Friday, September 26, 2014

Usa Hockey mentions Floorball yet again - or - cause this game is fast?

Let us quote them
"In days gone by, street hockey and floor hockey were staples of kids’ overall hockey experience. Could a renaissance be on the horizon? The increasing popularity of American floorball, already a craze in Europe, hints at it, as does USA Hockey’s recent collaboration with the NHL to create detailed resources for playing and coaching street hockey."

Here is the source ie their full article...

Ok, this is not a specific Floorball post. But it is clear that USA Hockey now knows that Floorball is a crazy big thing In Europe - and way larger than Hockey at some places. 
It is also fun to read the expression "American Floorball" that was a new one ;-).  We like the attitude to use an expression like this. Yet, we will not refrain to use it here at We here say that Floorball or important foundations of Floorball came from both MN and MI - but to go as far as calling it "American Floorball" - well, that is a bit extravagant we think..

In 2009 we wrote Ken Martel at USA Hockey about Floorball for the first time.
We now hope he revs up his speed a bit and that it will not take another set of several years until USA Hockey writes about Floorball again - and exactly explain how it can benefit a hockey player...
- cause this game is fast - both as a game as in the way it spreads...
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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!