INNEBANDYPLANETEN is reporting sometimes about the highest leagues in Spain but we are going deeper. This time we have had a chat with a youth trainer of the club Escorial close to Madrid. This is his version about floorball in Spain.
Create and form Youth-schools is the best way to guarantee the growth of the sport in spain. And aswell it is to start and show that players even though they still are quite young when they reach the senior teams (and even to the national teams), you can tell that they have a 7-8 year long formation to become a great player.
CUF Escorial started to work with the youth several years ago and their success was not to wait! We have one or two teams participating in every cathegory from 6-7 year old kids to under 16! And with really good results right now.
I´ll give you a good example – The LIONS of Escorial.
The team was created 4 years ago And their short history is to follow: the first year of competition was the season 2007-2008 in the cathegory wich we call Benjamin (8 -9 years) and we ended first in the Madrid league. The next year 2008-2009 the cathegory was u-13 and we ended at second place.
The following season was even better, first in the league and with impressive numbers, as 20 games played, 19 games won, 282 goles scored compared to only 42 goles in our net! Good defense, huh?
This year we are still in the same competition and the kids are really doing fine. If we keep up the good work and enjoy as much as we can in every practice and every game, sure that we will have good results this year aswell and that the floorball in Spain will develop even further!
Luís Martínez Velasco
Coach and trainer for CUF Escorial youth
WOW! Thank you for the words from Spain. It will be interesting to follow you down there… Adios!