Field Hockey Kensington MD is absolutely blowing up in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland area! Across North America field hockey is one of the fastest growing sports. While this might surprise you at first, consider that it is the third most watched sport in the world, behind only soccer and cricket. Want to hear something crazy? Estimate show there are over 2 billion field hockey fans in the world – so if you’re looking to find some info about field hockey Kensington MD, you’ve come to the right place.
We’re Koa Sports – a premier sports agency in the DMV area paving the way by shaping kids lives through sports. We offer a range of programs including summer camps, baseball, basketball, flag football, endurance training, and of course field hockey in Kensington MD! Our founder, Tony Korson, started out over 5 years ago coaching neighborhood kids in pitching. Recognizing a need for quality coaching in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, Koa Sports was born. Since then, we’ve grown to an amazing focused on safety, fun, and improvement. All Koa coaches are well trained and have played at the high school or collegiate level.
As we grow our field hockey kensington MD programs, we’re starting to write awesome content about different aspects of the game! Today we’ll be talking about the field it’s played on and the roles of each position!
Field hockey is played on a 100yd x 60yd field often called a ‘pitch’ that is made from either grass or turf. There are other important aspect of any field hockey pitch such as sidelines, endlines, striking circles, and penalty stroke lines – but we’ll cover those another time.
At any given time there are 11 players per team on the field, including the goalies. Of the 11 players, there are 4 positions.
Forward – Forwards are the primary scorers. Similar to soccer and lacrosse there are left, center, and right forwards.
Midfielders – There are also three midfielders, who are sometime called ‘links’. They play offense and defense and help out wherever is needed. They sometimes score, but not often. If you’re a midfielder, it is important to have great stamina and be able to run for a long time.
Fullbacks/Defense – These girls are the last line of defense before the opposing team gets to goalie. They sometimes move the ball forward but mostly will stay and protect the goal. Some teams include a single defender called a ‘sweep’ who has the ability to move up the field if necessary, but often doesn’t.
Goalie – Similar to most sports, the goalies job is to not let the ball in the goal.
Well, that’s it for today! From all of us here at Koa Sports, we hope you learned a little bit more our programs and consider coming to one of our field hockey Kensington MD events!
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