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yes, hockey players do play with a hard ball. It is smooth depending on the brand e.g - kookaburra

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Q: Do Field Hockey players play with a hard ball?
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What is the difference between floor hockey and field hockey?

Floor hockey is played with hockey sticks and either a ball or puck on hard, flat, floor. Field hockey, on the other hand, is mainly played by girls. It consists of using a wooden curved field hockey stick and is played with a hard ball in a grassy field.

Why do field hockey players use hard balls?

Why do cricket player's use hard balls? Why do snooker players use hard balls? Why do golf players use hard balls?

What is field hockey?

Field hockey is a sport in which two opposing teams, of 11 players each, attempt to score goals. They do this by manoeuvring a small hard ball with sticks, and getting into the opponent's goal. More information can be found at the related links.

What is the difference between hockey and cricket?

About the only similarity is that they have 11 players a side, and use a hard ball.

Is field hockey a hard sport to play?

Person 1 Field hockey is just as hard as any sport, it all depends on the amount of dedication you put into it. Person 2 I've played some field hockey and a lot of ice hockey, and I found field hockey much harder. For one thing, it is unfair to those of us who are left shots. Because of the types of sticks in field hockey, we all had to shoot right. Also, a ball on grass is much harder to handle than a puck on ice. I didn't enjoy playing field hockey at all.

Could a field hockey ball hit you in the head hard enough to kill you?

Easily. Almost any player at men's grade (and many in women's grades) can hit the ball hard enough to do so - and there are also many players, especially at international level, who can push or flick the ball that fast - even if the victim is wearing head protection.

What kind of ball is used in a hockey game?

In field hockey, the ball is normally white, dimpled, made of hard plastic and around the size of a fist; most are hollow to achieve the correct weight. In ice hockey, a puck is used instead. It is normally black, smooth and made of hard solid rubber.

How does field hockey relate to hockey?

Hockey refers to a family of sports, all of which involve two teams playing each other, using sticks to propel a ball or puck into the opponent's goal. Field hockey is one of those sports, in which teams of 11 play on a turf with J shaped sticks, a small hard ball around 73mm (2.9in) in diameter. Outside North America, field hockey is shortened to "hockey", therefore blurring the distinction. Other hockey sports include ice hockey (referred to as "hockey" in North America) and roller hockey.

Can you use field hockey balls in lacrosse?

No Field Hockey balls are too hard and are not bouncy enough for lacrosse.

Are lacrosse and field hockey balls the same?

No, lacrosse balls are smaller than field hockey balls. In addition, lacrosse balls are made with a hard, foam like material; while field hockey balls are made with hard plastic.

Why is hockey used in physics in school?

Hockey is a good example of many simple phenomena in physics: a puck sliding across ice or, manifested in field hockey, a ball across turf (friction and momentum). Hockey can be played in variants, on ice, on hard surface (floor hockey) and turf (field), as demonstrated by the puck/ball being hit (friction, force, acceleration, rotational torque, impulse), players being hit (also momentum, tensile stress, thermodynamics), the ball falling along a parabolic path (projectile motion), etc. The surface the game is played on lies the beauty of physics: ice requires a Zamboni machine (kinematics and low temperature physics).

How is field hockey played?

Field Hockey is played with wooden sticks and a hard ball. The sticks are used to dribble, pass or shoot the ball down the field to the opposing teams goal line. Goal is worth one point and the team who scores the most goals in the allotted time wins the game. Regulation hockey sticks can be used but it's more fun and a tad safer with good old sticks.

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