* Which shoe is best for you? Would you believe, "none of the above?" We take a good look at what's out there.

* Gloves are one of the simplest protective measures available. Why aren't more players wearing them?

* There have been a rash of head injuries in the last few years in field hockey, and there are calls for mandatory head or eye protection

* The proposed goggle rule for 2006, in the face of the improvements made in competition surfaces and coaching, is the dumbest thing the National Federation could ever do