Thursday, August 29, 2013

One of the VERY best young ladies from Finland in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is lucky to yet again have a top notch Floorball athlete. The first player we had was Roger S. from Switzerland that came a few years ago to Osceola, here is a thing we have not showed you before on him,
Then we had Andreas from Storvreta, Sweden,, this is him as he took Horicon Wisconsin to win the recreational division in the Tomah Open Andreas also gave us some fun Zorro memories.

Today we have the honor to introduce a world class young lady from Finland, she, No. 20, just arrived to Wisconsin after a victory in the U18 girls Prague Open Championships.

Christa in Action

And as a winner in Prague this summer

We'll let her explain in her own words...

I'm Christa from Finland - now I'm a exchange student in the US. My hobby is floorball (salibandy in Finnish) so I brought my floorball stick and a few balls to the US so I can continue to practice . I started playing floorball when I was 10 years old and my dad was a coach many years until I changed to a new team last year. Because I have been able to train and play with older girls and at school I have had an opportunity to train with guys to improve my skills. I'm used to practice hard and many times per week because I want to reach my goals. One of the my goals is get in to Finland women's national team.

I have been selected to a floorball camps where they select the best players of specific age groups. I have been also selected my age girls finnish all stars game East v. West once.

I went to the Prague games with team Eastside last summer. Our team were a group of friends and our teams oldest player was 17 years old and we played in the girls U18 category. We won all our games but some games were tough. When we won the tournament it was the best moment in my life. And the Prague games is my very best floorball experience.

Everyone knows what floorball is in Finland but here things are different - no one knows what floorball is in Wisconsin and I always have to explain; that floorball is like a ice hockey without the ice and skates. Here is so hard to practice because I'm the only one who plays floorball. But everyone are interested to know what floorball is. I'm going to play ice hockey during this my exchange year here in the US so my skills won't go away.

FLOORBALL IS MY PASSION! it's a lifestyle.

- Christa

Here we find Christa's team in movin' action and we look forward and hope that she will bring some good moments to the Wisconsin Floorball scene too.

Welcome to WI Christa!
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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!