Floorball is a sport similar to ice hockey but played indoors with a lightweight, perforated ball and plastic sticks. Skates are not required, making it accessible to a wide range of athletes.

Basic Rules:

  • Teams: Each team consists of three field players and a goalkeeper.
  • Playing Field: The field is smaller than a traditional hockey rink, with raised borders to keep the ball in play.
  • Duration: Matches are typically two 15-minute halves, depending on the tournament specifics.
  • Scoring: The goal is to score more goals than the opposing team by sending the ball into the opponent’s goal.
Additional information about Special Olympics competitions


One of the fundamental aspects of Special Olympics is “divisioning,” a process that groups athletes based on gender, age, and ability. This system ensures balanced and fair competitions, allowing each athlete to compete against opponents with similar abilities.

Training and Preparation

Special Olympics athletes participate in structured training programs, supervised by qualified coaches. These programs focus on developing technical skills, physical endurance, and understanding the rules of the sport. The training is tailored to meet the individual needs of the athletes to maximize their potential.

Support and Integration

Special Olympics events are supported by a network of volunteers, coaches, family members, and friends. This support creates a positive and inclusive environment where participants can grow athletes and as individuals.

Values and Goals

Special Olympics is not limited to competition. It promotes fundamental values such as:

  • Inclusion: Every athlete, regardless of ability level, has the opportunity to participate and compete.
  • Respect: Athletes are encouraged to respect themselves, their teammates, opponents, and the rules of the sport.
  • Determination: Athletes learn to overcome challenges and continually improve.
  • Joy: The sports experience is also a celebration of fun and personal satisfaction.