Floorball is about interconnected skills and movement patterns where the various physical skills are linked together and used simultaneously (footwork, hand eye coordination, physics, strength and the “normal floorball skills”). That is why this multidimensional thinking also needs to be included in the planning and in the design of floorball drills, physical and strength training in floorball. This floorball book has its main focus in floorball drills and practices with the physical training embedded in many drills, but there is also a separate section only focusing on physical and strength training in floorball, perfect practices to use before or after a floorball practice or during floorball off season training. Buy the floorball book via Amazon or other online bookstores.
I continue with some valuable things from Dave Smiths lecture, from the international coaching seminarium.
He talked about the complexity in hockey, you need to skate, do stick handling and take decissions, which is not possible if you haven’t automized some of the skills or moves. If your skating isn’t automized, you need to focus on that and loose stick handling and good decissions.
Same principles can be applied on floorball, if you don’t have good and fast feets moving automatically, you will have problems with the game.
1. Quick and fast feets (coordination skills)
2. Good stick handling skills
will automatically give you more time on focusing on the game itself and to make good decissions during the game.
Test the footwork and coordination skills
You can test these coordination skills by a simple practice. Let your players run standing on the same spot, add stick handling and start to ask them questions. Do they drop in speed or have problems performing these two things together, then you know you need to work extra either on footwork or stick handling. Below an example from the stick handling and ball control eBook found on this page >>