Monday, June 30, 2014

Floorball is a main platform for... some..

But not all.

This is what Hockeysfuture write;
"The trend in recent years that has seen the number of Swedish born and raised players chosen by NHL teams at the NHL Draft has continued to grow and serve as proof that the nation of Sweden is currently one of the top developers of hockey talent on the planet."

Full article here

So in 2011 Sweden had a record of 28 players drafted... Numbers for 2012 and 2013 was not too shy either and for 2014 another 28 players tied the previous Swedish NHL draft record...

Sweden is also the world strongest Floorball Nation. With Floorball in school and - well.. to describe it right we must say - all over. It is just like Baseball in America...

American Development models are good - but Baseball/Softball can not beat Floorball as it comes to dry-land training for hockey kids - sorry. Kids not allowed to be raised with Floorball are just at a clear and obvious disadvantage in our perspective.
Hey Sweden is a tiny country... Roughly 2 million less inhabitants than Belgium, for instance, and the number of licensed hockey players in Sweden is just a tad bit more than a tenth of either the USA or Canada (roughly). Why compare with Belgium? Well their LTAD efforts spells that they have a fairly good soccer team right now..

How do we dare to say that Floorball gives the true hockey edge?
You tell us something else that is utterly different in the way kids are raised with hockey on the other side of the pond and we will.. - perhaps maybe listen. ;-P
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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!