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H0CKEY ACTIVITIES
FLOOR HOCKEY INTRODUCTION
The floor hockey unit has been arranged in a progression of skills such that they are presented from the simple to the complex. Each lesson should be taught with the ability of each student as a guideline.The concept of progression is inherent within the ideas mentioned , provided the students is helped to understand himslf/herself in relation to their movement potential .
VOCABULARY
FACE OFF: Play used to start the game between to players of the opposite team
CHECK : Play used to attempt to take the ball/puck from an opponent with the STICK and not the BODY.
DODGE: Play used to avoid an opponent while maintaining control of the ball/puck
DRIBBLE :Series of short strokes to move the ball in all directions under control
DRIVE : Hard stroke with a backswing
FLICK: Wrist shot having no backswing for close shooting or passing
MARKING : Defensive position when the player mirrors an opponent
PUSH-PASS : Quick wrist stoke having no backswing
STICKING(HIGH): Raising stick above the shoulder
< TECNIQUES AND FUNDAMENTALS>
Holding the stick
grip easily
hands together
left hand still
right hand 12" down
Dribble
Keep ball close
Right hand lower than left
Armes relaxed, away from body
Hands near top of handle
Drive
Hands close together
Pendulum like motion in direction of ball
Body weight follow through with stick in direction of pass
Don't bend wrists
Push-pass/flick
Crouch body with no backswing , stick face direction of pass , sweep stick along the ground, use stick as lever
FLICK: wrist stoke, stick starts with contact of ball
Top of hands swing with greater arc than the blade
Follow through , arm straight and flick wrist
FIELDING & PASSING
Ball must be controlled before passed or played
POINT , POSSESS, PLACE AND PASS
POINT : ...the stick at the ball . lower stick , blade meets squarely, hands apart
POSSESS :.....Blade gives slightly , top of handle will be ahead of the blade=don't shift grip or bend wrist
PLACE :.....the ball before playing it , body weight behind the pass - stroke the ball
PASS :...... keep the ball close to floor - field or stop a ball with feet together
STOP:.....Give with the ball to stop on stick- no rebound
CHECK....meet stick to stick , keep eye on opponebts stick , anticipate= timing and control body weught , alert to change direction ; left hand lunge = two hands on stick , not too close to opponent , draw stick across body and reach toward the ball as stick meets ball in lunge position. Player must be ahead of the opponent with ball
FOULS:
1. Raise the stick above the shoulder
2. Hit he ball dangerously into another player
3. Stick must always stay in the hands
4. Pushing , shoving , charging , tripping
5. Strike , hook an opponents stick
6. Run in front of an opponent to break their stride
7. Allow feet , shoulder, body to interfere with opponent
HELPFUL HINTS:
* Keep stick at waist level
* Use flat side of stick
* Field the ball before hitting
* To field the ball - face direction of attack
* Go to meet a pass
* Move away from an opponent to create an open space
* Pass to an open teammate rather than wait to draw an opponent
LEAD UP GAMES/ACTIVITIES
GOALIE HOCKEY:
Place the class into four groups in a square formation with all the students with a hockey stick and as many pucks , rings , bean bags, etc. as available. Start the activity with the equipment on the floor and remind them that all shots are to be taken from their contact line. Any equipment in the middle area must be brought back or passed to an outside teammate . By lining up on the volleyball lines of the floor plus the middle-court line of the b-ball court works best. In this way , the basketball endlines and out of bounds will be used as the scoring lines for ease of not making other lines. Any puck , etc, that passes those lines is a score and must be left there(can't be played). The team that permits the least amount of scores wins each time. The object is to block and score at the samr time. There is alot of scoring and equipment so action should be at a high level. Play until a time limit or all equipment has been scored.

BILLIARD HOCKEY:
Arrange some tumbling mats in a square formation(four of them placed with a small opening at each of the corners to be used as pockets. Chose a colored wiffleball to use as the cue ball. The object is to hit the cue ball into the other wiffleballs(colored) into the small openings . Use more than one set-up/games for more participation. This can be played within individual or partners depending on the number of tumbling mats. Each person takes turns taking a shot. The activity starts with a break like in the game-BILLIARDS- and play continues. This can be used like in a golf game , too , with the holes being the opening areas at the corners . It any event , use the proper grip, stance and techniques in previous lessons.
THREE GOAL HOCKEY:
Make three sets of goals made with traffic cones or hockey nets in  thre different areas. Establish a goalie for each team , offense and defense that will switch places after 2-3 minutes . Any extra people can be officials who go to the goalie spot next. The arrangement will look like this:

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Leave enough space between zones for safety and more involvement. After each round have a round robin activity so each team plays the other . There is no need to keep score .

TARGET HOCKEY :

Place a movable object in betwen four teams ina square formation. Distribute enough styrofoam pucks or wiffleballs equally for each team. The object is to hit the object with a learned hockey skill and move the object to another team. A score will be when the object touches another player or a designated start line .
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