Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweden Advances...

I just read a report from Sweden and how their ladies have "toyed" their way through the first round of the WFC 2011 for women.
If I understand what I have read right, Sweden has now won with larger differences then before - against all of the teams they have played so far. 23-0, 30-0 and 19-0.

Here is another comment on the perspective of the A and B group in WFC

This all could mean or indicate that Sweden this year have their best team ever.
But my take on this is that they are too good and that the development goes in the WRONG direction and something must be done rather fast.

Therefore I here ask that SIBF creates a proper program to develop Floorball outside of the Swedish borders.

Will not this be expensive? No this is not an expense, this is a matter of an investment in the future of Floorball and this is an Investment that they must take.
An investment that they (and all others) will be able to gain a decent return on in both financial terms as well as in terms of the development of the sport.

FloorballCentral has earlier pointed out that Traumatic Brain Injuries cost the United States 60 BILLION Dollars per year (year 2000) and even if sport injuries are only a fraction of these humongous expenses... We guessed maybe One Billion dollars just as a wild estimate.
Floorballcentral also said that if a decent number of School Kids in the USA - by only free will and choice (think marketplace) would be gravitated from "TBI prone" collision sports to safer alternatives like Floorball.
Well, we talk about serious big money here fellas. Money I think one may prove that a country like the US can save by just doing as much Floorball as is done in Northern Europe.

How to do this? I do not know but I think there is tonnes of ways to do this.
A) Write a serious book or a documentary TV program on in English this subject based upon research
B) The SIBF could go to the Swedish government and ask them for a push in this matter towards for instance the USA?
C) Make a serious presentation on Floorball at TED
D) I am sure you have many ideas to on this subject too, so feel free to share how you think yourself.

To me this is a slam-dunk.

And did not the new General Secretary at SIBF Göran Harnesk, say that he had a background from an US collegue education? Hmm, wonder if he has some plans in this direction.
Yes, we did write him an email and asked him about it.... and I still wait for his answer..
;-). Maybe I should publish that e-mail here too?

Now lets continue to see some good Floorball action from the WFC!

Here is a cool one from Sweden-Norway 19-0

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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!