HickokSports.com - History - Floorball This document contains a history of floorball, with an account of how the sport is played and a list of men's and women's world champions. It is a page in the History section http://www.hickoksports.com/history/floorball.shtml
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents Floorball, also known as unihockey, plastic bandy, floor bandy and soft bandy, was originally developed during the 1960s as a game for schoolchildren in Sweden. Several other countries have come up with similar games. Some writers trace floorball's origin to floor hockey, an American game that uses a plastic puck and sticks. (Floor hockey, in turn, probably derived from street hockey.) According to this account, floor hockey went to Europe, where the puck was replaced by a plastic ball. That's possible, but documentation seems to be lacking. In any event, it was in Sweden that floorball took root and developed as a sport for adults. Specifically, it began in Sala, Sweden, in 1979, when a group of recent secondary school graduates led by Christer Gustavsson began to play floorball as they had learned it during their school days. That meant a relatively small playing area, small goals, and no goalie. The game didn't prove satisfactory at their age, though, so they decided to move the game to a larger court, enlarge the goals, and add a goalie. That worked. The Sala Floorball Club was formally organized on Sept. 21, 1979, and the new sport caught on quickly, not just in Sala but throughout Sweden.
Extractions: Australian Floorball Association Australian Floorball Association Wednesday, 27 October 2010 08:44 The AFA would like to sincerely thank The Pedersen Collection for their generous support in sponsoring equipment for our goal keepers for the upcoming Mens World Championships to be held in Finland in December. As a currently unfunded sport, we rely heavily on our sponsors and are very grateful for their assistance. A message from The Pedersen Collection: "Sponsoring Australian goal keepers is very important to us and we want to be a part of developing the sport in Australia by providing the goal keepers with the best equipment available." Three former Finnish premier league goal keepers started to design their own brand in 2004, because they couldn’t find goalie gear that was good enough in terms of usability, armour and quality, for example. Followed by two years of designing and heavy testing the Pedersen Collection brand was found in 2006 in Finland. We believe Pedersen Collection equipment is by far the best available in the market and we put a huge effort into making our brand world famous. Not to say special equipment, like goalie gear, cannot be made overseas, but we trust Finnish quality and therefore all of our equipment is made in Finland. We believe quality and innovation are what our customers want too.
Floorball - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia floorball, a type of floor hockey, is an indoor team sport which was developed in the 1970s. floorball is most popular in areas where the sport has developed the longest, such http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floorball
Extractions: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search This article needs references that appear in reliable third-party publications Primary sources or sources affiliated with the subject are generally not sufficient for a Wikipedia article. Please add more appropriate citations from reliable sources (April 2009) Floorball A floorball match between Sweden (yellow) and Finland (white). Highest governing body International Floorball Federation Nickname(s) Innebandy, Salibandy, Unihockey Characteristics Contact Minimal Team members 6 at a time Categorization Indoor Floorball , a type of floor hockey , is an indoor team sport which was developed in the 1970s. Floorball is most popular in areas where the sport has developed the longest, such as the Czech Republic Finland Sweden Norway and Switzerland citation needed The game is played indoors on a gym floor, making it a year-round sport at the amateur and professional levels. There are professional leagues, such as Finland 's Salibandyliiga and Sweden 's Svenska Superligan While there are 49 members of the International Floorball Federation (IFF), the
Floorball California - Basic Rules floorball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world today! It is simple, fun, fast and very intense. It is especially rewarding for players with technical skills. http://floorballca.com/rules.php
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Index BLAST JAWS The Jaws Stick series is a whole new innovation in the floorball industry. We have revolutionized the traditional floorball blade to cater to players who dare to http://www.floorballauthority.com/index/index.html
World Floorball Linkpage Contains links to associations and clubs, tournaments, and online shops. http://www.floorball-linkpage.com
NSW Floorball Information about leagues, teams, reasons to play, pictures and tips for beginners. http://nswfloorball.tripod.com/
Extractions: Build your own FREE website at Tripod.com Share: Facebook Twitter Digg reddit document.write(lycos_ad['leaderboard']); document.write(lycos_ad['leaderboard2']); Logo competition Gallery NSW Floorball Mission Statement NSW teams ... Media Releases NSW Floorball NSW BEST IN COUNTRY 10th Oct 2002 German Robert Blanke gave NSW the winning goal to back up team-mate Scott O'Brien's 4 goal spree against the Vics at Canberra on the weekend to claim the AFA title. In a see-sawing match, NSW shot to a 2-0 lead early... more NSW 5 defeated Vic 4 (2-2, 3-4, 5-4) GLEBE FLOORBALL EMERGE VICTORS 27th Oct 2002 In a quality round of matches Glebe Floorball Club held out two tough nail biting matches to take maximum points against Newcastle Crabs and Northern Beaches at Newcastle Basketball Stadium yesterday evening.... more Write your thoughts on floorball and this site in the Guestbook RESULTS AT THE END OF 4th ROUND (of 12) NSW FLOORBALL LEAGUE NOW POSTED Schools competition results, points league and efficiency league coming NSW Floorball is set up to help its member clubs develop the sport and encourage representative competition.
