What is stroke in hockey?

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A penalty stroke is a penalty awarded for a range of offences:

  • Any deliberate foul on a player with possession of, or an opportunity to play, the ball inside the circle;
  • Any offence by a defender which prevents the probablescoring of a goal;
  • Defenders consistently crossing the backline or centreline before the ball has been played during a penalty corner (usually called "breaking")

It involves a single shot (the stroke) by an attacker from a spot around six and a half metres from the centre of the goal, with only one defender to try and stop the shot. Because of the distance involved, it is intended that a stroke should be converted almost every time; however, because of the stress associated with one and the skill of some keepers, they are actually stopped or missed fairly often - some leagues have conversion rates of only 50%, with many others not a lot higher. As such, a keeper who can stop one is often a morale booster for the team, and a player who scores is typically a cause for celebration.

A series of five penalty strokes is also used to determine a winner in the case of some ties/draws.

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The most scary thing you will ever do in Field Hockey. Defiantly if your the goalie.

To get a stroke, the goalie has to make the ball unplayable (example: the goalie sits on the ball) or if a player otherthan the goalie blocks the ball from a goal with any body part (example: hands or feet).

This penalty is just between one player and the goalie. The goalie stands on the goal line and the player places the ball on the stroke line (the foot long line, about 5 steps in front of the goal line).

The ref will say "goalie ready" and then "stroker ready". When both say yes, they will blow their whistle The stroker will then attempt to hit the ball into the goal and the goalie block it.

About 80% of the time, the ball will make it into the goal. Lol, not the best thing to hear if your a goalie (like me). But don't worry, strokes are VERY rare.

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forehand and backhand are the main strokes there are also substrokes called slice cut lob smash.

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A strock in Golf is called a shot

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Never. There are no Umpires nor are there Penalty Strokes in hockey.

What classification of skill is a penalty stroke in hockey?

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