Monday, December 16, 2013

US PE Teachers K-12 and beyond - please take a vacation!


By Pierre-Selim (Self-photographed) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), FAL or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Can you spot a trend on a few independent reports? We think so. During the last months we have had independent reports from US Americans going to Canada and the reports come in that they have seen Floorball sticks in regular Canadian retail sporting stores.

This means to us a few things;
First we have reached a point when sticks are not just in Canadian stores due to some sporadic thing but it seems like we have reached a sustainable level at some quality retail sporting places.
Second this means that so many more people will see them and then scratch their head and not do nothing more about it. Give this some time and some more time.... These sticks will eventually find their ways into very many new customer hands. And down the road we will have what we view as a critical mass. The critical mass will make things explode. In Canada - and that is good.

Eventually we will see sticks in US sporting stores too.

So if you now are a US living PE teacher and you want to be with it and do modern things. We would advise you to go on a vacation to Canada and visit a well sorted sporting store. You do not have to do much more. You may just think about what you just saw. Then back in the US think even more about it.
As you are done thinking - you may either pick up sticks instantly at the store in Canada or why not order sticks online in the US when you come back home again?

We think US PE teachers should be aware of the latest sporting trends. We think US PE teachers grades K-12 and beyond should go on a vacation and now it seems like you just have to go to Canada to see the latest big trend that have the power proven to transform school sports. This is not a new product created on a marketing stunt to get money out from your PE budget with new almost meaningless gadgetry. This is a real sport on track to the Olympics. This is a kids sport. This will be for U  and that is irrespective either U want it or not. The kids will eventually demand this.

If you want to be your own schools "Steve Jobs" or at least the leading PE guy in your district? Well right now a trip to Canada could help you in the direction. It will be here in the US too. Your choice is more about if you want to lead the change or just become changed by it? Yes, it will still take a few years...
That is however exactly why - we think you need a vacation - right now.
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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!