For centuries Europeans and Indians have been playing a game using a ball and a stick, from which modern field hockey originated. Field hockey, or simply ‘hockey’, is one of the most popular team sports in the Netherlands. Dutch hockey has been played at an international level for many years. And not without success: between them, the Dutch women’s and men’s teams have already won Olympic titles, and world and European titles.

Safety measures coronavirus:

  • Adhere to the RIVM guidelines and the guidelines of the TU Delft.
  • Any symptoms: stay at home and get tested.
  • Indoors at X, you have to show your COVID certificate. This is including playing tennis in the balloon hall.
  • If you only use X’s outdoor facilities, you may use the outer gate near the tennis courts.
  • Keep 1.5 meters distance from one another. Exception: during sports activities.
  • Wear a face mask indoors at X. Exceptions: during sports activities and/or when a face mask interferes with the activity.
  • Changing rooms, toilets and lockers are available. Bring as little stuff as possible. Change before you come to X.
  • Good hygiene remains important.
  • If you take part in activities that fall under your X subscription, make sure you have your Campus Card or X card with you.

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Hockey associations Dopie, D.S.H.C. and Scoop organise hockey training sessions in collaboration with X. The only way to participate in these hockey training sessions is as a member of one of these associations.

Teams are selected at the start of each academic year based on player ability and each team has its own coach. The matches take place at the weekend. The clubs have their own training methods but generally the sessions are structured in the same way.

They all start with a warming-up, which usually involves a run and a quick practice hitting the ball around to each other. Then you complete various exercises to practice different techniques and tactics. The training session often ends with a practice match.



You need a valid X year subscription and association membership to participate.

X subscription

Practical Information

All levels
Closed training
You’ll need a membership of the association.
Wear sports clothing and hockey shoes. Please also bring your shin pads, mouth guard and your own hockey stick