Floorball Canada selects David Jansson to steer Men's National Team

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Floorball Canada Selects David Jansson to steer Men’s National Team

October 24, 2011 VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA

 Floorball Canada is extremely pleased to announce the following staff selections for the upcoming World Floorball Championships Qualifier (WFCQ), February 1-3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California and subsequent World Floorball Championships next December 1-9, 2012 in Zurich|Berne, Switzerland.

Head Coach: David Jansson, current Head Coach of Pixbo Wallenstam in the Swedish Super League.  David has spent his entire professional career in Floorball.  “As the leader of the most successful Floorball club in the world, David brings a perfect balance of winning attitude and ability, and is a perfect fit for our National Teams development strategy”  Greg Beaudin- National Teams Committee

  • Coach of the year in Denmark
  • Silver and Bronze medals in the Swedish Championships
  • Gold medal in Swedish Junior Championships
  • Youngest head coach in the Swedish Superleague

Co-GM/Assistant Coach: Nathan Leslie, current Director and coach consultant for Leslie Global Sports, GM of Junior Prep Camp and owner of the Leslie Coaching Academy.  

Co-GM/Assistant Coach: Rob Armstrong, current GM/Head Coach for the Peninsula Panthers Junior Hockey Club and owner of Hockey Evolution.

Floorball Canada has been active in developing a National Teams Program strategy.  Key goals are to be an elite Floorball nation by 2018, to build a successful model of talent development across each province, and to work within the framework of Canadian hockey excellence.

“Mr. David Jansson will be a strong leader and coach to our National Team Players while playing an integral role in mentoring our next generation of coaches and team executives.  Nate Leslie and Rob Armstrong represent our vision to connect successful, innovative and motivated Hockey minds to the sport of Floorball. Canada has a built-in winning mindset for ice hockey, and with a solid Floorball expert like Jansson at the helm, we can shape our Floorball Teams to be winners too.” Marc Kronewitt National Teams Chair

The Proposed timeline and training camp schedule for our Men’s National Team are as follows:

  • November-December 2011, tryouts and team selection
  • February 1-3, 2012, WFCQ against USA and Brazil
  • May 18-22, 2012, development camp, Toronto, Ontario.
  • August 12-19, 2012, development camp, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • December 1-9, 2012 WFC, Zurich|Berne Switzerland

To Learn more about our National Teams Program, playing opportunities and other staff positions, please contact greg.beaudin@floorballcanada.ca