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Floorball Lesson PlanHand, Stick, Body & Ball For beginning coaches and starting players By Coach Spike and Stijn (player model) Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3.

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2 Floorball Lesson PlanHand, Stick, Body & Ball For beginning coaches and starting players By Coach Spike and Stijn (player model) Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Info & Requirements

3 Back ground Floorball is the largest sport at ISL Floorball is the largest sport at ISL Students can participate as players, but also as coaches Students can participate as players, but also as coaches Its vital to be able to teach young, beginning players the fundamentals of the wonderful game Its vital to be able to teach young, beginning players the fundamentals of the wonderful game Hence Coaches need to be vigilant and focused on these fundamentals!! Hence Coaches need to be vigilant and focused on these fundamentals!!

4 This Lesson Plan Will deal with some important fundamentals that need to be focused on Will deal with some important fundamentals that need to be focused on Unit 1 stick selection and hand positions; Unit 1 stick selection and hand positions; Unit 2 Active Body Positioning Unit 2 Active Body Positioning Unit 3 Ball position Unit 3 Ball position There will be 11 interactive Q&As There will be 11 interactive Q&As This Lesson Plan feeds into the Shooting and Passing Lesson Plan which is the subsequent Floorball Lesson Plan. This Lesson Plan feeds into the Shooting and Passing Lesson Plan which is the subsequent Floorball Lesson Plan.

5 Requirements Adequate number of right handed and left handed sticks (on average 70% of players should normally play left handed) Adequate number of right handed and left handed sticks (on average 70% of players should normally play left handed) At least two balls per player At least two balls per player Large white board, markers (three colors) and eraser Large white board, markers (three colors) and eraser Paper and pencil for all players Paper and pencil for all players Basic knowledge of the rules of Floorball Basic knowledge of the rules of Floorball

6 Start… Having all the materials we can now start our 3 units on the Floorball Fundamentals. Having all the materials we can now start our 3 units on the Floorball Fundamentals. Please use Paper and Pencil to write down: Please use Paper and Pencil to write down: Comments while answering the questions Comments while answering the questions Questions you might have during this presentation show Questions you might have during this presentation show Input we can use to improve this presentation. Input we can use to improve this presentation. Good luck and Have Fun!!!! Good luck and Have Fun!!!!

7 Unit 1. Stick selection & Hand positioning Crucial is for each player to have the correct stick Crucial is for each player to have the correct stick The proper length of the stick is determined by putting the stick in front of the players body. The proper length of the stick is determined by putting the stick in front of the players body. With the blade on the ground the top of the grip should be in between the belly button and the sternum. With the blade on the ground the top of the grip should be in between the belly button and the sternum.

8 Unit 1. Stick selection & Hand Positioning (cntd) Next is finding out whether the player is a right handed or a left handed shooter. Next is finding out whether the player is a right handed or a left handed shooter. Normally the strongest hand/arm should be on the top of the grip so when playing one- handedly the player will have the best possible control. I.e. a right handed writer or tennis player will need to put the right hand on top and the left one half way down the shaft. This is a typical LEFT handed shooter. Normally the strongest hand/arm should be on the top of the grip so when playing one- handedly the player will have the best possible control. I.e. a right handed writer or tennis player will need to put the right hand on top and the left one half way down the shaft. This is a typical LEFT handed shooter. A RIGHT handed shooter has the left hand on top and the right hand half way down the shaft. A RIGHT handed shooter has the left hand on top and the right hand half way down the shaft. As a result about 70-80% of all players will play as a LEFT handed shooter. (Even though theyll be right handed writers or tennis players!!) As a result about 70-80% of all players will play as a LEFT handed shooter. (Even though theyll be right handed writers or tennis players!!)

9 Q1. Stick selection The blade should be curved with the end pointing in the forehand shot direction. The blade should be curved with the end pointing in the forehand shot direction. Is this a stick for a right handed player/shooter? Is this a stick for a right handed player/shooter?

10 CORRECT!!! Look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade. Look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade. When the blade curves to the left, the stick is for a RIGHT handed shooter. When the blade curves to the left, the stick is for a RIGHT handed shooter.

11 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Please look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade. Please look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade. When the blade curves to the left, the stick is for a RIGHT handed shooter. When the blade curves to the left, the stick is for a RIGHT handed shooter.

12 Q2. Stick selection Would this be a stick for a left handed shooter? Would this be a stick for a left handed shooter?

13 CORRECT!!! Look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade facing away from you. Look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade facing away from you. When the blade curves to the right, the stick is for a LEFT handed shooter. When the blade curves to the right, the stick is for a LEFT handed shooter.

