Floorball warm up practices – Change position up to the right (a)
P1 starts the floorball warm up practice, by running with the ball towards the border, P2 runs behind P1. P1 passes the ball to P2 who takes the shot, both players goes for the rebound.
Four Options to the floorball warm up practice – Shot, pass and 2 vs 1
1. P1 doesn’t pass, P1 shoots and P2 goes for the rebound.
2. P1 passes and P2 passes back P1 shoots. With this option the floorball goalie also gets good practice in moving from side to side or post to post.
3. Add a defensemen who starts in the middle or meets up the two forwards and you have a simple 2 on 1 floorball practice.
4. Start the floorball drill from the corner or from the border, from left or right.
Hockey is expensive and floorball is cheap and easy to start with? This is at least the most most used phrase in Sweden, but is it true?
Cost for Hockey vs Floorball equipment
Hockey costs in Sweden for 7-8 year old players, close to Stockholm;
– 10€ training fee (50€ second year)
– 40€ Skates
– 25€ Shin guards
– 15€ Socks
– 50€ Hockey pants
– 30€ Shoulder pads
– 15€ Elbow pads
– 15€ neck and throat guard
– 60€ Helmet with face protection
– 30€ Hockeystick
290€ to play hockey the first year.
Hockey players warming up before a practice game against a floorball team.
Floorball costs in Sweden for 7-8 year old players, close to Stockholm;
– 60€ in training fee (130€ after two years)
– 40€ Shoes
– 30 € Protective glasses
– 55€ Team tracksuit
– 25€ Team shorts and socks
– 20€ Team bag
– 50€ Floorball stick
280€ for playing floorball the first year.
The cost to start playing the first years are quite similar, hockey has the rumour of being expensive hanging over already from the beginning, but as a floorball parent you are forced to buy “team spirit strengthening” equipment from the beginning which increases the start up cost.
By buying used equipment and being careful with the items around the sport (tracksuits etc. this is directed towards the teams) you can keep the cost down in both sports and allow your children(s) to try and practice both?
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In the youth or childrens floorball practice to the right the players are practicing ball control and stickhandling. Players make a couple of short moves before two long moves with the stick and the ball, and after that a shot in to the goal.
When the players have taken the shot, they pick up the ball again and practice feints on the way back. The feints they can practice, can be a passing feint, shot feint or a body feint to start up with some basic dekes.
Running four floorball practices at the same time
By splitting up the rink / floor in small parts you can have like in this example four floorball practices up and running at the same time. You can run both floorball practices in this drill drawing at one end and therefore have many active young floorball players at the same time.
Floorball ball control / stickhandling drill for children / youth players – to the left
The floorball drill to left starts with the player taking a ball and making a long move to the sides, moving the ball behind the cones, this is repeated three times and after that the player takes a shot into the goal.
Make use of the way back
Usually the practices are ended after a shot, but I think it’s good to give your players missions or tasks to perform when they return to the starting position. In the floorball drill to left I have put in running backwards with the ball back to the que, but you can also make your players practice a feint / deke or their coordination skills.
P2 starts the floorball drill with running with the ball towards the border, makes a turn towards the middle. P2 runs behind and receives a pass from P1. P1 transports the ball from the border towards the centre. P2 runs behind and receives a pass. P2 runs with the ball and passes it to P1 in front of the goal. P1 shoots the ball into the goal.
Floorball drill to the left. P1 runs with ball at the border and makes a turn towards the border. P2 runs past and receives a pass from P1 at the short end. P2 break in front of the goal and takes a shot. P1 takes P2 position and the floorball drill starts over again.
…or P1 runs into the middle and receives a pass from the P2 que, P1 takes a shot.
…or P1 runs into the middle and receives a pass from the P2 que, P2 and comes up after his/her shot and P1 and P2 play 1 on 1 towards the goal.
Floorball practice to the right
P1 runs with the ball at the border and turns towards the centre and creates therefore space for P2 at the border. P2 runs behind P1, P1 passes the ball to P2, who takes a shot or passes the ball back to P1 who takes the shot.
Make the floorball drill to the right 2-1 or 2-2
You can add one or two defensemen into this floorball practice to make it 2 vs 1 or 2 vs 2. The defensive players can follow P1 and P2 or meet up from the short end.
Fake a pass to the border
P1 can also make a pass feint towards the border and continue with the ball in the middle and take the shot. P2 goes then for the rebound.
Player 1 starts running, receives a pass from player 2 and takes a shot. After this P2 takes a close shot. The same practice pattern is repeated from the other side.
Add shots to the floorball practice
You can also add a player/shooter in the middle between players 1 and 4. In that case the shots in the floorball practice are 1, 2 and the player in the middle. This is great floorball goalie drill, where the floorball goalie needs to shift focus between short and long distance shots.
Floorball shot drill with a player in front of the goalie
If you have added an extra shooter to the floorball drill, you can move the P2 in front of the goalie after he/she has taken the shot and before the player in the middle takes the shot.
Floorball stickhandling and ball controlling practice to the left
The floorball ball handling drill to the left starts with P1 running with the ball, P1 makes short moves between the cones, this is followed by a long move, and the floorball drill is ended up with shot into the goal.
Floorball stickhandling practice to the right
The floorball practice to the right starts with P2 running with the ball in control towards the first cone. Between the cones the player moves sideways and keeps the head up towards the goal. The floorball practice is ended up with shot into the goal.