Floorball is a fun and fast-paced sport played indoors with floorball sticks and a ball. The sport is easy to pick up with simple rules that one can easily learn in a matter of minutes. In an official match, there are 5 field players and a goalkeeper on court and each team can register up to 20 players per match. There are numerous advanced levels to reach in terms of skills for field players and goalkeepers and it takes many years of practice to master shooting, dribbling, passing, goalkeeping and tactical skills.
Whilst the sport has similarities to ice hockey, field players do not wear protective gear as the sport is relatively safe with rules against pushing, high stick etc. Floorball is therefore suitable for young children and recreational players and its popularity has grown all over the world.
Floorball is exciting to play because of the speed and variability during the matches. It is also a great sport to watch live and on TV because of the quick transitions and the number of goals that can be scored within one 20-minute period. The Singapore Floorball Association is the governing body for the sport in Singapore.
Fun Fact - Floorball was invented less than 50 years ago in the early 1970s
Fun Fact - Floorball is also known as "salibandy" (Finland), "Innebandy" (Sweden&Norway) and "unihockey" (Switzerland & Germany)
By hitting the ball past the opponent’s goalkeeper into the back of the net.
Try out Floorball today!
Here are a few tips for you to get started.
WHAT TO WEAR
- Floorball stick
- Indoor sports shoes
A floorball stick is short compared with one for ice hockey; the maximum size for a stick is 114 cm. A stick cannot weigh any more than 350 grams, and floorball manufacturers therefore often produce sticks from carbon and composite.
ADDITIONAL ITEMS YOU MIGHT Need
- Shin guards
- Eye protectors
- Protective pads for vital areas