Floorball Guru Podcast
By Floorball Guru Podcast
We talk about everything Floorball, specifically related to education, awareness and development of the sport. Let us help you start, build, and grow your Floorball program to be as successful as it can be.
Floorball Guru Episode #113 Pressing forward through change
Things change. How you adapt and evolve is part of the process. We talk about that and upcoming changes in our latest episode.
September 06, 2022
Floorball Guru Episode 112 - Moving Forward. It just looks different
After a short hiatus some things have changed. We talk about that and how we're moving forward to continue to teach, promote, and build Floorball.
June 10, 2022
Floorball Guru Episode #111 Let's get going!
After a short hiatus we're back at it. Sometimes it's important to take a break and use that time to recharge. Excited to be back on the court teaching
March 11, 2022
Floorball Guru Episode #110 Meet kids where they're at.
Working with people requires an ability to meet them where they are in the moment you meet them. It's not a full representation, but every interaction can change these factors. When dealing with kids this can be compounded. There's so many factors in their day and development that affect where they are every day. Know this is important, and knowing how to manage that even more so.
December 03, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #109 Some challenges and strategies when teaching Floorball
Teaching, coaching, or instructing is a challenge. You don't know everything, and you certainly don't know everything when you start out. In this episode we talk about some strategies working with kids and how to approach those challenges.
November 05, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #108 The Why Matters
In this episode we cover some feedback we recently received and the impact this kind of work has on not only the kids, but us as well.
October 20, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #107 To beehive or not to beehive
In this episode we talk about youth development and teaching. We cover some thoughts and ideas about how to approach teaching Floorball.
October 05, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #106 Tuesday thoughts
In this episode we sit down and hash through some thoughts we've had lately about a number of Floorball related things.
September 22, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode#105 Summer Camp is here!
This past week we spent time running our summer camp. It has been a long time coming, and a lot of work to make it happen. We talk about the experience and more in this episode.
August 25, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #104 It's not easy, but it's worth it.
No matter what we do we're faced with challenges, failures, learning opportunities, and success.
August 12, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #103 A long winding journey....so far...
In this episode we reminisce a bit, thanks to Facebook, about our journey prior to Floorball Guru, and beyond.
August 04, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #102 - Planning and Strategizing for the future
In this episode we talk about the constant process of evolving, planning, strategizing, and growing for the future.
July 30, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #101 - A walk through on your new venture
In this episode I go on a bit of rant to start, but end it with some sage advice on how to get started with your Floorball venture.
July 14, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #100 A long journey, but a fun one
In this episode we celebrate our 100th post. We talk about a number things, give some thoughts, insights, and hopefully encouragement to keep growing Floorball around the world.
July 07, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #99 Thinking of the future and planning for what's to come
In this episode we talk about some thoughts regarding potential changes in approaches to programming as we actually move out of COVID.
July 02, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #98 Using our voices to grow Floorball
In this episode we layout a challenge to the Floorball community to use their collective voices to grow the sport of Floorball
June 24, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #97 Good things coming to North America in 2022
In this episode we talk about some things that are coming to NA in 2022 related to Floorball and the potential impacts those may have to continue to grow the sport.
June 16, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #96 Focusing on what works for you
There's a lot of noise out there. A lot of distraction. In fact, when you start something you're going to get a lot of opinions from people on what they feel is in your best interest. I've had this happen to me from the beginning and continues. I graciously take in the opinions, but I'm also steadfast in what I believe is the right move(s) for me and what I want to accomplish. Sometimes you just have to go your own way, even if you're the only one.
June 09, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #95 Things we forget when marketing
Marketing is such a vital component to building out your brand. However, there are some key things that people tend to forget as part of this process. We talk more about that and give some of our own examples in this episode.
June 07, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #94 Celebrating 4 Years
Spring is special for us as we celebrate the founding of our organization. After four years we've seen many ups and downs, successes and failures. We're excited to see what the future holds.
May 05, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #93 Summer's on my mind
In this episode we talk about developing strategies to get your summer camps or programs going.
