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Around the chair-challenge!

Around The Chair Challenge

原创 coach Sander FCP floorball1周前

Do you miss those days when you and your family were able to travel freely, some of you have even been lucky to travel around the world? Well imagine this time, that the furniture you often don’t pay any attention to (in this case, a chair) is the globe, and you are to to go around it, let’s try it! 


FCP challenge #10: “Around the chair “


See the video below


Difficulty level:  Easy without a stick, intermediate with stick and ball

Suitable age group: anyone 

难度等级:无杆容易, 跟杆和球中难度

Goal of the drill: 

To practice speed, agility, balance, lateral movement. With a stick you add practicing ball control



Tools needed: 

Chair or other object you can circle around of 

Stick and ball ( optional )





Circle around the chair or object five times clockwise, and five times counterclockwise, make sure you face one direction only. 

Use small, quick steps.

With the ball, keep the ball in front of you while going around the chair (still facing only one direction). 





Floorball Summer Trip with Riga Floorball Cup

Floorball Centre Pro China

This summer we are organizing a floorball trip to Northern Europe that will feature the Riga Floorball Cup on August 16-18. 


Riga Floorball Cup is an international floorball tournament with categories for Men, Women, and youth players – B14 (those born 2005 and later), B12 (2007 and later), B10 (2009 and later). 


I think this is an especially great chance for those players born 2009 and later, because there are very few international tournaments during summer for this age group. I also feel confident that our players in that age group can be competitive against same age players from anywhere in the world. 


Last summer we took a small group of players (mostly born 2009) to Northern Europe, and played several friendly matches with local clubs in Estonia, Sweden, and Finland with good results (1W, 3D, 1L).


This summer the plan is to prepare for the tournament by travelling in Northern Europe playing friendly games and exercising in the clean nature. 


We will start the trip in Estonia, where we will enjoy the fresh air and clean forrests of my homeland. We will practice and play with my former club in Tartu, and possibly with clubs from our medival capital Tallinn as well. 


Then we will take a relaxing overnight cruise to Stockholm, Sweden. There we will visit the kings castle and play against clubs from the birthplace of Floorball. 


Another overnight cruise with great views will take us to Helsinki in Finland. There are sea forts and rock churces to visit, and top clubs to play matches against. 


From Helsinki we take a ferry back to Tallinn, and then head south to Riga to play in the Riga Floorball Cup.


Riga is a nice bustling city with a beautiful old town of its own. 


05-Aug8月5日Monday星期一 Tallinn sightseeing, sports camp塔林观光 运动营Tallinn, Estonia爱沙尼亚 塔林
06-Aug8月6日Tuesday星期二Sports camp, nature hike运动营 徒步旅行Nelijärve, Estonia爱沙尼亚 内里维尔
07-Aug8月7日Wednesday星期三Tartu sightseeing, floorball training塔图观光 floorball训练Tartu,  Estonia爱沙尼亚 塔图
08-Aug8月8日Thursday星期四Floorball friendly matchfloorball友谊赛Tartu,  Estonia爱沙尼亚 塔图
09-Aug8月9日Friday星期五Return to Tallinn, ferry to Stockholm返回塔林 轮渡前往斯德哥尔摩Tallinn,  Estonia爱沙尼亚 塔林
10-Aug8月10日Saturday星期六Stockholm sightseeing, friendly match斯德哥尔摩观光 友谊赛Stockholm, Sweden瑞典 斯德哥尔摩
11-Aug8月11日Sunday星期日Stockholm sightseeing, friendly match斯德哥尔摩观光 友谊赛Stockholm, Sweden瑞典 斯德哥尔摩
12-Aug8月12日Monday星期一Stockholm nature, ferry to Helsinki斯德哥尔摩自然观光 轮渡前往赫尔辛基Stockholm-Helsinki斯德哥尔摩-赫尔辛基
13-Aug8月13日Tuesday星期二Helsinki sightseeing, friendly match赫尔辛基观光 友谊赛Helsinki,  Finland芬兰 赫尔辛基
14-Aug8月14日Wednesday星期三Helsinki sightseeing, friendly match, 赫尔辛基观光 友谊赛ferry to Tallinn轮渡前往塔林Helsinki-Tallinn赫尔辛基-塔林
15-Aug8月15日Thursday星期四Drive to Riga, sightseeing开车前往里加 观光Tallinn-Riga塔林-里加
16-Aug8月16日Friday星期五Riga Floorball Cup里加floorball赛Riga,  Latvia拉脱维亚 里加
Riga Floorball Cup里加floorball赛Riga,  Latvia拉脱维亚 里加
18-Aug8月18日Sunday星期日Riga Floorball Cup里加floorball赛Riga,  Latvia拉脱维亚 里加
19-Aug8月19日Monday星期一Return to Shangha返回上海

