Indoor Hockey


Indoor Hockey is an indoor variant of "traditional" outdoor field hockey. It is not to be confused with inline hockey. Indoor hockey differs from its outdoor parent in several ways: The playing field is smaller than the outdoor pitch. An indoor pitch is 18m to 22m wide by 36m to 44m long, divided by a center line. The shooting circle is a semicircle measured out 9m from each goal post. Side-boards mark the sidelines, helping to keep the ball in the field and allowing players to play against it. Despite who hit it, when the ball goes over the endline the defensive team will receive a hit coming out. The pitch is made of synthetic material. The goals are smaller than a field hockey: 2m high by 3m wide and a minimum of 1m deep. A team consists of 6 players on the pitch, 5 field players and 1 goalkeeper, with a maximum 12 players on a team. The players may not hit the ball, but only push it or deflect it, and may not raise the ball except in the shooting circle, with the purpose of scoring a goal. The balls and the sticks are similar, but players prefer lighter sticks than for the outdoor game. The small field and sideboards make indoor hockey a quick, technical and physical game. Some of the original rules eventually influenced outdoor hockey, such as unrestricted substitution. It is often an ideal game for field hockey players to develop vision on and off the ball, developing a better understanding of tactics and set plays.

Coastal Raiders (Private club) play on Tuesday and Thursday from 18h00-19h00. They also run development training for the youth on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 15h00-16h00.

Coastal Eagles (Private club) play on Tuesday and Thursday from 19h30-20h30.

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