April 21, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #92 The Grind is Real
In this episode we talk about the realities to starting new ventures, programs, and etc. Don't sugar coat the fact that everything you do is going to take work and effort. Grinding through the process is part of the it.
April 15, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode # 91 What is this thing called Floorball?
Learning new things is a challenge. You have lots of questions. You're not sure what it is. You may or may not have an understanding of what the game is. With Floorball we get those inquires a lot. We cover some of that in this episode. Hope it helps!
March 24, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #90 - The business side of things
Got an idea for a business? Could be anything. We talk about some thoughts on the idea, and hopefully will help you decide to take the leap. Let's get to work!
March 03, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #89 Building solid business relationships
You don't always need a facility to build your program, but it sure helps. In this episode we talk about some of our key components to building a solid relationship with facilities. It doesn't always have anything to do with the program but our tips are key to ensuring a strong relationship and ultimately a better opportunity for your programs.
February 12, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #88 Heading into 2021
We made it to 2021. Now's a good time as any to reflect on where we came from, where we are, and where we want to go.
January 26, 2021
Floorball Guru Episode #87 Moving Forward into 2021
We're shut down again in Washington State. Thankfully we were able to complete our 6 week Fall instructional program, but our Dec League got the axe. As we move forward we talk about what may be coming.
December 04, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #86 Know and Learn your insurance
In this episode we talk about insurance. As fun as this topic is it is vital to know and understand what your needs are, and what you're getting into. We talk about some good things to think about and ask when searching and talking to brokers about your insurance needs.
November 12, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #85 Background on the Floorball Guru
Who or what is Floorball Guru? You might be wondering. Spend a little time getting to know the person behind the brand.
October 21, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #84 Back on the Court
After 6 months of nothing we're finally back on the court teaching Floorball. Does it look different? Yes, but it can work and be successful given COVID-19 restrictions.
October 12, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #83 Pushing Forward
The struggle is part of the process. There's always ups and downs, but pushing forward is key. We talk about some of our challenges and coming out of that as we continue to grow the sport of Floorball.
September 22, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #82 Don't give up
Simple message. Dont give up
August 28, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #81
There are lot of options out there to grow sports. We talk about whats being done and what our focus is for making that happen.
August 12, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #80 - North American Floorball
A new development has occurred called the North American Floorball League. We talk about that and more in this episode!
August 05, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #79 Don't let fear stop you
We've all had the thought. "I wish...." Yet we didn't act on it. We did that out of fear from something. In this episode we talk about that and more. Give it a listen.
July 30, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #78 Sell, but don't oversell
Whatever business or venture you're in you're selling. Selling yourself, program, or product. While there are many right ways to go about this, there are certainly some wrong ways. We discuss a recent interaction we had with a seller and give some insights and tips to think about as you approach this process.
July 16, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #77 Into the unknown
So much has changed in 2020, and I don't think we've seen the end of that change. In this episode we talk about some of our challenges, and some of the challenges faced heading into the back end of the year.
July 02, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #76 Programming for summer with COVID guidelines
We're hopefully all starting to move out of quarantine and thinking about what the next step is. In this episode we talk about out thought process is bring programs back for summer.
May 29, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #75 Floorball Guru TV Launches
In this episode we talk about our new platform Floorball Guru TV
May 15, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #74 Keep professionalism of the sport high
In this episode we talk about the importance of keeping the professionalism of the sport high.
May 08, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #73 What will sport programming look like going forward
In this episode we talk about what we think sports programs will look like once we get back to business.
April 30, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #72 Get out of your comfort zone once in awhile.
We all do things that we know. It's easy to stay in our lane. However, we need to be doing things that make us uncomfortable. That's where we learn, fail, and grow. What are you doing to get our of your comfort zone?
April 21, 2020
Floorball Guru Episdoe #71 Tips on teaching the basics
Teaching the basics is a crucial aspect to anything. Ensuring participants have a solid foundation will help them learn, grow and have fun. We talk about some of the things we do to teach Floorball, especially at the most basic levels.
April 16, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #70 Use your time wisely
In this episode we talk about the importance in using your time wisely. Now is as good a time as any to start that new project, business, or venture. We talk about that and give some tips and insight to our processes.
