Floorball is a fast paced, exciting, safe and low-cost type of indoor hockey.
At first glance, it resembles floor or ball hockey, but it’s played with advanced lightweight sticks and rules that make game play much safer. It can be played practically anywhere. It’s ideal for:
- Community centers
- For hockey teams as dry land training.
Floorball is also perfect for anyone who is looking for a new and competitive team sport that offers a great workout with friends. Floorball is a real and serious sport which will be part of the World Games 2021 in Birmingham. In fact, it’s on its way to inclusion in the Summer Olympics of 2028. It’s very easy to love floorball. Many players simply can’t wait for the next game.
Is It a Safe Sport?
Yes, it’s safe. Every rule in floorball has its basis in safety:
- There is no body checking or stick checking.
- The lightweight equipment design allows easy stick control.
- Moving the ball does not require much force.
These factors make Floorball a safer sport than regular floor hockey. The sticks are shorter at about waist high. They have a round, lightweight shaft with a better grip, making it easier to control. Plus, they are tough due to fiberglass composites. Floorball sticks are extremely durable, but they never do any damage to gym floors. Most floorball sticks come in various lengths, flexes and other characteristics that allows every player to find the stick that is the best fit. A beginner player only needs a basic stick and doesn’t need to worry about high-level stick features.
Other Attractive Factors of Floorball
It’s also an easy sport to teach. In intramural programs, after-school classes, team building events and recreational games, it takes less than five minutes to learn the basic rules needed for play.
Floorball is an attractive choice for those individuals who aren’t already part of other competitive sports. Everyone is on the same starting line when playing the first game. Naturally, individuals learn and play floorball according to their individual athletic skills. However, even the most athletic player cannot dominate the game alone. Everyone is part of the team and needed for successful game play. It’s very inclusive. Everybody gets lots of “touches.”
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You can play floorball in any gym. All you need is some floorball sticks, two goals and you are ready to play. No protective gear is needed. Low starting cost ensures this game can be offered by every college rec center in the U.S.
By Darryl Gross, a managing member of FloorballPlanet. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.806.5002.
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