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Special Olympics Canada Launches New Coaching Module for Floor Hockey Coaches


Special Olympics Canada (SOC) is proud to announce the launch of its Floor Hockey Coaching Module. This module can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be combined with either the SOC Community Sport-Ongoing or Competition-Introduction course and is intended for floor hockey coaches of all levels.

Special Olympics Canada generally only provides coach education relating to coaching athletes with an intellectual disability and relies on coaches to get their sport-specific knowledge from the governing body of the appropriate sport. However there is no recognized national sport organization for Floor Hockey, so we undertook the process to develop a sport-specific module to fill the void.

This half-day workshop focuses on:

  • the appropriate attire and equipment to be worn for floor hockey practices and games;
  • how to plan floor hockey practices;
  • the basic skills of floor hockey;
  • the rules of floor hockey.

In addition, Special Olympics Canada has produced a series of floor hockey coaching videos to assist coaches in teaching the following skills: stickhandling, passing, shooting, face-offs, defence and transitions. Links to these videos can be found here.

For more information on where you can take this course, contact your local Special Olympics program or your provincial/territorial chapter.