Wednesday, October 31, 2012

South Eastern USA, The Game is on!


Jerseys, refs, real nets and some sort of a board - impressive Pensacola!

We just had a great report in from Pensacola, Florida (that is up on the panhandle, close to bamalama). It is the great man Olli that sent us a quick update on bubbling developments. 

Beside of what he writes in this text he mentions that there might be another new club about to form down there - and next weekend they head to Alabama to either teach or have lessons learned. The Game is on!
Floorballcentral say good luck to the Pensacola Hurricanes. xxx


They say that the greatest events start from humble beginnings. 

This was no more evident than on an early October Saturday in Pensacola Florida ( 2012 red).

What began as a small and passionate group of floorball
enthusiasts, who had to scramble to create enough players for two pick-up teams as well as find facilities
to play, became an organized club team competing against a team from a neighboring state. At first
glance, this would seem rather insignificant for areas with organized floorball but for those individuals in Pensacola this was a watershed moment.

Floorball was an unknown sport to the area just over one year earlier in a very nontraditional floorball
market in the southern United States. Through the efforts of couple very committed individuals,
Pensacola hosting its first challenge match against a team from Alabama was truly significant. Though
floorball has been played for just over a year now in Pensacola, we have witnessed tremendous growth
in both interest and participation. All those who attempt the sport are seduced by the fitness benefits
associated with the game as well as the competitive aspect of it.

Besides the regular weekdays that pickup games are played in Pensacola, we also provide Saturdays for
newcomers to be introduced to the sport and rules in a very social and interactive way. These Saturdays
provide great opportunities for those with curiosity about the sport to learn in a non-competitive and fun
environment.

Although the caliber of play for that early October game in Pensacola Florida would not rival that of the
more traditional markets, it was the first step in a long journey to grow the game. Our goal is to introduce
as many first time players as possible to the game and involve as much of the community as possible in
the games success.

/By Olli Jason
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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!