Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Earlier in the morning the floorballers of Nanyang Technological University had had a friendly with Contact-Innebandy. Full size court and also game time. NTU won by a close 2-goal margin, but 60 minutes of intense floorballing should take its toll on the players.
In comparison with Singaporeans, Penangites are lightweight. And less fit. The ladies started off first, and the difference between the two sides was obvious. NTU's movement off the ball was amazing (now all you Frontliners get why Coach Jason stresses on movement so much). Their players knew exactly where and when to run, and it was tough to keep tabs on them, so no surprises when they took a quick two-goal lead early on (should have been three to nothing, but bigger-than-normal holes in the goal-net can be blessings sometimes).
The ladies pulled a goal back through Calvin, one of the three guys deemed good enough to play with the ladies. But the giant 40x20m court seemed to get bigger and bigger as each minute passed, and when the whistle blew, it was 4-1 to NTU.
The men lost narrowly by one goal, a much more even fight, but again, NTU's movement and technique just topped Penang's.
Penang and Frontliner's floorballers are no poorer with the experience gained and lessons learned last Saturday (plus Singaporean chocolates), and we look forward both to linking up with NTU again and also Tuesday's friendly against Meridian Junior College.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
FFC: When did you start playing floorball?
Monday, May 19, 2008
Everyday brings new surprises, and this week was no exception as Coach Jason and Technical Advisor Kuan Yang arrived five minutes late.
Snakes, shots, 2-on-1's, all done and made more interesting by the rare attendance of the club's only male goalie.
Things, though, started getting sloppy, and training got a little more serious with Coach Jason dishing out push-ups for dreaming.
Nothing to it. Coach Jason promised to continue this practise for the many more trainings-to-come... and however unprofessional this sounds..
And finally, the usual tax collection and team talk.
Success does not come the easy way, neither does it come the most enjoyable way. The players' ability to make something out of nothing, however, made training great, for where there is Koay Yi Lin, there will always be insanity.
And so they all lived happily ever after, once upon a time in a faraway land.
Monday, May 12, 2008
The training went on as usual with the back-to-basics, passing was emphasized on that day itself. A few minutes later, Coach Jason Chan introduced his new idea, “Xtended X-Box Drill”. Though the drill was complicated and confused the players, but with the spirit of the Frontliners, they did the drill without complaining and questioning why this drill was made.
“We just follow what Coach call us to do la…because at the end of the day, we are playing as a team, for Frontliners...” said Megan.
Time for match. This was what everyone was waiting for. Players were divided into 3 teams consisting of 5 each. As time passed, the game ended with some briefings as usual.
“I found a lot of potential in you guys, so keep it up,” wraps up Coach Jason.
So, see you guys in the next coming training.. GO…FRONTLINERS!!!
Friday, May 9, 2008
This picture, however, was taken two weeks ago. So.
The club needs photographers. Not photoballers. Or floorbographers. (Get it?)
Lame, yes. Too bad for all you readers, because there was no one to capture the excitement and heart-stopping drama last week for your benefit. Now you get only words.
Training was great, absolutely great. The fact that training was held from 12 to 2 p.m. didn't stop the players from giving everything they had. Tristan James made his first appearance, courtesy of an invitation by Julian Tan. Marlina Mat Yusoff made her first appearance in training after her two-goal outing at Youthwave.
...even reporters forget things...
The passion was very evident right from the start until the end in an action-packed training that hopefully stays.
If you love and want pictures, the club needs photographers, so come and catch the drama and all the action from 9 to 12 noon, only at PBSM, your feel good...
Only in Frontliners Floorball Club, your feel-great-team.