And it seems that things slowly are moving forward in North America...
Today this jumped up via BC...
"League Owner, Rick Duchesne has been working on the implementation of Floorball after researching the benefits of Floorball for Hockey Players Skill development.
Here are his comments… “Floorball is completely in line with BC Hockey and Hockey Canada and the CS4L|LTAD model. Our number one goal is developing young athletes and strong hockey players, but we also have a responsibility to build life skills across our league so that we do our part in raising happy, healthy, successful kids.
We can do that, all while having a ton of fun, playing this new hybrid form of hockey. Floorball is about speed, skill, finesse and fair play.
The amazing things that you can do with a stick and a ball in Floorball, along with the support from Semiahmoo Minor Hockey led us to embrace Floorball Hockey."
From our perspective nothing can or will stop the massive implementation of floorball for hockey kids... Yes some coaches are slow to adopt to new things - but they will never be able to stop this - they may only slow it down a bit... another 5 years - maybe lol
The full flavored story is here http://www.sportswave.ca/amateur-sports/new-sport-develops-the-youth/