April 08, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #69 The planning process starts now
Given the current situation we're all in it's put a lot of our plan on hold. However, at some point we'll begin to push forward. Are you planning for that time? What things can you be doing now to be prepared?
April 01, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #68 Making it Fun
Now is as good a time as any to change things up. Have fun with what you're doing. Change up the routine, and try new things. More importantly have fun in what you're doing.
March 23, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #67 Crazy Times we're in
In this episode I can't not talk about what's happening in our world surrounding COVID-19. Give it a listen.
March 17, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #66 Marketing Strategies
Starting a program is one thing. Getting people to attend is another. Are you doing what you need to best #market your #event or program?
March 12, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #65 Stop Comparing and Start Playing
When you talk about Floorball you can't hide from the comparison people make between it and hockey, or variations of hockey. In doing so people miss the point, miss the mark, and ultimately miss the opportunity to learn and experience something new.
March 06, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #64 Lessons Learned
We all have lessons to learn. Sometimes we bite off a bit more than we can choose. In the moment we're forced to act or get through the process. When we come out on the other side we've hopefully learned some lessons and have better knowledge to make better decisions going forward.
February 26, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #63 Remeber your purpose
Life is a process of ups and downs. There is no denying it. From time to time it's important to remember why you're doing what you're doing. Remember your purpose.
February 19, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #62 Do what works for you
Everyone brings their own value to any venture. What works for me doesn't always work for someone else. in this episode we talk about the importance of finding your own way or approach. While it's specifically talking in regards to Floorball this can be applied to anything.
February 13, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #61 Take Care of the little things
Too often we focus on big issues when we're building a program. There's a lot to think about throughout the process. While those things are important you can't forget the little things. In many ways those are the things that make the biggest impacts in the long run.
February 05, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #60 Do you know your why?
We're passionate about growing the sport of Floorball. What does that mean and look like for us? Find out our why?
January 30, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #59 Trial and Error when Teaching
In this episode we talk about the trials and errors when teaching. Things don't always go as planned and it's important to be prepared accordingly. When things don't go as planned it's good to reflect on why? What can be done going forward?
January 24, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #58 Tips to improve your ROI on Floorball
In this episode we talk about setting up your Floorball program, and add some tips to help ensure more return on your program.
January 16, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #57 Floorball will grow, but it won't happen overnight
Nothing of value happens overnight. It takes time to build and cultivate. In this episode we talk about that and give a pathway to build the sport on a solid foundation.
January 08, 2020
Floorball Guru Episode #56 Thoughts on 2019
In this episode we talk about 2019, and look forward to 2020.
December 26, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #55 If you get the mom you get the family
Floorball is a growing sport. I believe the biggest impact to it's development will be girls (and women).
December 18, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #54 Taking Chances and making tough decisions
in this episode we talk about a variety of things, specifically status coaching USA U19 Women's Floorball team. Making tough decisions, learning from failures, and continuing to promote and push the sport of Floorball however we can.
December 13, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #53 A thank you for all the support
In this episode we spend time thinking back on where we started, where we are going, and being thankful for it all.
November 28, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #52 Floorball and Floor Hockey are different and that matters
In this episode we talk about why Floorball and Floor Hockey are different and why it's important to distinguish between the two.
November 21, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #51 Golden Gate Cup
In this episode we're at the Golden Gate Cup in San Jose, CA. This premier Floorball event has a lot going for it that we wanted to highlight when thinking about larger scale events.
November 14, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #50 Keep Evolving
In this episode we talk about the evolution of Floorball Guru from the beginning to now, and talk about where we're going.
November 01, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #49 - Jumping into retail and Floorball
In this episode we talk about retail and the role it currently plays, and will play on the evolution of Floorball in North America.
October 23, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #48 Maintaining value of the sport
In this episode we talk about the importance of maintaining the value of the sport of Floorball. We have specific views on how to do this for us and our goals. What do you think?
October 16, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #47 Teach to build a solid foundation
It all starts with a solid foundation. Whoever you're teaching, for them to be successful they need to have a foundation to build on.
