The International Street & Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) is the global governing body of the sport of Street & Ball Hockey. The organisation is registered in Prague, Czech Republic, as a non-profit organisation (Reg. No. 63832992), associating national organisations from around the world.
The ISBHF was established in Oshawa, Canada, in June 1993, recognising the need to unite the rules of the game across nations, and to organise international competitions. The first official ISBHF World Championship was held in Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1996, with Canada winning the historic first gold medal.
Nowadays, the ISBHF organises international competitions for all age categories – Junior, Senior, Masters – for both men and women, being pinnacles of the sport for each player, coach, referee or staff member.
The aims of the ISBHF are to support, develop and unite national associations, harmonise competition and rules, and promote the sport as an activity beneficial to the wider public, regardless of socio-economic background.
The ISBHF is also officially recognised by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) as the governing body of ball hockey, and many of the ISBHF national associations are recognised by the highest sporting authorities in their countries. The current vision of the ISBHF is to develop the sport in its 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.