Floorball is a fast and exciting game that promotes end-to-end plays with quick transitions and fluid game play. The rules stress the importance of safety and sportsmanship and are designed to limit the chance of injury without decreasing the speed or skill of the game. Below is a brief summary of the rules of floorball:
Floorball sticks are engineered for superior stickhandling, ball control and shooting. They are lightweight, inexpensive, durable and non-marking. A floorball stick should reach about two centimeters above the belly button of the player. The official ball is 72 mm in diameter, weighs 23 g and is made of hard plastic with 26 evenly distributed holes, similar to a whiffle ball. A floorball net is 160 cm wide by 115 cm high, similar to the size of a hockey net. Floorball players do not wear any protective equipment – only a t-shirt, shorts and athletic shoes are required. Players may wear protective eyewear but it is not mandatory.
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