Monday, June 2, 2014

They say - understandings of change complications and the brave list


They say that most people are maybe not directly afraid of the new, maybe hesitant.. - but people are way more comfortable with well-known stuff - so then they stay with the old.
If this is true, then yes, it is not the easiest thing to bring on a new sport.

Then they also say that learning often take place in the non-comfort zone, in areas where you must push the envelope or where you have not been before. It is all about explorations. But if we just do what we always have done there is not so much learning that takes place..

They also say that the main thing we know about the future is that it will change and we must be prepared for change. - It further seems like - an agent of change could be a very very important profession to drive humanity forward in many good ways.

OK, Then let's look at the other side of the psychological realities that all involves change.

Floorballcentral claim that a changemaker is also a trouble-agent and they have historically always been trouble makers. Just look at the French Revolution for instance.. or the American? It is however in the rebellion we find sweeping change.

But even at the smaller scale of the change this plays a role...
People do not remember what you tell them - even if you do so in writing - they remember how you make them feel. This is a problem if you want change.

This is a huge problem if you want to change something. Since it is almost worthless to sit and say nice things about passion, love and just spread nice comments around you all the time...  You will not get very far...
You must take the bull by it's horn - as they did during the French revolution if you want larger changes - this will however tick some people off - and you will loose momentum in your own struggle of change.

We here have not fully figured out how to do this yet as we try to walk some thigh rope with nice statements but also rather clear ideas about what we would like to see..

What we would like to see at Floorballcentral?

Ok here is a quick top list:
1) Broad implementation of Floorball in all Americas school systems
2) Increased coaching education in LTAD areas for all kids - the old dominating system is sick - we think this goes for all sports - the drop-out rates are just way too high
3) We want to see an International Floorball movement much more driven by the largest federations - the IFF is doing what they can - but others must start to act on the International scene too - get out of the sandboxes - act!
4) Special Olympics and other stake holders in American sports (yes both hockey and field hockey too) must have some sort of a plan for Floorball development - this is not only a school sport. And there is room for one more big team sport that can help skills, health and fight obesity - think outside of the rink!
5) We seriously think Floorball with much less focus on national borders would drive the development so much faster at most places on this globe.

Yep, we can add 10 more points to this list but since change is a very delicate subject - for now these 5 on our top list are - brave enough.

And hey do not let your emotions remember how you feel reading a post like this - in case you do not agree - remember what is written instead.

;-D
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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!