Friday, June 26, 2009

Minnesota Wild

It is official...and Yes Nordy likes it!

And Eric a young FloorBall Hockey player from Tomah, WI Played him.
And FloorBall..


This was the first time ever that FloorBall was featured at the Minnesota bash in St. Paul right outside of the Exel Energy Center.
I think it is wild. What about you?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wow

Thank You all Guys!
One time there was a record company that told The Beatles as they tried to get a record contract in England - Sorry you guys, but guitar groups are not the thing anymore....
I wonder why I think about that tonight.

If the development continues in this way with our little Open FloorBall session we might have to try to move to the high school and play on two courts in some way or maybe with 4 players on the field at the same time.
Let see how this develops next week and go from there...

I want to share a commercial made by the one of the most significant producers of FloorBall sticks. This is about Zorro - an off-shot or sub culture from FloorBall.
It is not very common in real FloorBall Hockey games. And some people things it does not adds to the sport. But it is kind of cool or maybe even sick to see. This video was made in Gothenburg Sweden and the main players name is Ryan. He came to North Americas largest FloorBall tournament "Canada Cup" in Toronto last year.



One more thing I do think we can call us the best FloorBall Hockey team in Wisconsin too. Since there is no other Floorball team in WI - as I know of. Cool huh?

Next game is on Tuesday the 30th. At 6 for the young group and at 7 PM for the more experienced.

See You

Michael

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A parade and more play



Thank You all for participating in our mini FloorBall Hockey games at Miller!
I am very happy with the turn-out so far.

I would like to ask you to bring a friend, if possible, since I do think we still have room for a few more people/players to try the sport. So do not hesitate to - sparsely - spread this mail to someone you know that might be interested to try FloorBall Hockey - maybe at least one time?

This week it will be only one session - Tuesday the 23rd. The Young group starts at 6 PM and the more mature group at 7 PM.
The session scheduled for the 24th this week has been cancelled - since...
I will instead try to go to St Paul and watch as the Minnesota Wild is holding a bash in a park, an activity that will include FloorBall Hockey.

I have signed up to participate in the Tomah 4th of July parade as "Tomah FloorBall Hockey" even if such an organisation does not really exist. And I invite you all to walk in the parade with me ;-). Or please feel free to come up with ideas about this activity - I am happy for all input.
I do not mind to walk in this parade alone - not even if people might point fingers at me as being kind of... off - this since I am determined to bring the sport to the community and Wisconsin. I will of course be very delighted if someone would like to join me as a pioneer in the parade to wave to people with a plastic stick? I have a few sticks designed in the US colors...

I learned a few days ago that through grants in Canada - the sport of FloorBall Hockey is being introduced into the Ontario school systems - by paying out funds to teachers just to start the sport in the school system. My question is how Wisconsin, or just even Tomah can compete with or just match this? I am thinking about the future of Hockey.
I myself are certain about both the basic as well as the advanced carry over of benefits from FloorBall Hockey to Ice Hockey. Or vice versa.

The Pictures?
They are from my visit to Toronto a couple o weeks ago.

See You all Tuesday

Michael Borg

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Open FloorBall Hockey for Free in Tomah



- FloorBall Hockey is a brand new, explosive game, played in-doors - with sticks in composite material
- It is a large "stand alone" sport in all European "Hockey" Nations
- It is considered to be one of the best off-ice practice tools for Ice Hockey players
- It is the introductionary vehicle to Ice Hockey within several European Schools
- It grows also fast in nations not considered to be Ice Hockey nations like in Singapore, Australia and Japan
- It boosts, world wide, more than 2 million recreational players
- In Canada it is today growing very fast in areas like around Toronto with more than 115 active schools

The growth of FloorBall Hockey is unsurpassed.
Year 2020, it is on the route to become an Olympic Sport.

We play at the Miller Gym during June and July this summer most Tuesdays and Thursdays.
June: 16, 18, 23, 24, 30
July 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 , 23 and 30

This the days to mark in Your Calendar Now.

Two sessions each date:
First session starts at 6.00 P.M. with a 5 minute mandatory instruction. This is the young session, 2x20 minutes of play with 7 years and up, co-ed.
Second session starts at 7.00 P.M. This session is aimed at +16 years to adults, co-ed. A mandatory introduction takes 5 minutes.

No need to sign up in advance.

Players - to wear: in door tennis shoes with non marking soles, shorts and a black T-shirt if they are born in uneven years, like 2001.
Players born in even years, like 1964, are dressed in a white T-Shirt. Equipment will be provided.

Minimum 5 players to be able to play.

For first time ever in Tomah and one of the first times ever in Wisconsin - Welcome to FloorBall Hockey!

You are soon to understand why FloorBall is so incredible successful!

This is the adults playing professional leagues in Europe

This is a clip showing younger players

FloorBall Hockey Prep School & Tomah City, Parks and Rec. Dept.
Questions, Call - 478-998-4342

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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!