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Canada Cup - IFF Development Clinics

posted May 15, 2012, 7:23 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 16, 2012, 6:34 AM ]


International Floorball Federation
Development Clinics
Canada Cup, Toronto, Canada
May 18th-20th, 2012



The International Floorball Federation (IFF) is based in Helsinki, Finland and will be hosting Development Clinics at the 2012 Canada Cup Floorball Championship. 
The IFF is the head organization of world Floorball (Innebandy, Salibandy, Unihockey) and was founded by Sweden, Finland and Switzerland in 1986. Currently, the IFF consists of 54 Member Associations and the IFF is a full member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Development Clinics will feature two streams: Coaching and Refereeing, with each stream featuring four stand alone sessions.

Below is a breakdown of the sessions that will be offerred during the 2012 Canada Cup Floorball Championship.

  Coaching   Refereeing
C1 Defensive Tactics R1 Basic Floorball Rules
C2 Offensive Tactics R2 Referee Movement
C3 Game Transition/Buildup ("Breakout") R3 Referee Signals
C4 Player Roles R4 Refereeing a Game

We encourage everyone to attend these sessions - whether you are a floorball player, organizer, coach, referee or a parent. Learn more about floorball and bring this knowledge back to your local club and community to help develop the sport further. Download detailed information about the content of these sessions.


IFF Clinics Schedule and Registration

Registration is done online on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no charge for the sessions but non-players will need to purchase a ticket to enter the tournament site. To receive a formal certificate to prove completion of the course, partipants must complete all four courses in the stream of their choice and become a member of Floorball Canada for $10. Floorball Canada membership is NOT required to attend the sessions.

FRIDAY, MAY 18 2012  
8:45-9:30 C1 Defensive Tactics REGISTER
9:30-10:15 R1 Basic Floorball Rules REGISTER
11:00-11:45 C2 Offensive Tactics REGISTER
11:45-12:30 R2 Referee Movement REGISTER
1:15-2:00 C3 Game Transition/Buildup        REGISTER
2:00-2:45 R3 Referee Signals REGISTER
5:00-5:45 C4 Player Roles REGISTER
5:45-6:30 R4 Refereeing a Game REGISTER
     
SATURDAY, MAY 19 2012  
8:45-9:30 C1 Defensive Tactics REGISTER
9:30-10:15 R1 Basic Floorball Rules REGISTER
11:00-11:45 C2 Offensive Tactics REGISTER
11:45-12:30 R2 Referee Movement REGISTER
1:15-2:00 C3 Game Transition/Buildup REGISTER
2:00-2:45 R3 Referee Signals REGISTER
4:15-5:00 C4 Player Roles REGISTER
5:00-5:45 R4 Refereeing a Game REGISTER
     
SUNDAY MAY 20 2012  
8:00-8:45 C1 Defensive Tactics REGISTER
8:45-9:30 R1 Basic Floorball Rules REGISTER
9:30-10:15 C2 Offensive Tactics REGISTER
11:00-11:45 R2 Referee Movement REGISTER
11:45-12:30 C3 Game Transition/Buildup REGISTER
4:15-5:00 R3 Referee Signals REGISTER
5:00-5:45 C4 Player Roles REGISTER
5:45-6:30 R4 Refereeing a Game REGISTER



IFF Instructors

John Liljelund:



Mr. John Liljelund has a vast experience of coaching in Floorball, he has during his 20 year experience coached the Finnish women’s and men’s U19 national teams, Finnish elite teams and during his employment in IFF he has focused on training male youth players born 1996 and now acts as the head coach for the age group in Finland. He has also played as a goalkeeper in the highest leagues in Finland and Sweden, participating in the EuroFloorball Cup
John has taken a professional coaching exam organised by the Finnish Olympic Committee and has actively been a part of the coaching education of the Finnish Floorball Federation as a lecturer and developer. He has been the creator of the IFF Floorball Development Programme and its Seminars. During the Clinic John will be responsible for the Coaching instruction.



Janne Ögren: 

Mr. Jan (Janne) Ögren is an experienced Swedish elite referee and coach, who has been refereeing for over 20 years and has also worked as a coach in both elite teams and later in district teams in Sweden. Additionally he has a vast experience of educating both referees and coaches and has passed the highest Floorball coaching level in Sweden. Since the beginning of 2012 Janne works as the IFF Development Coordinator, with the task to support IFF member associations in their development and assist new countries develop the sport of Floorball. Janne has a fair knowledge of the development of Floorball and has seen it from both on and off the pitch and has a capability to explain the different phases of the game in a very concrete manner. He has additionally been building the Swedish Floorball Federations Coaching system. Janne will be responsible for Refereeing instruction.

