Canada is a nation that is passionate about hockey and floorball is a great fit in our culture and as more people discover and play floorball they are immediately taken to its ease of learning, fast pace and exciting play. There are many synergies between ice hockey and floorball.
As floorball has begun to emerge across the country, passionate people have started clubs in their community:
AN AVERAGE FLOORBALL CLUB CYCLE (“The Challenge”):
- Clubs start quickly and with great passion and initial momentum.
- Usually one person is the catalyst in the club and they start to log many solo hours trying to build their club.
- The club owner has no plan, support system nor the tools and resources to draw from to help manage their club.
- IF the club accelerates its growth the workload significantly increases on the owner.
- The club is void of systems for training referees, coaches, and volunteers and the owner finds themself filling in void roles or allowing the quality of the positions to slide.
- Over time, the local club owner begins to burn out and/or life circumstances cause them to reconsider their time investment and worthiness of running a floorball club.
- The owner concludes that they can no longer sustain the pace of the lifestyle and club workload.
- The club often becomes stale or folds.