A field hockey game always starts with a “push back” from the middle of the field. The two teams will line up in formation on either side of the field. The ball will be in the middle of the field, along with one player from the team that starts play.
What is the start of a hockey game called?
Rules of Ice Hockey
The game starts in the centre circle with a face off. This is where the referee drops the puck in between two opposing players who then scrap to win position for their team. A faceoff may also be used to resume play after a stoppage in any of the attacking or defending face off zones.
How does a game of field hockey begin?
The game is started and re-started after every goal by a center pass. The player taking the center pass puts the ball into play in any direction using a hit, push, or self-pass. The object of the game is to work the ball into the shooting circle — a semi-circle extending 16 yards from each goal line and score goals.