Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Get smart - Improve test scores - with Floorball


If we are not wrong we have some years ago posted upon the Naperville school outside of Chicago.
Nope, they do not do Floorball - not at least to our knowledge. No probably not yet - but we think they will.

But what they do so far is right. They take all kids in school and give them a 45 minute work-out before class - everyday.
Many indications say that hey they have higher test scores and lower problems too.
Well, it can all make sense - but we must all also remember that - by just showing interest for someone you can actually improve "productivity" and other good things we want to see too.

So why are not more schools doing this? We think the system of selling these ideas are not proficient enough.
Here is another TED presentation that looks closer upon what happens as you gear activities into school on a more daily path. It is not the most exiting speech we have seen - but the content is - so this must be wrapped up in a much more selling way.

Then, just imagine if we could get this rolling in schools across the US and then put Floorball into all of this as a center piece?

We think - Floorball expands as much movement as Basketball - if not more, since the Floorball ball is so fast.. We think it is more inclusive than Basketball. We think Floorball is more cost efficient than Basketball. We think Floorball does not promote kids early in their growth spurt in the way Basketball does - something that indeed paves the way to drop-out rates. We think Floorball is just a more modern way to do school sports.
All these "we think" statements we can not support by research. We hope we may one day!
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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!