Broom Hockey

Broom Hockey

  • 1.

    With an adult, choose an outdoor paved area that is clean, safe, and free from traffic.

  • 2.

    Use Giant Sidewalk Chalk or Chalk ‘n Roll™ to mark a very large rectangular court as the boundaries of the playing area.

  • 3.

    Mark two same-size goal areas, centered at opposite ends on the short sides of the court.

  • 4.

    In the center of the court, mark a face-off circle. Draw it large enough for two players to stand facing each other.

  • 5.

    Create a score-keeping area.

  • 6.

    Players divide into two evenly matched teams. Each player has a broom. One player from each team stands facing the other in the face-off circle, with the ball on the ground between them.

  • 7.

    At the count of three, face-off players try to gain control of the ball with their brooms. Players move the ball toward the opponent’s goal by passing the ball to each other. Players may not touch the ball with their hands or feet during play or possession of the ball goes to the other team.

  • 8.

    If the ball goes outside the playing area, the team that controlled the ball turns possession over to the other team.

  • 9.

    A point is scored each time the ball enters the opponent’s goal area. No point is scored if the shooting player is in the opponent’s goal area when shooting a goal. Record the point. After each goal, players face off again.

  • 10.

    Winning team has scored the most points when time is called.

Adaptations

  • Use other safe objects to move the ball such as picnic plates, recycled cardboard, or plastic bats. The shorter the stick, the more challenging the game.
  • Winner can be called when the first team reaches a set number of points.
  • Play on skates or rollerblades!
  • Create team uniforms by decorating T-shirts with Crayola Fabric Markers.
  • Paint your court with a Crayola Sidewalk Paint Sprayer and Sidewalk Paint or the Super Brush.
  • For a more colorful game, decorate the tennis ball with Crayola Fabric Markers.
  • Try objects other than balls, such as a hockey puck, or make one with Model Magic. Air-dry overnight before playing.