England Hockey like many Sports Governing bodies have difficulty in outlining specific requirements for Medical Care pitchside.
The level of First Aid provided is dependent upon the training of the person administering the First Aid so it is very difficult for them to define what should be provided. Firstaid4sport provides products for all levels of First Aid Training starting with a wide range of HOCKEY FIRST AID KITS
The serious hockey injuries are a result of a player coming into contact with the stick or the ball. Cuts, scrapes and bruises are therefore common particularly to the face, hands, lower limbs and ankles.
Other hockey injuries are muscle pulls and strains because of the rapid movement and changes of direction involved with the sport. |Sprained ankles//AIG_sprained_ankle|, |knee Injuries//AIG_kneeinjuries| and possibly even |broken bones//AIG_brokenbones| are also fairly common injuries to be seen within hockey.
To prevent hockey injuries, players should make sure they have the correct protective clothing including shin pads and mouth guards. Goalkeepers require additional protection including headwear and face protector.
Pre-season training and conditioning and stretching will help to prevent muscle injuries.