Special Olympics Floor Hockey
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UT Challenger Sports is a co-ed recreation program that enables children and young adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to enjoy the benefits of team sports participation in an adapted environment structured to fit their abilities.
Upper Township Challenger Sports is planning to participate in Special Olympic Floor Hockey Team league competition this year for ages 8 and up.
Floor hockey is a family of indoor hockey games, usually in the style of ice hockey, that are played on flat floor surfaces, such as a basketball court. As in other hockey codes, players on each team attempt to a shoot a round puck (donut) into a goal using a straight stick. More info is available at http://www.sonj.org/our-sports.html
Practices will be 9:30am - 10:30am on Saturdays 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, and 10/29 in the Upper Township Primary School gym.
Special Olympic League play begins Saturday November 5th and goes through December 17th and will be held at Burlington City High School. The complete schedule still needs to be confirmed. We believe we will compete in double headers every other week for 3 weeks but could possible change to single games every week through December.
The Floor Hockey Outdoor Classic will be on November 12th in Marlboro Township.
The Winter Games State Tournament will be at Stockton University Saturday and Sunday January 7-8, 2017.
Special Olympics does not allow players to be teamed up with buddies (or shadows) as we do in our soccer and baseball programs. Teams and players will be lead by coach and assistant coach.
We recommend each player bring their own equipment for both safety and hygiene reasons. We have a limited supply of equipment to loan to our athletes. If you do not have equipment we can arrange a time and place to go through our supply.
Helmet with full mask such as a street hockey helmet...padded gloves such as street hockey or field hockey gloves but not ice hockey gloves...shin guards such as street hockey, ice hockey or soccer. Its suggested to get shin guards that cover knee to ankle because floor hockey sticks can hurt.
Mouth piece, knee pad, elbow pad, athletic supporter
Practice will be held at the Upper Township Primary School 130 Old Tuckahoe Rd, Marmora, NJ 08223. Hockey practice will be held 9:30am - 10:30am on Saturdays. Dates and times may vary if needed.
Player must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for practices.
2016 Floor hockey practice will be held on Saturdays:10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 .
Players should arrive by 9:15am and be ready to start by 9:30.
Athletes must be ages 8 and up. All registrations are on-line. Sorry no walk up registrations for Special Olympics Floor Hockey. Register by 09/15/2016
Special Olympic medicals will be required by the time competitive league play begins in 2016.
For questions please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAYER ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE for 2016 UT Challenger Sports Floor Hockey open till 09/15/2016