Hockey Shooting – Wheeling

Requirements

  • Gymnasium or outdoor space with hard ground surface, street hockey ball, hockey stick, hockey net.

Instructions

  1. Set up the hockey net with a wall behind it, and then lay down markers 2, 3, 4, and 5 metres from the net.
  2. Children take turns shooting at the net, starting at 2 metres and then moving to the next marker each time they score.
  3. Goalies are optional. Add a goalie only if the child wants a greater challenge.

Variations

  • If you want to make shooting easier, try using lighter, softer, and bigger balls.
  • Try using shorter, lighter sticks for greater control.
  • Use cones or rags to mark the goal, and then you can adjust the goal to any size.

Benefits

This activity develops striking skills together with core strength.

Information

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  • Skill: Strike, Wheel
  • 5 minutes
  • Suggested age 5-12 years