Five outfield players and one goalie make up a team. The floorball stick is constructed of plastic and looks like an ice hockey stick. The ball is also perforated and made of plastic. Both sides of the stick can be used to pass and shoot the ball around the rink in floorball.
The goals are 160 cm wide and 115 cm high, and the rink is 40m x 20m. A game of floorball begins with a faceoff in the middle of the rink, after which one of the teams attempts to shoot the ball into the opposite team's goal.
You may throw the ball to teammates or sprint and control the ball with both sides of the stick to move the ball around the rink. The defensive side will attempt to take the ball away by making light contact with the ball carrier; however, when playing the ball, players are not permitted to elevate the blade of their sticks beyond waist height, and the ball is not allowed to move above knee height.
The goalie in floorball, as in bandy, doesn't have a stick and is the only player in the game who can catch and throw the ball, but they can't handle it outside of their territory. After a goal is scored, the ball is returned to the center and the game is restarted with a faceoff.