Women's U19 Team off to Amazing Start!

posted May 2, 2012, 9:42 AM by Unknown user

Team Canada leads the B-division, after 2 great starts, first stunning pool favourite, Latvia, with a 4-4 tie, and easily defeating Austria 13-0.  For more details, check out the team's Facebook page:


You can also check out there live matches at:

www.youtube.com/ifflive

And for more about games and statistics, visit:


Canada wishes our young women continued success and we are all so proud back home!

Floorball Canada Annual General Meeting

posted Apr 16, 2012, 7:24 PM by Unknown user

April 16th, 2012

In accordance with the By-Laws of Floorball Canada this is an announcement that Floorball Canada’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday May 18th, 2012 at 3:00 pm EST in Toronto, Ontario.  In accordance with the By-Laws of Floorball Canada notice be provided in writing to each member 30 days prior to the meeting:

MEETINGS AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
Floorball Canada The Corporation shall hold an annual meeting each year, within 60 days of the end of the fiscal year of which meeting due notice in writing shall be sent to the last known address of each member by electronic mail, regular mail or delivered to each member at least 30 days prior to the date of the meeting. At this meeting elections shall be held for any vacant board positions and the membership fee for the coming year shall be set. The Officers so elected shall be members of the Board, along with the Past President, and shall serve until their successors are elected and installed. Any vacancy occurring during the year shall be filled at the next meeting, provided it is so stated in the notice calling such meeting.

MEETING DETAILS
Friday May 18th, 2012
3:00 - 4:30 pm

Tait McKenzie Centre
York University
Toronto, ON M3J

Conference calling details will be announced for individuals who would like to attend remotely.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend by emailing randy@floorballcanada.ca

Call for Nominations to the Floorball Canada Board of Directors

1. A Provincial Representative is appointed by each respective Provincial member to be a Director on the Board.

2. The President, General Secretary and Treasurer positions are elected by the Provincial Representatives based on applications received by individual members.

3. Should there be a vacancy on the board for one of the Provincial Representatives, it is the responsibility of the Provincial Organization to appoint someone to fill the position within one (1) month of the vacancy or be subject to disciplinary action.

4. Any vacancy for the President, General Secretary, or Treasurer positions shall be filled after a search for a suitable replacement has been completed an approved by majority vote of the remaining voting members of the Board.

5. Board members may resign from the Board with written notice to the attention of the General Secretary, at least 1 week prior to the next scheduled Board Meeting.

STAFF CALL FOR 2013 CANADA'S WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM

posted Apr 2, 2012, 8:58 AM by Unknown user

Canada’s Women's National Floorball Team is recruiting volunteers to fill the following staff positions:

1.    General Manager
2.    Assistant General Manager

The team will compete against the United States in the World Floorball Championship Qualification in February 2013 and if successful, the Women's World Floorball Championships in December 2013.  Please note team staff positions are volunteer positions and all staff members are responsible for covering the cost of their transportation, accommodation and all other expenses.  Costs are estimated at $2400.  Collective team efforts will be made to fundraise to reduce this cost.  All applicants must have a valid passport, to expire on or after January 1, 2014.

We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals with strong leadership qualities that are serious about being part of a winning team.  All members are expected to play significant roles to not only the team but also the development of the team starting as early as April 17th, with the entry of a development team into the Canada Cup.

The GM and Assistant GM will be responsible to fill the following staff positions:

3.    Head Coach
4.    Assistant Coach
5.    Trainer/Athletic Therapist
6.    Equipment Manager

Individuals interested in these positions may contact Floorball Canada and they will be connected with the GM/Assistant GM for an interview.

For a more complete list of expectations and duties, please contact Randy Sa'd at randy@floorballcanada.ca  To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Randy Sa'd no later than APRIL 14th with a hiring decision made by APRIL 17th.

NEW TEAM CANADA MEN'S AND WOMEN'S U19 WEBPAGES:

posted Jan 28, 2012, 5:00 PM by Unknown user

For more information on the Men's World Floorball Championship Qualification matches against the United States, click below:




For more information on the Women's U19 World Floorball Championship Team destined for Slovakia, click below:

Final Selection Announced for Canadian U19 Women's Floorball Team

posted Jan 28, 2012, 3:09 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 28, 2012, 4:36 PM ]



Canadian U19 Women's team coaching staff are pleased to announce our 20 player roster for the 2012 Women's World Floorball Championships that will take place in Nitra, Slovakia May 1st-5th 2012.  Many thanks to all who participated in the tryouts, selection camps, and tournaments along the way that made this a difficult decision for all of us.  Congratulations to all the girls.