For further questions and inquiries please contact coach Sander 

Wechat : sandermagi





FCP Floorball Training Now in Xinzhuang

FCP (Floorball Centre Pro) has started floorball training sessions in Xinzhuang area of Minhang.

Time: Sundays 16:00-18:00

Location: Xinzhuang Middle School (168 Tengchong rd / 腾冲路168). Gym on the 3rd floor.

Age group: U8 and U10

Come for a free trial!

Contact me and sign up before the spots run out.

Wechat: sandermagi


FCP (FLOORBALL CENTRE PRO) is focused on offering kids opportunities to play team sports and develop their physical, cognitive, and social capabilities through fun games and matches.

Our training sessions include lots of games that make sure everyone is participating, learning, and having fun!

Other weekend training sessions:

FFC – ambassy court

1500 Huaihai M road/淮海中路1500

Saturday 16:30-18:00 (7-10 y.o.)

Sunday 9:00-10:30 (4-7 y.o.)

Sunday 10:30-12:00 (9-15 y.o.)

Yangpu – USST

580 jungong  rd/军工路580

Saturday 13:15-15:15(10-13 y.o.)

Pudong – Emerald

788Xiuyan rd/秀沿路788

Monday 18:00-19:30 (5-9y.o.)
Minhang–Xinzhuang M.S.

168 Tengchong rd/腾冲路168

Sunday 16:00-18:00 (6-9 y.o.)

And many internationalschools

Soon new classes in Jinqiao!!!

FCP at SHFA Tournament Fall 2018

After waiting since the summer break, October 13-14 was finally a time for floorball kids of all ages across Shanghai to enjoy playing against other teams at the Shanghai Floorball Association tournament.

There were four age groups this year – Under 8, U10, U12, and U15. FCP took part in all of the age groups and our kids did well, winning one 4th place, two 3rd places, and one 1st place. Keep reading to find out about each age group in more detail.


The under 8 age group is always the most unpredictable. The kids are young, so luck and emotions can play a big part in how each game unfolds. We at FCP decided to take a long term approach to our U8 team. This means that we assembled a big team with many players a year or two younger than the age limit. Giving kids chances to enjoy sports, especially floorball, is our main mission, and more important than results at any given tournament.

There were four teams in the U8 age group this tournament – FCP U8, SES U8, Vikings U8, and Vanke U8. Each team played against all others, and then there were semi-finals and 3rd and 1st place games, this meant 5 games for each team. Our team played better and better as the tournament progressed and kids got comfortable with their roles. We lost the first 3 games, the last one a very narrow 0-1 loss.

In the semi-finals against the strongest team at the tournament our kids played really well, keeping the game close and creating many chances. Our opponents, the SES team, were leading 2-0 most of the way, but after scoring to get to 2-1, our team had chances to even the score and force extra-time. Unfortunately, this time we were unlucky and the game finished 2-1 for SES.

In the 3rd place game against Vanke our team started out really well, creating many chances and scoring an early goal. After adding another goal, our team was leading 2-0, but then our players got a little nervous and allowed the star player of our opponents to score two goals and tie the game. Extra time with golden goal followed, and our first line did now waste much time, scoring the winning goal about a minute into extra-time!

Justin H was selected the best player from our team for the tournament. Marko and Cindy were voted in the All-stars team, and Eric won the best captain award. Lien scored 3 goals during this tournament, with Eric and Marko each adding one goal. Other players contributing to our team were our great goalie Jonathan (41 saves in the tournament, including 12 in the 3rd place match), Tiger W, Taylor, Jacky, Mysha, Tiger S, Ethan, Carl, Rosy, and Elsi.

It was great to finish the U8 tournament on a high note. I was very glad to see our kids improve with each game and have fun playing and competing. I am looking forward to seeing all kids continue getting better and better as they practice more.


