Thursday, April 18, 2013

A critical analysis - what went wrong with 2013 MFC


Not Much.

Let us first state - the 2013 MFC was a huge success but we think we can do a few things better..

The first complaint that came in was that the food provided was not good enough. Ok, we only ate hot dogs ourselves. The idea was to lift this out to a third party provider, to limit the work stress on the organizers, but also to get connected to the Tomah Booster club - an organisation that supports local youth sports in Tomah. Yes we lost revenue doing this - but for the future as an investment it might make sense.

Then they may not provide more food options as compared to the audience... so more people playin' more and better food OK.

The biggest flunk otherwise was to aim to arrange the first ever Floorball game in Tomah for just girls (prob in the Midwest too). Yes we had enough girls and we had them down as willing for a game... Problem was that games were scheduled to be a bit too long so as the day progressed... everyone was exhausted and we did not have the time to do this - SORRY LADIES - next time we will schedule this instead with fixed times.

The game time 2x15 is a bit on the longer side when you play approx 2 hours total, in particular in the rec division - it takes too much time and the speed slowed down at the end of the day in some games due to fatigue.

Reffing is always weak, but Randy and Brad did miraculous work and we had the best reffing year ever. Two refs per game is now a guarantee for the future. But we can not only have Tomah refs. Both Tero and Kyle are excellent refs and we will demand that both MN and IL and other states have refs as they come with their teams - it is just a matter of being fair to all teams.. So we must shape this up further.

We will post much more on the 2013 MFC as time arrives.

We note: 2013 Midwest Floorball Championship has now been arranged 3 years straight - the first two years as a Tomah Open tourney:
We do think that the largest ever arranged tourney in the USA sported 16 teams...
Tomah's tournaments have produced:
12 teams in 2011
11 reams in 2012
11 teams in 2013
And we have moved from being a 3 on 3 tourney - to become a 4 on 4 with goalies ....do the math, all teams have been growing all the time. WI had 7 teams this year, the best ever. MN had 3 the same as their first year. IL went down from 3 teams last year to one team this year,, Toss in Horicon and Monticello... add one team or two from Wausau as they have started Floorball in their High School, We know that Floorball is going very well in Font du lac too, Madison used to have a team, we have other movements up north in WI and we know about at least one Hockey club in WI, and a YMCA that tries Floorball up north in WI. Toss in Thunder Bay Canada... Eau Claire talked floorball for years now,,,
You know what - we might be on track to become a very large tournament for the future USA.

Yes, we have had two expressed requests to make the MFC into a two day event too.

more stories soon... and we promise we will be back,,,

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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!