Friday, September 16, 2011


Games like Ice Hockey and Soccer have similar rules called off-side. Here either a painted line, or two, or an imaginary line between two defenders creates a game situation... That stops the game.
As a child I always tried to understand the true reason why there is an off-side.
Today I still can not understand the core true reason for the off-side rule. It is just like some extra added complication to the game, I think. Perhaps its also resting on more ancient ideas of what a gentleman or woman may do? I do not know.
In Floorball we do not have the off-side rule. The game still works and I would say it works even better since the game is uninterrupted and more evenly distributed over the field.
If You happen to know why they truly do off-side in Ice Hockey or Soccer? Well comment on this post please.
I myself will continue to enjoy the un-interupted game-flow in Floorball until you prove me wrong.

And hey if You live in Canada please make sure to watch CBC's Sports Day in Canada broadcast on this Saturday to see a feature about floorball!

I do not however think they will talk about off-side

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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!