Floorball is a type of floor hockey, which is played with five field players and a goalkeeper on each team. Men and women play indoors with 100-115.5 cm long sticks and a plastic ball with holes. Matches are played in three twenty-minute periods.
Floorball is a fast-paced, exciting, safe and low-cost type of indoor hockey. At first glance, it resembles floor hockey or ball hockey but is played with specialized light-weight fiberglass or carbon fiber sticks and rules that promote safety and skill.
Floorball is an excellent off-ice training sport for hockey players as you can practice your stickhandling, passing and shooting skills anywhere at any time. Hockey players will love the "feel" of the stick and the soft hands required to control the ball. You can practice your moves in the basement, at the rink or on the street. Teams can get together to play in a gym, outdoors or in the rink when the ice is out during the summer months.