Under 10 is a curious age group for FCP. When I look at the player list for this age there are many players who have either left Shanghai, or go to YK Pao school and usually represent their school team during competitions. We still have some very talented players left, but they all do multiple sports, so often there are other competitions that get in the way of them joining. That was the issue this time around as well, as at least 8 of our top players had either swimming, ice hockey, or football on the same day. I am very thankful for those kids that did manage to join our FCP U10 team for the SHFA tournament though, and very proud of them doing their best.

There were 6 teams in the U10 age group divided into two groups of 3. This meant 2 group matches, and then semi-finals and 3rd or 1st place game for the first two in each group, while the 3rd place teams in each group would play for the 5th place of the tournament.

Our U10 started with a difficult match against the Vikings team. Our team had no-one with goalie experience and after some debate Adhvik stepped up and took the responsibility. The first match was difficult as he faced many shots. Our team fought hard and scored some goals late, but had to take a 3-6 defeat. In the second match our team played even better, with Adhvik in goal having a superb match, saving everything. The result was a 3-0 victory over the Pinghe second team!

This took us to the semi-finals, where we faced a dominant SES U10 team. Our team fought hard again, but the opponents had more players, more skill, and more luck.

In the 3rd place game we faced the Pinghe first team. Our U10 was getting tired by now as we only had 7 players left. Boys and girls on our team still did their best, but were unable to overcome the Pinghe Dragons this time.

I have nothing bad to say about the FCP U10 team, they really did their best.

Adhvik won the medal for Best Goalie with 32 saves for the tournament. Larry and Leo both scored 4 goals. Leo was voted the best player from our team at the tournament. Larry was selected to the All-stars team. Kevin, Winona, YiQing, Amit, and Joy all did well also. I do hope we get more of our FCP U10 team to practice and play together as there promises to be lots of matches for this age group in the coming months.


Under 12 has been one of the most numerous in FCP and was again well represented at the SHFA tournament. We were unfortunately missing 3 of our strong Swedish players though, due to other commitments or illness. There were 5 teams in total at the U12 age group, and the schedule called for all teams to play each other, with 4 best teams advancing to semi-finals, and then 3rd place or 1st place match. This meant for 6 matches, so everyone got to play quite a lot.

Our first match was early in the morning and half of our team was still arriving during the match while the other half was half asleep on the court, it seemed. This led to some simple mistakes early in the match and our team falling behind against a quality SES first team (who won this age group tournament last year). Our FCP U12 team could never catch up and had to take a 2-4 loss.

Second and third matches were much better, as our team woke up and scored 9 and 5 goals respectively, securing two comfortable victories. Our last group match was against the YK Pao team, many of whom also come to our training sessions. Our team seemed in control of the match, but towards the end YK Pao managed to score two goals to tie the game at 3-3.

After playing 4 games in a row our team got to rest and watch YK Pao narrowly lose to SES first team. This meant FCP U12 had to face YK Pao again in the semi-finals.

This semi-final match will haunt me for a while as a coach, because I strongly believe that we have better players, and should have won the match. We had great success going with our strongest players in one line at the ISPO tournament U12 finals, which we won against SES. This time I tried to put our strongest players in two lines and have them play more. It seemed to work in the beginning of the match, but we were unlucky not to score on numerous scoring chances and eventually fell behind 1-2 at the end of the first half. I let a third line start the second half, and even tough they brought good energy, they also conceded another goal at the end of their shift. Our team managed to pull one goal back, but YK Pao scored again and defended well, while our shots could not find the goal. Eventually our FCP U12 had to accept a 2-4 defeat. I take full responsibility for that defeat – as a coach I should have found better lineup combinations and helped our players reach more of their potential.

In the 3rd place game our FCP U12 again dominated the SES second team, winning 5-0 and getting bronze medals.

Justin was selected the best player from our team at the tournament. Austin was picked as the best goalkeeper of the tournament, Didier was voted in the All-stars team, and Tom was selected as the best captain.

I am very glad to note that so many players from our team managed to score goals, and give out assist in the tournament (but even those that did not also gave a valuable contribution). Here are the points (goals+assists) from the tournament: Didier (5+2), Justin (3+2), Tom (4+0), Minghan (2+2), Ryan (2+1), Jerry Z (2+1), Mark (2+0), Harvey (2+0), Laffey (1+0), Martin (1+0), Cody (1+0), Ashley (0+1). Austin was awesome in goal with 53 saves for the tournament. Thank you also to Ethan, Aidan, John, Gina, and Jerry LW for doing their best for our team. With more practice and better luck this team can be great!


