Equipment

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England Hockey has developed a range of In2Hockey equipment to aid the delivery of the game.
Equipment can be purchased from www.youthsportdirect.org and the range includes:
Standard hockey goals should be used when playing seven-a-side In2Hockey. They can also be used for six-a-side, but we recommend the lightweight, compact and portable multi functional goal pictured below. The goal measures 8ft wide by 2ft high, but best of all can be assembled and dismantled in less than 2 minutes and folds down to store in a carry bag measuring 100cm x 30cm x 15cm (5kg). 

 In2 Goal
 
The hockey sticks have been designed to incorporate specific teaching points within the feature artwork. The grip is divided into three zones to help with hand placement and to encourage good technique.
 
In2Hockey hockey sticks are available in two sizes and are colour coded: 34” sticks are black, and 36.5” sticks are silver. This also allows the young players to remember which colour stick it is that they normally use.

In2 Stick
 
In2Hockey can be played with a choice of hockey balls to suit the ability and experience levels of the players.

For beginners it is recommended to use a Quicksticks ball, as it is larger and lighter than a standard ball, making it safer and easier for the players to get used to playing the game, and to develop their basic skills. This ball has been specifically designed for use on a variety of surfaces, including artificial turf pitches, indoor sports halls and tarmac/playgrounds.

With intermediate or more advanced players, a lightweight In2Hockey ball should be used. This is the same size as a standard hockey ball and is designed to maximise the development of young players. The reduced weight makes the ball easier to manipulate and pass over distance, which helps ensure that games are fast, and flowing.
    
Either an In2Hockey ball or a Quicksticks ball must be used when playing six-a-side In2Hockey without goalkeepers.

As players become more experienced and play seven-a-sideIn2Hockey, a standard ball can be introduced to aid their transition to the 11-a-side game. However it is advised that the ability levels of all the players involved is always considered. Under no circumstances should a standard hockey ball be used when playing without goalkeepers.
It is the responsibility of the teacher or coach to decide which type of ball is most appropriate for their players, depending on their stage of development.

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