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'Spank her a**' coaching tactics spark outrage
www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/13/2012 | The Local/rm

Posted on 01/13/2012 5:21:49 PM PST by WesternCulture

An athletic club in southern Sweden has come under fire for a coach's use of sexually suggestive materials known as "Hot babes of the defence" to aid the training of a team of 14-year-old boys.

The controversial materials employ defence strategies referred to as ”Petra”, ”Jennifer” and ”Sofia”, and were devised by the coach to show the players on a boy's floorball team within the Engelholms FBC athletic club how to play in various circumstances.

The strategies go under the name ”Hot babes on defence” (Snygga brudar i försvaret), according to reporters at the publication Feministiskt Perspektiv (FP), who have been privy the material.

In some of the strategy notes, Jennifer is described as a girl that you have to ”treat lovingly, hug and take care of”.

Another goes under the moniker Sofia, who is ”hot and sexy” and goes for it a bit more than Jennifer.

She apparently also likes to ”dress provocatively” and ”help herself in bed”.

”Petra is the crazy babe whom you almost fear. She scratches, bites and likes to dominate. Petra gets in the mood when you are aggressive, take what you want and have an attitude,” the notes read.

Other formulations deemed appropriate to teach the young teens floorball defence are:

”By snogging and feeling up Sofa at the right moment we will reach the optimum result.”

”In bed, you can rip her clothes and spank her bottom.”

The strategy notes have been used by the coach to ”anchor” the defence strategies in the minds of the 14-year-old players.

But when their usage became public, many have reacted against them.

”This is without a doubt sexist material and completely against what the sports movement stands for,” said the Swedish floorball association's chairperson Jane Andersson to Sveriges Television (SVT).

One of the parents told FP that although they had heard of the usage of female names for game strategies, they didn't grasp what it actually had entailed.

”I have asked why, but my son says that it easier to remember that way. But I had no idea that the coaches speak that way. I find it hard to believe as they coach is really popular among the guys and we parents trust them explicitly, especially the guy whose name you mentioned. It doesn't feel...no, it doesn't feel good, this,” the parent told FP, adding that the kids look up to the coaches and follow them in almost everything.

The manager for Engelholms FBC, Jonas Kihlman, said he had nothing to do with the materials.

He said that he knows the coach and is familiar with how the the boys' training sessions are usually structured.

”There's no doubt about it, those cards should not be used and they aren't any longer, either. We have had a chat with the guys and as far as I am concerned the incident is over,” Kihlman told daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

On their webpage the floorball club has chosen to completely disassociate themselves from the "sexist" materials.

”From the side of FBC Engelholm we want to clearly and forcefully mark that this is one individual coach's own initiative to produce and use this material. The association has had no knowledge of the said materials until now,” they wrote.

”In this case, with this coach, we have obviously failed to ensure quality and we will investigate where we have fallen short in the control of our coaches and how they communicate with our youth members,” the club said.

Leif Winterhof, the vice chairman of the club, told DN that what has occurred is a glitch in their work.

”It is unfortunate if anyone has perceived this as offensive,” he said.

The club also announced that an internal investigation into the incident has been initiated.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: p; pervert; perverted; perverts; sex; sports; sweden; youth

1 posted on 01/13/2012 5:22:02 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
The controversial materials employ defense strategies referred to as ”Petra”, ”Jennifer” and ”Sofia”,

Yep, they definitely should have named 'em "Goat", "Camel" and "Donkey".

2 posted on 01/13/2012 5:29:50 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: WesternCulture

Laz coaches soccer?


3 posted on 01/13/2012 5:32:55 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: WesternCulture
Geez. Next thing you know they'll go after the Swedish Bikini Team.


4 posted on 01/13/2012 5:36:10 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: WesternCulture
You, of all people, should know that when the Swedes get past their PC bullcrap... they can be very good at making sure stuff gets done.

Except in December, when everyone is in Spain.

I have no problem with the coach using a perfectly valid explanation that 14 year old boys will actually listen to.

/johnny

5 posted on 01/13/2012 5:39:44 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Navy Patriot

“Yep, they definitely should have named ‘em “Goat”, “Camel” and “Donkey”.”

- In remote areas of Turkmenistan the strangest of marriages between Man and beast daily take place.

But what has it got to do with floorball?


6 posted on 01/13/2012 5:40:30 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I have no problem with the coach using a perfectly valid explanation that 14 year old boys will actually listen to.”

- That coach is no criminal, but personally I’d not chose using that kind of language when being around boys that age.

Am I too old fashioned?


7 posted on 01/13/2012 5:47:01 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: reed13k

Laz coaches soccer?

Sounds like it!!


