Building Interest in Floorball among Students of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong

It is necessary to remind students of the importance of sports in helping to maintain health. Not only health, with sports one can also learn about cooperating with others in the same team, build sportsmanship and learn to come up with strategies to face challenges.

These days, we are seeing more and more of everything, including new sports. With the emergence of new sports—each with its own complicity—people in Indonesia have more choices. The same thing happens with students of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong, when they were introduced to floorball during Physical Education lesson. For the first time floorball was introduced to students of Grade X, XI, and XII of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong, and they were enthusiastic with the new sport.

What is floorball? Floorball is an indoor sport played by two teams of six people in each team. The field has an area of 40 x 20 meters with a divider (Rink) with the height of 40-50 centimeters. Floorball is played using a composite stick with a curved plastic end. The objective of the sport is to out a light plastic ball into the opponent team’s goal. Floorball founded at Sweden, and popular in Finland and Switzerland, and it is also played in several other countries, like Norway and Czech Republic. Other countries are catching up, including several countries outside Europe, like Canada, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the United States.

Seeing the enthusiasm among the students of BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong for floorball, the teachers then decided to hold a floorball competitionon March 7 and March 8 at Sjuman Hall, BINUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Serpong. Ten schools in greater Jakarta area took part in the competition. Before the competition, there was a coaching clinic and introduction to parents. They were informed about floorball, its safety and benefits to the students. Parents showed positive response and enjoyed the matches. (JR)

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