Friday, November 11, 2011

Last conclusion on Feschuk

There is no doubt that Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk wrote the best piece on Floorball to date in America. This is our last comment upon his great article.

Is Feschuk right?
Our final conclusion is bold.

I suspect that Hockey players in America - that are not raised with Floorball like kids in Sweden and Finland etc - I suspect that today’s Hockey players in America, kids and adults are at an dis-advantage as compared to players raised in School systems that sport and embrace Floorball as a main activity FROM EARLY ON - perhaps also if they belong to Hockey clubs that do play Floorball too.
Feschuk is right as he say that Floorball gives Hockey players a creative edge. But his perspective is limited to the national level. 

- This is not about to have or get the extra creative edge for the game in Canada.
- This is about today's North American hockey players being raised in school systems and hockey clubs - without Floorball. Without the worlds largest support sport for hockey - at school. 

This is about the obvious dis-advantage that face young American and Canadian Hockey players.

THIS MATTER is not about an option, it is about a problem.

Can you be serious about Ice Hockey if you not are serious about Floorball too? We do not think so, - at least not in school.

My last question in this matter, for now, who is in charge of this and who shows real leadership in this matter?
Is it this blog? (no it is not - but so far, rather few people care about this serious issue in America). But winds of change starts to howl....
And we will soon present some ideas on who own this matter.

If you missed the main point - We are not only promoting Floorball in American schools - We think it must be mandated, from elementary school and up!

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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!