Thursday, June 19, 2014

Floorball in Korah is certainly good for the USA

You can say what you want about the Floorball introduction by expat people and others (maybe exactly like us) spending time in the USA. You can continue to say what you want about Floorball introductions to the USA by other sport organizations and possible educational efforts in the direction to introduce USA to Floorball.

From our point of view it has yet not been very successful. And just way way to slow.

No not even if you compare with Canada. Canada has a couple of hot beds that through schools are able to grow the game. We do not have any hard facts or numbers on this right now. But we do see movements on social media and more and more Canadian kids mention Floorball online - so some sort of a momentum is perhaps building up there. That is good but the huge potential lay in the USA.

This will turn interesting as it reach the US borders. We know that US Americans easily accept new things from abroad closer to the borders. Some foreign cars sell for instance better at the borders or the big harbors as compared to the heartland.

Problem is that the first roots of Floorball are indeed American and from the heartland...

Just this week we discovered that they play Floorball at the Korah Gym.

Look at their twitter page their gym sport the same colors as Tomah in WI...

This is when Floorball reach the US border since Korah is located in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada.
You know what - that is on the US Border - that just above Michigan where Tom Harter devised some of the first Floorball rules in Battle Creek like 50 years ago…

Not Bad HUH?

It will be in your town too and it will become BIG! Now, we just have to wait for the jump across the border 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!