FCP Under 15 group has been our most successful, but heading into this tournament I did not feel as confident about this team as I have in the last few years. Many of our long term impact players have left, including our captain Evan and scorer Matias. But we have gotten some new players, especially girls, and almost all of our remaining experienced players were able to participate this time.

Our team started with a match against the Ulink school team. The opponents were no match to the skill, speed, and power of FCP U15. Johnson scored 4 goals, Adam 3, and Louise added 1 goal, with Tyler, Alex, and Benson each credited with an assist. Our goalie Anton had 9 saves, but the opponents did manage to score one goal, the final result being 8-1.

FCP U15 second match was against the improving Guanghua team. This match was a much tougher test, with Guanghua team fielding some big, strong, and skilled players. FCP U15 was still in control of the match all the way through, but was unlucky not score more goals and could not pull away. Stone (with a brilliant finish after using his dribbling skills to get past two defenders), Johnson, Adam, and Alex scored for FCP in this match. Anton made 11 saves. Guanghua was able to score a goal in the last minute to get to 4-3 and there were some tense moments the last 20 seconds, but the match finished with FCP U15 winning 4-3.

After waiting for over 2 hours for the other group to finish playing it was finally time for semi-finals. Our opponent was the SES second team. They are well coached and disciplined, with a few quick and dangerous attackers. The beginning of the match was under FCP control, with the SES team only managing a few weak attempts on goal. FCP scored two goals, and could have scored more, if not for some great saves by the SES goalie and some narrow misses. Then at the end of the half SES managed to score two quick goals with shots that managed to sneak just by our defenders and goalie. But FCP did get a crucial goal at the very end of the first half to take a 3-2 lead. SES tried to even the game at the beginning of the second half, but FCP was never in trouble, scoring 3 more goals and winning the match 6-3. Benson and Johnson both had 2 goals in this match, Tyler and Louise scored 1, and Johnson and Adam got credited with an assist. Anton had 19 saves!

We were then able to see the last 10 minutes of the other semi final, where Guanghua somewhat surprisingly came back from a two goal deficit to stun the SES first team 6-5, and reach the finals.

FCP U15 continued playing great in the finals, moving the ball well and putting the tired Guanghua first line under pressure, building a nice lead, and eventually running away with the game. The Final ended 10-2 for FCP U15! Adam was especially good in this match (after many narrow misses in the previous match), scoring 4 goals and adding an assist. Johnson added 3 goals and an assist, Tyler had 1 goal and an assist, Stone 1 goal, and Louise an assist. Anton finished with 14 saves.

I am very proud of FCP U15, of the way they played, and of the way everyone on the team contributed. Our new captain Stone was magnificent, controlling each game as a defender with accurate passing, secure defense, and breathtaking dribbling skills. Stone was the deserving MVP of the tournament.

Johnson was the best goal scorer of the tournament with 10 goals, using his quick hands to dribble through or around any defender. He also added 2 assists.

Adam was great, winning 1v1 battles, dribbling, passing, and using that cannon of a shot to score 8 goals to go along with 2 assists. Anton had 52 saves in the tournament, and provided calming presence, and leadership. Both Adam and Anton were selected to the tournament All-stars team.

Benson scored 3 goals, two pivotal ones in the semi-final, and had 2 assists. He was awarded as the best player of our team at the tournament.

Louise was the best girl at the tournament, scoring 3 goals, adding an assist, and winning many 1v1 battles against both boys and girls. Tyler was also strong, pressuring defenses, scoring 2 nice goals and giving 2 assists. Alex had 1 goal and 1 assist, and more than held his own against older opponents despite still being U12 age. Sage and Justin were solid, and Anne provided lots of energy in the two matches they each got to play. I am very happy that our newcomers Cindy and Lindsey did well, getting more and more comfortable as the tournament progressed and holding their own against more experienced players.

Overall, a great win for FCP U15!

Introducing FCP Player of the Year 2017

The FCP Player of the Year 2017 is Ricky Liang! Congratulations Ricky!

Ricky has been part of FCP family for many years already. He first joined with his friend Chris more than 3 years ago and soon showed that he can read the game well and has a strong shot.

Since then Ricky has been part of many tournaments and has become the best player at the YK Pao primary school –  one of the most floorball crazy shools in China and a school where many of our players come from.

