New players

May 25, 2017

To Floor Hockey Fans of the Greater Sacramento Metropolitan Area:

Hockey refugees from the Midwest, East coast or Canada may think they have to give up hockey when they moved to sunny California. But you’re in luck because we have floor hockey here. All your hockey skills are welcome here.

Do you have a passion for floor hockey?

Do you want to be part of a weekly floor hockey game where Rule #1 is “No Pushing!”?

The Floor Hockey Group is looking for new players. People with a good attitude, willing to cooperate and appreciate and participate in our non-violent floor hockey games. You don’t have to be a great or experienced floor hockey player to join us. You DO have to be interested in creating a friendly, cooperative atmosphere.

Our floor hockey game is FREE for first time players. Join us and see what it’s like. We think you will like it.

You are invited to join us for a non-violent, co-ed floor hockey game on Monday nights in Sacramento. Our game is a game of speed, skill and teamwork. We play from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. every week. It is free for first time players.

The Floor Hockey Group has been played nearly every week since the first Monday in March, 2006. We share a commitment to our game: a friendly game where the sportsmanship is more important than winning. The game is competitive but this is less important than the game among friends. Safety is top priority.

Logistics: We send out weekly email to our active players inviting you to our Monday night floor hockey game. The email asks you to reply with a “yes”, “no”, or “maybe”.

If ten or more players respond “yes” then we play that week. Otherwise we do not play and it is a sad day for all.

Rule #1 is No Pushing! None of the relatives of pushing are allowed either: checking, slashing, hooking, roughing, tripping, boarding, etc.

Rule #1 is “No Pushing!” because:

1) it keeps the game friendly
2) it reduces (but does not eliminate) injuries, and
3) it’s easy for everybody to understand and apply.

All of the rules are on our website on the page called “Rules, etc.”

We all enforce the rules.

Our website has pictures and videos at

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You can also find our schedule on our website

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The game is fun, friendly, social, non-violent (but not non-contact) and within that it does get competitive. Our goal is to have a game that always maintains its friendly nature. That and playing by the rules are really the qualifications. You don’t have to have a certain level of skill.
Women players are welcome.

No pushing does not mean no contact. Contact with other players during the game is allowed but the contact is supposed to be incidental. I can put my hand on another player to avoid collision, not to push them away or to gain a competitive advantage. We run around the other players, not through them or over them!

We play indoors on a rubber tile floor. You can bring your own hockey stick. One of our safety rules is to keep the blade of the stick below your waist level at all times, including the windup and follow through. Also we make a deliberate effort to keep our hockey stick off the shins of other players.

We use a lightweight felt puck which glides over the floor like a real hockey puck on ice.

Wear clothes you can run in. You will be glad that you brought a clean, dry shirt to wear after the game.

We play at the Samuel C. Pannell Meadowview Community Center at 2450 Meadowview Road in Sacramento.

After that it is $7 per night. $7 is an incredible bargain for what you get: a great workout and a lot of fun.

This is a friendly game but it is still possible to get hurt. Therefore, play at your own risk! By playing you agree to assume all risks, known and unknown, regardless of the cause, directly or indirectly related to our game and the players in it, and to release me, our host (the Samuel Pannell Meadowview Community Center) and anybody associated with it from any responsibility or liability for injury or related costs. Thank you!

We still have a remarkable safety record. I encourage everybody to warm up before playing as this reduces your chance of injury. The No Pushing rule, plus the good nature of our players, are the main reasons for the safety in our game. We have also been lucky on safety.

I wear and recommend wearing shin guards and some kind of gloves to protect your hands. Getting hit on the back of your hand is no fun.

For playing goalie you can bring whatever equipment you want. One of our players wears a face mask when playing goalie. Our rule is that when the goalie is reaching for the puck, even if he or she does not have it, you have to stopping swinging at it and you have to let the goalie have the puck. This is to protect the goalie’s fingers.

My goal is for us to build a large enough and committed enough group that we play every Monday night all year long in the spirit of a friendly, social, safe, non-violent and competitive game.

Full details can be found on our “Rules, etc.” page.

After reading that page if you still have questions feel free to write to me.

You will have a great workout and a lot of fun with The Floor Hockey Group.  I look forward to seeing you on the court.
Hasta lunes!

Founder and Organizer
The Floor Hockey Group


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