What is florball?

  • Floorball is played with two teams, each made up of a goalie and 3 – 5 field players depending on the court size.
  • Teams consist of a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 20 players, as the fast pace requires a few subs.
  • The game is played in 3 periods of 20 minutes. When we need to fit the game within an hour, it is shorted to 3 periods of 15 minutes.
  • A 50cm high rink surrounds the field (look for hints if there is no rink under ‘Modifying the Facilities’).
  • The goal is 115cm by 160cm. In front of it is a crease (2.5m by 1m) where only the goalie can be, although the ball may be played from there by a field player with a stick.
  • The goalkeeper area is 4m by 5m. This is the area in which the goalie may play normally. The goalkeeper has no stick.

Rules of florbal:

  • The goalie must not hold the ball for more than 3 seconds and when throwing the ball, it must hit the floor before passing the centre line.
  • If the ball goes out of the rink/field, the other team can continue to play 1m away from the spot where the ball went out. If the ball goes out from the end, the other team continues from the corner spot.
  • When given a free hit, the opponent must be at least 3m away from the ball (sticks included).
  • The ball must not be played with the hands or head.
  • The ball may be played from the air if it is below the knee level.
  • No pushing or physically tackling the body is allowed, but you may play shoulder to shoulder.
  • Players may not play without a stick.
  • You are not allowed to jump and play the ball at the same time.
  • The ball may not be played if a hand or both knees are on the ground. (Only one knee is allowed).
  • Free shot or 2 minutes penalty is given when:
    • High sticking, hitting the opponents stick, playing the ball with hand or head, tackling, pushing, obstructing, throwing the stick, wrong distance in the free shot
    • A penalty shot is given if the foul is committed when the other player is trying to score from close to the goal.