Pillow polo is a fast paced game that is played like the game of floor hockey indoors with a soft ended stick. There may be two or more balls in play at one time making this game very aerobic.
The walls, bleachers, and other hard surfaces around the gym present the possibility for injury in a ‘hockey’ like unit. Because there are no side boundaries in the game (walls are in play) it would be dangerous for two or more students to race to the ball for possession when it is near a wall.
Students from the defensive team must back off and allow the offense to regain possession until they move a stick length from the wall.
At NO TIME will any ‘body checking’ or body contact be allowed!
Students are to always err on the side of caution when chasing a ball down.
The stick that is used to control the ball though soft ended can injure someone if the following rules are not followed.
NEVER let the head of the stick come up past KNEE LEVEL when passing, shooting, or dribbling the ball on a backswing or follow through.
NEVER trip anyone with the stick.
NEVER swing the stick for any reason. An air ball can be grabbed with your hand and placed on the ground to be put back into play.
NEVER hit another player’s stick with your stick to obtain possession.
Goalies MUST put the ball back into play by rolling it or passing it with the stick When waiting your turn during drills or during a break in the game, keep the stick next to you, but because other people are around:
DO NOT twirl or toss the stick like a baton.
DO NOT attempt to balance the stick (upright) on your palm, fingers, or in any other fashion.
NEVER joust, fence, or ‘sword fight’ with other players. EJECTION FROM THE GAME could be the result of violating safety rules, as well as a ZERO for the day if it is deemed intentional. TERMINOLOGY