Global Field Hockey Equipment Market 2016-2020
About Field Hockey
Field hockey is a team sport played on a grass or turf field. It is played using hockey sticks to shoot the ball and protective gear. International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the governing body of the sport. It also manages and develops international field hockey tournaments across the globe. Euro Hockey League (EHL) is considered to be the biggest professional league in the world. The Olympics and Hockey World Cup are considered to be the highest national teams' competition.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global field hockey equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 1.41% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global field hockey equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of different types of field hockey equipment to individual consumers, clubs, and sports organizers.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Field Hockey Equipment Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global field hockey equipment market: Adidas, Grays, Gryphon Hockey, OBO, and TK Hockey.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ATLAS Hockey, Dita, JDH, Kookaburra, MALIK, Mazon Hockey, Osaka Hockey, PRINCESS SPORTSGEAR, Ritual Hockey, and STX.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Tracking technology, which was introduced in tennis in 2006, has become a trend in field hockey as a hockey player runs an average of 5 miles in a game, which is the second longest distance covered in any team sport. This requires a technique to analyze the patterns of play of field hockey teams. GPSports produces tracking products for field hockey players.”
According to the report, increasing use of metal face masks will be a key driver for market growth. Since 2015, FIH has allowed defenders to wear protective face masks as a precaution while defending penalty-corners. Such a change in the rule came after the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in 2014 after being hit on the head by a bouncing ball. Increasing concerns about the safety of the head after that incident led to the implementation of the rule to use face masks by defenders who are defending the penalty corners.
Further, the report states that exposure to injuries will be a challenge for the market. Head, face, and eye injuries happen regularly in collegiate and school field hockey and can often lead to concussions. Concussions account for more than 40% of all injuries in field hockey. More than half of all injuries resulted from contact with an elevated ball, while the remaining 45% injuries happened due to contact with a stick or collision with another player. More than 10% of all injuries are so severe that the players are unable to return to the game during the same season. As for the concussion injuries, more than 90% of the players are able to come back in 10 to 20 days. Another common injury after concussions is facial contusions and lacerations.
Adidas, Grays, Gryphon Hockey, OBO, TK Hockey, ATLAS Hockey, Dita, JDH, Kookaburra, MALIK, Mazon Hockey, Osaka Hockey, PRINCESS SPORTSGEAR, Ritual Hockey, STX.
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