In field hockey, all sticks (for children, teenagers, and adults) have an inward bow. This bow of the stick is usually between 16 and 25 millimeters (mm) and is calculated from the bottom of the stick to the point where the bow is maximum. When buying a new stick, the bow is an important choice to consider!
There are 5 types of grips: the Basic Grip, the Double V Grip, the One Handed Grip, the Open Face Grip, and the Pancake Grip.
Blocktackle is a defence technique. It consists of putting the stick on the ground to “pick up” the opponent’s ball. Precision in defense timing is important for good execution.
Slapshot is a striking movement that uses the push technique, but hitting the ball
The hit is an offensive movement designed to score on goal. With experience, it can also be used as a passing technique.
The push consists of pushing the ball to make a pass or score on goal. It is the most common movement for short and medium distances, in all game contexts.
The Flat is a passing movement designed to cover medium and long distances with great precision. It consists of a large, low motion to hit the ball.
The Sleep (or Dragflick), is a shot on goal movement similar to the push. It is notably used on the Penalty Corner (PC) phases. It can also be used as a pass.
The flick is an aerial pass movement. Depending on technical mastery and strength, it can cover short, medium and long distances.