Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why is Floorball free of Charge?


As we play open Floorball in Tomah, WI -  it is fully free of charge, Why?

Well first there are some practical features. We have a good Parks & Rec that wants to offer things and activities, Then we have a co-operating School District and finally, we have a bunch of volunteers spending hours after hours bringing Floorball to Tomah, WI.
Also we want to mention the IFF that helped us out with our first set of sticks, we still use a few ones from that load they shipped us.. as free loaner sticks.

Then we have a few philosophical ideas too.
If we should be able to compete with other well established sports and make dent in the smaller community we must try to remain free of charge. The only back-draw we see of this is probably that something that is free of charge has no value... We are not sure.. But as we, in a tiny community in the American middle of no-where, have been able to get like 50 people engaged some nights last spring for open Floorball, well, it feels like the concept works..

This idea of Floorball that is cheapo is also what we take to the Midwest Floorball Championships as we play in April each year. Most players pay like 10 bucks - a fraction of what most other American  tourneys cost - in any sport. We will continue to keep this fee as low as we can, with minor reservation for a hike to 12 bucks per player or something for the 2014 tourney...
Since we have detected far away interest for the 2014 tourney,,, well right now we think it will become a two day tourney with several more teams as ever before - let's wait and see but things looks promising and we would not be surprised if the 2014 edition of the Midwest Floorball Championship turns to be the largest Floorball tourney in the USA ever.

What You have to remember from this post?

A) Open Floorball in Tomah will be back Sunday September 8th, kids play at 5PM and Adults at 6 PM - Sundays
B) The Midwest Floorball Championship might sport some 20 teams in 2014 and may be a two day tourney, tentatively April 12th and 13th - tentatively.
C) Stay calm and play Floorball
D) If hockey teams would dare to send teams to the Midwest Floorball Championship in 2014, we will rock beyond our own dreams.


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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!