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The International Street & Ball Hockey Federation is the global governing body of Street & Ball Hockey.  Headquartered and registered in Prague, Czech Republic as a non-profit organization.  We are recognized as the official governing body by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The ISBHF mission is to serve the sport of ball hockey and promote it’s growth.  We work towards this mission in several ways:

  • Promoting the sport as an activity beneficial to the wider public, regardless of socio-economic background
  • Harmonizing competition and rules
  • Supporting, developing, and uniting worldwide national associations under a unified set of rules.
  • Organizing international competitions for all age categories – Junior (U16-U20), Senior (Open age), Masters (35+), Legends (45+)

The ISBHF was established in Oshawa, Canada, in June 1993, recognizing the need to unite the rules of the game across nations, promote the sport internationally, and to organize international competitions.

The first official ISBHF World Championship was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1996, with Canada winning the historic first gold medal.

Many of the ISBHF national associations are recognized by the highest sporting authorities in their countries.

The current vision of the ISBHF is to develop the sport globally through national associations and join the Global Association of the International Sports Federations (GAISF), building towards the ultimate goal of the ISBHF – presenting the sport at the Summer Olympic Games.

Growing the game