2018 Nov 26,The Standard Test of Floorball Skill Level for Youth (Bilingual Version) was officially launched in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
On the morning of November 26, 2018, China's " Standard Test of Floorball Skill Level for Youth " (hereinafter referred to as the"standards" ) was officially released at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. Wang Tao, Vice Director of the General Administration of Sport of China (Handball,Hockey,Baseball and Softball "Center") , Xue Mingyang, President of Shanghai University Sports Association, Ding Xiaodong, Principal of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Wang Xingfang, Vice President of Shanghai University of Sports, major media reporters and representatives from Shanghai Education Commission,Shanghai Sports Bureau, Yangpu District Education Bureau, Yangpu District Sports Bureau and Heads of Sports Departments of Universities in Shanghai attended the conference.
"Standard" is the first domestic sport skill standard of floorball jointly developed by University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and Shanghai Institute of Physical Education with the support of the General Administration of Sport of China (Handball,Hockey,Baseball and Softball "Center")and the Shanghai Education Committee.It is the first set version of both Chinese and English in the series of "Grade Standards of Sports Skills for Youth" at present. "Standard" has been endorsed by both the International Floorball Federation (IFF) and the Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC), and to be the only floorball skill level standard in China for this project. Both IFF and AOFC will recommend the "standards"to its member countries for reference.Floorball is the first sport in China in it’s series of "Youth Sports Skills Level Standards" which has been endorsed by international sport organizations and thus will be promoted nationwide. The release of "standards" will further standardize the development of this sport, improve the level of youth'sports skills, and stimulate the enthusiasm of youth to actively participate in sports.
Director Wang Tao also introduced the development background of floorball and its development in China to the participants at the conference. After a long-term follow-up and research, the"center" acknowledges that floorball has good prospects for development. Therefore, in 2018, the center officially designate the Chinese name of floorball as 软式曲棍球（Ruan Shi Qu Gun Qiu） and authorize the Chinese Hockey Association to promote and assist in the restructuring of China Floorball. She believes that with the release of "standards", it not only can further standardize the development of floorball and enrich the connotation of extracurricular physical exercise for youth, but also contributes to the scientific evaluation of youth'sports literacy and the training of reserve talents of competitive sports.
Xue Mingyang, President of Shanghai University Sports Association, said that Shanghai University Sports Association would fully support the implementation of the "standard" test work, and cooperate with the "Center" and Chinese Hockey Association to promote floorball to more schools, so that students can have more ways of sports, more choices and move towards a better future together.
Wang Xingfang, Vice President of Shanghai University of Sports, Ching SJ, Vice President of AOFC, also addressed the meeting, expressing congratulations on the conference and fully affirming the significance of the official launch of the "standards" and its influence on the standardizing,promotion and development of the sport.
Finally, Peng Ning, Office Director of the "Center", announced that the Standards and Testing Methods for Sports Skills Level of Floorball for Youth were officially launched.
After the conference, the official website of the General Administration of Sport of China,Chinese Hockey Association and several mainstream media in China reported on the conference, further expanding the influence of floorball in China.
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http://www.sport.gov.cn/n14442/c883958/content.html国家体育总局State Administration of Sports