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Hockey Positions Explained

If you remember playing hockey at school and loving it, perhaps it’s something you’d consider taking up again as an adult? It’s a fast-paced team sport of 11 positions, combining both defensive and offensive elements. It helps to have good cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and agility but all that can be worked on and improved.

Positions:

There are three types of position – offensive, defensive and midfield. The offensive players normally sit on the right and left wings with the centre forward or striker in a more central position. The midfield players are situated on the inside right and inside left and in the centre half of the pitch. They move about the field, linking with both the defence and offense. The defence includes right and left halfbacks, two fullbacks and the goal keeper. These players will usually hold their field positions.

The halfbacks will normally focus on wide strikers and …