14 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Please look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade. Please look from above the stick down on the shaft and blade. When the blade curves to the right, the stick is for a LEFT handed shooter. When the blade curves to the right, the stick is for a LEFT handed shooter.

15 Q3. Stick & Hands Here we have a left hand shooting player. Here we have a left hand shooting player. Is everything regarding the stick and hand position correct? Is everything regarding the stick and hand position correct?

16 CORRECT!!! Youve noticed a problem. Youve noticed a problem. The hands are well positioned, but on a right handed stick instead of one for a leftie!! The hands are well positioned, but on a right handed stick instead of one for a leftie!!

17 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! You thought all was OK, which is true for the hand position. You thought all was OK, which is true for the hand position. Please give this player a stick for left handed shooters as hes currently using one for right handed shooters… Please give this player a stick for left handed shooters as hes currently using one for right handed shooters…

18 Q4. Stick and Hands Here the same question for this right handed player. Here the same question for this right handed player. The player says it doesnt feel right! The player says it doesnt feel right! Do you agree with him? Do you agree with him?

19 CORRECT!!! Youve correctly noticed theres an issue Youve correctly noticed theres an issue Not with the hands, however…. Not with the hands, however…. This right hand shooting player is using a LEFTIE stick!!! This right hand shooting player is using a LEFTIE stick!!! Always look to correct this simple issue by handing out the proper stick. Always look to correct this simple issue by handing out the proper stick.

20 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Theres an issue.. Theres an issue.. Not with the hands, however…. Not with the hands, however…. This right hand shooting player is using a LEFTIE stick!!! This right hand shooting player is using a LEFTIE stick!!! Look at the direction of the curve in the blade… Look at the direction of the curve in the blade… Always look to correct this simple issue by handing out the proper stick. Always look to correct this simple issue by handing out the proper stick.

21 Q5. Stick and Hands Do you think this is the correct stick choice and hand positioning? Do you think this is the correct stick choice and hand positioning?

22 CORRECT!!!! You saw an issue: You saw an issue: His stick choice was correct for the right handed shooter he is. His stick choice was correct for the right handed shooter he is. Also the left hand was properly higher on the stick, however… Also the left hand was properly higher on the stick, however… Both hands were too close together and way down the shaft. Both hands were too close together and way down the shaft. Here you see him with the correct hand positioning. Here you see him with the correct hand positioning.

23 Sorry, INCORRECT!!!! Theres still an issue: Theres still an issue: His stick choice was correct for the right handed shooter he is. His stick choice was correct for the right handed shooter he is. Also the left hand was properly higher on the stick, however… Also the left hand was properly higher on the stick, however… Both hands were too close together and way down the shaft. Both hands were too close together and way down the shaft. Here you see him with the correct hand positioning. Here you see him with the correct hand positioning.

24 Unit 2. Body Positioning As in any sport coaches need to watch out for proper body positioning in Floorball. As in any sport coaches need to watch out for proper body positioning in Floorball. To have the best possible result of the sporting effort. To have the best possible result of the sporting effort. Most importantly: to focus on the health of the player and prevent injuries!! Most importantly: to focus on the health of the player and prevent injuries!! We are looking for: We are looking for: Active Body Positioning (ABP).Active Body Positioning (ABP).

25 Q6. Body Positioning This player is really working on his Active Body Position. This player is really working on his Active Body Position. However, his friend says he hasnt achieved it yet. However, his friend says he hasnt achieved it yet. Do you agree with the friend? Do you agree with the friend?

26 CORRECT!!! Indeed theres an issue here: Indeed theres an issue here: The legs are too straight/stiff. They should always be slightly bended. The legs are too straight/stiff. They should always be slightly bended. To To absorb the shocks absorb the shocks be as agile as possible. be as agile as possible. allow better field of view from the eyes to look around allow better field of view from the eyes to look around

27 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Theres a real issue here: Theres a real issue here: The legs are too straight/stiff. They should always be slightly bended. The legs are too straight/stiff. They should always be slightly bended. To To absorb the shocks absorb the shocks be as agile as possible be as agile as possible allow better field of view from the eyes to look around allow better field of view from the eyes to look around

28 Q7. Body Positioning Here we have a much better positioning with nicely bended knees. Here we have a much better positioning with nicely bended knees. Do you feel this would be proper Active Body Positioning? Do you feel this would be proper Active Body Positioning?

29 CORRECT!!! Even though we have a much better positioning with nicely bended knees, there still is an issue. Even though we have a much better positioning with nicely bended knees, there still is an issue. The back is too straight, making the player too rigid/stiff in his movements. The back is too straight, making the player too rigid/stiff in his movements.

