Introduction to broomball
(youth development program—discovering new sports)
This activity is crucial to the development of broomball throughout Québec and will be a springboard for this sport, and young people’s enthusiasm for broomball will be rekindled. As teams and leagues are created, this sport will become popular again.
There are several ways of presenting this activity, but certain parameters (age of participants, categories, education level, time devoted to the presentation, etc.) can change some of the details. An action plan will be developed in such a way that all the parameters can be adjusted according to regional needs.
This activity can be presented in both elementary and secondary schools. It can also take place on a theme day or in physical education class. This presentation will be supported by the Fédération québécoise de ballon sur glace (FQBG) and its stakeholders.
BANTAM: AGE 13 and UNDER (Elementary 5 and 6 as well as Secondary I)
MIDGET: AGE 15 and UNDER (Secondary I to III)
JUVENILE: AGE 19 and UNDER (Secondary III to V and CEGEP level)
Maximum number of participating students: 60 (2 classes)
From 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Introduction to broomball (rules, history, basic tactics)
From 11:00 a.m. to noon: On-ice training session (handling the ball, passes, etc.)
From noon to 1:00 p.m.: Lunch
From 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Mini tournament involving all the students
The presentations can be spread out over a week (e.g. carnival, intramural league), involve elite teams or include a game between teachers and students. The possibilities are endless. A registration form must be submitted to the FQBG.
Different options are available for different budgets. Staff assigned to these activities will vary according to the number of participants. The basic equipment (i.e. shoes, brooms and balls) will be provided, but students must bring their own helmets.
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