Floor Hockey Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Planning to teach students how to play floor hockey? This lesson plan uses a reading passage to teach the fundamental skills required by the game and the basics of playing. After reading and discussing the reading, students put their knowledge to the test by playing floor hockey.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • explain the basic elements of floor hockey
  • compare and contrast field and floor hockey
  • discuss and display the fundamental skills necessary to play floor hockey


1 hour


  • Copies of the lesson Floor Hockey: Rules & Equipment, one for each student or a copy displayed to the class as a whole
  • Paper and pencils, one set for each group
  • White board or chart paper and marker
  • Floor hockey sticks
  • Floor hockey balls
  • Safety equipment to protect students, such as padding and face masks
  • Goals
  • Copies of the lesson quiz, one for each student.

Key Vocabulary

  • Floor hockey
  • Ice hockey
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Physical fitness
  • Teamwork

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3

Follow precisely a multi-step procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.1

Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.2

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.


  • Engage students with the topic by asking them to brainstorm what they know about hockey in small groups. Ask groups to record their ideas, then share as a class.
  • Tell students they will be learning about floor hockey and getting a chance to play. Share prior experience, then display or distribute the lesson Floor Hockey: Rules & Equipment.
  • With students, read the first section 'Floor Hockey Basics.' As you read the information about players, record on chart paper in words and images to show where players are oriented on the field.
  • Next read the section 'Fundamental Skills' together and discuss each. Discuss:
    • How does having hand-eye coordination help with playing floor hockey?
    • What components of physical fitness are necessary for succeeding in floor hockey?
    • What may happen if the team does not use teamwork?
    • What types of teamwork strategies can be used to play floor hockey?
    • In which areas of physical fitness are you strong? In which could you improve?
  • Show students how to hold the hockey stick properly, demonstrating how to stick the ball in order to move it in different directions or distances. Review proper and safety techniques.
  • Have students read the 'Lesson Summary' together and answer any remaining questions.

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