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Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to use a Hockey rink


Or as they say in Finland - how to build a hirvi-theatre.

Finnish Floorball Finals are played tomorrow and we think Happee will win!



Then we have been trying to find a good source on the results on the big Floorball tourney they play right now in Ottawa.. but we just find fragments... like kinda on twitter..

Friday, April 18, 2014

Teams in 2014 Midwest Floorball Championship - Tomah Wisconsin!


Over the Easter the Tomah Parks and Rec is trying hard to bring onboard a final recreational and the 12th team for the tourney - since brackets for the tourney will be much more easily be arranged.  If this is possible we do not know until Tuesday next week.
The Parks and rec is also investigating if a third division is to be awarded/created - i.e. an intermediate division. Currently one team is signed up as an intermediate team. Two teams have declared that they possibly could participate in an intermediate division. Last years winner in the Recreational division has signed up in the Recreational division and could be considered to be promoted. It is possible that the tournament is arranged so teams must qualify to each division. More on this to be announced Mid next week.

The teams signed up so far and ready to go are:

ADVANCED

Chicago Innebandy (IL)
Team Shirt Color: white

You9ted  (WI, CO, OK, TX)
Team Shirt Color: Red/Black


Minneapolis Floorball (MN)
Team Shirt Color: black/white

All Nuts (Tomah, WI)
Color



INTERMEDIATE/ RECREATIONAL

Minneapolis Lakers (MN)
Team Shirt Color: black/white


Wisconsin CRUSH  (WI)
Team Shirt Color: Home: White

Patriots (Tomah,WI)
Team Shirt Color: Home: Orange


Goodhue Floorball Club (WI, MN)
Team Shirt Color: Home: PURPLE

Superheros 2.0 (Tomah,WI)
Team Shirt Color: Home: White

St. Paul Saints (MN)
Team Shirt Color: Home: Black Away: White


The Hunters (Tomah, WI)
Team Shirt Color: Home: Camo

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sponsors 2014 MFC


We are happy to announce that the following operations sponsor 

The 2014 Midwest Floorball Championship



  TOMAH BOOSTER CLUB  



Supported also by Ace Hardware and several businesses/operations - more information pending


Piggy-Back? For Floorball? Another form of marketing?


One good lesson from the software industry is that many of today's large functions or apps or services that people use BIG TIME - did not emerge into stardom by itself.. Many technologies has risen since they have been mentored forward or piggy backed on top of other services..

It is well described in this article
http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/04/16/whatsapp-instagram-new-rules-marketing-networked-age/

This is interesting and can be used by individuals too - as to increase your presence on social media if you want to promote Floorball for instance ;-) to piggy back is the golden word...

But - now we are thinking about something else.
This is what the IFF writes..
On Champions Cup..
http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?kieli=826&id_tiedote=3831

And if you read this you also understand this will be the last time the Champions Cup is presented in this form since - well they have not been able to find the economy for this kind of a tournament just yet. This is a normal problem for an aspiring sport that wants much but not just have the real or full reach yet.

This is what John Liljelund say:
"- The stakeholders of the Champions Cup have during the last year discussed the ways to continue to develop the Champions Cup. All parties agree that floorball needs a top club competition, but at the same time we need to enhance the marketing value of the product and start to get return on investment for running it. The stakeholders will still during this spring come with a proposal for how to conduct the Champions Cup in the future, John Liljelund, IFF Secretary General,."

Well, let us then toss in our ideas. If we look at the social network industry it get obvious that a service can become boosted by another service. If we then say that a Floorball tournament is a service... and if Floorball is able to find another aspiring sport or similar activity - with high or similar European penetration? Maybe some sort of a dual arrangement? Maybe an interesting package dual offer to TV/spectators? 
Piggyback? Anyone?
This post is not offering a solution but at least a way to expand upon ideas. The main issue as we see it - we do not grow fast enough on the International stage? Huh?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The little Floorball club...and disappearing messages


Watch out!

You have your little Floorball group right. Lets say some 20-X  players. You set up your little club page - or later down the road the big club page... on facebook.
If you do not do this right you might be in for some hardship or at least small questions.
We have heard from people complaining that messages on Facebook disappears..

We think it works like this. For Facebook to be fully happy they want you to promote your messages to your "likers" - this promotion is done by postings, notifications to others by a kind of a push message. That is good. The problem is that if you do not pay Facebook a fee - to do this - these notifications will only work (rumors online say 6-16%) for a select few of the people that likes your page - in the case the page you have is set up as bad as possible. So now you have to be careful and realize that your page is not a push delivery system but more a bill board system with no push. That means each player must him- or herself go to your page to find the right information.
Most of you already knew this - but we want to stress this yet again in case some new group wants to start and plans to use facebook as their main connection hub on the club.

A new group? Yes, Yes-terday we had another new group started in Allen TX - more to follow later.
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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!