Ricky is a leader. He is good with people, he can sense when to be fun, and when to be serious. As a result, he has the friendship and respect of his teammates.

Ricky is a player that has become confident is his ability and is not afraid to take on responsibility. That means that he is usually looking to score. Ricky has a really good shot, so he has become a good scorer, though sometimes i would like to see him work more to get to better shooting positions instead of launching cross court bombs. Ricky is a good passer, and as a coach i think he should use that ability more. Ricky is strong and has steady hands – this helps him win many 1on1 situations. When Ricky is motivated and focused he can often be the best player on the court.

Congratulations Ricky!

Continue practicing and you will become a very good player!

China U19 team at Star Camp 2017

China U19 team at Star Camp 2017.
It has been an unforgettable week.
Thanks Star Camp!


FCP Going to International Prague Games

Prague Games is one of the biggest, and certainly most international, youth floorball tournament in the world. The tournament has been organized since 2003. This year, July 11 to July 14 will mark the 14th time the Prague Games will be played. There will be 406 teams from 13 countries, with an estimated 7000 players participating.

FCP together with SES Thunder is sending 3 teams. FCP Thunder B14 (boys born 2003 and 2004), FCP Thunder G14 (girls born 2003 and 2004), and FCP Thunder B12 (boys (and girls) born 2005, 2006, and 2007). If any of the readers is in the specified age and has playing experience, then there are still some open spots on our teams. If you have not tried floorball, why not give this fun sport a go? Contact FCP!

We are the first ever China based youth team to join an official international IFF approved tournament!

The Prague Games will be a chance for us, both players and coaches, to learn from the best in the world. We will get to see how elite teams from Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, and Czech Republic (top 4 floorball countries in the world) practice, prepare for games, and play. This is a great opportunity for us and for floorball in China!

We are looking forward to fun and interesting days in Prague. We are sure we will bring back tons of great memories and new knowledge about the game we love.

If you wish to know more about floorball and FCP then contact us. Free trials possible.

Wechat id: sandermagi

Introducing: FCP Player of the Year 2016 – Apple Wang

The FCP Player of the Year 2016 is Apple Wang! Congratulations Apple, you deserve it!

There were 1526 votes cast in the online voting. Apple was the winner with 61% of the votes, Chris came in second with 20%, and Larry third with 15% of the votes.

As i wrote when introducing the candidates – I think all of them are worthy of the honor!

I must say that i am happy that the only girl nominated won, our club needs more girls, especially girls like Apple.

Apple first joined floorball classes at SCIS Pudong in the beginning of 2016. She was the youngest in the group, and the only girl, and she seemed so shy at first, but when the match started she showed her potential and talent for scoring right away. She had played inline hockey before, so she already had some stick skills and a straight forward playing style.

What i like most about Apple, and you could see it from the first practice, is her great attitude. She is very eager and enthusiastic to learn, and she is not afraid to challenge anyone.

Her love for floorball is only rivaled by few. This led to her joining every practice and tournament available, and with great results! Apple was part of FCP-s first ever tournament victory back in March 2016 in an U13 tournament (she had just turned 9). And she played a key part in it, being on the same line with Evan and helping start our second half comeback in the final with her passing and pressure on opposing team’s defenders. She was even really close to scoring.

In the May 8 tournament Apple was the savior of our U10 team. She was the only girl, and because of the one girl on the court rule she had to play the whole time. She loved it, and her play (she was our second leading scorer) helped our team win the trophy! At the ISPO tournament in early July she was already the leader of our team, being the best goal scorer of the tournament and leading our team to victory.

In October at the Shanghai Youth Floorball League tournament she again helped our team dominate. She was part of both U10 and U12 teams and helped both teams win their categories. She was the best goal scorer in the U10, scoring an amazing 26 goals on the first day of the two day tournament.

Only in the CFF tournament in November did our U10 team not win with Apple, finishing 3rd, but she did her best like she always does.

As a player Apple is at her best as an attacker. She loves to score, but she is also a good passer and a team player. She is great at putting pressure on opposing players, stealing the ball, and creating chances for her team mates or herself. She has natural talent for scoring, her shots are accurate and hard to stop. She learned many moves and tricks during the year, and became very good at scoring goals by going around the goal.

It is a big blow to our team that Apple and Ken had to move to Boston, USA, at the end of the year. I hope they will still have chances to practice floorball and come visit us in Shanghai.