Wednesday, August 10, 2011

US Open Floorball Tournament Doubles as Introduction

Miko -A Young player for the Future of US Floorball!

Huntington Beach, CA - The Rinks-Huntington Beach was the site of the 2011 US Open Floorball Tournament on August 6th. The event featured an Elite-Adult Division, a U14 Division, a U10 Division and a Girls Division.
The most exciting division was the girls division. The Lady Ducks hockey program has been working with Floorball Hockey America to cross train over the past month. The US Open was an opportunity for the Lady Ducks to compete in a game environment for the first time.
“Kathy McGarrigle (Lady Ducks Head Coach) is the heart and soul of the Lady Ducks program,” stated Floorball Hockey America National Advisor Doug Sheridan. “Her ability to think outside the box has given her athletes an opportunity to try floorball as an alternative training tool. It was great to see how much fun they had.”
In the Elite Adult Division, San Diego FC defeated the Titans 4-1 in a game that was closer than the score indicated. San Diego defeated SoCal FC in their semi-final and the Titans defeated the Orange Crush in their semi-final.
In the U14 Division, the Titans A beat the Titans B to win their division championship.
The U10 Division pit two teams from OC Hockey Club that Sean Beaty formed. All players received medals.
"Every year this event gets bigger and bigger," said US Open Event Director Erik Larsson. "We want to thank all participants for attending and look forward to expanding next year’s event."

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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!