International Floorball Federation - IFF The federation was founded in 1986 and is the governing body of floorball worldwide. Information about the sport, rules and regulations, and events including world tournaments. http://www.floorball.org/
Floorball California - Home floorball is an awesome sport for all ages and skill levels. floorball WILL grow and excel in schools, sport clubs, recreation centers, at home etc. Start club leagues, corporate http://floorballcalifornia.com/
Extractions: Registration If you are new to this sport you will never regret getting started - It's such a fun and great game. If you are a current player you already know this, either way I hope this site will be useful to you. FloorBall California has everything you need to play floor ball. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, we have what you need to play your best game! Our site offers all skill and price levels of Floorball Sticks, Goals, Rinks, Start - Up Kits, Blades, Goalie Equipment, Protective Equipment, Floorball Apparel and more. Floorball is an awesome sport for all ages and skill levels. Floorball WILL grow and excel in schools, sport clubs, recreation centers, at home etc. Start club leagues, corporate leagues, kid leagues or have some great family fun around the house. Exhibition games and demos are currently available in Southern California. Join So.Cal.United Floorball Club (Anaheim, CA) - The Home Team of Floorball California . We practice Thursday evenings in Anaheim (not far from Disneyland) between 8-10PM. Click HERE to conveniently pay for the practice games.
Playfloorball.com Created by the Ontario floorball/Unihockey Federation, with information on floorball in Canada, how to get started, official rules, local teams, tournaments and equipment. http://playfloorball.com/
Cambridge Floorball Club Contact; Guestbook; About floorball. The Rink; Game Time; Participants; Equipment; Fixed Situations; Penalties; Goals; Event Calender. Training schedule; Tournaments http://www.cambridge-floorball.org.uk/
Extractions: How do I join Cambridge Floorball Club? - We currently train every Tuesday at Chesterton Sport Centre , 20.00-22.00. To view the full 2010 training calendar click here! . Anybody interested is welcome to join, or just come along to try it. We play mixed teams so both male and female players are welcome. Don't hesitate to send us an e-mail , or just pop down to a training session. Not sure what floorball is? - The name Floorball is actually a bit daft (floorball could mean anything where a ball is used on a floor). Other names for it is Innebandy (in Swedish), Salibandy (in Finnish), Unihockey (in German/Swiss). The game Uni-Hoc, which is played in many English schools, is very similar to floorball. Floorball is a relatively new sport in the UK with only about 20 recreational clubs active at the time of writing. All the clubs are open both for men and women, mixed teams. For more information on Floorball in UK have a look at
FloorballPro Inc. floorball equipment including sticks, blades, accessories, goaltender equipment, floorball rinks and goals. Based in Toronto, Canada. Sell to Canada and USA. http://www.floorballpro.com
Floorball Coaching & Equipment 13 Shining Stars, a niche floorball coaching company, was set up in 2006. Helming the company is Ms Jill Quek, Singapore’s top lady floorball player. http://www.floorball.com.sg/
Extractions: 13 Shining Stars Floorball Academy Home Services Coaches Alvin Tay ... Comments 13 Shining Stars, a floorball coaching company, was set up in 2006. Helming the company is Ms Jill Quek, Singapore’s top lady floorball player. Our team of Senior Coaches has also represented Singapore to play floorball over the years. Their playing experience on an international level gives them an advantage when they coach local teams. Since its inception, 13 Shining Stars has established a name amongst schools looking for dedicated and experienced floorball coaches. School teams coached by 13 Shining Stars have consistently won medals at the various school tournaments. This is testimony to the calibre of coaches 13 Shining Stars employs. Apart from coaching schools at a competitive level, 13 Shining Stars also promotes the sport at a recreational level through workshops, clinics, and tournaments for schools and companies. These sessions can be tailored to suit PE classes, orientation programmes as well as post exams activities and camps. Companies can also introduce floorball as part of their healthy-living activities. // PLEASE CHANGE DEFAULT EXCERPT HANDLING TO CLEAN OR FULL (go to your Wordpress Dashboard/Settings/Cincopa Options ... cp_load_widget("%5Bcincopa+10665333%5D", "_cp_widget_4ccf2c559535f");
Balwearie FBC Fife club offering floorball for people from age 12 and up. About the two teams Bees and Thunder, players, training sessions and league standings. http://balweariefloorball.co.uk/
Extractions: Balwearie Floorball Club Home News Teams ... Downloads News Amsterdamned 2010 Floorball Marathon Innsbruck Hotshots Ayr Open 2010 ... Floorball is an indoor team sport played using composite sticks with a plastic vented blade where the aim is to put a light plastic ball into the opponent's goal. Floorball is most popular in Sweden, Finland and Switzerland, and is also played in several other countries, such as Norway and the Czech Republic. It is gaining popularity in many other places as well, including some countries outside Europe, such as Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the United States. Floorball is played in a court by six players per side. The objective of the game is to score goals by playing a plastic ball into the opponent's goal net, which is placed at the opposite end of the rink. The players may control and redirect the ball using a stick with a blade that is often curved at one end. Players must not use their hands, arms or head to play the ball on purpose. One may use other body parts. It is also allowed to play (especially stop) the ball once by foot, but not to score goals or pass to teammates. A floorball team consist of 5 field players and one goalkeeper, whose primary job is to stop the ball from entering the net, and who is permitted unique gear towards that end. The goalkeeper is not permitted a stick. The playing field is 40 x 20 metres and enclosed by a board with rounded corners (50 cm tall). The goal cages are 1.60 x 1.15 m and 65 cm deep. The sticks are made of plastic or carbon and a bit over 1 metre long. The shaft is no longer than 99 cm and a blade of a different kind of plastic is attached to its end. The ball is made of plastic, is 72 mm in diameter, has a maximum weight of 23 grams, and has 26 holes in it.