Region C Floor Hockey Skills
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.
- Individual Skills Floor Hockey (Shoot Around the Goal, Passing, Stickhandling and Shoot for Accuracy)
All agencies will have an assigned check-in and start time. Athletes are participating in 4 skills: passing, shooting round the goal, shooting for accuracy and stickhandling. There will not be an awards ceremony. Coaches will be sent certificates following the event.
A schedule will be sent out closer to the event date.
No parents or spectators are permitted at the event.
Athletes and coaches must have their own PPE and water. Lunches and water will not be provided.
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.
Masks must be worn: at tournament central, team staging areas, entering the facility to use the restrooms, in the restrooms, staging areas, during the competition and at any time or place when social distancing is not an option. Special Olympics will not be providing masks. Athletes and coaches must bring their own.
To make sure we abide by the 50 person maximum set by the IDPH, parents and spectators are unfortunately not allowed to attend and only registered athletes, coaches and partners are allowed at the event. It is very important you relay to all parents and guardians the importance of only allowing registered persons into the event.
Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible. While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority. All of our in-person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines.