Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Carlson Award - our own - for Floorball in the USA

We decided to create our own Floorball award. We'll call it the Carlson award - since the Carlson family came up with Cosom Hockey (a dinosaur version of Floorball), the first ball, as well as the first plastic sticks in Minnesota some 50 + years ago.

Our Carlson award will look like this

Who did most for Floorball in the USA 2013 
award design via

For now no money will be at stake and it will be a pure honorary award. If some philanthropy clever individual realize that this is a good thing (or an investor) then we can toss in a monetary award too ;-).

Anyway, The Carlson Award will be awarded to the unit, human, organization or whatever that - has done the most for Floorball, its image, and growth in the USA during 2013.

Anyone can nominate anyone else and include a mandatory short motivation. If readers here demand a voting process we might consider including that too. For now we plan to pick the winners without a voting procedure - winner will be picked in January 2014. Nominations or other opinions should be sent to ulfjens(X) - please replace the middle x part with a regular @ sign, no brackets.

Who did the most for Floorball's growth and image in the USA 2013?

Our nominations for 2013;

Dallas Stars; For consistent Floorball demonstrations outside their arena during several home games in the NHL and for the development of their own Dallas Stars Kids Floorball stick together with Salming, Floorballplanet and FloorballPro. And for a Fitness initiative that includes Floorball at local schools around Dallas in a drive where - hundreds of Floorball sticks are donated for fitness - to fight obesity.

USA Hockey; For the design and production of their own branded Floorball stick together with Salming, Floorballplanet and FloorballPro - marked clearly with the logo USA Hockey.; For a consistent website, instagram and other promotional activities including the introduction of the first board system in New York. For the eminent production of a high quality zorro film and the arrangement of the US Invitational as well as a pronounced support for activities at Floorballcentral

Floorballplanet, Salming and Floorballpro; For the joint efforts of these three - to not only produce the first USA Hockey designed Floorball stick - but also for the first Floorball stick with a NHL team logo (Dallas Stars) exposed on the sticks

Psych on USA Network; For the quick but significant exposure of female Floorball in one of their TV 
episodes broadcasted in the USA

Nominations from U - for others that you think contributed to exposure of Floorball in the USA are open until the rest of the year. The honorary winner will be announced mid January 2014. Feel free to write us if you have any opinions upon the nominated as of above too!
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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!