Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On the subject of Hockey - ie Ice Hockey in Finland


Finland is ranked second in the world by IIHF in Ice Hockey.
But it seems like the sport encounter some minor growing problems in Finland.
Here is an excellent article by the National TV corporation in Finland
http://yle.fi/uutiset/young_finns_shunning_hockey_over_costs/7009838

"Young Finns shunning hockey over costs
The number of children playing ice hockey is declining, thanks to high costs and a demanding competitive schedule at the elite level."

Read it, think about #LTAD, think about how development looks where you live, think about alternatives and for heavens sake think about Floorball. PLEASE.

Could Floorball offer some sort of help for troubled Ice Hockey operations - is it not just about how we define our stick sport? Will this development affect you too? What is your plan?
Softball? Lacrosse? Is those variants of team sports Hockey sports too? Just asking.

And hey never say "tomorrow is already here" - cause that means that you do not understand that the true objective with the trip is not the destination - but the road trip or the travel in itself. And that thinking may make a huge difference!
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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!