Indoor field hockey is an indoor variant of “traditional” outdoor field hockey game. Indoor field hockey is mainly played as a pastime by outdoor field hockey players during the off-season when the outdoor pitches are frozen in the Northeast US and Mainland Europe. Indoor field hockey is played in regular national and international championships.
The smaller, hard-surface pitches and the use of sideboards makes game-play much faster. It is also both technically and physically very demanding and great for skill development.
Indoor field hockey differs from outdoor field hockey in several ways: