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Team Tactics

Indoor hockey's pitch is considerably smaller than an outdoor field. It measures 44 by 22 meters and has 10 cm boards down the longer sidelines which keep the ball in play and help to create a fast, flowing and exciting game.

Two teams of six players, plus six substitute players who can be used throughout the match of two times 20 minutes, compete against each other.

The ball may only be pushed and not hit or flicked and, except for a shot at goal, it may only be played along the ground.The players are not allowed to use their feet or any other parts of their bodies to control the ball. Only the goalkeeper may use stick, hands, feet, etc. to stop the ball when defending in the semi-circular area in front of their goal.

As in outdoor hockey, the fundamental aim of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opponents' goal.

A field goal is scored from open, continuous play. Field goal shots may only be taken by attackers from the 'shooting circle', a semi-circular area in front of the opponents' goal.

If a team breaks certain rules, the other team may be awarded a 'penalty corner' or a 'penalty stroke', a shot at the goal defended only by the goalkeeper.
Fédération Internatonale de Hockey
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