# How long are the halves of a field hockey game?

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A field hockey match consists of two halves, usually 35 minutes each, and begins with a pass back (a non-defended pass from one teammate to another at mid-field). There are 11 players to a side, one of whom is a goalkeeper. The object of the game is to score more goals than the opposition.

## How long is a hockey half?

A game is split into two halves, each lasting 35 minutes. There is a 5 minute half-time interval, or longer if agreed. In the event of a draw at the end of the match, some competitions will use extra time to try and determine a winner.

## How long are the quarters in field hockey?

Professional field hockey games have 4 quarters of 15 minutes each. There are 2 breaks of 2 minutes each between the first and second quarters and between the third and fourth quarters, with a 10-minute halftime break. Lower level games are often played in 2 halves of 35 minutes apiece.

## How long is a typical game of field hockey?

When played on a collegiate level, field hockey games are separated into two halves, each lasting 35 minutes with a seven-minute half time in between.

## How long are field hockey halves in high school?

The high school game consists of two 30-minute halves. Each team is permitted two time-outs per game. 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.

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## Does field hockey play halves?

A field hockey match consists of two halves, usually 35 minutes each, and begins with a pass back (a non-defended pass from one teammate to another at mid-field). There are 11 players to a side, one of whom is a goalkeeper.

## Is field hockey quarters or halves?

But as part of a 2020 rule change by the National Federation of State High School Associations, field hockey games are now played in four 15-minute periods — like they are internationally and in college — rather than two 30-minute halves. The rule also eliminated the two 90-second timeouts coaches could use.

## Does field hockey play halves or quarters?

Since 2017 the game consists of four periods of 15 minutes with a 2-minute break after every period, and a 15-minute intermission at half time before changing ends. At the start of each period, as well as after goals are scored, play is started with a pass from the centre of the field.

## How long is a field hockey game Australia?

A game occurs in two halves. Each consisting of 35 minutes with a break at half time.

## What is the duration of hockey?

A regular game consists of three 20-minute periods, with a 15-minute intermission after the first and second periods. Teams change ends for each period. If a tie occurs in a medal-round game, a five-minute sudden-victory overtime period is played.