8 posted on 01/13/2012 5:47:04 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: WesternCulture
14 year old boys think about 2 things.

And when they think about food, they still think about sex.

It's hormonal. Been going on for thousands of years. I'm just giving a nod to the coach for leveraging that to get a boy to think about something else for a few milliseconds.

But no, you aren't too old fashioned.

But you have to remember that you can't beat them with a board to get their attention anymore, that's verboten.

/johnny

9 posted on 01/13/2012 5:54:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: colorado tanker

That reminds me. I need to get my gas grill repaired before spring comes.


10 posted on 01/13/2012 5:54:28 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: WesternCulture
But what has it got to do with floorball?

Malmo rules.

11 posted on 01/13/2012 5:59:26 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: colorado tanker

“Geez. Next thing you know they’ll go after the Swedish Bikini Team.”

- Miss Inga Anderson, just what are you gonna do about your global reputation?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DgO6Ttn7rU


12 posted on 01/13/2012 6:11:31 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: JRandomFreeper

“I’m just giving a nod to the coach for leveraging that to get a boy to think about something else for a few milliseconds.”

- This coach certainly knows what 14-year old boys wish to be doing instead of playing floorball, but question is why he isn’t at home, in bed, with his wife doing exactly this thing to her?


13 posted on 01/13/2012 6:20:35 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: Navy Patriot

“Malmo rules.”

- I fail to connect the dots here.


14 posted on 01/13/2012 6:23:28 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
why he isn’t at home, in bed, with his wife doing exactly this thing to her?

Because he's over the teenage hormonal stupidity thing, and he's going to Spain in December, instead of staying where the choices are suicide, serious engineering, booze, or sex during the winter solstice.

/johnny

15 posted on 01/13/2012 6:28:58 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: WesternCulture

I don’t know. If I was a 14 year old kid and my coach started talking to me about stuff like this, I’d keep my distance from him.


16 posted on 01/13/2012 6:39:45 PM PST by Krankor (Her voice was soft and cool. Her eyes were clear and bright. But she's not there.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“(..) choices are suicide, serious engineering, booze, or sex during the winter solstice.”

- Perhaps I’m getting you wrong, but we all need blonde women, engineering and vodka.

Spain, Portugal and Southern Italy definitely are nice places to be in the midst of January, but you are severly mistaken if you believe Sweden not to be.

Go to Stockholm in January and find out about life. To begin with, Swedish females know no competition.

What did Bon Scott say about Hell?


17 posted on 01/13/2012 6:43:55 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Stop it, I am about to choke from laughing.


18 posted on 01/13/2012 6:49:03 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: patton

“Stop it, I am about to choke from laughing.”

- Please lend me just a little bit more of your attention.

This is your next door neighbor (fer f*cks sake, get a *****n’ grip!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ1xxgOHcOg

This is someone you’re likely to bond heavily with on a holiday down in Asia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6r1GrApjiM

Where are you in all this Freudianism?

Cheers!


19 posted on 01/13/2012 7:03:04 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

I ain’t likely to take a holiday in asia. Frankly, I think those that do do it for verschlechtsverkehr.

And the fat guy ain’t my brother. My brother is fat, but not that fat.

;)

And he has better weapons...


20 posted on 01/13/2012 7:11:43 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: WesternCulture

Back to your question - would my High School coach hve used such nomenclature?

No, even back in the dark ages, I think he would have not. Perhaps he should have - we lost all the time.

I will ask him, next time I see him.


21 posted on 01/13/2012 7:17:15 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: patton

“I ain’t likely to take a holiday in asia”

- Sooner or later even the best of us end up down there.

Anyhow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbbw5UtnxyE

Top that, the rest of the World!


22 posted on 01/13/2012 7:20:20 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: patton

My excuses for perhaps being overly serious.

Still, I think it’s ok for men to talk about sex openly in the company of their sons and kids of that age using the kind of language that we would be doing in, say, sports bars, BUT something which guys my age (I’m 42) also should pass on to their offspring is the obligation of men to make females feel honored, respected and comfortable in our company.


23 posted on 01/13/2012 7:35:31 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

Pass auf - er, in englisch.

The US was setttled by Puritans - we have yet to escape that. What is a couple of hundred years, among moral absolutes?

We {pretend} not to talk about sex.


24 posted on 01/13/2012 7:49:36 PM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: patton

“The US was setttled by Puritans”

- Hell no!

America was discovered by us Vikings;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Ericson


25 posted on 01/13/2012 8:21:42 PM PST by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

“Floorball” with Petra, Jennifer and Sofia sounds like a surefire way to get serious rugburn.


26 posted on 01/13/2012 9:28:29 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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