Floor hockey was invented in 1962 in Battle Creek, Michigan. With the help of Tim Harter rules and regulations were created to help turn a game into a sport. Floor Hockey is a sport that is branched from the original sport of ice hockey. It is considered to be a well-known sport; having their own rules regulated by National Hockey League. The National Hockey League was created in 1917. Floor hockey is now a game that is played indoors, being played in thousands of physical education classes.
General Understanding of Floor Hockey
- Floor Hockey consists of five main players and one goalie for each team (total of six).
- Each player uses a plastic hockey stick, and a plastic puck/ball.
- Players are intended to move up and down the court shooting puck into the opposing goal.
- When time runs out, the team with the most goals made wins.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQdSNupHK34&feature=related (Shows basic play)
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMwhsddRtTg (Goes over the basics)
Scope and Sequence of floor Hockey
- Gripping /Stance
- Passing(Forehand and Backhand)
- Receiving (Stopping the puck with stick, not feet and able to stop on the run)
- Dribbling(Moving up and down court with puck)
- Defensive/Offensive plays/strategies
- Shooting (Forehand, backhand, and slap shot)
- Face Offs
- Goal tending(Defending and protecting yourself)