Three decades ago an exciting new sport emerged on the hockey scene. Floorball, a form of indoor hockey started as a grassroots phenomena in Northern Europe. It is growing quickly and played by over two million people around the world.
Floorball is a fast paced, end to end game with a lot of scoring. It's a cross between hockey, soccer and traditional indoor hockey. The sport has unique equipment and rules that promote fast paced, safe, and skilled play while developing hockey skill sets.
The floorball movement began in Sweden and Finland and shortly thereafter in Switzerland. It quickly spread across Europe, it then continued it's growth across the globe. Today, floorball is played in 50 countries, including Canada and the United States. It's hockey with a twist and can be played by anyone.
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Floorball for Hockey
Floorball is a fast paced, end to end game with a lot of scoring. It's a cross between hockey, soccer and traditional indoor hockey. The sport has unique equipment and rules that promote fast paced, safe, and skilled play, great for hockey players as dry land training and as an off-season sport.
Floorball helps players with puck handling skills, agility, transition, hand/eye coordination, passing and small area games. Playing competitive floorball during the off-season helps keep the hockey players skills sharp while also preventing burnout, a common side effect of playing ice hockey year round.
Teams using floorball to train range from Hockey Canada skills academies to current NHL stars. There are over 150 Hockey Canada academies using floorball for their off ice training.
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2016 Spring Season Information - Youth League
The Iceplex runs the only organized league in Western New York. Spring and Summer leagues are offered for youth players of many ages (see division information below). All games take place at Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, centrally located on the Monroe Community College campus. The league is a perfect fit for any child that is looking for a spring or summer activity that is a light commitment (7 week long seasons) at an affordable cost. The Iceplex even provides sticks for use at no additional cost, so there's no need to purchase one until the player is hooked!
$65.00 per player
All players register as individuals and are placed on teams through a draft on the first night of league play. Players are able to request placement on teams with friends when they register online.
Spring League teams play one game per week for six weeks (six game season). Week seven consists of the top two teams playing a championship game.
Teams must have a minimum roster of 6 players and one goaltender. The maximum roster size is 9 (including goaltenders). Games are played 3 on 3 (with goaltenders) in a cross ice format.
Each team receives playing jerseys (t-shirts).
League provides sticks for all players to use during the course of the season. Sticks remain on site but are made available to all players each week (similar to bowling balls at a bowling center).
Spring league play starts the week of April 11th (see division information to the right for league night details).