Thursday, September 6, 2012

Floorball need not only competition but co-operation

We have a string of funky previous results from some big tournaments. 0-30 and so on..

The IFF has now taken steps to address this with a new tournament format for future WFC’s - that is indeed very good.

But what we think is needed is also something completely different like a new component in International tournament exchange.
We want to see at least one main tournament built around LTAD principles.
Yes, LTAD principles in big tournaments! Maybe first for the youth?

Listen to this; every team must exchange like 3-5 players for each game with the opponent. Every coach must switch team during the full tournament. Yepp. Crazy - no not if you think about it..
Some clever entity must from the basic principles of co-operation just refine this the first LTAD tournament system.

Why in the world would anyone want to do this?
We want to teach weaker teams better Floorball, we want to improve the game by co-operation instead of competition. Not a bad thought ha? See and learn inside of your own team.

It would not work like a handicap system in golf - but something makes us still think about golf.
OK, but how in the world would you get better teams to participate?
Well that would be the big trick. But we think if you design this swap system so that stronger teams would still have a fair chance of winning - we also would perhaps get more even and exciting games (it would be more attractive to watch too), and if the better teams would pay slightly lower participation fees? Then try to toss in some nice award money too if possible. Maybe or maybe not? Beautiful - but impossible? 

Do you have better ideas to build Floorball?

A new sport - first with new things?
Just sayin’
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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!