Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Floorball in Special Olympics, an timely Update


In a couple of weeks or just a few months time - January 2013. Floorball makes its debut on the World Games Special Olympics scene in Korea, this the first time - as a demonstration sport.
But the idea, or the sport development plan, is not just to get Floorball in as a regular sport in Special Olympics -

This is what the goals for Special Olympics aim is for as a quote:

"• To have 15 000 active SO Floorball players in 30 countries
• To create information & education SO Floorball material
• To host annual regional SO Floorball tournaments and seminars
- We want floorball to become the fastest growing sport within Special Olympics. For achieving this and the SO Floorball vision the bond with the IFF is of great importance. This can be considered as a win-win situation for both parties as all versions of floorball will gain more players and visibility, Steen Houman, the chair of the SO Floorball resource team concludes. "

These declarations, from Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia and more is to be found at:
http://resources.specialolympics.org/Regions/europe-eurasia/News-and-Stories/Stories/Floorball-to-be-demonstrated-at-2013-Winter-Games.aspx

this page is serious good resource, in case you want to know more on Floorball and how it relates to Special Olympics - Right now.

Cause it will doubtless be on its way in this direction too, and most likely much faster than most folks may envision.

OK, Ok
Here is a "just in breaking news" almost hourly update:
http://www.specialolympics.org/Regions/europe-eurasia/News-and-Stories/Stories/Floorball-Girl-Power.aspx
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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!