Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hockey Canada at World Floorball Championships - where was Mexico?

IFF runs a great story...

"Hockey Canada has recently introduced the Hockey Canada Elementary School Program which features floorball as the sport of choice. Mr. Poulin said, “Hockey Canada sees floorball as the perfect sport to introduce kids to hockey in the gym. 

In addition to being a great school sport generally safe, fast and fun it will help us appeal to non traditional hockey players in Canada’s urbanizing core.” The program consists of a 10 week school curriculum, a training DVD and a stick set and Hockey Canada is promoting it to physical education teachers across the country through a grant obtained from the Hockey Canada Foundation. “We see this as a win win for both sports”

Hockey Canada has a long history with floorball, starting at the Hockey Canada Skills Academies more than a decade ago. “We see floorball as a great office training tool for elite hockey players. Most of our 100 strong Hockey Canada Skills Academies play floorball and we use it all the way up to our elite teams as a way to develop skills while off the ice”, Mr. Poulin added."

Yep - Poulin is the right guy and Hockey Canada knows what is good for kids..
Our Opinion?

Well we think it starts to get heck of late soon if Hockey Mexico wants to get into this game. And we are highly surprised that Hockey Mexico has not done more than they have at this time and point - in history.
For heavens sake Mexico - Floorball was invented in North America - in Minneapolis...

Just Sayin'
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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!