, but must wait until the player has made a touch of the ball for another person to enter.
Players are allowed to control the ball with the side of the front and with the edges of the head and stick, with the exception of safety reasons that players should not hit hard on the ball with a horizontal stroke forehand due to the difficulty of controlling the height and direction of the ball from such a shot.
The surface of the staff should always be on the right side for the right-handed when swinging the club from right to left. Sticks for lefties have produced but are extremely rare. However, the rule does not allow people to use this type of cane. To play from left to right the player must make the surface of the clubface contact with the ball by turning the clubhead, possibly by rotating the handle about 180 degrees.
Other rules can include: do not touch the ball with your feet and with your hands, do not obstruct the opponent’s movement, do not swing the club too high, and there is no third party. If the player is dribbling at the same time losing control and kicking the ball or another player intervenes, that player is not allowed to control the ball or continue to dribble. Rules do not allow players to kick the ball to gain control of the ball, so the ball will belong to the other team.
Conversely, if kicking does not provide the team with any control over the ball, the game will continue. Players must not prevent others from having a chance to make a shot of any kind. Do not push/use your body or stick to hinder your team’s progress. The penalty for this error is to give the ball to the opponent and if it recurs this action may be booked. When an athlete performs a free kick or a corner kick, the shot may not pass high as this is considered dangerous.
In the end, there cannot be three players touching the ball at the same time. Two players on two opposing teams can compete with the ball, however, if one player interferes with the dispute it will be considered a third party and the ball will belong to the team with less participants in the ball situation.