Why the Kookaburra ball are unique in the world of hockey? What’s inside makes the difference!

The Kookaburra hockey ball cannot be replaced and that’s a fact. It’s just different from the rest and is the only hockey ball that is allowed to be used in competitions sanctioned by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).


But what’s inside of a Kookaburra ball and why is it so different from the rest? Well, while many of the regular hockey training balls are just empty in their core and tend to break in half after a long use, the Kookaburra hockey ball’s core is just different.

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The Kookaburra’s core is composed by different layers of materials. To start with, the outer layer presents a patented dimpled casing which already feels different from the rest. On the interior, an inned layer can be found before arriving to the cork layer and the worsted yarn layer. The nucleus of the ball is made of rubber.

All of this complex combination, provides our sport with the perfect ball which enhances the players’ performance by adding balance, control and speed to the game.

If you are interested in learning about how Kookaburra was created, click on this link!

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net