Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Extracurricular Networks

One of the first ideas to build the Internet was to make it indestructible in case of war and it did not take them long to figure out that the best way to do this was to use a rather independent network and to ship packages through the network. The idea was to build a stable thing that would last.

I do not think anyone understand how extra curricular sports at Middle (Junior High) or High Schools work until you either have worked with them, participated in them or had a child engaged in something. This is massive, this is well arranged, this is bussing, this connects all the schools in some or another way to other schools - and in essence it is a huge STABLE network of larger proportions.

Dennis Chighisola has told us several times that the idea to fast ger Floorball going in the American school system will be very very hard if not undoable. As we now encounter the larger system with the structure of a very stable network - well he might have a point, Even if we can get Floorball into a number of schools - well nothing will happen until the majority of schools in the same network will recognize what a great sport Floorball is. So to do this from the grassroot approach will be time consuming. It is probably way better to do this with a top down approach instead.

The task to inform and entertain Americans about Floorball is not undoable - it is just a huge task. And we are doing some very interesting in-roads, traffic is growing and much is still to come...
Just watch out for Gfloorball this weekend... to start with.
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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!