Broom Hockey is one of the fun playground games and blacktop games for kids to play.
Safety first! Never touch another player with the broom.
When running, hold your broom close to your body so it doesn't get close to another player.
Make the playing field with chalk, about 80 feet long and 35 feet wide.
Make 2 goal lines at the ends of the field, in the middle, about 5 feet wide each.
Divide the kids up into 2 equal teams.
Each team lines up behind a goal line and chooses a player to act as the goalie (the person who tries to prevent the opposing team's puck from getting between their goal line.)
One player from each team gets in the middle of the field, about 5 feet apart.
The puck is placed between them.
After hearing "Go!", the players use their brooms to get the puck and move it down the field to the opposing team's goal line.
Fouls occur when a players touches an opposing team's player. When fouled, the opposing team gains control of the puck at that exact spot.
When a puck is put between the goal lines of the opposing team, the scoring team gets one point. Play begins anew in the middle of the field.
If a puck goes out of bounds, the team who did not have control of the puck last gets the puck.
Play continues until either a preset time elapses (at which point the team with the most points wins) or until a preset number of points is reached.
The team who reaches the specific number of points wins broom hockey.