Wednesday, December 19, 2012

William J. Smith Police Officer, Battle Creek, MI


full credit to the collection and Minnesota Historical Society  www.mnhs.org.

This early advertisement (mid 1960's) from Cosom Corporation about Cosom Hockey talks about the obvious benefits for Physical Education. But as the game is described it is obvious that one part of the game is to played with a puck, and another with the "fun-ball" - the fun ball is the kind of ball all Floorballers use today, and it was invented by the Cosom Corporation, first as a miniature golf ball.

To us here at Floorballcentral we also like the kind of support this new activity got from Battle Creek in Michigan. Here the Police Officer William J Smith talks warm about the sport from his own perspective. In one part of the letter Mr. Smith state that every boy should have the ability to play this game - he also refers to this as an activity to keep the youth out from vandalism and petty theft, obviously good reasons from his very own view of things. 
Go Battle Creek Go, we say here.

It is amazing - that since this material is about 50 years old - almost no living American's, except of older grandparents maybe - and most likely much more fewer Europeans or others either - has probably not - ever seen this material before, if not found in a dusty drawer.

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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!