10 Reasons to Try Hockey

Whether played on a grass field, hard court surface, astroturf or ice, hockey is a demanding sport that requires explosive bursts of energy. Playing the sport regularly will help you to gain a good level of overall cardiovascular fitness and will develop your lower body strength and improve your reaction times and hand-eye co-ordination. It’s also really good for developing team work as hockey – just like football – requires 11 players on each side.


If you’ve never played hockey, it’s time to give it a try. Hockey is a fast-paced game that requires speed, agility and stamina. It also helps improve hand-eye coordination and footwork skills. Hockey requires players to be in good physical shape because they run long distances throughout the game while pushing themselves to the limit.

Hockey is an Olympic – and Commonwealth Games – sport

Hockey is an extremely popular sport in many countries around the world and is played by both male and female teams at international competitions including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games – on a regular basis..

Hockey can be played pretty much anywhere

Hockey players can play in a variety of different locations, some of which are more suitable for children than others. Hockey can be played on grass, astroturf or sand! It’s also possible to play it indoors or outdoors. You may have to make some adjustments depending on where you want to play but most hockey skills are transferable between surfaces.

Hockey is fast-paced

Hockey is played on a small field, which makes it challenging to move around and tougher to score.

The ball is small, so you have to be accurate in your passing and shooting. This also makes it more difficult for the goalie to stop shots on goal.

You can play it with anyone

Hockey is a sport that you can play alone, but it’s also one that can be enjoyed with friends and family. You don’t have to be on a team to enjoy the game of hockey; it’s just as fun to play solo. If you want to take your game outside, there are plenty of grassy areas where you can practice your skills. Or if the weather is bad, there are indoor facilities available throughout North America with designated ice skating rinks!

It can be played in many different settings: in gymnasiums, on fields, outdoors and even in small back gardens. It doesn’t matter how big or small they may be; all that matters is having fun while playing this great sport!

Hockey’s a great workout

Exercise is important. It’s good for your body, and it can be a great way to relieve stress or anxiety. Just 15 minutes of exercise can give you a mental boost, which can help improve your mood during the day. Exercise also helps improve sleep quality by reducing stress hormones while increasing growth hormone levels (this translates into better muscle recovery after workouts).

Improves hand-eye coordination and footwork skills

Hand-eye coordination is no joke. It’s essential for success in many sports, including hockey. What’s more, it can be difficult to improve hand-eye coordination with no guidance, which makes hockey even more valuable as a way to work out the kinks in your motor skills.

Footwork is also important in hockey, and it’s something you can practice before (or instead of) playing a game at home with your friends or family members!

If you’re looking for a way to improve your hand-eye coordination and footwork skills—and have fun while doing so—hockey could be just what you need!

Social and communication skills are improved through hockey

  • Teamwork. Hockey is a sport played by two teams of 11 players each. This requires teamwork to be successful, which in turn helps foster communication and leadership skills.
  • Communication. As with any team sport, hockey requires a lot of communication to work well together as a unit. Coordinated movement on the field relies heavily on each player knowing where their teammates are positioned and what their role is in that particular situation—and this happens only when everyone has open lines of communication!
  • Leadership. Team captains are elected based on their leadership skills and ability to lead their teammates through tough times during games or practices.
  • Discipline. A coach will always impose some sort of discipline over his/her team members because it’s important for everyone involved to follow strict rules so they can play fair against other opponents while keeping safety measures in place at all times! If someone doesn’t cooperate with these rules then they will not be allowed onto the court itself until further notice…so think carefully before making any decisions 😉

Hockey helps Develop leadership skills, discipline and teamwork in the players

Being a team player is essential in any sport and hockey is no exception. The sport requires teamwork to succeed, which helps develop leadership and discipline.

Leadership skills can be learned through practice, so don’t worry if you’re not naturally inclined toward it — you can learn how to become a leader in your hockey team.

Discipline is another important skill that players must have in order to be successful on the field or court. A strong work ethic will help any player improve their game by focusing on improving their skills instead of getting distracted by outside factors like schoolwork or family commitments

Improves self-confidence and stamina of players

Hockey is great for improving your self-confidence and stamina. It will also help you to improve your health, fitness and mental wellbeing.

If you are thinking about trying a new sport, then hockey could be the one for you!

Hockey Creates an overall healthy lifestyle for the players, both physically and mentally

Hockey is a great way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. There are several reasons why hockey helps with this, including:

  • Improving fitness
  • Improving mental health
  • Developing self-confidence

Hockey teaches players about the importance of staying active in other aspects of their lives. We often hear that people need to exercise more, but few people actually do it. It can help motivate you to make healthy changes in your life because it gives you an opportunity to engage in physical activity on a regular basis with others who share similar interests. You’ll be able to see how much progress you’ve made as you strive towards reaching goals like losing weight or increasing muscle mass. By getting involved in something as fun as hockey, players can take control over their lives and feel good about themselves while doing so.

Many of our leisure centres offer indoor and outdoor courts suitable for hockey, and some have partnerships with local teams. To find your nearest court or team, visit our centre finder page.