Here are some general broomball tidbits:
What is broomball? Wikipedia link to help you answer that questions.
Broomball comes from Canada. Been around 100 years or so. Started out with real brooms, they would then tape them together, then dip in rubber etc. to eventually lead to the current use of factory aluminum shaft 'brooms' with hard rubber head.
Broomball is very popular in Canada and Minnesota. There are cities that have large clubs in the US, but nothing like Minnesota. MN and Canada have all levels of Men's, co-rec, and women's leagues. There it can be played as a high school elective. Broomball is becoming extremely popular on college campuses across the US.
We play by USA Broomball rules. I will note that each league or club can customize any rules they wish. Also note that USA Broomball does not have cross ice listed in it's categories, full ice only. Their main categories are Men's A, B, C, and D class, Collegian, Co-Rec B, and Co-Rec C/D. Checking is only allowed in class A. The USA message board is the best place to find what is the latest in broomball news.
Folks have been playing broomball in Nebraska for a while. Broomball players have always been small in numbers and loyal to the sport. The Omaha league started in the 90's at Benson and Motto Mclean, then moved to Fremont post 2004. This Omaha Broomball Club will allow us Omaha'ns to enjoy some casual broomball over at any facility that will let us play and hopefully keep it going as long as folks show up.
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