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Field Hockey - DFSNormally known as a women’s sport, field hockey is in fact played by men at the high school, collegiate and adult amateur level. They play with a hard ball that isn’t too different than that of a vulcanized hockey puck. Trust me, if you take one of these balls to YOUR balls – you will notice the pain. It will be agonizing. The men’s field hockey sticks are almost identical to that of the women’s sticks in that they are made of fiber glass and carbon fiber. You can easily spend $100 or more on a men’s field hockey stick and with that cutting edge technology in your hand, you’ve got the power to take out your knees.

Field hockey uniforms for men include shin guards, shorts, a mouth guard and a jersey. Most men refuse to wear a skirt like women’s field hockey players.

Men’s field hockey is popular in places such as Western Europe, South Asia, Canada, Sweden, Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand and unique parts of the United States such as the Middle Atlantic states, New England including Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. and Virginia.

The powers that be for men’s field hockey include the FIH (International Hockey Federation) and they have been represented in the Olympics, World Cup, World League, Champions Trophy and beyond. The Hockey Rules Board (HRB) are the rules chair.

Fans of daily fantasy sports have embraced men’s field hockey for daily gaming purposes. The crossover between DFS Fantasy Hockey from the NHL and men’s field hockey is surprisingly high.