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The 'Lift' is legal when executed properly and only if it does not cause danger to the opposing player. lift's are usually used to push the ball or lift the ball over a players stick in order to beat the player and get passed them to gain ground or an advantage.

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Q: What does lifting the ball off the ground mean in field hockey?
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What is the aerial ball in field hockey?

An aerial ball is when the ball goes into the air (a couple of feet off teh ground).

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obstruction,kicking the ball, lifting it in the air, high stick, dangerous swing

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There are 412 dints in an official hockey ball according to the field hockey rule book.

Do they use pucks in field hockey?

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Who can use their feet arms and body to stop the ball in field hockey?

No. Only a player with goalkeeping priveleges may use their feet or body to stop the ball, and only within their defensive circle. Players must use their stick otherwise.

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What is Gently tapping the ball along in field hockey called?

Dribbling the ball

Old way to start a hockey game?

Field Hockey: Field hockey was in its early days started with a Bully... this is where one player from opposite teams started at the centre spot and tapped the ground 3 times and the stick 3 times alternatively... then played the ball to their team mates.

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100 miles/hr

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In soccer, it means to legally catch the ball with your body. In Field Hockey, trapping is catching the ball by pinning it between the stick and the ground, after which the player can move with the ball. In US football, it means that a forward pass is ruled incomplete because the player did not cleanly catch the pass, but caught it between his body and the ground.

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What is the difference between volleyball and hockey?

No, lacrosse is not the same thing as field hockey. In field hockey you use a stick with a curved base on the ground and hit it to your team mate, or you can dribble it up the field. The goal in field hockey is much bigger than a lacrosse goal. In lacrosse you throw and catch a ball using a stick with a net and you can run with the ball in you stick. Lacrosse is a much faster paced game too. In lacrosse you wear eye protection and a mouth guard, in field hockey you wear shin guards and a mouth guard. Both sports are really fun.