Monday, November 7, 2011

On Feschuk - part six

There is no doubt that Toronto Star's Dave Feschuk wrote the best piece on Floorball to date in America - in his text "a creative edge for Hockey players".

The most important part for good team play is to have players that understand the game as they play with no ball. This means they must cover vital areas of the court and shift their positions in relation to -  if their team owns the ball, or not. They must also sometimes gamble a bit with their position and do a few unexpected moves and definitely read the game in advance to try to find optimal positions to receive a pass.
It is not as easy as it sounds like. In particular since players also must keep track of what the players in the other team are doing too and act accordingly.
As the owner of the ball, one must decide whether you want to play it quick, safe, gain ground or hold on to the ball until you might do that seriously outstanding pass. Shooting might be another option.
All this boils down to one basic skill that is very hard to master - The reading of the game.

Feel now free to try to understand what I write about at this current place,
http://www.nhl.com/ice/playerstats.htm?fetchKey=20122ALLSASAll&sort=assists&viewName=summary

If it now sounds like this applies to hockey too - well it is not very much of an coincidence.
And remember today's hockey players from Sweden and Finland have Floorball in school and most often at their hockey club too.

I have in six small comments written why I think Floorball is good for Hockey players as a litte expansion upon the best article to date in the Americas by writer Feschuk in the Toronto Star.
Our last post on this issue will present the conclusion.

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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!