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?


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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!