|Heichest govrenin body||International Hockey Federation|
|Nickname(s)||Hockey, gress hockey|
|First played||19t century, Ingland|
|Team members||11 field players|
|Categorization||ootduir an induir|
|Equipment||Hockey baw, hockey stick, moothguard, shinguards|
|Olympic||1908, 1920, 1928–present|
Field hockey is a team sport o the hockey faimily. The earliest origins o the sport date back tae the Middle Ages in Ingland, Scotland an the Netherlands. The gemme can be played on a gress field or a turf field as well as an induir buird surface. Each team plays wi eleiven players includin the goalkeeper. Players uose sticks made oot o wid, carbon feebre, feebregless or a combination o carbon feebre an feebre gless in different quantities (wi the heicher carbon feebre stick bein mair expensive an less likely tae break) tae hit a roond, haurd, rubber lik baw. The lenth o the stick depends on the player's indiveedual hicht.