Sunday, March 3, 2013

Is this approach too wild or just right on?


Let's say we do not focus on the development of Floorball for its own sake. Or that we also kind of stopped to look at Floorball - only with the high aim to get it into the Olympics. Just because the Olympics in itself is not really a self-fulfilling goal. The only main incremental goal with the Olympics - must be to have the Olympics, as a kick board, to spread the sport to a much higher degrees and thus to all kids all over the world - kids that for sure seem to need Floorball..

Ok, let us play with this idea. Let's say that we think that Floorball is an excellent tool to make more kids move much more, because it makes them, it is also cost efficient, inclusive, relatively safe and so on... and yes we will not compare today with some team sports that indeed have one team, at a time, to sit down on a bench.

So who and where can then Floorball make the largest impact. Let's just as an idea say that we would like to aim for groups of people that are overweight - and that we would like to aim for these first and introduce Floorball to make these kids move much more...and then it is not just to introduce it but to spread it deep into the population - as a new additional tool to fight the trend of too much overweight people.

The question is then, would these 10 places, below, be the best to start at? And could it possibly be that if Floorball was widely incorporated in school at these 10 places, we would then get as much as possible in return - as in a significant healthy development? And would it be here that Floorball indeed would be best to be introduced - if we seriously believe in the benefits of Floorball at these places? This takes the question from a basic nation count of members in the IFF to high penetration in these 10 countries so this is a little twist, no doubt about it.



But is there something wrong with this reasoning?

And indeed,  it would be nice to have American Samoa and Kiribati as members of the IFF, wouldn't it?
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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!