Thursday, October 6, 2011

Walking Floorball

It is just what it sounds like. You can not run. If you do - instant free hit for the other team, so you may only want to walk fast. Another accommodation is that you play the game on a smaller court, like on 12 times 24 yards, or something, and I would recommend the use of small nets.
Why would you like to do this?
First of all it is a splendid variation on the regular game concept for instance in a school. In principle this provides the teacher with a new way to play Floorball, like in a separate lesson plan or as a part of another Floorball lesson plan and create new patterns of movements in the gym.
The walking Floorball version appears more inclusive - meaning players with varied strengths may participate, including students with special needs, and the idea is perhaps that weaker players will get more out this version of the game, this even if regular Floorball is rather inclusive as it is.
As you play more mature players, this form could be an excellent form of exercise for players with cardio-vascular issues, or perhaps for players with diabetes and therefore recommended to walk a lot.
Floorball is more fun as compared to walking, I think.
Our Judgement:
This is  c r e a t i v e. I have never heard about walking Soccer or walking Basketball, have you? Maybe it exists, but I am not sure. I sounds like the young Floorball movement is paving the way for some new interesting stuff here. We have not seen this on a video clip yet so this is new - if you try it and film it - please toss us a clip, please.
Is this just a stunt? - I seriously do not think so, I think this is a viable but perhaps small break out from all existing forms of Floorball. The new branch of Walking Floorball has recently been tested over in Europe. We say good luck to everyone that tries this new game - pro or not.

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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!