October 11, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #46 NRPA National Conference
We're in Baltimore for the 2019 National Recreation Parks Association National Conference. We cover why we're here and some tips if you're considering speaking at a conference.
September 25, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #45 Travel Teams are not the Answer
In this episode we discuss travel teams. While they've become the norm for many sports there is a bit of push back starting against them. At Floorball Guru we believe they have their place, but in an emerging sports world starting them now is putting the cart before the horse.
September 18, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #44 Struggles are coming. Don't give up
In this episdoe we talk about preparing yourself to succeed, deal with failure, and come out the other end as positive as possible.
September 11, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #43 Things to think about when setting up your floorball buisness
Have you thought about starting a business? There's a lot to consider but it's not as hard as people make it out to be. There are some important steps to take and things to check off in the process. In this episode we talk about some of those things.
August 29, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #42: Floorball things on my mind
In this episode I discuss a variety of topics and things that have been floating around in my head regarding Floorball.
August 14, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #41 - State Games
In this episode we talk about the recent State Game Tournament and the impact that can have on growing the sport in the US.
August 07, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #40 Always think long term
In this episode we talk about the importance of staying ahead of the game and thinking long term to grow your Floorball program, or any program.
July 31, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #39: Developing your Officials
In this episode we talk about the importance of developing your officials, and the role they play in ensuring safety and quality experience for your participants.
July 24, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #38 Tips and tricks to teaching Floorball
In this episode we talk about some of our tips and tricks to teaching floorball for the beginner. Hope it helps!
July 17, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #37 Learn from failures to see long term success
In this episode we talk about success, failure, and why it's important to not focus on the failure as a negative. Learn from it.
July 11, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #36 Are you getting buy in?
In this episode we talk about the importance of buy in when developing your brand, program, or event.
June 19, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #35 Strategize your approach to youth programs
In this episode we talk about building out youth programs. What are the current options, routes, and challenges to think about when going this route.
June 13, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #34 Adult Programming
In this episode we talk about how to develop your adult programming. Whether you're starting out from nothing, or building what you've already got going, we explore some keys to growing it.
June 07, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #33 Summer Camp Development
In this episode we talk about summer camp development and some of the steps you might want to consider if you're planning to run a camp.
May 31, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #32 You're not alone in this process
In this episode we talk about the emphasis that you're not alone. Everyone make mistakes, struggles, has highs and lows. Not one person or business is immune to it. The key is to recognize that and keep pushing forward, and lean on the support from the Floorball community to help you.
May 23, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #31 - Monetizing Floorball
In this episode we discuss the various options surrounding pathways out there to monetize floorball from a programming standpoint to full-fledged business models. Check it out!
May 15, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode 30 - Lets get to work
In this episode we'll talk about the need everyone plays in growing floorball.
May 10, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #29 Marketing Strategies
In this episode we talk about marketing strategies. More specifically we explore the phrase "HYPE" Marketing from the Tao of Sports, and the implications it can have on developing a comprehensive marketing strategy.
April 25, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #28 - Developing Content
In this episode we talk about the need for developing more Floorball specific content, and the importance that play on the development and awareness of the sport.
April 17, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #27 U19 Men's World Floorball Championships
On this episode we talk about the U19 World Floorball Championships coming up this May in Nova Scotia. I'm fortunate to be going to the event to watch, cheer on the teams, and also teach some programs as part of the event.
April 10, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode#26 Floorball and the Retail Market
While more and more people are learning and engaging in Floorball the retail market is starting to notice. On this episode we talk about conversations we're having with major retailers outside the Floorball world who are looking to step into this new space.
April 04, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #25 - ROI of Floorball
In this episode we talk about the importance return on investment (ROI) plays in Floorball development. Are you working to provide value or simply taking what's out there? I'd argue that you get more when you give. At the same time, as a sport we need to do a better job showing the return on the investment we're asking others to make.
March 19, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #24 - Taking opportunities as they come
In this episode we talk about the importance of taking chances and looking for opportunities as they arise.
March 14, 2019
Episode #23 - What's your vision for Floorball?
