What Is Floorball?
Floorball is a fast, fun, safe and inexpensive hockey style sport. Players wear indoor athletic shoes and only need a lightweight stick made out of carbon fiber and a ball made from hard plastic, to play.
The game is ideal for coed and mixed age groups due to the emphasis on speed, skill and technique over physical strength.
There are very few injuries in Floorball due to the lightweight equipment and rules, which do not allow body-checking, stick-checking or playing the ball above the knee.
The sport is traditionally played indoors and the equipment does not damage floors or walls.
In official floorball matches, goalies wear protective gear but do not carry a stick.
The game is ideal for physical education classes, after school programs, corporations that wish to increase their staff’s health and well-being or simply for fun and recreation with friends and colleagues. It is also a proven off-ice, dry-land training option for hockey players. It is a game for everyone, a game “4 All.”
The rules are simple, the game is adaptable and can easily be modified to fit the size and skill level of a given group.
Floorball helps build coordination, teamwork and confidence and also sharpens hand-eye coordination. It provides excellent cardiovascular exercise and helps build stamina due to the constant stop and go movements and the overall speed of the game.
Kids and teenagers simply love this sport. It is through physical education classes and after school programs that floorball has seen most of its growth and development over the past 25 years. Due to the affordable nature of the sport, many people across the world are picking it up as their preferred activity for fun, play and recreation.
“We started out playing floorball twice a week with 120 kids in the aftercare program, it soon got so popular it is now played every day. The kids simply love it, they are running and exercising for hours without even thinking of it” Nick Rakestraw, Sports Director Weston YMCA Family center, Florida.
“I started out playing Floorball as a recreational activity at the University. Continuing into the Business Life, Floorball was one activity sponsored by employers to promote staff health and wellbeing. I am at the age of 56 still playing twice a week with former colleagues.” Robert Maiorana, founder of Floorball 4 All, Inc.