Thursday, July 18, 2013

Coach Greg Janos, USA


Yet again do we see a new splendid article from gfloorball.com.  And yet again we re-post the bulk of what they write to direct traffic over to them..
You know what today has been crazy, and in the midst of July - and the Floorball season should be almost dead here... we have soo much traffic to this blog so it counts as high as during a WFC, like last winter.. I think we have both Sidney Crosby and Angry Bird's bomb to thank for that...

Anyway here is the latest from gfloorball.com and coach Janos... take it away Sir.

Generation Floorball Summer Camp in Connecticut, USA

Generation Floorball coach Greg Janos is sharing some comments of his first experience as a Floorball coach. Coach Janos is an experienced coach both in Hockey and Lacrosse.
This past Thursday I had the privilege of introducing Floorball to a 100 plus kids at a multi-sport summer day camp at Chelsea Piers-CT.  The day ran like a typical school day having the different groups rotate around the sports complex moving from sport to sport as if they were changing classrooms.   At least it was a typical day until they came to me and were introduced to Floorball!
Being introduced to a new sport from another country was the highlight of these lucky campers’ day. Even their camp counselors got in on the action joining their campers as they ran through practice drills. Some of the counselors and coaches from other sports even came back to play on their lunch breaks.  The kids left their Floorball session excited and asking when we could play again!   Seeing Floorball spread like a wildfire in only a few hours was really exciting.
As I reflected on the day after seeing so much excitement from the campers and coaches, I tried to pick out the one aspect of Floorball that stood out the most to me. Unfortunately, I was unable to do so. Floorball is a sport that provides way too many benefits to only highlight just one.  The first thing I that noticed was that every kid was able to pick up the stick and start playing!  We had campers, boys and girls, ranging from 5-13 years old join us throughout the day and not a single one had an issue grabbing a stick and ball and staying engaged in the activity for the whole time.  We were even lucky enough to extend one group’s time to an hour and forty-five minutes! These kids were so into it that not a single one asked for a break! They just wanted to keep playing!  It was amazing to see so many kids just pick up a new sport so easily and have so much fun playing it right from the start. While watching the kids play I took notice of how many skills are used in this new crossover sport.  The stick handling skills and shooting like hockey, the hand–eye coordination of lacrosse, the tactical positioning of basketball, and the cardio vascular conditioning of soccer. The sport of Floorball incorporates skills from so many other sports all into one.  It is mind blowing to see so many skills being combined into one sport and be played at the rate of speed which Floorball is played at. If you want to read the rest please go to the main source at http://www.gfloorball.com/blog/
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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!