Saturday, July 12, 2014

Wow - now we just must talk Hockey again

What is the problem?
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Well from our point of view it is the problem - IN ITSELF - that is the problem. First to make the idea of full ice vs cross ice - a main political matter is - and can only be done if you do not understand the game. This single matter is not the main thing about hockey. So how can this be so fully blown out of proportions? We do not know. Nor do we understand this.

How to resolve this? First start with the question what is important what brings value to both kids and parents. Then try to look over the shoulder a bit - how is this dealt with at other places - places or nations with maybe a better track record producing quality and also fun hockey for all?
If you do not like that - then the hard core resolution is simple - take a bunch of teams with only full ice... and another that use intensive cross ice - then have them play each others a few times - we here (and scientific studies) know already now... who will win... Geeze.

Maybe the problem is that it is TOO easy to define the problem between the ice sheet size? Maybe it is just that we must stay with the old since the new is scary? Maybe the problem is that it is too hard to comprehend how other nations deal with this burning question..

And maybe the hardest problem of them all is to understand that the best hockey producing areas in Europe are having extensive Floorball in school and beyond...
OK some tiny spots in Canada where Floorball has been used for some time now are making improvements fast in their hockey too...

Floorball in school is for heavens sake the main matter all hockey folks should wrestle - not the size of an ice sheet?
So from our humble perspective this is more about the ability to understand a complex situation and only focus on one tiny but basic perceived problem..

Incredible indeed!
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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!