There are easily one hundred variations on the sport collectively known today as hockey. Some of these pastimes appear to be almost as old as the use of long poles by infantry fighting in China.
Games like field hockey and ice hockey have been played in a recognizable, contemporary mode since the late 19th century, but we can assert that modern hockey is distinguished by the use of tape. In fact, of two types of tape.
About $3 per roll from Hockey Monkey(www.hockeymonkey.com) – look under sticks. We currently are experimenting with taping the top six inches or so of the long pole and favor the clear tape (furthest left) as least visually confusing for the camera and students and least likely to leave scuff marks on the floor.