Canadian U19 Women's Floorball Team Final Selection:
 
Team Canada

01 MacLean, Chelsea 
02 Kennelly, Brianna
03 Najem-Douglas, Naomi
04 McKinney, Christi
05 Hone, Beth
06 Johnson, Rebecca
07 Chapman, Victoria
08 Allison, Ashley
09 Tipping, CJ
10 Brown, Eryn
11 McAllister, Katie
12 Rowe, Hannah
13 Soules, Jenna
14 Valyear, Lauren
15 Ronnenberg, Karley
16 Weatherby, Taylor
17 MacLeod, Rachel
18 Eby, Kassandra 
19 Linker, Katie 
20 Stephanie Shore
 
Canada's schedule for 2012 U19 Women's World Floorball Championships tournament:

01.05.2012 Latvia WU19 vs Canada WU19 
02.05.2012 Canada WU19 vs Austria WU19 
03.05.2012 Russia WU19 vs Canada WU19  
04.05.2012 Canada WU19 vs Denmark WU19 
05.05.2012 Canada WU19 vs Germany WU19 

2012 U19 Team Canada Coaching staff:
 
Todd Crawford
Head Coach and Co GM
 
Brett Davis
Co GM
 
Assistant Coaches
Greg Conway
Robin Ridgewell
Stephanie Koo
Sonja Hotke
 
Sarah Bullock
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Mara Chaplin
Physiotherapist



To follow Team Canada U19 Women's Floorball Team on their historic and inaugural trip, please visit their webpage at:

Team Canada Announces Roster

posted Dec 16, 2011, 1:25 PM by Greg Beaudin

The Men's National Team Staff is proud to select the following players to represent Team Canada at the World Floorball Championships Qualifier in Los Angeles, California this upcoming February.  We would like to congratulate these young men, and say Thank-You to all those who attended tryouts across Canada.  This is an exciting era for Floorball Canada as we are starting a 7 year plan to be a Floorball powerhouse by the time of the World Floorball Championships in 2018,  The Journey starts here...

Andrew Radjenovic             Ontario
Angus Burke                     British Columbia
Blair Leslie                     Ontario
Connor Smith                     Ontario
Daniel Hewko                     Ontario
Daniel McKeen                     Ontario
Eric Ulli-Vanasse             Switzerland
Faez Kanji                     British Columbia
Guillaume Gosselin             Quebec
Joel Inouye                     Ontario
JR Goulet                             Ontario
Lauri Hannelius             Finland
Matt Smith                     Ontario
Matthieu Béland-Ferron     Quebec
Michael Hayward             Ontario
Patrick John Root             Ontario
Risto Parikka                     Finland
Robbie Wilkinson             British Columbia
Sami Valkama                     British Columbia
Stephane Laporte             Quebec 




To learn more about our National Teams Program, contact:

marc.kronewitt@floorballcanada.ca
greg.beaudin@floorballcanada.ca
nate.leslie@teamcanadafloorball.com

Team Canada U19 Call for Staff

posted Dec 13, 2011, 6:31 PM by Greg Beaudin   [ updated Dec 13, 2011, 6:32 PM ]

The National Development Teams Program of Floorball Canada is embarking on a journey to be an elite Floorball nation by 2018, and the U19 National Floorball Teams leading up to 2018 will form the foundation for the future Men's National Teams.  Floorball Experience is welcomed,  however the U19 program is seeking individuals who wish to grow and learn in a mentorship environment from GM and Coach leaders of our National Teams Program.  This is an exciting opportunity to launch your career in professional sports management, sports marketing and elite level coaching.

Canada’s Men’s U19 National Floorball Team is recruiting volunteers to
fill the following staff positions:

1.    General Manager
2.    Assistant General Manager
3.    Head Coach
3.    Assistant Coach
4.    Trainer/Athletic Therapist
5.    Equipment Manager

The team will compete at the Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships in May 2013 and possibly a World Floorball Championships Qualification match against the United States to be played at an earlier date.  Please note this is a volunteer position and all staff members are responsible for covering the cost of their transportation, accommodation and all other expenses.  Costs are estimated at $2400.  Collective team efforts will be made to fundraise to reduce this cost.  All applicants must have a valid passport, to expire on or after November 11, 2013.

We are looking for passionate, dedicated individuals with strong leadership qualities that are serious about being part of a winning team.  All members are expected to play significant roles to not only the team but also the development of the team starting as early as April 1st, 2012 and ending on May 31st, 2013.

For a more complete list of expectations and duties, please contact Marc Kronewitt, National Team Committee member at marc.kronewitt@floorballcanada.ca or Greg Beaudin, National Team Committee member at greg.beaudin@floorballcanada.ca.  

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Marc Kronewitt 
at marc.kronewitt@floorballcanada.ca no later than FEBRUARY 25th, 2012.

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