Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why Hockey People in North America should care about and nurture "tiny" Floorball


Yeah sure, yet again the regular corporate bs about how Floorball can improve Hockey players soft hands - nope not today... ;-D


In Canada they have some campaign going to grow the game... well one of the smartest things to do would probably stretch a bit on the definition what Hockey really is...

Let us just toss in some Floorball facts here.

In the little town Trosa Sweden - with 12.000 inhabitants - 4% (FOUR) percent of the population is licensed Floorball players..

It is estimated that some 850.000 Swedes play Floorball each week - well that is like 9% of the full population...

Since Floorball is a new and a Young sport the Male Floorball World Championships has only been played 9 (NINE) times so far... The 10th time will become the largest Floorball tourney ever and it will happen in 2014...

Now Hockey People hold your hats - in 7 out of 9 Floorball WFCs the live audience for the Floorball finals has been larger that the World Ice Hockey Championship finals. (source ftto) - SEVEN OUT OF NINE TIMES!

So, now you might grasp why the IOC is a bit interested in Floorball too..

And then they want to grow the hockey game in Canada? Wow... or How is probably the best question - lol..

This post is dedicated to all Hockey people working with USA Hockey - have fun and do the right thing is our strong and warm advice (warm is a little joke he he).
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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!