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A free hit is a penalty awarded to a team for an minor offense by the team. It can be awarded to either team anywhere between the 23 metre lines, to the defense anywhere in their own 23 metre area, and to the attack within the 23 metre area but outside the circle they are attacking.

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Q: In Field Hockey-what is a free hit?
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When is a free hit taken in field hockey?

A free hit is taken ater being awarded by the umpire as the result of an advantage or foul.

What is a free hit in field?

A free hit in field means that the ball went out of play on the sideline. This means that a member of the team that did not hit it out can take the ball set it on the sideline where is went out and either drive (hit), pass to another team mate, or self pass and dribble.

What are the fielding positions for a free hit in cricket?

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What is a free hit in Field Hockey?

A free hit is when the opposite team either hit the ball of their feet or use the wrong side of the stick or even if there are 2 people from the same team on the ball.

How far should the opposing player be on a free hit in field hockey?

In Victoria, Australia, with the introduction of the new free hit rule, all opposing players must be 5 metres away from the player taking the free hit.

In hockey what happens when the ball is hit over by an attacker?

Over what? If it is hit over the sideline the other team gets a free hit from where the ball went out. If it is hit over the backline the defense receives a free hit inside the field. if it is hit over a player, the other team gets a free hit for dangerous play.

Which direction should field hockey umpires point when awarding eg a free hit?

An umpire should point in the direction that the team is going that has been awarded the free hit.

What is a free hit in cricket?

A free hit is awarded after a front foot no-ball (when the bowler oversteps) The next delivery after the no-ball is a free hit. The batsman cannot be out off a free hit except run out. the captain of fielding side cannot change the field unless the batmen have changed sides(i.e., they have taken a single)

What are the offside rules in field hockey?

Currently there are no offside rules in field hockey; except for the 5m distance required of an opponent at a free hit, or that all players must be in their own half for a centrepass. There is no except, there is no off side. The distance that opponents and sometimes your own players, have to be from a free hit, side line hit or corner hit has nothing to do with 'off side'

When was a roll-in last permitted in field hockey?

The roll-in was replaced by a free hit from the line in the 1970 revision of the rules.

Where on the hockey field is a free hit taken?

A free hit should be taken "close to where the offence occurred". This basically means that the hit happens wherever the foul happened. However, there is much leeway given in terms of what 'close' means; a ten or twenty metre distance will often be allowed if no major advantage is gained from it, particularly for a defensive hit or where no attackers are within a reasonable distance. Further up the field, higher accuracy is desired and enforced, especially when the free hit should be taken within the 23-metre-area or at the five-metre-ring.

What side of the stick is used in field hockey?

the flat side. using the rounded side will be seen as an offence and the other team will get the free hit

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