What is Floorball?

Floorball is the fastest indoor team sport, originating in Sweden but gaining popularity quickly all around the world. It is played using a boarding around the field, and it is possible to play behind the goals such as in Ice Hockey. Also a bit of shoulder-to-shoulder pushes are allowed. This results in a speedy and physical game!

Full field variant

This is the standard variant of Floorball. Typically it is played in a ~40x20m rink with 5 field players and a goalie on each team. Currently, there are 3 divisions for men and 2 for women in this competition (see https://nefub.nl/competitie). Suggested is to have at least 5 extra field players to switch the full line of players. Switching should be done very often, meaning every 2-3 minutes to keep everyone at highest strength throughout the game. It is usually played 3×20 minutes.

Mixed variant

The Dutch floorball federation (NeFUB) also hosts a competition using a small field variant. This field is twice as small as the full field variant, and is played without goalies and with smaller goals. Teams have at least 4 players, and each team must have at all times 2 women and 2 men in the field. It is usually played 2×15 minutes.

For more information about Floorball see this: This is Floorball (explanation from IFF).