Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Darling Re-run

This is one of the first posts ever at Floorballcentral, in 2009 cold something.. It was lost in a flood of posts. But I still think it is so good that it holds for a fresh re-run. Read, digest, think and enjoy - it is only a snippet that happens to stand out like a flash.

Rules for Joe Doe spells JD

The second rule we would like to promote is something we never heard of.
But to distinguish Floorball from other sports we think it would be a good thing if the sport opened up for letters on the back on the Jerseys instead of the traditional Arabic numbers. Why? Because it would be easier to identify players if they where able to use their initials in the names on the back instead of numbers - that do not carry too much information. And the initials of the players would help either if there is a name on the Jersey or not - at least from a distance or on a TV.
Lets say Joe Doe is playing Floorball and today the might have number 44 on his back - not very informative at all since this is only a number.
But if he instead would have JD on his back then, audience, tv-reporters as well as referees would have a much easier way to identify the player - related to the name on the player. If you have another player with the name of Joe Davis? Well be creative and mark this player with JO on the back or JS?

Why do we think this to be a good idea? Beside of the reasons mentioned above there is two other reasons why doing this. A) This would be something that would distinguish Floorball from other sports B) It would be a much more modern way to mark players in a sport - and it would most likely promote Floorball even better.
C) It would make the players to have a more personal appearance on the court too! Hey would you name your child 44? Do not think so - but JD is kind of OK - right?
The the other main reason as we already mentioned is that letter markings carry more information that then the old style Arabic numbers.

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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!