2014 floorball championship, clutch, Clutch Sports, floorball, floorball championship, salming, salming floorball, World Floorball -

Fans Anticipate Clutch Performances at World Floorball Championship

The International Floorball Federation (IFF) Men's World Floorball Championship, with 16 participating nations, will be held December 5 through 14, 2014, in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the Lisebergshallen Arena and the Scandinavium Arena. Sweden is the defending champion. This will be the tenth World Championship in men's floorball, and a total of 30 teams will be competing for 15 spots.

Gothenburg will be transformed into a magical Christmas city with its annual concerts, events, entertainment, attractions, and Christmas markets. This year that will coincide with the World Floorball Championship (WFC).

The United States has Team USA that will be participating. General Manager Adam Troy says there is a good mix of players who have played at the WFC before as well as young upcoming stars who can’t wait to shine. Team USA will face Korea on December 7 at 10:00 CET.

Floorball, which originated in the Scandinavian region in the 1970's, is a fast-paced team sport played on foot with lightweight sticks and a plastic ball. The rules are easy to learn, there is no physical contact, and it is a great game for participants of all ages. A goal is scored when the ball is put into the other team's goal. This sport is popular and actively played around the world in over 50 countries including the United States, Canada, Sweden, Finland, other European nations, Australia and Japan.

Floorball is ideal for the physical education curriculum in schools, as a way to improve hockey skills for those who enjoy hockey, and as a way to introduce young kids to hockey-like activities. Ice and roller skating rinks and sports complexes are using floorball for team events, birthday parties, fund raisers, and recreational league games. Some youth groups and churches use floorball in their activity programs.

Salming’s is the leading provider of floorball equipment in the United States, and we call ourselves "the athletes' brand". We are constantly looking to fulfill new and improved floorball needs. In addition to selling teamwear, other apparel, shoes designed to facilitate a natural running style, helmets, blades, protective eyewear and other items, we also offer a Salming Academy. The Academy is our way of giving back to the floorball society by delivering interesting and inspiring content, with a new season launched during the autumn of 2014.