Thursday, February 13, 2014

Education must be done like they do those computer games


Oh that is a tricky headline to develop...
However some of the very best Floorball training programs at for instance Warberg in Sweden - some parts focus intensely on individual skills development and Oscar Lundin (head of development), also known as Oscarwiz on twitter, has shared many different individualized drill activities on Youtube. And even if most team sports mainly do drills designed for the larger team - this individual focus is a development we think is here to stay.
Wait a minute, some sports - that does not focus as much on the team as a unit - has for ever been engaged in individualized training programs. Golf and Tennis are two core examples of sports with much focus on individualized training programs. Yes, both Golf and Tennis has team competitions too.

How is education fairing in this perspective do they do individualized education? Is there a LTAD thought in Education too - maybe a SIU or ADM idea or plan, on how to do this too?

This talk by Sir Ken Robertson wrestle with some of these matters. See the full talk - it is outstanding!



How to move more team sports toward more individual training? Or is that not the idea?
Our first thought is that this is way too expensive to do - every Floorball player can not have their own teacher..

We think however with more technology - new technology... We will have so much more knowledge on what each player is good at and what he/she lacks. We think that big data technology is prone move into Floorball too and we think eventually we will see - down the road - personal digital coaches for each and every player. Yes some sort of a computer game for each and every Floorball player - a digital personal coach present during the practise sessions maybe as a simple phone app... to start with.

Until these tools are readily available - think for yourself - what are you good at - what are you bad at. You indeed most already know this. If your slapshot is bad or if you do not belong to the best dribblers in your club - start from the ground up - do your own special training in the areas you are weaker in... Or do the opposite try to develop some of your best skills into perfection so no-one may catch up - excel in your own flavor.
Rock n' Roll as Sir Ken Robertson say. Floorball will emerge stronger than anything else if we know what to do at the grassroots. Developmental programs in all the honor - but why wait for someone to give you a plan - when you can do your own developmental plan - that perhaps is even way more motivational?
Floorball to us here - is a vital part of any educational PE system.
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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!