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Motley
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April 4, 2019 4:15 pm  

This is a worldwide broomball census, if your league isn't represented consider it your obligation to comment!!

***Viewing the table on a phone isn't great, columns get cut off. Take a look on a larger screen to get the full details.***

  9362 876 30 330 479 33      
League Players Teams Mens Upper A/B Mens Lower C/D Corec Womens State/Prov Country In/Out
Truckee California Broomball 10 1     1   CA USA Outdoor
Connecticut Broomball (Simsbury) 50 4     4   CT USA Indoor
Florida Broomball 14 2   2     FL USA Indoor
Evanston Broomball 75 6   6     IL USA Indoor
Columbus  120 9     9   IN USA Indoor
Beantown Broomball 35 2         MA USA Indoor
Come Play Detroit League 180 18     18   MI USA Indoor
Detroit Broomball League 60 6     6   MI USA Indoor
Michigan Tech Broomball 2400 220   110 90 20 MI USA Outdoor
Midland Broomball League 60 6     6   MI USA Indoor
Augsburg Broomball League 200 16 8 4   4 MN USA Indoor
Blaine Super Rink 160 12 2 10     MN USA Indoor
Burnsville, MN 130 13   5 8   MN USA Outdoor
Eden Prairie Parks 80 8   8     MN USA Outdoor
Fox Valley, WI 82 7     7   MN USA Indoor
Mama G, Maple Grove, MN 100 10   10     MN USA Outdoor
Minneapolis Parks 2230 223 13 54 155 1 MN USA Outdoor
Minnetonka Parks 120 12   12     MN USA Outdoor
Minnetonka, MN - Lord Fletchers 818 51     51   MN USA Outdoor
Rochester Indoor 30 3   3     MN USA Indoor
St. Louis Park Parks 440 44   24 20   MN USA Outdoor
St. Paul, MN 780 78   49 29   MN USA Outdoor
Village Inn, White Bear Lake, MN? 60 6     6   MN USA Outdoor
Woodbury, MN 40 4   4     MN USA Outdoor
Carolina Broomball 50 5     5   NC USA Indoor
Fargo Parks 120 12 1 7 4   ND USA Indoor
Omaha Broomball 40 4   4     NE USA Indoor
Berlin New Hampshire Broomball 100 8   4   4 NH USA Indoor
Waterville, NH 60 6     6   NH USA Indoor
New Jersey Broomball 30 2         NJ USA Indoor
Cleveland Broomball 48 4     4   OH USA Indoor
Pakenham 80 6 6       ON CAN Indoor
Pittsburgh Broomball 40 3     3   PA USA Indoor
University of Vermont 350 50   10 40   VT USA Indoor
Vermont Women's Broomball 50 4       4 VT USA Indoor
Australia Broomball 70 7     7     AUS Indoor
France Broomball               FRA  
Gray Bruce Womens Broomball               CAN  
Italy Broomball               ITA  
Japan Broomball               JPN  
SUISSE Broomball 50 4   4       CHE Outdoor
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Tony Sikich
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April 5, 2019 7:33 am  

FYI - I don't think you can just add up the total for each city/league.  A lot of people play in multiple leagues so you'd be double/triple counting them if you just add up the totals.  The teams number is probably pretty close, but the total players is probably a lot less than what you have.


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April 5, 2019 9:39 am  

Tony, fair enough, but I'll need some numbers. How many players in MN/ND play on more than one team? I agree there are multiple team players, however I believe that to be the exception, not the norm. Elite, highly committed guys and gals will show up on multiple rosters, but the average outdoor player either doesn't have the time or desire to commit multiple evenings to the sport.

I chose 10 for the average players per team because of what I've seen with outdoor play, which is where 90% of squads play in the Twin Cities.


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April 6, 2019 1:21 pm  

Pittsburgh has 3 teams with approximately 40 players. 


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April 8, 2019 12:01 pm  

Carolina's league is indoor co-ed with about 50 active players at this time.


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April 8, 2019 1:58 pm  

Thanks Tmcguigan! Are the teams, men, women or corec? I'm assuming you play indoors, is that correct?


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April 8, 2019 6:35 pm  

Indoors, teams are coed and done via draft. We do have more players in the city but thats about what we average per season. From there we make travel teams for various tournaments. 


