Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Canada upgrades School Hockey to International Standard

This is Promotion material for Canada via Floorballpro. The same thing is however valid for USA too - upgrade to the International School Hockey standard today - is what we say here.


Upgrade your floor hockey program

Floor hockey is a popular sport in Canada's schools. It has been part of school physical education curriculums and intramural programs for decades. Recently, more schools have noticed drawbacks with the sport, such as a relatively high risk of injuries, a lack of common rules and equipment that breaks easily and does not allow for the development of high-end stickhandling skills.
Have you considered floorball?
Schools are adopting floorball across the country because it is safe, inexpensive, inclusive and uses durable, skill-enhancing equipment.
If you are new to the game, we want to help you upgrade your schools’ floor hockey program to floorball. Start by checking out PHE Canada’s article on floorball, the OPHEA safety guidelines and the new Hockey Canada Elementary School program. Then contact us to get the gear and training you need to start this fall.
If you already play floorball at your school, this issue has lots of things you don’t want to miss:
Don’t forget - we offer fun and interactive floorball workshops for all ages in partnership with Floorball Canada & Floorball Ontario. The workshops can be tailored for schools new to the game or schools that have been playing for years: Learn more or book a workshop here.
Now, let’s get started!

We want to see your school floorball program in action. Tweet a photo of your school playing to @FloorballPro or post it on the FloorballPro Facebook page, and we will send you five floorball balls for absolutely free.
Note: maximum one entry per school and after posting your photo, visit the School Survey to submit your school’s details. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

After a one-year hiatus, high school floorball is back in Ontario! The High School Invitationals are taking place in early November. There are three regional Invitationals planned: Hamilton (Sherwood Secondary School), Toronto (Langstaff Secondary School) and Durham (Henry Street Secondary School). For registration details visit the tournament series website.
Looking for a warm up event? The Bill Crothers Invitational is taking place in Markham during October and has room for teams!
You can also choose to organize your own high school floorball event with the help of Floorball Ontario.
For details, please contact Chris Bishop.

For schools considering floorball, a workshop is a great way to try the sport before committing to buying the equipment. Schools that already play can benefit from a refresher workshop or learn advanced skills and drills.
Hockey Canada has teamed up with Floorball Canada and FloorballPro to create a workshop program to support the use of floorball as an introduction to hockey, with instructors visiting schools to introduce the sport to teachers and students.
If you are interested in booking a workshop please visit the workshop booking page atFloorballPro.com

Hockey Canada has partnered with FloorballPro to develop Floorball: An Introduction to Hockey, a comprehensive program for elementary schools to bring floorball to their physical education classes. For $499.99, the Hockey Canada package includes everything you need to get started:
  • 12 Hockey Canada X3M Campus 36 sticks
  • 1 Hockey Canada Salming Matrix 103cm stick
  • 12 Salming Aero floorball balls
  • Hockey Canada X3M Campus stick bag
  • Hockey Canada floorball curriculum
  • Floorball: A Sports Revolution DVD             

The curriculum may be purchased separately for $40. Visit the Hockey Canada page on the FloorballPro website to place an order.

Are you interested in improving your floorball program?
Floorball is much better if you play with actual goalies. Check out this video to see floorball goalies in action.
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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!