BASIC VOCABULARY:

rink: pista, cancha leading: que conducen a
rounded corners: esquinas redondeadasto end with a tie: acabar en empate
upper: superiores, de arriba breaks: descansos
wide: anchoto change sides/ends: cambiar de campo
to measure: medir throw-out: saque
goalkeeper: portero to tackle: hacer una entrada
nearest: el más cercano according: de acuerdo con
damaged: dañado face-off dots: puntos de face-off
goal cages: jaulas de portería guilty: culpable
match: partido replaced: reemplazado
tie:empate prevented: evitado
resumed: continuado, reanudado comitted: cometida
penalty: castigo offence: falta
penalty shot: tiro de penalty a correctly scored goal: un gol marcado correctamente
awarded: concedido at least 3 m from the ball: por lo menos a tres metros de la bola.
fixed situations: situaciones a bola parada

FLOORBALL / UNIHOCKEY

Floorball comes from Scandinavia In the 19th century there was a similar game in Sweden. Its name was innebandy. Floorball or uni-hockey is similar to Bandy, considered the predecessor of ice hockey. Floorball is sometimes compared to ice hockey without the ice skates, but there are considerable differences in the rules. In Switzerland, floorball is commonly considered to be a kind of hockey.

The big difference between the two is that the rules of floorball do not allow any high sticking, stick contact or body contact, so the game tends to be less physical than Floor Hockey and more skill oriented and fast paced.

The Rink

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL:
Nº OF PLAYERS: two teams of 6 players (5 field players and a goalkeeper)
Composite sticks with a plastic vented blade. The sticks are made of
plastic or carbon and a bit over 1 metre long. The shaft is no longer than 99 cm and a blade of a different kind of plastic is attached to its end.
Light plastic ball. 72 mm in diameter, has a maximum weight of 23 grams, and has 26 holes in it.The playing field is 40×20 metres
The goal cages are 1.60 x 1.15 m and 65 cm deep, i.e. 160 cm high x 115 cm wide.
CLOTHES: 

– The goalie wears special equipment. Their trousers are long and padded.

The goalie is allowed to wear gloves and a helmet to protect their face.

The goalie does not have a stick.

– The field players wear shorts, a shirt, socks and indoor sport shoes. They are allowed shin guards.

DURATION:
The game consists of 3 x 20 minutes, with two 10-minute intermissions between periods when the teams change sides.

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FIXED SITUATIONS:

A. Face-off

1) At the start of a new period and to confirm a correctly scored goal, a face-off shall be taken at the centre spot.

2) When play is interrupted and neither team can be awarded a hit-in, a free-hit or a penalty shot, play shall be resumed with a face-off.

3) A face-off shall be taken at the nearest face-off dot, according to where the ball was at the interruption.

4) All players, except those taking the face-off, shall immediately, without summons from the referees, take a position at least 3 m from the ball, sticks included. Before a face-off, it is the referees’ responsibility to check that the teams are ready and that all players have taken position.

5) A face-off shall be taken by one field player from each team.

6) A face-off may go directly into goal.

B. Hit-in

1) When the ball leaves the rink, a hit-in shall be awarded to the non-offending team. The offending team is considered to be the team whose player, or player’s equipment, last touched the ball before it left the rink.

2) A hit-in shall be taken from where the ball leaves the rink, 1.5 m from the board, but never behind the imaginary extensions of the goal lines.

3) The opponents shall immediately, without summons from the referees, take a position at least 3 m from the ball, sticks included.

4) The ball shall be played with the stick. It shall be hit cleanly, not dragged, flicked or lifted on the stick.

5) The player taking the hit-in must not touch the ball again before it has touched another player or another player’s equipment.

6) A hit-in may go directly into goal.

C. Free-hit

1) When an offence leading to a free-hit is committed, a free-hit shall be awarded to the non offending team. With offences leading to a free-hit, the advantage rule shall be applied whenever possible.

2) The free-hit shall be taken where the offence was committed, but never behind the imaginary extensions of the goal lines, or closer to the goalkeeper areas than 3.5 m.

3) The opponents shall immediately, without summons from the referees, take a position at least 3 m from the ball, sticks included.

4) The ball shall be played with the stick. It shall be hit cleanly, not dragged, flicked or lifted on the stick.

5) The player taking the free-hit must not touch the ball again before it has touched another player or another player’s equipment.

6) A free-hit may go directly into goal.

D. Penalty shot

1) When an offence leading to a penalty shot is committed, a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team. If a penalty shot is awarded during a delayed penalty or caused by an offence leading to a penalty, the rules concerning penalties in connection with a penalty shot shall also be applied.

2) The penalty shot shall be taken from the centre spot.

3) All players except the player taking the penalty shot and the defending goalkeeper shall be in their substitution zones during the entire penalty shot. The goalkeeper shall be on the goal line when the penalty shot starts. The goalkeeper must not be replaced by a field player.

4) The player taking the penalty shot may play the ball an unlimited number of times, but the ball has to be in a forward movement during the entire penalty shot. As soon as the goalkeeper has touched the ball, the player taking the penalty shot must not touch the ball again during the penalty shot.

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Complete the sentences about floorball (unihockey)

– Floorball comes from __________

– The ball is made of ________

– Floorball does not allow for any________ sticking, stick______ or body_____, so the game tends to be____ _______.

– The playing field is ____ x _____

– The game consists of___ x___ minutes, with two__- minute intermissions between periods.

– The sticks are made of ______ or ______ and are a bit over 1 metre long

– There are _____ players (___ field players and___goalkeeper.)

 

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