Wednesday, August 10, 2011

American Kids Play Floorball

Huntington Beach, CA
 – The Rinks-Huntington Beach played host to the first ever U19/U17 USFbA Floorball Festival on August 5th. The event featured a morning practice and tactics session while the afternoon generated a heated battle between Team White and Team Blue.
“We have some very talented floorball players,” said U19/U17 Co-Coach Mike Perkins. “Everyone is excited to see how these players will fair against international competition in the future. We will continue to build and grow this concept.” In game one Team Blue outlasted Team White with a solid second half performance. Game two was a different story as Team White jumped out to an early lead and never
looked back. The third and final game was a hard fought contest. The game was tied after
regulation and then went to penalties. After ten rounds the coaching staff called it tie.
"It was a great event with a good turnout and some really promising talent," said USFbA
U19/U17 Director of Coaching Adam Troy.
Troy who is also the GM of the USFbA Men’s National Team flew in from Sweden for
the event. Troy works with youth teams in Sweden.
“Adam (Troy) has a wealth of knowledge about the game of floorball and it was very
exciting to have his expertise at our disposal,” commented Perkins.
The majority of players were from California, although players came from as far as
Duluth, MN.

The event concluded with an awards ceremony; The Best Offensive Player went to
Charlie Edson (Hermosa Beach, CA), the Best Defensive Player went to Brandon Smith
(Castaic, CA) and the MVP went to Connor McPherson (Lancaster, CA).
The event was hosted by Floorball Hockey America in conjunction with the USFbA.

USFbA U19/U17 Staff: Calle Karlsson-USFbA President, Adam Troy-Coaching
Director, Doug Sheridan-GM, P. Erik Larsson-Event Coordinator, Peter Torsson-U19/
U17 Co-Coach, Mike Perkins-U19/U17 Co-Coach and Jeff Ferguson-Goalie Coach.

This material has been provided by Floorball Hockey America and Floorball Gear. - Thank You guys!
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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.

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