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FAQ Sport Of Diveball

The Sport Of Diveball FAQ
 

MY (SON/DAUGHTER) HAS NOT PLAYED DIVEBALL, WILL THEY BE ABLE TO LEARN & PLAY DIVEBALL EASILY?


Yes. Diveball does not resemble many other sports however the rules and strategies of play are very easy to learn.  The game is not overly complicated but requires a little bit of quick movement to play. Diveball is easy to learn and soon players who have not played before will find that ball passing and spiking are challenging, but easy & a LOT OF FUN

 

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT IS NEEDED TO PLAY DIVEBALL?

Floorball uses a special lightweight stick and wiffle ball. You can purchase a stick from your club or local sports stores. It is important to get the right height floorball stick (typically the handle should reach to within 3” of a players belly button).

Other than the floorball stick, players will need basic gym gear (shorts, t-shirt, running shoes) and if necessary, eye protective wear

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLOORBALL AND FLOOR HOCKEY?

That’s one of the most commonly asked questions.  Floorball may resemble indoor floor hockey but there are distinguishable differences that make floorball more safe, fast & fun:
 

  • Floorball uses a special lightweight stick and wiffle ball
  • The rules of play promote safety compared with other forms of hockey like:
    • Floorball requires that the stick remains under waist level during play
    • Floorball does not allow body checking or slashing of sticks
    • Players are not allowed to stick lift, put their stick between players legs, grab the ball with their hands, jump in the air or lay down on the floor surface while playing
  • Floorball does not require that you have experience or hockey skills in order to compete
  • Floorball emphasizes skill development and ball movement over physical assertiveness
  • There are no offsides, which encourages a fast paced game using the entire playing area

Floorball goalies remain on their knees, have a protective crease where no players are permitted even their own, do not have a stick and handle the ball in ways similar to a soccer goalie

 

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO PLAY FLOORBALL?

Floorball is perfect for all ages ranging from 6 and up. Most clubs offer various age brackets like U10, U13, U16, U19, Adult and Seniors. Most clubs are recreational so players can learn and develop their skills. As players become more skilled and older, they can play in leagues that are more competitive. Male and females can play floorball together as the sport does not give any advantages over either

 

IS THERE A PLACE WHERE MY (SON/DAUGHTER) CAN TRY FLOORBALL BEFORE COMMITTING TO JOIN A CLUB?

Most clubs will offer a FREE Discover Floorball night prior to the startup of their clubs and league play. This provides an opportunity to those who are new to floorball to try it without committing to signing up. Sticks are provided and players will have the ability to participate in drills or mini games to get a feel for the sport. There are several good videos worth referencing before trying floorball, as they will help the player/ parent get a good understanding of the sport, type of play and rules.  Be sure to check out our videos on the rules of play

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