Hockey is for Everyone!

01/10/2020

Hockey is pretty inclusive. As the UK’s most gender-equal sport, Hockey can be played by everyone regardless of age, ability or gender. You don’t have to be a fitness expert to enjoy the game, it is accessible for every level of fitness, ability, and body shape.

The sport can be mentally stimulating, will improve your fitness and your hand-eye co-ordination. For students, matches can be smaller-sided, played on any surface, and use larger, lighter, and safer balls.

Top 5 Benefits of Hockey

  • 1. Develops general physical fitness by playing a fun game.

  • 2. Improves balance and boost agility as you work on your hand-eye coordination skills.

  • 3. Enhances mental strength due to the feel-good hormones that get released during exercise.

  • 4. Boosts speed and endurance and improves your stamina.

  • 5. Promotes communication skills by working as part of a team.

Hockey and Social Distancing

With competitive sport in schools at a standstill and team games difficult to implement under social distancing requirements, Hockey drills can be adapted to create lessons for large groups, minimising the need to share equipment between students.

New research from the Youth Sports Trust, highlights the logistical issues teachers are facing delivering PE lessons and adhering to government guidance.

The result of lockdown and a slow return to pre-COVID levels of PE and extra-curricular activity has meant that of the teachers questioned nearly three quarters reported children returning to school with lower levels of physical fitness.

Maudesport has created some free guidance for schools to deliver some fun inclusive school sport.

With agility being a large part of hockey, these drills focus on short and sharp movements while still maintaining control of the ball.

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