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BroomBall StudyGuide

Broom Ball Study Guide

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Where was it first played and when? Canada in early 1900's
Who was it played by and what'd they use? Street car workers using a small soccer ball and corn brooms.
Where was the first game played in the US? In Minnesota (The birthplace of USA Broomball) beginning in the 1930's.
When did leagues bloom? 1960's.
Is it an international sport? Yes
Where was the first game played in the US? In Minnesota (The birthplace of USA Broomball) beginning in the 1930's.
When did leagues bloom? 1960's.
Is it an international recreational sport played all around the world? Yes
How many players started out in the US? 10 players on the ice per team.
Who are the players on the ice? One Goalie, Three Defensemen, Three Mid-Linesmen, and Three Forwards.
T/F : In 1967 the rules changed the number of players to 8 per team. True
T/F : In 1980 the rules changed the number of players to 6 per team. True
Where is broom ball played? Lakes, Ponds, and Ice Hockey Rink, or Gym Floor.
T/F : It is played with rules and strategies similar to hockey. True
T/F : Players can wear padded sponge-rubber shoes to enhance traction on the slippery surface. True
What's the objection? To strike the ball with a specially designed brooms into the opponents net.
Game Broom ball is played with an inflatable ball with six players on the ice for each team: Goalie, right and left defense, center, and right and left wing.
Center This player moves the length of the floor in a full game and directs the attack from the center of the floor. This player often imitates the offensive play with good passing.
Wings (Left and right) These players are often lead the breakout of the defense zone. Their responsibility is to work with the center in attempt to score goals.
Defense (Left and Right) These players assist the goalie in preventing scores and are responsible for cleaning the ball out of their defense zone.
Goalie This player is allowed to stop the ball with hands, feet, or stick while in the crease. This player attempts to block all shots on goal and works with the defenders to prevent the other team from scoring. No opposing players are allow to touch the goalie.
Time A broom ball game consists of two periods. Usually, the periods consist of two 18 minute, stop time periods, with a two minute break in between periods.
Goal A goal is worth 1 point. All goals must be scored outside of the goalie crease.
Conduct of play 1 - The broom may not be raised above waist. 2 - The ball may be kicked, however it cannot be kicked into the goals. 3 - No body checking (pushing) is allowed. 4 - No tripping or unnecessary roughness is allowed.
Conduct of play continued 5 - Only the goalie may use their hands to stop the ball. 6 - A lofted ball (a ball hit into the air) must be allowed to drop to the floor, (except for a shot on goal.) Therefore, players are not allowed to bat the ball.
Created by: EmilyCarver