Floorball Canada

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Floorball Canada
Founded1998
IFF affiliation1998
President
Randy Sa'ad

Floorball Canada is the highest governing body for the sport of floorball in Canada. Floorball Canada is a self-governed organization which is recognized by the International Floorball Federation (IFF), Government of Canada, Sport Canada, and the Canadian Olympic Committee.[1]

Floorball Canada organizes the Canada Cup every year, which hosts teams from all across the country to compete in elite, intermediate, recreation and children divisions. Floorball Canada organizes the elite-level national league (Floorball League of Canada as well as men's, women's, men's under-19, and women's under-19 national floorball teams. Floorball Canada has hosted the 2016 Women's under-19 World Championships, in Belleville, Ontario. And will be hosting the 2019 Men's under-19 World Championships, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Floorball Canada has been recognized by Hockey Canada as an excellent sport for off ice training for hockey players.

Organization[edit]

Floorball Canada is divided into four regional federations: Alberta Floorball Association, British Columbia Floorball Federation, Floorball Ontario, and Québec Floorball Association. Floorball Canada's goal is to add three more regional branches: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and an Atlantic federation, which would include the three maritime provinces and Newfoundland & Labrador.[2]

Floorball Canada has been an ordinary member of the International Floorball Federation since 2001. Canada was given membership as part of the IFF in 1998, and have been competing in World Championships since that time.

Floorball is looking to grow as an organization over the next several years. Hoping to grow the game into a common game known by everyone around the country.

About the Floorball[edit]

Floorball is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada and across the world!

THE SPORT[edit]

Floorball, a type of indoor hockey, is a team sport developed in Europe that is rapidly spreading across North America. The game can be played on most surfaces, including wooden gym floors, tile floors and rubber mat flooring, which makes it a year-round activity for both amateurs and professionals.

The sport itself 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.

Floorball is a great cross training sport and is used by many professional athletes to stay in shape during the off-season. It incorporates skill-sets that are transferable to a number of different sports

EQUIPMENT[edit]

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], CUFF News - Floorball Ontario
  2. ^ [2], Floorball Canada News - Floorball Ontario

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