Buckle Up For Speed - Hockey 5's Take The Field By Storm

A new and exciting hockey format coming to Central Coast Hockey in 2024

kids having a blast playing hockey 5's

Move over, field hockey - there's a new kid on the block, and it's ready to steal the show. Hockey 5's, a fast-paced, high-scoring adaptation of the classic sport, is rapidly gaining traction worldwide, captivating audiences and players alike. But what exactly is this dynamic new contender?

Imagine a smaller, quicker version of field hockey, played on a smaller pitch with fewer players. That's the essence of Hockey 5's. Each team fields four players and a goalkeeper, navigating a surface with rebound boards on all sides. This creates a frenetic, action-packed game where goals fly in, individual skill shines, and every touch matters.

Speed Thrills and Skill Pays the Bills: Forget slow, methodical build-up. Hockey 5's is all about lightning-fast transitions, quick thinking, and dazzling displays of dribbling, passing, and shooting. The smaller pitch forces constant movement, demanding exceptional fitness and agility from players. Mistakes are punished swiftly, while brilliant plays are rewarded with roars from the crowd.

Accessibility is Key: Unlike its traditional counterpart, Hockey 5's doesn't require extensive equipment or a dedicated field. It can be played on various surfaces, from hard courts to synthetic surfaces like that at Central Coast Hockey in Wyong, making it readily accessible to communities with limited resources. This opens doors for new audiences to experience the thrill of hockey, fostering inclusivity and growth within the sport.

A Global Phenomenon on the Rise: The inaugural Hockey 5's World Cup, held earlier this year in Oman, was a resounding success, with teams from all corners of the globe battling it out for glory. The fast-paced action and electrifying atmosphere captivated fans, showcasing the sport's potential to reach new heights.

The Future is Bright: With its emphasis on speed, skill, and accessibility, Hockey 5's is poised to become a major player in the sporting world. It has the potential to attract new generations of athletes and fans, bridging the gap between grassroots participation and elite competition. So, keep your eyes peeled for this exciting new sport, because Hockey 5's is here to stay, and it's ready to take you on a wild ride.

Ready to Try It? If you're curious to experience the thrill of Hockey 5's first-hand, get in contact with us at Norah Head Hockey Club, all levels of skill are welcome. So, grab a stick, lace up your shoes, and get ready to join the fast-paced revolution!

Check out these videos to get the full idea and some examples of fast paced action