"In addition to the ISBHF
age groups we have added an under-14 team so the younger players start on their GB pathway at the earliest opportunity, and we make use of events like the Pilsen Cup and the ISBHF
Development Camp where our GB Lions went earlier this year.
ISBHF president George Gortsos said: "Ball Hockey UK has been one of the best success stories in our sport, bolstering its status as one of our leading nations in player involvement and members which has garnered it much respect worldwide.
"Now they will welcome the world to Sheffield and the whole Ball Hockey UK family should be proud and ready, taking the baton from the 2014 event which saw 20 national youth teams attend - the most in ISBHF history.
"With this great venue, this great organisation, the ISBHF has aspirations of having even more youth teams attending the 2016 tournament."
All ISBHF member federations voted at the last congress and Sheffield won the nomination as host city.