Historical first ever 3v3 World Floorball Championships will be played from the 11th to the 12th of May 2024 in Lahti, Finland in conjuction with the Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships. 

There are several things that are different from the usual floorball format. Here is a list of things you should know about 3v3 World Floorball Championships.


  • Each team can have 10 players, with a maximum of 8 court players + 2 goalkeepers.


  • Match time is 2 x 10minute periods with 2minute intermission.
  • Game time is semi-effective. This means game time is only stopped in connection with a goal, a penalty, a penalty shot, or when there is an unnatural interruption in play called by the referee.
  • There are no time-outs for teams.


  • There is only the small goalkeeper area marked on the court. The same rules as in 5v5 apply for the goalkeeper area – only the goalkeeper is allowed in this area and if the goalkeeper is outside this area they are considered a court player.
  • Goalkeepers can score goals. If the ball goes into the opposition goal directly from a throw it is counted as a goal.
  • The goalkeeper can only be replaced by a court player during a delayed penalty.


  • There are no hit-ins. If the ball goes out of the field of play then the GK of the team who would usually get the hit-in takes a ball from the ball bag attached to the back of their goal and throws the ball back into play with no stoppage of time.
  • Free-hits are taken from the nearest free-hit spot (not from the place the offence happened) and the opposition must be 2m away. There are 2 free-hit spots, both marked on the centre line 2m from the rink.


  • Penalty shots are taken from a fixed spot 5m from the goal-line. The player does not move with the ball – they may play the ball only once with the stick. It shall be hit, not dragged, flicked or lifted on the stick.


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