The IFF Whereabouts requirements are based on the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standards for Testing. Starting from January 1st 2021, the IFF maintains a pyramid approach to Testing Pools with different Tiers.

In order to maintain a pool of Athletes from whom whereabouts information is obtained, which can be used to increase the effectiveness of the IFF‘s Out-of-Competition Testing programme, the IFF will maintain Testing Pools.

Tier 1/IFF Registered Testing Pool (RTP)

At the moment there are no athletes in the RTP. The IFF may however identify a Registered Testing Pool of those Athletes who are required to comply with the strict whereabouts requirements of the Code Article 2.4 Whereabouts Requirements. Players in the Registered Testing Pool are for example individually responsible for providing daily whereabouts information including a 60-minutes time slot. Athletes shall be notified before they are included in a Registered Testing Pool and when they are removed from that pool by the IFF.

Tier 2/IFF Testing Pool (TP) 2022

In 2022 the IFF TP consists of the top one (1) Men’s National Teams according to the results from the previous World Floorball Championships (Sweden). All Athletes taking part in the events (camps, tournaments, international matches) of the  Top one ranked National Team are included in the IFF Testing Pool. The IFF will collect the needed whereabouts information through the National Federation.

The National Federation shall take care of following:

a. Send the specific event information ten (10) days prior to the event (the information shall be sent with the “IFF Upcoming National Team Event Form” found here)

b. Send regular club team training activities (one regular training time/week during the season) of the league clubs of their country with current national team players from their country (the information can be sent with the “IFF Club Team Whereabouts Form” found here).
Periods: February – March/April (until season ends) & September – December 31st. The National Federation shall also be responsible for providing possible updates in the regular training times to the IFF.

c. Athletes should be officially notified of being included in the IFF Testing Pool, so please add 1-3 sentences to the letters sent to your national team players when they are elected for a national team camp of the fact that:

  • National team players of Team XXX are automatically included to the IFF Testing Pool and the IFF collects both national team whereabouts and club team whereabouts for the purpose of out of competition testing. If the IFF does not receive sufficient whereabouts via the national team /club team, the players can be added to the IFF Registered Testing Pool, meaning that the IFF will need daily athlete whereabouts added to WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) including a one hour time slot & regular activities.

Information needed: Name of club team; training day; training time (local time); date until specified training time is valid; training venue name; training venue address; (venue training court number); name of club team contact person and his/her contact information.

2022 Reporting Deadlines

The National Federation shall hand in the first top club team regular training times (1 training time/week) for the period February 15th 2021/2022– March/April 2021/2022 (until the season ends). The first deadline to send in the information is on February 10th 2022. The second deadline to send in the top club team training times is on September 10th 2022 for the period September 15th – December 31st (season 2022/2023).

When the regular training time is cancelled/changed, the National Federation shall keep the IFF updated of such changes, so that possible out-of-competition testing plans can be modified.

Tier 3/Other National Team Pool 2022 (ONTP)

In 2022: 2nd and 3rd ranked teams in Men’s top 3 (based on previous WFC results): Czech Republic (men) and Finland (men).

National Federation shall take care of following:

Send the specific event information ten (10) days prior to the event (the information can be sent with the “IFF Upcoming National Team Event Form” found here)

If needed, the IFF will ask for more whereabouts information.


SOURCE: 2022 IFF Testing Testing Pool Guidelines