Floorball is an indoor game, similar to ice hockey, but it is non violent, so we can play safely at highschool. It is a fast team sport with no physical contact . Floorball is also called floor hockey, innebandy, (in Sweden) salibandy (in Finland) and unihockey (in Switzerland).There are many professional leagues, such as Finland´s Salibandyliiga and Sweden´s Svenska Superliga.
VOCABULARY IN THIS LESSON:
|rink: pista, cancha
||leading: que conducen a|
|rounded corners: esquinas redondeadas||to end with a tie: acabar en empate|
|upper: superiores, de arriba||breaks: descansos|
|wide: ancho||to change sides/ends: cambiar de campo|
|to measure: medir
|goalkeeper: portero||to tackle: hacer una entrada|
|nearest: el más cercano||according: de acuerdo con|
|damaged: dañado||face-off dots: puntos de face-off|
|goal cages: jaulas de portería||guilty: culpable|
|match: partido||replaced: reemplazado|
|tie: empate||prevented: evitado|
|resumed: continuado, reanudado
|penalty: castigo||offence: falta|
|penalty shot: tiro de penalty
||a correctly scored goal: un gol marcado correctamente
|penalty bench: expulsión al banquillo
||at least 3 m from the ball: por lo menos a tres metros de la bola
||fixed situations: situaciones a bola parada|
A) THE RINK
Dimensions of the rink
The rink must be 40 m x 20 m and have a board all around it with rounded corners.
Markings on the rink
All lines must be 4-5 cm wide, in a clearly visible colour.
Goal areas measure 4 m x 5 m.
Goalkeeper areas measure 1 m x 2,5 m.
Face-off dots are on the centre line and on the imaginary extensions of the goal lines, 1.5m from the sides of the rink.
Goal cages measure 160cmx115cmx40/65cm. Upper corners must be rounded.
B) GAME TIME
Regular game time
Regular game time is 3 periods of 20 minutes with two 10 minute breaks.
If a match ends with a tie, teams play extra time until one team scores. The extra time is limited to 10 minutes. If no team scores in 10 minutes, the match is decided by penalty shots.
Each team can use a maximum of 20 players. Only six can be on the rink at the same time.
Particular goalkeeper's equipment
The goalkeeper must not use a stick. (but in our highschool we use it)
The goalkeeper must wear a face mask.
The goalkeeper can use helmet and gloves.
Do you want to see what a floorball game is like? Here you have a video of the 2008 World Championship finals: