This is one of the best letters of recommendation we have ever read.
To Whom It May Concern:
I am a middle school physical education instructor in Osceola, WI. This winter I was introduced to the sport of Floorball by Roger Schuebach, a citizen of Switzerland who came to America to spread the sport. At first I didn't see much difference between floorball and floor hockey, which has traditionally been taught in physical education. After observing the growth in my students from a few lessons of floorball, I am convinced it is a better choice to teach than floor hockey.
Skills were easier for my students to apply in game situations. I consistently observed students dribbling with control, passing to teammates and spaces and playing with a purpose. In floor hockey I observed little of this, students primarily hitting the ball as hard as possible in the direction the ball came from.
The floorball equipment is safer, stronger and easier to control. Safety is a huge concern when teaching sports with sticks. Students demonstrated the ability to shoot hard, but keep the stick low. The equipment withstood the test of middle school abuse. There was zero damage. Floor hockey equipment fails at a high rate, around one broken stick each class period.
Students had more fun and more fitness. When asked what sport did you like better, floorball or floor hockey, one seventh grade boy responded, "Floorball. It was easier to control, more safe, and more fun than floor hockey. Kids didn't just slap shot the ball around."
In closing I thank Roger for introducing the sport to me and Osceola. I highly recommend floorball in favor of floor hockey and hope to see its popularity grow.
Osceola Middle School
The only main argument that goes against Floorball and is not covered in this letter here might be Floor Damage - since many Americans tend to think that Floorball is the same as Floor Hockey. If that is your concern you should try to taste this link.