Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let us develop co-ed Floorball a bit


OK, the IOC said something in style with that they like Sports with mixed genders were Male and Female play together and most observers said this was a flirt towards korfball...

Well this..


And as you see teams are co-ed.

Our instant reflection on this was - oh doug on it - floorball is often played in co-ed settings too - often as rec Floorball is played. So why not formalise a version with 3 on 3 players and just mandate that one player must be female...

OK, but that is just a quick fix. This could be arrange in different ways too. The periods played could be with different genders, two male periods and two female kinda - or a game between two clubs/nations could be designed to include both a female team and a male team that played the other same gender team at the all the other teams more or less at the same time. But of course the best mixed version of Floorball - co-ed is to play with both male and female players on the court all time. Maybe in a four on four setting - and the goalie - well we do not know - what do you think...
How would co-ed Floorball as a sport be developed to be as good as possible - since we know it is indeed possible to set up the game in ways like this... The interaction between the players are reasonable enough to allow this if we play the games by the rules... - so in essence no rule changes are needed - or are they?

Next time, maybe we should write about LGBT floorball too? Does that exist by the way?
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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!