Friday, August 28, 2015

Is not that accent so cute?


Canada picks up floorball balls incredible fast as in a fat style.
Zac Bell and Pav Barber rules this - but on youtube you see new kids every day doing zorro or freestyle;
Here is pav's basic instruction...
Not very random - very real...



It is a great thing that Hollow-wood has a new zorro movie in the making.
Do you want to swing a sword or a plastic stick? You want to be 200 years old or like tomorrow?

Your call!

We stick to Floorball ;-D

Cute Tweet or not?



How to grow


Great Production JH!


Sunday, August 23, 2015

We just voted....


For Steen Houman's blog - as sports blog of the year in Denmark.

You can do that too. Here...
http://blogprisen2015.dk/stem-paa-din-favoritblog

Steen Houman has one of the most prominent blogs covering Floorball both in English and Danish.

Here are just two links to some of the latest Floorball post from his blog -

https://floorballnyt.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/iff-and-how-the-world-looks/

https://floorballnyt.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/floorball-heading-the-right-direction/

Read this and you might understand Floorball a bit better...

This is a blog with a bit more serious tone as compared to Floorballcentral with a more focused aim for reporting and relations to research. Steen is also International Advisor for Special Olympics Floorball. His blog has roughly 170.000 hits and if you bookmark him and read a few of his articles - his numbers will soar.

Go for it!

As Floorball and Music comes together


Good Work Charlie


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lady shoes, swords, and more


It all starts from the floor. And this in an analogy that all skills are basic at first and we all build our skills from a baseline and up. It goes for the worlds best as well as for the very youngest players.

But let us talk about shoes again. Salming was first with real Floorball shoes and here is the latest from Unihoc

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So a little sport, locally rather big in four countries, is large enough to support manufacturers to design specialty shoes? Even shoes for girls?
Yep.
But how can this be?

Ok, we dare to guess... We think two factors play a role here. The relative isolation of the sport to a few high penetration markets has made it too concentrated to be fully discovered or interesting by the big sport manufacturers.
This is a double sided sword where clubs, federations, and manufacturer has been too busy with local development. So local development of the sport has had a high priority versus the more broad international promotion. The other side of this sword consists of other global shoe producers (beside of Asics) that has not been on this ball good enough. This dual sided sword has created an opening for new shoe players to enter the shoe theater..
Interesting huh...
Then we suspect that both Salming and Unihoc rather fast figured out that the shoe market might be a somewhat lucrative business too - and this probably is true for Salming as they quickly entered other shoe niches, like for running, and other sports too.
Clever guys and gals.
What is next? Well it would not be too surprising if we see more Floorball brands with shoes - or a more bold move by some of the global shoe brands in the Floorball direction, at least some day.
Then Floorballcentral thinks that the IFF should approve and test shoes too - to create more revenue for the globalization of the sport.

In other News?

In Texas Floorball was just introduced to some 200 people. Many of these were #PE #ESS teachers. Hooray.

In New York Gfloorball opened up a new online store and they introduced a new Floorball stick - the second Stick from Generation Floorball.

In California a US Open took place this weekend and the first games between a Canadian girls Youth Team and a US young girls team took place this weekend. Canada showed USA how far ahead they are with their stick-handling skills by winning by 20-0 and 15-1. Yes team USA did incredible improvement in just one day. So congrats to all girls and leaders involved in this feat.

And as this post begun - it all starts from our baseline - or in this case from the floor.

;-D

Saturday, August 8, 2015

37% say best class ever - a school with 71 players


This summer we ran a Floorball program at the Tomah, WI regular summer school for kids grade 2-6th.

We did basic drills, minor theory, some history, looked at video of both the world championships, and some free style tricks, we played several different games including obstacle courses, tennis-floorball, baseball-floorball and played many different "regular" floorball games with different configurations.
We also had a Zorro artist in to show some real live tricks... and we did so much more..

We had 71 players signed up in 2 three weeks session - and during 6 weeks the Tomah Middleschool saw plenty of Floorball everyday.

The response from the players was fully overwhelming - so we also performed a quick student survey to figure out what the player/students thought.
- 37% of the students say this is their best summer class ever (33% in session 1 and 40% in session 2 - it is 1 out of 3 in our first session, or 4 out of 10 in the second session)
- Out of all respondents to this survey only 4 students reports negative sentiments, below neutral - no single respondent claimed the most negative option in this survey
- One young girl reported that she would have preferred a class with girls only

Conclusions -
- Floorball belongs first and foremost in school (this is already known in places like Scandinavia and Singapore)
- With Floorball in school, it is easy to quick and fast reach a larger target group of potential young students
- We had only minor bruises in terms of injuries

And Your move is?

Disclaimer;
We where asked to not take pictures or moving images during this historic local activity - so you have to just imagine all the full fun fast action we have had - in your own mind - and that should not be too hard - huh?


This is how summer Floorball can look like


Featuring Zac Bell




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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!