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We invite you to try Underwater Hockey! A fun and competitive sport for people of all ages and genders. Beginners are always welcome. No experience is required.

HOW DO YOU PLAY?

Underwater hockey is a fast moving game of six on six that is played on the bottom of a swimming pool . Players wear fins, a mask, a snorkel, a protective glove and headgear (the same kind as for water polo). The stick is short, approximately 1 foot long, and made of wood or plastic composite. The puck is heavy (around 3 lb.) and coated with a protective layer of hard plastic. The goals are 3 meters (10’) long. Play and strategy is similar to soccer or ice hockey except that the playing surface is at the bottom of a pool. The rules are "non-contact" and players generally cover zones around the puck. Success (scoring) ultimately depends on teamwork, since no single person can hold their breath forever. On average, each player is underwater about 10 seconds at a time, and almost never more than 20 seconds. Play is fast and exciting - you go at it hard while holding your breath. The sport offers great cross-training for scuba divers, runners, swimmers, and bikers. Plus, because it's non-contact and underwater, people of different sizes and genders play on an equal field. There is no checking and certainly no fighting, unlike ice hockey. Since no one can hold their breath forever, there is no goalie. Instead we have forwards and backs and play various formations.

WHAT DO I BRING?

If you have snorkeling gear (mask, fins and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it; but, we have equipment for you to borrow at the pool as well.

All you really need is:
- a swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring:
- a lock to lock your belongings in one of the available lockers
- gym socks or neoprene socks for added foot protection when wearing the fins
- shampoo

Check out this great introductory video from usauwh.com:

http://vimeo.com/6919536

See You on the Bottom!

Upcoming events (5)

Underwater Hockey Practice at Westwood High School

Westwood High School

*Please note that though the attendance to the event on Meetup may appear low, we have a full roster every week to play.*

**Please message host if you are interested/plan to attend so that gear can be provided as well as so you can be aware of any updates to the schedule**

***This practice is normally for intermediate to advanced players but due to COVID we are accepting all who are interested. Experienced swimming and comfort using a mask and snorkel are a must***

WHAT DO I BRING?

We have all the necessary equipment. If you have hockey / snorkeling gear (mask, fins, and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it.

All you need is:
- a swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring:
- gym or neoprene socks (to provide foot protection while wearing fins)
- shampoo

WHERE DO I PARK?

We play Monday nights at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. If you're driving, there is plenty of parking next to the pool. If you're facing the school from the street, the aquatic section is on the far right side, closest to the street. The pool is directly in through the double doors and on your left.

SCHEDULE -
7:00-7:30: Park, change to swimsuit, explain rules to new players
7:30-7:45: Get gear ready
7:45-8:00: Get in water, warm-up
8:00-9:00: Game Play!
9:00-9:15: Out of the water, off deck, and shower

Please be respectful of everyone's time and be in the water by 7:45 so we can start on time!

After practice, we help put away club gear and get to the showers.

HOW DO I PAY?
Westwood practices cost $20 cash per person. Larry Colson (or a sub if he's not there) collects the money at the pool deck. If we wind up with excess funds, they go back to the players in the form of free practices.

Underwater Hockey Practice at Westwood High School

Westwood High School

*Please note that though the attendance to the event on Meetup may appear low, we have a full roster every week to play.*

**Please message host if you are interested/plan to attend so that gear can be provided as well as so you can be aware of any updates to the schedule**

***This practice is normally for intermediate to advanced players but due to COVID we are accepting all who are interested. Experienced swimming and comfort using a mask and snorkel are a must***

WHAT DO I BRING?

We have all the necessary equipment. If you have hockey / snorkeling gear (mask, fins, and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it.

All you need is:
- a swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring:
- gym or neoprene socks (to provide foot protection while wearing fins)
- shampoo

WHERE DO I PARK?

We play Monday nights at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. If you're driving, there is plenty of parking next to the pool. If you're facing the school from the street, the aquatic section is on the far right side, closest to the street. The pool is directly in through the double doors and on your left.

SCHEDULE -
7:00-7:30: Park, change to swimsuit, explain rules to new players
7:30-7:45: Get gear ready
7:45-8:00: Get in water, warm-up
8:00-9:00: Game Play!
9:00-9:15: Out of the water, off deck, and shower

Please be respectful of everyone's time and be in the water by 7:45 so we can start on time!

After practice, we help put away club gear and get to the showers.

HOW DO I PAY?
Westwood practices cost $20 cash per person. Larry Colson (or a sub if he's not there) collects the money at the pool deck. If we wind up with excess funds, they go back to the players in the form of free practices.

Underwater Hockey Practice at Westwood High School

Westwood High School

*Please note that though the attendance to the event on Meetup may appear low, we have a full roster every week to play.*

**Please message host if you are interested/plan to attend so that gear can be provided as well as so you can be aware of any updates to the schedule**

***This practice is normally for intermediate to advanced players but due to COVID we are accepting all who are interested. Experienced swimming and comfort using a mask and snorkel are a must***

WHAT DO I BRING?

We have all the necessary equipment. If you have hockey / snorkeling gear (mask, fins, and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it.

All you need is:
- a swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring:
- gym or neoprene socks (to provide foot protection while wearing fins)
- shampoo

WHERE DO I PARK?

We play Monday nights at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. If you're driving, there is plenty of parking next to the pool. If you're facing the school from the street, the aquatic section is on the far right side, closest to the street. The pool is directly in through the double doors and on your left.

SCHEDULE -
7:00-7:30: Park, change to swimsuit, explain rules to new players
7:30-7:45: Get gear ready
7:45-8:00: Get in water, warm-up
8:00-9:00: Game Play!
9:00-9:15: Out of the water, off deck, and shower

Please be respectful of everyone's time and be in the water by 7:45 so we can start on time!

After practice, we help put away club gear and get to the showers.

HOW DO I PAY?
Westwood practices cost $20 cash per person. Larry Colson (or a sub if he's not there) collects the money at the pool deck. If we wind up with excess funds, they go back to the players in the form of free practices.

Underwater Hockey Practice at Westwood High School

Westwood High School

*Please note that though the attendance to the event on Meetup may appear low, we have a full roster every week to play.*

**Please message host if you are interested/plan to attend so that gear can be provided as well as so you can be aware of any updates to the schedule**

***This practice is normally for intermediate to advanced players but due to COVID we are accepting all who are interested. Experienced swimming and comfort using a mask and snorkel are a must***

WHAT DO I BRING?

We have all the necessary equipment. If you have hockey / snorkeling gear (mask, fins, and snorkel) that you'd like to use, feel free to bring it.

All you need is:
- a swimsuit
- a towel

Optionally you may want to bring:
- gym or neoprene socks (to provide foot protection while wearing fins)
- shampoo

WHERE DO I PARK?

We play Monday nights at Westwood High School in Westwood, MA. If you're driving, there is plenty of parking next to the pool. If you're facing the school from the street, the aquatic section is on the far right side, closest to the street. The pool is directly in through the double doors and on your left.

SCHEDULE -
7:00-7:30: Park, change to swimsuit, explain rules to new players
7:30-7:45: Get gear ready
7:45-8:00: Get in water, warm-up
8:00-9:00: Game Play!
9:00-9:15: Out of the water, off deck, and shower

Please be respectful of everyone's time and be in the water by 7:45 so we can start on time!

After practice, we help put away club gear and get to the showers.

HOW DO I PAY?
Westwood practices cost $20 cash per person. Larry Colson (or a sub if he's not there) collects the money at the pool deck. If we wind up with excess funds, they go back to the players in the form of free practices.

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Underwater Hockey Practice at Westwood High School

Westwood High School

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