Friday, September 28, 2012

Lets run a repost From BC too on Peter Forsberg


Thank You BC,
This material is re -posted under a great agreement so we may share their material. This post goes more in depth on what is written in Swedish media today from the Canadian perspective.
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We do recommend that you also visit their site to read more in depth about what they do. http://www.bcfloorball.com/?p=1480
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Peter Forsberg on Floorball

In our Floorball development work, our connectivity to Hockey has always been one of our core themes.
An article appeared today in Innebandymagazinet.se featuring Peter Forsberg as a Floorball player, investor and strong believer in where the Sport is going.
He mentions three main benefits from Floorball in his own Hockey game:
1. Stickhandling
2. Agility and Quickness
3. On -Ice Vision, Game Sense
What Canadians are just learning is that Floorball is NOT Floor Hockey of old.  Floorball is engineered Floor Hockey with highly specialized sticks, ball and rule systems that make the Sport extremely attractive as a future Olympic Sport.  It has all the makings of becoming an Olympic Sport because of it’s dynamic play, it’s speed, athleticism and it’s accessibility to both Male and Female players.  Olympism is about universiality, gender equality and fair play.  To be an Olympic Sport in the future, it has to be exciting, global, and it has to speak for the next generation.  Floorball has all of these qualities.
Hockey and Floorball, and the integration of the two sports…
We have on record from players like Peter Forsberg, Borje Salming, Alex Edler, Markus Naslund, the Sedins and many others that Floorball is something that the Swedish youth learn at schools, and that even in elite hockey circles, they train with Floorball sticks to enhance the skills we talked about above.
In the past 7 years, we have seen Floorball grow leaps and bounds through Hockey Canada’s Skills Academies, and throughout many large minor hockey associations.  Across BC and beyond, we have had our partner company’s Modern Hockey ,Hockey Community and kommunity Hockey present at elite hockey coaches conferences and conducted hundreds of ‘hockey practices’ with Floorball equipment to thousands of young hockey players.
The Sentinel Hockey Academy alone, who have had Floorball since 2007 have put some of their own students in to the NHL, WHL, BCHL NCAA etc.  Players like Griffin Reinhart and Morgan Rielly were not just hockey standouts, they were also Floorball standouts and have had a great deal of experience with the Floorball sticks and the sport of Floorball in specialized gym hockey classes.  Years, from now…Canada will have it’s own homegrown hockey heroes speaking to the benefits and skills development that they gained from playing Floorball.
The differences between Floor Hockey and Floorball are vast.  A plastic floor hockey stick is NOT a Floorball stick, not even in the same league.  To explore the differences between the ‘activity’ of floor hockey and the Sport of Floorball, one can perform a simple google search on both variants of ice-hockey. or read here.
We invite You to contact BC Floorball to learn more, to book a demo, to see for yourself why a Floorball stick can make a ball go 200kmh and still require no protective equipment for its players.
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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!