I am only 5 feet tall -- Can I be good at field hockey? I am disadvantaged in some ways: my arms are not as long as other players and therefore I do not have as long of a reach. I am fast but I don't think opponents perceive me as a threat. I have better ball control than others at my level. What should I do to become a great field hockey player? Is there any advantage to being short and slender that I should exploit? oh: I play forward...I'm just wondering, are there any good midfielders or defense out there that aren't tall?