Tomorrow’s generation took a big step towards floorball this year at the USA Floorball National Tournament held in Tomah Wisconsin.
This big little town about half way between Minneapolis Minnesota and Chicago Illinois was the center of floorball in the USA the last weekend of August. Some very encouraging trends are appearing in USA Floorball and were evident at this tournament. The USA is gearing up to host the 2021 World Games in Birmingham Alabama where Floorball will be a huge feature sport that is sure to make a dramatic entrance on the USA sports scene.
This year’s USA Floorball National Championship Tournament featured an inaugural U15 bracket. It crowned FC Floorball Plus Pirates National Champions after a seeding tournament Friday Aug 24th and a knockout tournament Satuday Aug 25th. The youth teams were composed of kids with various athletic backgrounds such as ice hockey, lacrosse and basketball. Heavy Metal Hockey FC Ely Hornets took runner up after a well played and dramatic final. The kids games played on the official rink and had certified referees. FC Xoro Tigers placed third. Check out the photos snapped by USA Floorball GM Adam Troy:
The complete photo album of the USA nationals can be found here.
Article written by guest writer Cael Sprute (USA)