|by Pooja, Jaryn||Germantown Academy 6th grade||1998|
State the name of your game and why you chose it.
The name of our game is Ringette.
List the countries where it is played and its origin.
It was invented in 1963 in Ontario. It is played in Canada, Finland, USA and Sweden.
Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.
- The object of this game is to control the ring while moving it down the floor to score goals in the opposing team's net.
- You have a team of 5 players (4 plus l goalie).
- One of the teams starts with the ring. They must pass it to someone over the blue line. When you receive a ring you go straight to a circle. You have 5 seconds in the circle to pass the ball or make a goal.
List the equipment needed.
- This game is played on ice.
- The ring is made out of rubber and about l" thick and 4" wide.
- You use straight sticks much like a field hockey stick upside down.
Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?
Pooja: This game is an excellent way to develop skating skills for the beginning skater. It is a non-contact sport. This game is a combination of hockey, soccer and basketball. Ringette is primarily for girls and women of all ages to compete. The game develops strong motor skills, team play and coordination.
What are your feelings about this game? Did you enjoy playing it? Would you recommend it?
I think this game is complicated. It takes a lot of team work with the rules of the game. If the team works together I am sure that this will be fun.
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