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V. Hockey Unit

Health/Physical Education                                             Jeff Miele


Grades K-8                                                                                                           


 All grade levels:  Opening Exercises


      • Students enter the gym and go directly to their exercise spaces.
      • Various stretches and strength building exercises.


                             Warm-up activity – 45 sec. Timed relay run (cardiovascular endurance)



Activity:    Begin the Floor Hockey Unit




                   Floor Hockey: The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the game of floor hockey.    This game was developed in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1962.  There are only four general playing rules so the game can be learned quickly.




                   This unit will involve physical strategy, teamwork, communication, and cooperation.






  • To give students a basic understanding of the game of hockey.
  • T o provide opportunities for enjoyment of this sport as a lifetime activity.
  • To have students incorporate fitness into the lesson.
  • To know the importance of safety and to practice safe play.
  • To use class time effectively.
  • To enhance social skills.






Unit Goals:


  • Introduce students to the basic fundamentals of Hockey
  • Provide students an opportunity to apply movement skills in a game situation.
  • Introduction of grip technique, carrying the puck, stick handling, dribbling and ready position.




Lesson 1




History and background of Floor Hockey.


Introduce students to the game of scooter hockey.


  • Show equipment
  • Teacher demonstration of equipment use
  • Demonstration of appropriate ways to move the ball/puck
  • Basic game rules
  • Stress stick safety as well as scooter safety.
  • Students will be divided into two teams and play a modified game of scooter hockey.  3 min. time periods. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6






Lesson 2


Students will use their knowledge of hockey rules in a game of pillow polo.


Same procedure as scooter hockey. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6






Lesson 3  and  Lesson 4


Students will be playing regular games of floor hockey.  Stressing stick control, and correct stance.  Safety first. Health/P.E. Standard 10.3.3, 10.4.3, 10.3.6, 10.4.6








Stress Safety throughout the unit:


  • Running Fouls


1.      Touching the puck with the hand


2.      Swinging the stick above the waist


3.      Player other than the goalie entering the goal area


4.      Chopping at the puck




  • Roughing Fouls


1.      Hacking or striking with the stick


2.      Pushing


3.      Tripping


4.      Blocking with the body


5.      High sticking


6.      Slashing with the stick






Daily observation evaluations are made at the conclusion of each class period.


Scores are given for:


  • Participation
  • Sportspersonship
  • Cooperation
  • Attitude
  • Self-responsibility




Adopt an Anchor


  • R3-6.B.3.   Interpretation and Analysis of Fictional and Nonfictional Text Organize Non Fiction


“Beginning, Middle and End of Game/Activity Story”                           


  • MB.1  Measurement


Demonstrate an understanding of measurable attributes of objects and figures, and the units, systems and processes of measurement.

“Estimate PE Equipment Size” in linear & metric form