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Region D Floor Hockey Skills

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 six players including a goalie. Athletes have the opportunity to compete on teams or as individuals in the individuals 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 Tournament held in Chicago in November.

Floor Hockey Events Offered in Illinois

Traditional

  • Team floor hockey

Developmental

  • Individual skills floor hockey (shoot around the goal, passing, stickhandling and shoot for accuracy)

Competition Information

Individual skills: All athletes will be given the opportunity to complete four floor hockey skills; shooting around the goal, passing, stick-handling, shooting for accuracy. Final divisions are created prior to competition and athletes will rotate from skill to skill with their group.

Facility Information

Courts will used for skills. Bathrooms are available, as well as parking.

Event Details

  • Volunteer check-in: 8:30 AM
  • Agency/Team check-in: 9:30-10:00 AM
  • Competition begins: 10:00 AM
  • Awards: Immediately following competition
  • Competition ends: Around 1:00 PM

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Equipment

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Awards

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Concessions

Lunch will be provided to athletes and coaches (on a 3:1) ratio. Registered volunteers will be provided lunch as well.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development. 

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter. 

Date

Oct 16 - 17 2024

Time

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Cost

Free

Location

WinTrust Sports Complex
5499 W 65th St, Bedford Park, IL 60638

Organizer

Caitlin Tipre
Phone
773-997-3828
Email
ctipre@soill.org

Other Organizers

Katie McFadden
Email
kmcfadden@soill.org
Brenden Cannon
Brenden Cannon
Phone
773-879-0034
Email
bcannon@soill.org
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