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Y16 Mixed National Team going to Gothia Cup

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Updated: September 24, 2019
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We are excited to announce that the newly formed Y16 Mixed National Team has decided to attend Gothia Innebandy Cup 2020 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The tournament will run January 3-6 2020.

“I believe this will be an experience the kids will remember for the rest of their lives. It will also increase our Floorball kids “Floorball IQ” after having the experience playing some of the best kids in the world. I hope even though we are announcing this with fairly short notice that the Floorball community ,and the parents of our country’s Floorball Youth, will rally around this event and make it the best we can make it. In addition it is a great opportunity to discover Sweden” says Daniel Williamsson, GM for Y16

 

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On the Gothia Innebandy Cup web page you can read “Gothia Innebandy Cup is the world’s largest and most international floorball event. Each year, around 460 teams from 6-8 nations participate and more than 1300 matches are played on 25 courts. The tournament is played each year over the Swedish holiday “trettonhelgen” in Gothenburg. Over 10,000 floorball youths then gather to participate in the biggest floorball event.”

This is an invaluable opportunity for our USA Floorball youth to get international experience at high level and help them grow in their game. The experience will make waves here back home in U.S. to grow the excitement around the sport when the kids will share their experience with their friends.

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In direct connection with Gothia Cup the team is also doing a Training Camp. It will be held January 1-3 in Jonkoping, Sweden. Here the kids will get an opportunity to be coached by Henrik Lindberg. Henrik has coached Jonkopings IK Men’s Floorball Club in the highest Swedish Floorball League, SSL (Swedish Super League), for many years. They will also have an opportunity to play with one of Henrik’s youth teams.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to get involved and help out USA Floorball youth. It is important for Floorball in general that USA is successful with its new youth initiative and I’m glad to be able to help out. I hope this also will lead to more future collaboration opportunities.” says Henrik.

3kids “We will be sending the most competitive teams that we are able to send, based on who is interested in going. At the same time we will also be as inclusive as we can. We are mostly looking for players born 2004-2009.” says Daniel.

If you are interested in knowing the details and how to sign up for our Y16 interest list, please do so by following the link below. After you enter your information on the interest list we will email you the details of Gothia Cup and all Y16 events as they come up throughout 2020. We need commitment for Gothia Cup and Camp by October 25th in order to reserve a spot on one of the teams.

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Y16 Interest List and Sign Up Click Here

 

Photos: Gothia Cup