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5 Questions Every Field Hockey Player Has Been Asked A Million Times

About to tattoo the answers on my face.

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1. Why the eff does the ref blow the whistle every 5 seconds?!

Nobody knows!! (Check out the official NCAA rules and international rules to learn more about the game.) 
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Nobody knows!! (Check out the official NCAA rules and international rules to learn more about the game.) 

2. You can't use both sides of the stick? Why not??

One side is flat...the other is curved..use your eyes. (Or at least read about it here.)
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One side is flat...the other is curved..use your eyes. (Or at least read about it here.)

3. Does your back hurt from bending over the whole time?

Not if you have the correct form and keep up with  strength and conditioning! #somanypullups #alldayeveryday
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Not if you have the correct form and keep up with  strength and conditioning! #somanypullups #alldayeveryday

4. Why do field hockey girls wear skirts?

Because we look awesome! And, for historical reasons. (Namely, an Englishwoman, Constance Applebee, brought the sport to the U.S. and the skirts stayed.) 
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Because we look awesome! And, for historical reasons. (Namely, an Englishwoman, Constance Applebee, brought the sport to the U.S. and the skirts stayed.) 

5. Is Field Hockey an Olympic sport?

Think they stole these gold medals? Nope! THEY EARNED THEM! (It's been an Olympic sport since 1908.) 
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Think they stole these gold medals? Nope! THEY EARNED THEM! (It's been an Olympic sport since 1908.) 

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