Hockey for boys and girls. A sport that promotes equality
Hockey is a sport in which two teams compete to put a puck in the opposite goal with the help of a stick or stick. There are three modes of play: on skates, on grass or on ice. It is not one of the most popular sports for children, but it is one of the few sports that does not distinguish between se
Hockey is a sport in which two teams compete to put a puck in the opposite goal with the help of a stick or stick. There are three modes of play: on skates, on grass or on ice. It is not one of the most popular sports for children, but it is one of the few sports that does not distinguish between sexes when practiced among children. Learn more about hockey for boys and girls.
Benefits of hockey for boys and girls
Hockey is a sport that tanto works both the upper and lower train therefore it favors the coordination of the child and the psychomotricity. The disc never has to touch the hand or foot as in other sports, but must be the stick so the coordination and concentration must be greater. Another advantage of the practice of hockey in children is that it is normal to mix boys and girls in the same team in schools, so there is no gender distinction and equality reigns in the teams of the youngest .
Boys and girls improve their relationships and see themselves as equals. However, in their competitive modality, both in national and international championships and in the Olympic Games, the teams are organized by gender. In hockey, the important thing is not the muscular strength but the
skill and capacity of the child, that is why boys and girls can be equally good hockey players. Every time children spend more time at home, statistics show that
the smallest of today are more sedentary than those of previous generations . Therefore, another of the great benefits obtained by children who play hockey is contact with the outdoors.Different types of hockey for children
Children can practice hockey in 3 different modalities:
Ice Hockey : as its name suggests it is practiced on ice, with skates with blades to slide on the track. You also need a stick, disc and a kit that protects you from possible falls and burns with ice.-
Roller Hockey: is carried out on a parquet track with four-wheeled skates placed from two to two. -
Grass hockey : you need the stick and a ball.History of hockey
Hockey as we know it today was born in England in the 19th century, however in classical Greece there are notions of a similar game in which men pushed a ball with a kind of curved sticks. Hockey
is an Olympic discipline since the beginning of the 20th century. It is a popular sport around the world but above all it is strong in some European countries such as Spain, Belgium, Holland or Germany. In Argentina it is also a very important sport, as well as China and Japan.
Not all schools offer hockey as an extracurricular activity, there are more popular sports such as football or basketball, which are more accessible for children. But there are a large number of clubs in which the little ones can meet and practice hockey.