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** PROVINCIAL RESTRICTIONS ON GROUP EVENTS AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED INDEFINITELY BY THE PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICER. AS A RESULT, ALL IN-PERSON FLOOR HOCKEY PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL SEPTEMBER. VIRTUAL FLOOR HOCKEY PRACTICES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY AT WHICH TIME A DECISION WILL BE MADE CONCERNING THE STATUS OF FUTURE PRACTICES (FEB 10, 2021).
For diagrams and explanations of some of the practice drills we are using please click the following links. Thank you to Tanya Norman (Powell River) for assisting with the diagrams.
- Figure Eight Drill
- Passing Figure Eight Drill
- Box Drill
- Passing Box Drill
- Triangle Drill
- Passing Triangle Drill
When: Wednesday evenings beginning November 4th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Athletes will need to sign up for a free ZOOM account at www.zoom.us
Athletes may also download the ZOOM CLOUD MEETING app through the Play Store
The following YouTube video is a great resource for using Zoom: https://www.youtube.com/embed/p5c_Wgpfy0Q
I will post the link to the Zoom Meeting here each week:
In order for athletes to participate in the In-Person part of the program there are a number of important documents that MUST be completed and returned to me BEFORE you may participate. If I have not received the documents you will not be allowed to participate/attend practice – NO EXCEPTIONS!
The documents may be downloaded to your computer, filled out and returned to me by email at email@example.com
Please have a parent, caregiver or friend help you with the forms if you are having difficulty.
Also, please watch the following videos
Finally, athletes are encouraged to complete the following online assessment tool BEFORE COMING TO PRACTICE EVERY WEEK
Where: Courtenay Recreation – Lewis Centre (489 Old Island Hwy, Courtenay)
When: Sundays beginning November 22nd from 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Contact: Randy James (250-897-1828)
Floor hockey is adapted from the games of ice hockey and ringette and is the only team sport in Special Olympics Winter Sports. Floor hockey is played in a rink surfaced with wood or concrete, not ice. The teams are composed of six players, including a goalie. Athletes use wooden poles (without blades) as sticks and large felt discs with an open centre as pucks.
Special Olympics Floor Hockey also offers individual skills competition to allow athletes to train and compete in basic floor hockey skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team play.
Floor hockey events:
- Team Competition
The following events provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels:
- Shoot Around the Goal
- Shoot for Accuracy