Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Perfect (hat) Selection?.

One might suspect that hard Unique Selling Prospects would be the most important factor as players/parents or kids select their own main sport. A USP can sound like “Soccer is an outdoor-game with not too much equipment to carry around” or Ice Hockey is a cool game since players looks though.

Here at Floorballcentral we think this assumption is to be fully wrong.

The true selection of a sport is not based upon specific arguments for a sport. We instead think all these factors play a role:
- Parents Teachers Peers
- Traditions
- Availability
- Costs
- A Cool-factor - is this a cool thing to do?
- Future opportunities
- Safety
- Specific Unique Selling Prospects
- How much exercise will I get out from this?

- Identity
- Luck
- Fun
- And the list goes on and you can probably come up with more reasons

If this is true, then no one can make a fully neutral selection of their own sport until both parents and the local traditions/history support a new activity, this means to have the full platform up for the perfect selection - well it will take both broad implementation and time for a new sport to cover all these areas..

Floorballcentral say that this has - in Floorball’s case - so far perhaps only occurred at places like Finland and Sweden. But then also - Floorball has a now reached a serious dominant position as a sport in these countries. Yes, some other European countries are not laggin’ far behind...
Unihoc claim that Floorball is northern Europe's largest indoor sport...

In the English speaking world of Floorball; Singapore seems to be very well developed and many may be surprised on how fast Floorball grew so strong in the school system in Singapore. The big thing here is that we must understand that Singapore still lacks some important features to create the perfect and a complete platform for their kids to “select” their own sport. We think that both history/traditions as well as Parents involvement or influences are still not very developed in Singapore - when kids starts to have these features in place too - well Floorball will become yet even more popular.

Speculations - Maybe - But they seem to make sense.
In case you agree to this post - hold onto your hat.
In case you disagree to this post - well our advice is still - hold onto your hat.

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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!