Medway Park Rush Hockey
March 28, 2017 - 15:10
Rush Hockey comes to Medway Park this Spring
A new six-week community rush hockey session is launching at Medway Park in April 2017. Come along to try this fast, friendly and seriously good fun five-a-side indoor version of the hockey game.
Open to individuals or groups of players (male and female aged 16+). Equipment can be provided. Shin pads are compulsory and mouth guards recommended.
The sessions will run every Tuesday 2000-2130 from 18 April–23 May. Pay and Play £3 per session (first session free).
If the sessions prove popular Medway Sport will look to launch a five-a-side rush summer league in June.
What is Rush Hockey?
It’s hockey, but not as you know it! All you need is five players to make a team, or register with us as an individual player and we will allocate you a team.
It’s five-a-side and will be played indoors at Medway Park sports centre in Gillingham. It’s easy to set up and with only a few simple rules rush hockey aims to get people playing quickly.
It is aimed at players who want to try hockey, get back into hockey or fancy a change in the off season for fitness and fun. The informal nature of rush hockey means once you register you can get your weekly hockey fix throughout the summer months and keep fitness and quick stick skills up to date without time commitment.
Rush Hockey is all about playing games in a smaller space, so no need for coaches or full pitch hire. The smaller goals also mean there is no need for goalkeepers.
It’s social. The larger lighter ball allows mixed genders and abilities to play together so it’s a great way for players to come together and meet others.
It's fast - It's furious - It's fun - It's indoors - It's smaller pitches - It's five-a-side.
Rush Hockey Rules at a glance
1. Teams are five-a-side with squad sizes made up of up to seven players
2. The game involves no deliberate:
- Using the back of the stick
- Stick tackling
- Contact with other players
3. Neither the stick or the ball should be raised above knee height
4. Players can shoot from anywhere
5. After a goal is scored, play is restarted from the centre of the pitch.
6. A sideline ball is taken from the point of exit. The ball can either be passed to a team member or taken into play yourself (known as a self pass).
7. When a rule is broken the ball will be awarded to the opposing team where it can either be passed to a team member or taken into play yourself.