Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Magical Hockey Helmet #LTAD

"In a youth sport organization with maybe 10.000 kids we know that maybe only two of these will ever play for the national team. If the question were if we should build our educational structure for only these 2 - or for the other 9998 - I know what I would prefer"

These are the words by Mr Emil Persson - developmental responsible at the SIBF (the National Swedish Floorball Federation) and responsible for the Swedish Floorball development model that is very much based upon LTAD. Mr Persson has suddenly appeared in the lime light in Sweden.
First Swedish National Tv recently sent a documentary on sport development - the first episode thoroughly exposed Swedish sports from a LTAD perspective and Floorball and its developmental model took on a highly dominant part in this show and it was being portrayed as leading the Swedish LTAD development.
Mr. Persson just was featured in a larger interview in the HD newspaper and he also started his own blog with the aim to develop and explain how the new Swedish development model for Floorball looks like.

None of these three parts, The TV documentary, The Interview nor the blog is available in English.
But we still share the links to the Interview and the blog here - if you use an online translator. Most of you should be able to get the gist, at least, out of these links...
News Article


OK for you that is too lazy (the lazy people are also often the very most efficient). This is a good part from the blog...
It is from the UN charter of the rights of the kids on this globe... and if you do not know these - well u could be in trouble ;-z
as a quote... via Mr. Persson

"Today's post I thought that we appropriating term as child rights perspective. It is basically about what rights children have in sport, based on the UNCRC. The CRC is an addition to human rights specifically relating to all children up to 18 years. It does not mean that we're talking about children up to 12 years, as we usually do in sports. The Convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and is based primarily on four main principles:
- Children's equality and rights.
- The child's best interests must come first.
- Children's right to life, survival and development.
- The child's right to express their opinions."

Now this turns rather good - so please now read the rest at the source - even if we are forced to link you to online translations...
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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!