Circle Keep-Away

Purpose: For hockey players to improve their passing and field ing skills.

Equipment: hockey sticks for every student and four hockey pucks or balls.

Formation: A 20 to 25 -foot circle consisting of eight to ten players.

Description: Players are spaced evenly around the circle, with one player in the center. The object of the game is to keep the player in the center from touching the puck. The puck is passed back and forth,, with emphasis an accurate passing and fielding. If the player in the center touches the puck, the player who last passed the puck takes the place of the center player. A change of players also can be made after a passing or fielding error.

Variations: Have more than one circle because of class size.

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