Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Special Olympics Floorball now also in Israel

The IFF writes;
"Israel is all geared up to begin training in Special Olympics’ newest winter sport - floorball. The Special Olympics Israel and the Israeli Floorball Association organised a seminar for floorball coaches on October 16.
- Floorball is considered one of the winter sports in the world Special Olympics organisation, and here, at Special Olympics Israel, we decided to kick off activities in this sport, said Reuven Astrachan
from SO Israel.
In order to promote and develop the floorball sport in a proper and professional manner floorball training for representatives, of the various teams that expressed their desire to take up this sport, was organised.
The theoretical aspect of the training was held by the Chairman of the Floorball Association in Israel, Mr. Yevgeni Mogilevski, and the practical training was conducted by the Israel Team coach, Mr. Vitali."

Our own comment;
This is great news to us here in the USA too. Even if we would have loved a much more proactive and not reactive development from the birthplace of Special Olympics. We are sure it will be here too - we just hope to see some American action soon too so many of the several thousands of SO athletes in America also have the chance to soon develop their own Floorball skills. To us this is not about administrative advances - but about today's and tomorrows active SO - or not SO - athletes.
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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!