What Is Floorball
Floorball comes from the same family of sports as ice hockey but is played indoor with floorball sticks and a light hollow plastic ball.
Each team has 5 field players and one goalie on the pitch at a time. Unlimited substitutions are allowed. A regular match is played in three periods of 20 minutes of effective time each.
The rink size is 40m by 20m (131ft x 66ft) with a 50cm (20in) tall plastic boards.
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Floorball is played with lightweight plastic ball and a floorball stick which is made out of composite material and plastic blade.
Goalie plays without a stick and as the only player of the team wears protective equipment consisting of a helmet and lightly padded clothing and gloves.
Floorball can be played on any hard surface found in typical gym, ideal surface for professional or high level competitive games is a vinyl surface like Gerflor Taraflex, found in many gyms in the US.
The rink is highly portable and can be assembled in minutes.
Floorball rules are promoting contact-less and safe play. The basic rules are:
- No lifting, hitting or blocking of opponents stick is allowed
- No pushing or tackling except for shoulder-to-shoulder contact is allowed.
- Ball can’t be played with head or hand.
- The stick must stay below waist level and ball cannot be played above knee level.
- Players are not allowed to play while jumping
Violation results in a free hit for the opposing team, 2 minutes penalty for the player or a penalty shot.
Why to try floorball?
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