FLOORBALL RULES ADAPTED FOR SCHOOLS

Rules of so called “small floorball” or “mini floorball” can be found while browsing through some of the older floorball publications. Both terms refer to the version of floorball game with modified rules. Generally there is only one referee, rink size is adjusted to the size of a basketball court (32x16m) and the game is mainly played on small goal cages without a goalkeeper. Matches are played with only 3 or 4 players on each side and the game length is around 2×15... Read More

REFEREE SIGNALS

Continuing with series of articles about rules, we offer you a video with referee signals. There could be other signs too, used as individual signals by particular referees to more specify the situation. In this video you will see the official signs defined in IFF Rules of the Game –  link. function addLoadEvent1(func) { var oldonload = window.onload; if (typeof window.onload != 'function') { ... Read More

SHORT INTERPRETATION OF RULES V

Another typical floorball situation is a 2 minutes bench penalty in relation to a penalty shot. If a goal situation is interrupted or prevented from occurring because the defending team has committed an offence leading to a free-hit or a hit-in situation or a penalty, the referees order a penalty shot. Situations leading to penalty shots are for example when a defending player stands in the goalkeeper area during a shot on goal, or because of a foul committed against an attacking... Read More

SHORT INTERPRETATION OF RULES IV

More serious offence can lead to a bench penalty and giving Power Play opportunity to the opponent. No more than one bench penalty per player and two bench penalties per team can be measured simultaneously. Two minutes bench penalty can be terminated before time runs out if the opponent scores and the offending team was playing with fewer players than the scoring team. Most common offences leading to a 2 minute bench penalty: When a player hits, blocks, lifts, kicks opponent’s... Read More

SHORT INTERPRETATION OF RULES III

Each period of the match starts with a face off at the centre spot. When parts of the board are separated at any place, the game can continue until the ball gets close to this place. In case an abnormal situation occurs during the match (damaged ball, lights going out, injury, etc.) the referees interrupt the game by whistling three times and the face off takes place at the nearest dot. A face off also takes  place if the referees have different opinions or are unable to decide... Read More

SHORT INTERPRETATION OF RULES II

The floorball game time is 3 x 20 min with two 10 minute intermissions. The time is effective, which means the time shall be stopped whenever play is interrupted by the referees’ whistle, and started again when the ball is played. Youth categories or school competition are of course played in shorter time. Teams change sides after each period and if one end of the rink is in a better condition (for example there is intense sunlight on the other side), the teams can also change... Read More

SHORT INTERPRETATION OF RULES I

Floorball rules were created from elements of sports like ice hockey, soccer, basketball and others. These new created rules secure the attractiveness of the game and serve to protect the health of players in the spirit of fair-play.  The official rules of the game are published by the IFF in a 4 year cycle, always with some minor changes – rules. For the purpose of this basic series of articles the explanation of the most applied rules will be sufficient. The principle of... Read More

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