Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Floorball rulez - Summer 2013

Most of our readers already know that the foot pass rule is being changed gradually in leagues over the world with the idea to allow foot-pass. Tests have shown that the tempo of games increases and yeah not very much negative stuff has been detected. Sounds Sound to us.

Then there has been a little discussion in the Swedish magazine Innebandymagazinet about the rule to allow passing back to the goalie. One writer claim that this rule came in play in the mid 2005, or something, and it was inspired by Soccer. The same writer claim that the rule that say you can not pass your own goalie has made the game much more defensive with defenders rolling the ball "around in defense positions". It also cuts out some of the offensive goalie action from the game.
Normally we here have strong opinions - but in this matter we only think the passing back to the goalie would be ok with a fairly weak vote.

Then rules like jumping, seeking the ball with the head, or playing it with your head...are also up on the table and one writer thinks they all should be scratched since they do not have too much to do with the core of the game and these rules just slow down the game...
We think maybe - but we are not sure - but sure the first time back in the ice age as a ref (it was Evert he reffed all the games in Gothenburg at this time) tried to explain to us that we could not jump - we thought he was kidding... :-) We never joke ourselves - oh, maybe we do.
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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!