Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Floorball can't Change this

This map was just released by the CDC (a kind of US gov agency).
They also say this: "During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese."

Another observer said - "Well, we're pretty much all obese".

We say, Floorball can not change this. 

We also say a completely different approach - like to get Americans into sport for life - for instance by follow the basic principles of LTAD (Long Term Athletic Development) and by the use of new tools like Floorball. This might have a serious good impact in the right direction on this catastrophic trend that is only on par with a Natural Disaster. 

And we think it is fully irresponsible not to use modern tools to turn the ship around.

Floorball and LTAD can not solve it all - but it would be a step in the right direction.

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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!