Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Floorball Coach’s Clipboard: An App for Professionals and Amateurs Alike

Floorball doesn’t enjoy the same attention as more established sports. Being much newer to the scene, it has yet to cross over into other parts of the world, but it’s slowly making progress. In the past few years, it’s even crossed over into Singapore, where even colleges such as Nanyang Technological University have established their own active floorball teams.

The growing popularity of the sport has encouraged the development of certain apps that help make managing floorball teams easier, even for amateurs of the sport. Millions of people now use their smartphones for just about every activity you can imagine, with Gaming Realms, operators of Free Bingo Hunter, reporting that “There were an estimated 1 billion Smartphone users at the end of 2012, representing 17% of total mobile users.” This figure has continued to grow exponentially, and today we see apps for every sport on the market.

The Floorball Coach's Clipboard app, in particular, eliminates the need for the more traditional clipboard of plays, replacing it with a fully animated app that allows coaches to demonstrate plays right on their tablets. Coaches can use their fingers to move players on the board to illustrate plays, records these illustrations, and play them back at a later date. It allows coaches to display player names and even has different modes for half and full court games. Coaches can even use the app to distribute plays to their players by sharing them via email.

The app is intuitive and quite easy to use, and cheaper and more organized than having an old clipboard. Coaches can also experiment with different plays during downtime and simply share the plays with the team because of the easy replay function that lets them record and playback an unlimited number of plays on their device.

Do you have any other apps you like to use for your floorball games?
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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!