European Selects and Maroons Unified FC
On February 7, 2015 Special Olympics Jamaica held a Unified Sports Day under which our Maroons Floorball programme was given the opportunity to show onlookers what the Sport is all about at high skill level.View Story ▼On February 7, 2015 Special Olympics Jamaica held a Unified Sports Day under which our Maroons Floorball programme was given the opportunity to show onlookers what the Sport is all about at high skill level. Thanks to the Jamaica Floorball Association who had arranged for some European resources to come to Jamaica (for six months) on a bilingual exchange programme which included coaching Floorball in schools and to the existing clubs, we have been able to take advantage of having these resources readily available and have taken very opportunity to work with them. “This interaction is in-keeping with the SO thrust for Inclusion in Sports and through the Maroons we also meet the Unified Sports thrust.”
The match on February 7th was very entertaining, with the Maroons jumping into a 2 nil lead by mid-way in the first period. The Europeans came back with a goal before the end of the period. After some stubborn resistance from the Maroons, the Europeans netted twice in the second period and finished off the match with three more goals in the third.
“These match interactions, regardless of the results, serve to provide focus training points to address the shortfalls in team and individual court play and overall skills. At the end of every interaction (regular training or match), the coaching team comes together to analyse what took place and design specific drills for the next training session. It is important that this coaching activity takes place so that the slow uphill skills enhancement journey can be well organized and the appropriate thinking can go into our training plans.”
We take this opportunity to thank our European friends for becoming a part of the Global Inclusion Thrust and for sharing with us their skills.
We look forward to Floorball being an official Sport at the 2017 Winter Games and are preparing athletes to play the traditional SO three-on-three version of the Sport
About Victor L Brown SOJ Floorball Coordinator:I've been coordinating Special Olympics Jamaica Floorball since 2011View less ▲