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April 9, 2019 7:37 am  

Carolina plays indoor co-rec. This season we had 5 teams. 44 men. 8 women.


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April 16, 2019 6:05 am  

Columbus, IN has a 9-team indoor co-rec league with about 120 players.

 

My alma mater, Michigan Tech University, has mens, womens, co-rec outdoor league with over hundred teams.  Its jut not seen as competitive broomball though as they can't use any commercially made broomball sticks or shoes and play on miniature rinks.   http://www.broomball.mtu.edu/


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Dan Julius
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April 19, 2019 2:55 pm  

Fox Valley Broomball, WI: 7-teams, roughly 82 people (offseason) 54M/24F, co-rec, indoor


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April 21, 2019 12:17 pm  

Lord Fletcher is coed broomball. We had 51 teams this last year with 818 players. 


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April 22, 2019 12:53 pm  

Tom, that is quite a league! What's the reasoning behind the build-your-own-broom? I'm assuming cost, or possibly safety??

I took a look at the league site, any idea which divisions are men's, which are women's and which are corec?

 

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April 23, 2019 11:18 am  

The NJ league has 2 teams and about 30 players. 


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April 24, 2019 1:22 pm  

Adam, are the Jersey teams men's or corec?


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July 9, 2019 6:43 pm  

Boston (Beantown is the tournament name) broomball - roughly 30-40 active members, 2 teams (coed)

 

berlin NH has 4 men’s & 4 women’s teams

Waterville, NH has roughly 6 coed teams

VT has maybe 4-6 women’s teams

Simsbury CT has coed, maybe 4-6 teams


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July 10, 2019 9:38 am  

Awesome! Thanks for the updates Cyndy!


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September 1, 2019 7:58 pm  

Cleveland has a co-rec league. This past season we had 4 teams 48 players (37 M / 9 F).

 

www.clevelandbroomball.com


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Motley
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September 4, 2019 12:16 pm  

@Matt

Nice website! Cleveland Broomball is on the board!


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September 20, 2019 7:50 am  

University of Vermont has 50 teams for half ice, Men's and Co-ed combined. No further numbers as for players but working on getting those.


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September 30, 2019 2:00 pm  

@thorntoncole42

I added the University of Vermont. Since it's half ice I estimated 7 players per team and accounted for 10 mens and 40 corec. Let me know if that needs to be adjusted.


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November 29, 2019 7:47 am  

Nous avons 12 équipes et 200 joueurs environ. 


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December 5, 2019 12:08 pm  

@Grossenbacher Bertrand

Quel pays ou quelle province?


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January 22, 2020 9:29 am  

@motley

For the Michigan Tech (also my Alma Mater) league  only the Women's division is separated out. Men/Co-Ed play in the same divisions.

The reason for sticking with the wooden corn straw broom and the non-broomball shoes is keeping with how the game first started. I would also assume cost plays a factor into the decision to keep it that way as well.


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January 22, 2020 9:49 am  

There are two different leagues in the Detroit area.

One in Hazel Park follows USA Broomball rules. It has six teams, about 12 players per team, plays indoors, and is co-rec. I play in this league.

The other is played outdoors at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit. It is not generally considered in the same grouping as other USA Broomball leagues as it is on a smaller rink with many players never having played on full ice. I am not too familiar with this one.

Another league that I know is missing is one in Midland, Michigan. I am not familiar with this one at all, but they are the league that supplied the team that won the lower division championship at Broomfest a few years ago.


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January 27, 2020 11:33 am  

Evanston Broomball (Illinois)

Mens League with six teams -- approximately 75 players  most are B-C level  We play indoors.  The league has been in existence since the late 1970's

http://www.flockbroomball.com/flock/league/index.php


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Motley
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January 27, 2020 4:18 pm  

@Anthony

Thanks for the league links! I've added them to the census.

I'm guessing the corn straw broom is more related to liability/injury prevention. The school could get a bunch of discounted, dirt cheap aluminum Acacia brooms that would be shared amongst the teams and last for years, maybe decades. The participant cost would be far less than buying and modifying their own straw broom. The shoe thing is totally understandable, that's what we did in college with pickup games. As far as I know Michigan Tech is the only league in the WORLD playing with actual brooms...which ironically isn't really broomball anymore, it's "Michigan Tech Broomball" requires a different name because of the dramatic difference.

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