Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eurostick - Holy Smokes!

All Floorball sticks are certified via SP.
Newer brands often certify 3-5 new sticks whereas the larger brands certify maybe 15-20 sticks each season.. or each time they have new stuff coming

Eurostick - from Sweden in August 2014 certified 90 (ninty) new sticks - holy smokes!

Do you think they believe in Floorball or not?

Quick International Update

- Switzerland builds Grassroots Floorball in Brazil as we have show here just earlier

- From Malaysia a large news paper claimed today that Floorball is about to become one of the most popular sports

- We see incredible and big work from South Korea Floorball all the time

- India today announced new strong developments that takes them closer to International competition

- This blog is constantly surprised about the very high numbers of visits we have  from Ukraine - way ahead of Canada for instance...

And we see so much more... cool things..
indeed. floorball is fun... stay tuned..

Interesting Study from the Ice Hockey world

"The study analyzed 528 recorded injuries from 2006 to 2013 that occurred in all divisions of the men’s World Championship program, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the qualification tournaments for the Vancouver 2010 and the Sochi 2014 Games. 

Among the notable findings made by the study was that the number of injuries sustained during international ice hockey competitions is relatively high, but that certain arena characteristics, such as flexible boards and glass, appeared to reduce the risk of injury. "

We like this with flexible boards and glass... This seems to be a very good study - but why are players with concussion symptoms back in the same game at an 11% rate? - odd hmm.

Could someone now tell us how Floorball would have looked like with fully fixed boards and nets bolted to the floor?
Just think about it for a while..
No no no we do not say that Ice Hockey has nets bolted to the Floor - but the rink or board systems used are often rather unforgiving compared to Floorball 
and a whee bit more expensive too ;-D

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dallas Stars Floorball sticks - for kids now available

We just heard via Floorballplanet ....

"FITNESS STARS FLOORBALL STICKS:  You can now purchase the unique Dallas Stars branded floorball stick! This is the same X3M Campus 36 school stick with the Dallas Stars logo that is used in the Fitness Stars program in hundreds of schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Our licensing agreement precludes us from showing the stick in our online store. Send us a Fitness Stars order form and pick up your order at our store OR we'll ship it to you. Download a copy here - Fitness Stars Stick Order Form (pdf).  For information about the Fitness Stars program, visit Fitness Stars."

Floorball Coach’s Clipboard: An App for Professionals and Amateurs Alike

Floorball doesn’t enjoy the same attention as more established sports. Being much newer to the scene, it has yet to cross over into other parts of the world, but it’s slowly making progress. In the past few years, it’s even crossed over into Singapore, where even colleges such as Nanyang Technological University have established their own active floorball teams.

The growing popularity of the sport has encouraged the development of certain apps that help make managing floorball teams easier, even for amateurs of the sport. Millions of people now use their smartphones for just about every activity you can imagine, with Gaming Realms, operators of Free Bingo Hunter, reporting that “There were an estimated 1 billion Smartphone users at the end of 2012, representing 17% of total mobile users.” This figure has continued to grow exponentially, and today we see apps for every sport on the market.

The Floorball Coach's Clipboard app, in particular, eliminates the need for the more traditional clipboard of plays, replacing it with a fully animated app that allows coaches to demonstrate plays right on their tablets. Coaches can use their fingers to move players on the board to illustrate plays, records these illustrations, and play them back at a later date. It allows coaches to display player names and even has different modes for half and full court games. Coaches can even use the app to distribute plays to their players by sharing them via email.

The app is intuitive and quite easy to use, and cheaper and more organized than having an old clipboard. Coaches can also experiment with different plays during downtime and simply share the plays with the team because of the easy replay function that lets them record and playback an unlimited number of plays on their device.

Do you have any other apps you like to use for your floorball games?
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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!