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What is Floorball?
Floorball is an innovative new sport that is quickly taking the world by storm. It is a fast paced indoor sport that blends the elements of ice hockey with some characteristics found in soccer and basketball. Floorball started in the 1970's in Sweden as an alternitive to ice hockey. Floorball is now played in more than 51 countries and is officially one of the world’s fastest growing sports. This sports i a versatile indoor team played on a 40 x 20 m surface in a rink. Each team has five field players and a goalkeeper on the field at the same time. Floorball is played with plastic sticks and a very light ball and with a goalkeeper without a stick. The main objective in floorball is to score more goals than the opponent. The official playing time is 3 x 20 minutes effective time. Every team in a game plays with two defenders, three attackers, and a goalkeeper.
The goalkeeper can hit the ball with any part of the body and can hold it for a period of three seconds. Upon breaking the rules, a player leaves the game temporarily and during the match, a player should not hit the ball with the hand or head. A player must never jump during the match or receive the ball with both feet off the ground. A two-minute penalty occurs if a player takes a shot with a stick above the waist. Players face penalties when they encounter the ball above the knee. The rule is that when shooting, the stick must remain below the waist level. Checking, a technique of disrupting the opponent with 성인웹툰 the ball, is prohibited. Measured shoulder to shoulder contact among players is permissible during a game. Sometimes, the game starts with a face-off or a free-hit. This normally happens when a player commits an offense or the rules define the ball as unplayable. Additionally, the game starts with a face-off when a player incurs a serious hurt, or after a failed shot at a penalty.
Here are the basic rules of floorball:
No high sticking. Blade must stay below player's knees. If ball is played with any part of the stick above the knee, it is high sticking.
No slashing. Do not hit your opponent's stick.
No lifting, pushing or kicking the opponent's stick.
You cannot reach between your opponent's legs with your stick.
It is OK to foot pass the ball to your own teammate but you cannot kick the ball twice in a row.
Do not play the ball with your hand or head.
Do not jump to reach the ball.
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