The Game (Underwater Hockey)

· All you need to play the game is a mask, snorkel, fins, a protective glove and a small stick.
· The stick is used to propel the puck across the bottom of the pool, with the object of the game being to get the puck into your opponent's goal. The puck weighs ~1300grams or approximately 3 pounds.
· The game is 30 minutes long and is played end to end in a 25 meter pool. There are 6 people in the water on each team (4 sub on deck).
 


Learning to Play


 


· If you are comfortable in the water or wish to be so, you can easily learn to play Underwater Hockey.
· You do not have to be particularly fit or be able to hold your breath abnormally long.
· Some of the skills you will develop include:
- snorkeling
- swimming and finning
- puck control
- team play and structures
- anticipation of play
- self discipline

All you need to start is a swimsuit and the urge to try something off the beaten track!
 


The Rules (the short version)


 


· At the start of play both teams line up at their end of the pool and the puck is placed in the center.
· When play is started by the referee (yes, there is a ref.!) both teams race to the puck to try to gain the advantage.
· Players can move freely throughout the pool as there are no offsides.
· The stick is held in one hand only and the only thing allowed to touch the puck.
· The game is strictly non-contact and penalties are given freely to offenders

Underwater Rugby (Football)
The Game
· All you need to play the game is a mask, snorkel, fins. Arm bands for teams
· The ball is salt water filled designed to sink slowly.
· The game is 30 minutes long and is played deep end of a pool. There are 5 people in the water on each team.

The Rules (the short version)

· At the start of play both teams line up at their end of the pool and the ball is placed in the center.
· When play is started by the referee (yes, there is a ref.!) both teams race to the ball to try to gain the advantage.
· The Ball must remain underwater until it is about to be scored. Surfacing with ball, gives the ball to the other team. A person can only be grabbed when carrying of the ball. No grabbing of the neck or head.
· The game is full-contact and penalties are given freely to offenders.

Coming Again this fall at the YMCA Pool.
When : TBA most likely Tues nights.
Contact Information
See our web site at www.usse.sk.ca/seals/index.html
phone numbers :
Derek 966-4808
Gerald 249-0330