The basic fundamentals of hockey: shooting, passing, and stick handling, are the most easily learned with a stick and a ball in running shoes.
Ball hockey introduces these fundamentals at the grass roots level in a way that is easy to grasp, as inexpensive as possible, and playable anywhere, at anytime.
Anyone can play. No skating skills are required, notice nor inline, and this makes it more enjoyable for a child first learning the game of hockey, by quickly boosting their self esteem, and confidence in the sport.
Ball hockey can train referees, coaches, and volunteers in a simple environment, with little or no stress.
It is also an ideal way to expose parents to the sport of hockey for the first time, without costly commitments for equipment, skating lessons, and long travel to ice hockey arenas where they are few and far between.
Ball hockey provides economic support to equipment manufacturers and to ice arenas by utilizing floor times during the summer season, with programs for children, women, and men.
One of the greatest challenges facing emerging hockey nations is the training of athletes where there are few arenas, and where the ice seasons are very short.
People love to play hockey, and ball hockey is the easiest way to start