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BoysFieldHockey.com created maps to see where members of the USA Men's Under-16 and Under-20 National Field Hockey Teams call home. You'll find hometowns from Florida to California and Massachusetts to Arizona on the maps -- all of whom will travel to Chile in March (learn more).

Frederickburgs, VA - Middle School Student: Tyler Kim, in blue USA uniform, competing for the USA Under-16 team against Chile, in 2018 (learn more).

Is Men's Field Hockey Popular?

FUN FACT: Field hockey is the second or third most popular MEN'S team sport on the planet (depending how you count -- players, countries with national teams, spectators). Hockey is very similar to soccer in terms of team composition (11v11), tactics, and fitness requirements. Unlike soccer, excellent eye-hand coordination is an important requirement. The graphic is from WorldAtlas.com.

Hopewell Township, NJ - High School Sophomore: After collecting multiple gold medals in recent tournaments, Kiet Maloney has decided to umpire to help fund his hockey pursuits (learn more).

Fulton, MD - Middle School Student: Jack Weitzman competed in numerous tournaments preparing to compete in the National Indoor Hockey Tournament in Richmond, VA (learn more).

Glenn Ridge, NJ - High School Freshman: Gavin Chung named to the Junior National Team that will compete in Santiago, Chile, March 8-16 (learn more).

Downingtown, PA - High School Freshman: Toby Peck recently won a gold medal with other boys at the Downingtown Indoor Hockey Tournament. Next step? The Nationals! (learn more)

Newport News, VA - High School Sophomore: Corey Dykema is preparing for competitions with the USA Under-16 team against Chile, March 8-16, 2019 (learn more).

Carlisle, PA - Middle School Student: He's only 11-years old but will be facing down 18-year olds at in the Under-19 division of the National Indoor Hockey Tournament in Richmond, VA (learn more).

Hainseport, NJ - Elementary School Student: James Polashock recently won a gold medal with other boys at the Downingtown Indoor Hockey Tournament (learn more).

Jamaica Plain, MA - Middle School Student: Ronan Stevenson-Swadling, a Boston Latin Academy student, is named to USA Field Hockey’s Men’s Under-16 National Team (learn more).

Princeton, NJ - Middle School Students: Ishaq Inayat (left) and Alex Beauduin, 6th graders at John Witherspoon Middle School, won gold medals at an indoor hockey tournament (read more).

Hockey is the second or third (depending how you count -- players, countries with national teams, spectators) most popular MEN'S team sport on the planet. It's very similar to soccer in terms of team composition (11v11), tactics, and fitness requirements. Unlike soccer, excellent eye-hand coordination is an important requirement. Men swing the stick at over 100mph. ESPN Sports Science reports that the men's field hockey swing is the fastest of all sports (golf, baseball, ice hockey, tennis, etc.).
Major international competitions for men include the Olympics, World Cup, Junior World Cup, and Pan Am Games. The USA Men’s National Field Hockey Team is ranked 25th in the world and is looking forward to qualifying for its first Hockey World Cup.
Indoor hockey is similar to “field” hockey although it is a different sport with different, yet similar rules. Indoor hockey is a super fast 6v6 game, does not allow hitting, and is scaled down so it can be played inside gymnasiums. The goal is 25% smaller than its outdoor counterpart. International competitions include the Indoor Hockey World Cup and Indoor Hockey Pan Am Games. The USA Men's National Indoor Hockey Team has qualified twice for the Indoor Hockey World Cup.
In the USA, hockey is largely played on the coasts and, unlike almost every other country, the overwhelming number of participants are female and under the age of 21. About 70,000 girls play in high schools, about 7,500 play on college teams and college clubs. After college, again unlike other countries, only a small number of adults find opportunities to continue playing the sport.