Saturday, June 2, 2012

Special Preparations





Right now, folks from Europe went to Korea to help prepare for Floorball as an exhibition event during the Special Olympics World games - January 2013. It is roughly a half year to go.
If everything goes well we hope that Floorball will end up as an established demonstration sport for the Special Olympics.

Floorballcentral say that this is utterly important for the larger Olympic movement as from the Floorball perspective - but it is also as important for all the new athletes that will be able to enjoy Floorball.


It is true that we have tried to push Floorball in a couple of directions of Special Olympics locally here too - and it is also true that we still wait for some kind of responses. ;-)

There are several versions of Special Floorball played;
Both manual and electric wheelchairs, for players with cognitive disabilities and hearing impairments.
Floorball is for all - and the World games in Korea - will be another real step of showing the world what - you perhaps already know. Problem is that the others do not know - yet.



These guys will know for sure
http://www.2013sopoc.org/hb/en

And here the latest from IFF
http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?tyyppi=&offset=0&kieli=826&id_tiedote=2620&alue=171


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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!