Why You Should Play Broomball (Speech Outline)

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Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to join a broomball team. Thesis: Broomball is an inexpensive sport where you can make new friends and get great exercise. Introduction I. Attention Getter: The Midwest, much like the Northeast, is basically known for its hockey. But, those who want to play hockey must know how to skate and have tremendous agility and athletic ability. Let’s say you very much enjoy hockey, but don’t exactly have the needed skills. Now what if I told you about a sport that is much like hockey, but anyone can play it? This unique sport is broomball. Broomball is similar to hockey in that it is played on ice, however it is played with a ball instead of a puck, sneakers instead of skates, and the sticks are different. II. Credibility Statement: I played broomball growing up, applied to some colleges just for having intramural teams, and have done thorough research on the sport. III. Relate Topic to Audience: Many of you in here enjoy watching and playing sports and trying new things, so why not try your hand at broomball? IV. Thesis: Broomball is an inexpensive sport where you can make new friends and get great exercise. Directional Transition: To begin, I will tell you about the equipment you will need in order to play broomball. Body I. The following equipment is required if you’re interested in joining/starting an intramural team, but if you just want to play a pick-up game, there are less expensive alternatives. A. According to USABroomball.com, the sticks, or brooms, are about $20; balls are $18-$20; helmets are $25-$90; shin, knee, and elbow pads are about $30; and gloves are $30-$70. (Show pictures of equipment). 1. Instead of purchasing this equipment individually, you may consider buying a package deal which can range from $120-$260. 2. Although these prices sound expensive, intramural leagues almost always provide the

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