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Stay in Your Zone


Stay in Your Zone

[20 Minutes]

Ice hockey is a challenging sport. One of the areas that players need to work on is playing in a zone instead of swarming to the puck. The object of the game is to see how many times it takes you to advance the ball to the finish line without playing outside your lane. This game will help you be in more control of the ball while staying in your zone.

You'll need:

• ice hockey stick • puck

What to do:

  1. If possible, print out these directions. Read them through with your child before you begin.
  2. With your child, gather everything you’ll need.
  3. Together, draw a lane that is 4 feet wide and 20 feet long.

How to play:

  1. Explain to your child that she will start at one end of the lane and advance the puck towards the other end. She cannot hit the puck outside of the side boundary lines of the lane. If she does, she has to start over.
  2. Keep count of how many tries it takes her to reach the end of the lane.
  3. Now it is your turn.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Why do you think it is important to practice for hockey?
  • What do you like about playing hockey?
  • How many turns do you think it will take you to reach the end of the lane?

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