ABOUT YARD BATTLE
Most of us fell for hockey already as children – in the yard, the street or the school parking lot. All it took to turn on the adrenaline was a club, a ball and a bunch of game-hungry friends. You probably remember yourself some summer when you did nothing but play from morning to evening.
By arranging Yard Battle, we want to invite you and your friends to participate in the most fun tournament of the summer. It is tailored for the game of hockey in its purest, most original form: street. Each team consists of 6 players in total with 3 on the field at the same time. The matches are 2 x 5 minutes. Expect high match pace, unexpected twists and intense dusters.
Yard Battle is hosted by two-time Stanley Cup champion Johnny Oduya and Atunya. All profits from Yard Battle goes to Kenya’s youth hockey through Atunya Foundation. No true hockey head wants to miss this. It will undoubtedly be the hottest hockey weekend of the summer.
Atunya actively supports youth hockey in places outside the sport’s traditional geographical residence. In June 2021, we went to Nairobi, Kenya with rollerblades and match jerseys for hockey-loving young people who every Sunday play roller hockey in a parking lot in the city center.
Watch the film from Atunya’s Nairobi trip HERE
Secure your spot to next year’s street hockey tournament today. Next years age groups are U11, U12 & U13. Feel free to check with other age groups and teams in the association for association discounts when registering for all age groups.
To facilitate planning and limiting the number of teams, registration is final if cancellation has not been received before April 14 2o24
YARD BATTLE 2024 will be played on street rink from Bergo floor with club and ball without bounce against small goal cages.
Each team consists of 6 players, 3 of whom are on the court. We don’t use a goalkeeper so don’t forget to have a player in charge of covering backwards. In the heat of the game, it’s easy to do.
The rink we play on measures 12 x 24m. It consists of a sound-absorbing sports floor with proper bounce and high friction. In other words, it’s set up for intense stop-and-go play.
Come in sneakers, shorts, t-shirt and don’t forget gloves and clubs.
Date: June 2024 TBC
Allstar game (NHL & SHL player)
Don’t have a team? No problem, sign up alone and play in Atunya’s own team!
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