Region B Floor Hockey Skills
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What Is Floor Hockey?
Special Olympics floor hockey is adapted from the games of ice hockey and ringette. Not to be confused with poly hockey, this floor hockey uses straight wooden sticks and felt rings for pucks. Teams are composed of 6 players including a goalie. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams or as individuals in the Individual Skills Competition to develop basic floor hockey skills.
As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender when appropriate.
Athletes in Illinois who participate in floor hockey compete locally at Region Qualifying events. Teams are then eligible to advance to state level competition at the State Floor Hockey Championships held in Chicago in November.
Floor Hockey Events Offered in Illinois
- Team Floor Hockey
- Individual Skills Floor Hockey (Shoot Around the Goal, Passing, Stickhandling and Shoot for Accuracy)
All Special Olympics Illinois Floor Hockey competitions abide by Special Olympics Incorporated rules. Any modifications to these rules done by Special Olympics Illinois can be found in the linked rules interpretation.
Athletes and coaches should bring their own sticks.
Final divisions will be created based on ability and gender. Awards will be given out upon completion of event. Gold medal athletes will advance to State Floor Hockey.
Snack will be provided for athletes and coaches
Who We Are
Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 13,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.