Saturday, May 19, 2012

Worse & Best Rulez?

What is the worse rule in Floorball according to us?
There is no such thing we think.
And we do love that it is being tested to allow receiving a foot pass.

But since the sport has the similar structure as many other team sports, like Soccer and Ice Hockey etc, the sport also share some concepts as it comes to end a game that ends in a tie or a draw.
I think some of these other sports have developed their own systems over time and today perhaps some games/tournaments and sports are more developed as they end in a tie, and then more modern rules determine how the game should be decided. This will most likely continue to be developed into the future.
I think the combination of an overtime part as well as a penalty shot-out would be a good solution. Maybe the best solution is to use both the overtime decider and maybe play this with 4 vs. 4 players to start with for like 5 minutes and then for 3 minutes play 3 on 3 (or to play 5 on 5 with no goalies)... But also after this - always play a penalty round. Both the overtime as well as the penalty shoot-out should result in additions points for the best team, as they do in some tournaments. This also creates intensity and action in the last minutes of any game.

The best rule according to us?
That there is no body-checking or off-side involved in the game of Floorball. Rules that creates a clean modern, safe and fast game with many scoring opportunities. Both these rules are a joke in most other sports and I do not understand why they cling on to such antique ideas. ;-)
I just dream to see a high level Soccer game - with no offside. Or a high level Ice Hockey game without destructive body checking. Or would't - shouldn't I?

Any 2 cents are welcome

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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!