30 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Even though theres a much better positioning with nicely bended knees, there still is an issue. Even though theres a much better positioning with nicely bended knees, there still is an issue. The back is too straight, making the player too rigid/stiff in his movements. The back is too straight, making the player too rigid/stiff in his movements.

31 Q8. Body Positioning Would this qualify as ABP (Active Body Positioning)? Would this qualify as ABP (Active Body Positioning)?

32 CORRECT!!! Still no real ABP. Still no real ABP. The back is fine, but: The back is fine, but: the feet should be shoulder width apart and the feet should be shoulder width apart and the knees should be slightly bended as well. the knees should be slightly bended as well.

33 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Still no real ABP. Still no real ABP. The back is fine, but: The back is fine, but: the feet should be shoulder width apart and the feet should be shoulder width apart and the knees should be slightly bended as well. the knees should be slightly bended as well.

34 Q9. Body Positioning What about this position? What about this position? Would you qualify it as ABP? (Active Body Positioning) Would you qualify it as ABP? (Active Body Positioning)

35 CORRECT!!! Compare it with the previous positions and youll see the differences! Compare it with the previous positions and youll see the differences! Hes ready to look around, accelerate, turn, shoot… anything! Very nice ABP!! Hes ready to look around, accelerate, turn, shoot… anything! Very nice ABP!!

36 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! Compare it with the previous positions and youll see the differences! Compare it with the previous positions and youll see the differences! Hes ready to look around, accelerate, turn, shoot… anything! Very nice ABP!! Hes ready to look around, accelerate, turn, shoot… anything! Very nice ABP!!

37 Unit 3. Ball Position Weve looked at the stick selection, hand position of the hands on the stick and the Active Body Positioning. Weve looked at the stick selection, hand position of the hands on the stick and the Active Body Positioning. Now lets see how the position of the ball vs the body will influence everything. Now lets see how the position of the ball vs the body will influence everything. Please look at the following questions and answer whether or not the ball is positioned correctly versus the body. Please look at the following questions and answer whether or not the ball is positioned correctly versus the body.

38 Q10. Ball Position Is the ball in a position for the player to have good control over it? Is the ball in a position for the player to have good control over it?

39 CORRECT!!! Youve spotted that the player cant control the ball properly as it is Youve spotted that the player cant control the ball properly as it is too close, pushing the stick into the body and too close, pushing the stick into the body and prevents Active Body Positioning!! prevents Active Body Positioning!! The ball should be further away from the player!! The ball should be further away from the player!!

40 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! The player cant control the ball properly as it is The player cant control the ball properly as it is too close, pushing the stick into the body and too close, pushing the stick into the body and prevents Active Body Positioning!! prevents Active Body Positioning!! The ball should be further away from the player!! The ball should be further away from the player!!

41 Q11. Ball Position Here the ball is further away as requested. Here the ball is further away as requested. Is this giving the player proper control? Is this giving the player proper control?

42 CORRECT!!! Clearly this is not helping from an ABP or ball control point of view. Clearly this is not helping from an ABP or ball control point of view. The ball is too far away and the player cant play properly. The ball is too far away and the player cant play properly.

43 Sorry, INCORRECT!!! The ball is in a position which is not helping from an ABP or ball control point of view. The ball is in a position which is not helping from an ABP or ball control point of view. The ball is too far away and the player cant play properly. The ball is too far away and the player cant play properly.

44 Conclusion Here you have all three units in one picture Here you have all three units in one picture A right handed shooter with the correct A right handed shooter with the correct Stick Stick Hand positions Hand positions Active Body Positioning Active Body Positioning Ball vs Body distance Ball vs Body distance

45 Conclusion (2) These seemingly unimportant issues have proven to be crucial fundamentals that each Coach needs to focus for the players to have a fun, sporty experience with low injury risk. These seemingly unimportant issues have proven to be crucial fundamentals that each Coach needs to focus for the players to have a fun, sporty experience with low injury risk. Feel free to use it with your players, beginners or not, as everyone needs to be reminded from time to time. Feel free to use it with your players, beginners or not, as everyone needs to be reminded from time to time. Questions? Please come and see me: Questions? Please come and see me: Coach Spike Coach Spike

46 Additional Resources Please visit the unique resource for anything on this wonderful sport: Please visit the unique resource for anything on this wonderful sport: Floorball Mania Floorball Mania Floorball Mania Floorball Mania Alternatively you an always me with all your input or questions at: Alternatively you an always me with all your input or questions at: braunius at msu.edu braunius at msu.edu Beginning Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3


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