In this episode we talk about the long-term in regards to floorball. Where is it now, where is it going, and what does the future hold? We also talk about the importance of the end game. Check it out.
February 15, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #22 Upcoming Floorball Events
There are a number of Floorball events coming up from now until 2021. Now is a great time to get active and get involved in developing and promoting Floorball.
February 05, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #21 Program Evolution
We all come from different backgrounds, and have different goals. When developing a Floorball program what's your focus? Classes, Leagues, or Tournaments? All bring value, but I think there's a specific path to lay out an effective program. It's not a golden bullet, but it does work if you put in the work and give it enough time.
January 09, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode #20 Develop your leauge
Love Floorball? Looking to grow it in your area? You might be thinking about starting a league. Let's talk through that process and some of the things you might want to make sure you're thinking about as you begin that process.
January 03, 2019
Floorball Guru Episode 19: Writing our book The Floorball Guru Primer
We wrote a book on Floorball. Check out why we did it, how we did it, and why we think it will help grow the sport.
December 19, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 18: Women in Floorball
In this episode we discuss the importance of engaging and developing women as part of the overall growth of Floorball
October 19, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 17: Getting Starting
In this episode we discuss steps and strategies for getting Floorball programs going in your area, business, or school.
October 11, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 16: Bringing Value
In this episode we discuss the value Floorball can bring to businesses and organizations working in a variety of capacities.
September 25, 2018
Floorball Guru Podcast Episode 15: Sponsorship
In this episode we talk about sponsorship and the distinctions and differences that they can have for your organization
September 13, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 14: Special Olympics and Floorball
In this episode we discuss Special Olympics and Unified Sports, and how Floorball can be part of including persons with disabilities in recreation programming.
September 06, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 13: Floorball and Hockey
In this episode we talk about the relationship between Floorball and Hockey, and inquire about what that relationships might be in the future. The major hockey associations know about Floorball, but haven't adopted it yet. Why?
August 24, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 12: Sticks in Hands Matter
In this episode we discuss the importance of getting sticks in hands of potential customers in order to grow, engage, and develop the sport.
August 16, 2018
Floorball Guru 10 Episode 11: Building your teaching style
In this episode we discuss the challenges and keys to developing your personal teaching style.
August 10, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode 10 - Youth Programming
In our latest episode of Floorball Guru Podcast we discuss youth programming and development, and the importance of both.
August 01, 2018
Episode 9: Floorball and alternative training
As athletes and coaches we get too focused on developing athletes within out sport. I argue that we should be doing more to build athletes by using other sports and avenues for training.
July 26, 2018
Floorball Guru Podcast Episode 8: Floorball and Hockey
This episode we talk Floorball and Hockey. Floorball and Hockey aren't the same thing, but complimentary of each other.
July 20, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #7 - Floorball and Unified Sports
In this episode we talk about Special Olympics Unified Sports and the potential role Floorball can play on engaging more athletes.
July 12, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #6 Teaching Floorball
In this episode we discuss teaching Floorball while exploring the challenges and development to finding your voice as an instructor
July 05, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #5 - Floorball and Intramural Sports
Across the country intramural sports plays a vital role on campuses. Most schools play the traditional sports, and at the same time are looking for new and exciting sports to engage a broader population. Floorball can be a sport that does that.
June 28, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #4 - Coaching Team USA
In this episode we discuss the experience surrounding the U19 Women's World Floorball Championships. The Ups/Downs, and everything in between. We talk about what the hopes are for the future.
June 21, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #3 - Floorball equipment choices
In this episode we explore Floorball equipment. There's a variety of things to consider related to equipment. Here's some things to think about when choosing equipment
June 14, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #2 - Event planning
In this episode we talk about things to think about when putting an event together. Putting an event, program, or tournament together takes a lot of time and planning. You want to make sure you're setting yourself up for success by focusing on the details.
June 07, 2018
Floorball Guru Episode #1 - Floorball Awareness
Welcome to the first podcast at Floorball Guru. In this episode we discuss Floorball awareness and growing the game.
May 31, 2018