World Floorball Summit 20.11.2021

The first World Floorball Summit – Success Factors in International Floorball will be held as an online event on 20 November. The event provides the latest information on the sport as well as coaching.

Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort is organising the first World Floorball Summit in November in cooperation with the International Floorball Federation IFF. The event aims to create an environment for the international sports community to discuss the development of floorball as well as current trends in coaching. The event will be held online this year, but it is planned to hold future events annually at Eerikkilä.

The World Floorball Summit is an open and free event for the entire floorball community. Read more about the programme and register for the event here.

Registered participants will also receive a link to a recorded video after the event.

World Floorball Summit – Success Factors in International Floorball on 20 November 2021. Events starts at 10.00 (UTC +2).


Recordings available

Speakers at the first World Floorball Summit will include

  • Petteri Nykky, the head coach of the Finnish men’s national team
  • David Jansson, the head coach of the Swiss men’s national team
  • Sami Kalaja, a top expert in sports and exercise learning, teaching and coaching
  • Miikka Palvalin, who develops and studies the game analytics of top Finnish floorball
  • Mikko Pohjola, Eerikkilä’s Director of Research and Development, who will talk about the holistic understanding of people and learning behind player development
  • Peter Vesterbacka, a floorball influencer known for Angry Birds games. He will talk about the opportunities of commercial success in floorball
  • John Liljelund, secretary general of IFF (International Floorball Federation)

Read more about our speakers

Seminar programme 20.11.2021

Success factors in international floorball


10:00 – 10:10 (UTC +2)  Event host Oskari Saari , Managing Director Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort Petri Jakonen: Opening of the event

10:10 – 10:25 John Liljelund, International Floorball Federation: International development in floorball

10:30 – 11:00 Peter Vesterbacka: Branding is everything

11: 00 – 11:30 Pekka Ilmivalta, Finnish Floorball Federation: Floorball – the most attractive sport in Finland


Part 1: Contemporary world-class floorball

11:45 – 12:15 Petteri Nykky, Finnish Floorball Federation: Developing a winning team by player involvement

12:15 – 12:45 David Jansson, Swiss Unihockey : The direction of elite floorball


Part 2: Cutting edge in floorball coaching

13:30 – 14:00 Sami Kalaja, EduFutura Jyväskylä : Learning and developing skills in floorball

14:00 – 14:30 Miikka Palvalin, Tampere University: Key Elements in Floorball Game Analysis

14:30 – 15:00 Mikko Pohjola, Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort: Holistic floorball coaching

End of the seminar.

In cooperation with

IFF – International Floorball Federation

The IFF’s main task, apart from running International Floorball and all International Championships, is to strengthen, develop and promote Floorball worldwide. An essential objective is the creation of IFF’s Coaching & Refereeing education system and to enhance the quality of the game, thus closing the gap on the field of play.  Presently IFF has 74 members.

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Finnish Floorbal Federation

Finnish Floorball Federation was founded in 1985. It is a national sports and recreation organisation whose purpose is to promote, oversee and lead the development of floorball and its small-field version ”sähly” in Finland. Ca. 800 floorball clubs are members of Finnish Floorball Federation and it has 40 full-time employees. Its annual turnover is about 10 million euros.


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