Coaching Association of Canada

Noodle Hockey

Stage of Activity 



Pool noodles cut in halves or thirds
Large beach ball
Cones (or goals)


8 - 15 minutes

Number of People


How it Works

Put athletes in teams of 2 to 3. (Keep numbers per team low to maximize participation).
Create a playing area approximately 20 metres by 20 metres.
Set up two cones as “goal posts”.
Teams starts at their home cone. On “GO” the beach ball is thrown into the middle and teams use their pool noodles to strike the ball and try to hit the other team’s cone.
Play for 2-3 minutes then switch teams.


Striking, stick handling, agility, balance, coordination, speed, team work, body and space awareness 


Use smaller, lighter sport balls to increase challenge.