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If you’re looking to buy hockey goals for a school or club it’s important to make sure you buy goals that are regulation size. Hockey goals used in competitive games must meet regulation hockey goal dimensions to ensure that they comply with FIH regulations. With this in mind, we've created an illustrated hockey goal size guide, to make choosing and buying a goal that little bit easier.
The regulation width of a hockey goal is 3.66m (12ft) and the regulation height is 2.14m (7ft). Regulation hockey goals are measured inside the posts, so these dimensions do not include the width or diameter of the goal posts/frame.
Field hockey goals should also have backboards that are 46cm (18.4 inches) high. The minimum depth of a goal should be 1.2m (3.94ft) at the bottom, and 0.9m (2.95ft) at the top.
There isn’t actually a regulation size field hockey net, as some nets fit and attach to the top of the backboard, whilst others attach to the bottom of the goal. As long as the nets fit a regulation goal correctly and provides a depth of at least 1.2m at the bottom and 0.9m at the top, they are suitable for FIH approved hockey goals.
Due to the above, field hockey net dimensions can vary slightly. Regardless of the make/model of a goal, nets will pretty much always be 3.66m (12ft) wide with a 1.22m (4ft) depth. Where nets vary is with the height, which depends on where the net fixes to. If the net attaches to the goal base it will usually be 2.14m (7ft), if it attaches to the backboard the height will normally be 1.71m (5.6ft).
Junior hockey players in the UK tend to play modified versions of full field hockey. The junior hockey games are played with smaller goals, softer balls and fewer players per team.
|JUNIOR HOCKEY RULES & GOAL SIZES|
|Age||Hockey Type||Players per Side||Goal Size|
|5-8||Hockey Heroes||No set number||Mini goals*|
|7-11||QuickSticks||4||8ft x 2.5ft (2.4m x 0.8m)*|
|10-14||In2Hockey||6 or 7||12ft x 7ft (3.66m x 2.14m)|
|14+||Regulation Hockey||11||12ft x 7ft (3.66m x 2.14m)|
*Hockey Heroes and QuickSticks do not have a standardised goal size and there is no goalkeeper. Mini target goals are sometimes used, or a simple goal line. You can find more information about junior hockey games on the England Hockey website.
At Net World Sports we sell a range of hockey goals including the world-class, FIH regulation FORZA Championship Hockey Goal. The goal nets are UV stabilised rot-proof and come in various colours. We also supply the pioneering ProFlex Hockey Goals that are ideal for locations that don’t have fixed goals. Available in three different sizes, the goals can be stored in a bag and pop-up, allowing them to be installed and set up in seconds.
We also sell mini hockey goals in a range of sizes and materials, which are great for practise sessions and shooting drills. The goals are 100% weatherproof and feature a 3mm UV stabilised HDPE net. Our mini goals and target goals are also a great option for youth hockey sessions, which are often played without a goalkeeper.
If you are looking for a hockey goal for the garden, our 10 x 6 Hockey Goal is an excellent option. The freestanding goal is perfect for junior hockey practice sessions played at home or school, and is made with robust uPVC with a 3mm HDPE rot-proof twine hockey net.
In addition to hockey goals, we also sell a comprehensive range of hockey training, coaching and match equipment. From hockey balls, rebound nets and mannequins, to hockey coaching folders and corner flags, you are sure to find what you need.