calihockey crazy idea to better roller hockey
I was sitting there after my political science class and reading some of the stuff i have to read and some ideas came in my head. Unification!. NARCH should become something like a PAN-American style of a tournament with a bit of a twist. NARCH should combine with Globals to have an international team tournament to go along with the travel team tournament. USA inline and CIHA should be the sole governing bodies for roller hockey in their respective countries. NARCH, CIHA, USA inline and Globals all need to work together to help unify the sport. this will help with one rule book and strengthen the sports imagine in the eyes of the olympic committee and lets face it we need all 4 of these groups to be able to get a solid pro league together. for the sport to have a real chance this needs to happen. USA Hockey has the financial resources that even NARCH doesnt have. What we need is a Pro league because it will help the sport. anyone who wants to add or broaden my idea please do so. If you have anything to do with the above governing bodies i strongly encourage you to take this seriously.
Re: calihockey crazy idea to better roller hockey
Nice post. Lots of ideas here.
It appears that the powers that be in this sport STILL battle each other for slices of the same small pie, rather than working together to help GROW the sport. Sadly, I don't see many of these groups willing to compromise in the smallest measure to help inline hockey grow. Instead, they badmouth each other, either on or off the record, each holding on to the little piece of the action they control.
Unfortunately, it looks like it will get worse before it gets better. I hope I'm wrong.
Let's keep the suggestions and commentary going -- it looks like it will be up to the athletes to push these organizations to work together, because they're not going to do it without a LOT of prodding.
"People have the power," sings Patti Smith. Try to prove her right. It's YOUR sport, after all.
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