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15 Things You Only Understand If You Play Field Hockey
It’s a field hockey thing, you wouldn’t understand
1. When you can’t bend down because your legs and butt are sore from pre-season workouts
Dec 30, 2015 at 1:33pm PST
2. Having to wear pants in summer because of shin guard tans
Between that and the bruises, my legs scream, “I play field hockey!”
3. Carrying spandex with you everywhere
4. Trying to avoid that one person’s drive
5. The question: “So they only make right-handed sticks?”
#FieldHockeyProblems, am I right?
6. Hearing the absurd things your dad yells from the sideline because he doesn’t understand field hockey
7. Trying to memorize too many new corners every season
8. The sweet, sweet sound of the ball hitting the board
USA GOAL! Jill Witmer crosses the ball through to the stroke line where Michelle Kasold connects a rebounded shot to the backboard— USA Field Hockey (@USAFieldHockey) July 13, 2015
9. Hair braiding trains on the bus before games
10. Turf beads in your shoes
11. Heat waves rising up from the turf
12. Bus ride sing-a-longs and game day cheers
13. Stinky shin guards and gloves
And trying to blame it on your teammate.
14. When you know what’s coming after coach tells you to wear sneakers to practice or says, “Drop your stick!”
15. Pretending to hear your coach as (s)he yells a corner play from halfway across the field.
Wait, what did they say?