News and Announcements

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The Umpires’ Association will be holding an early season briefing on October 2, 7-9 pm at Uvic (room tba).

The briefing will be lead by Chris Wilson and will go over a variety of topics. Luckily thought, no new rules! Topics will include:

New positioning recommendations (recently distributed by FHBC – let Denise know if you didn’t get a copy)
Game management
Aerial balls and safety
Preparation
FIH has turned their annual umpire’s briefing into a video. Please watch this video before the briefing – before you umpire if you can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5gbPmcF0u8

All umpires are expected attend this briefing. Coaches and players are welcome too.

Please note, this session is for education, not rehashing events of past games. These types of discussion take up valuable time and don’t really serve the purpose we are trying to achieve.

Please RSVP to Denise denise.mcgeachy@gmail.com by September 30th.

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The 2017-18 League Schedule is now posted!

In an effort to grow the league the Vancouver Island Men’s League Executive has approved a transition model to work towards self-sufficient competitive and recreational leagues. This season the league will feature a few rounds of games against the UVic Vikes men’s field hockey team to supplement games in the Competitive Division. In addition, clubs will play inter-club matches on weekends they would normally have a bye.

Outcomes of the AGM determined:

- There are no games on October 8, and each recreational team has 1 bye week.
- The recreational teams will have 4 rounds of games, plus 3 inter-club matches in the first half season.
- The competitive teams occasionally play on Thursday nights versus the Vikes.
- Number of weeks = 12
- Recreational games/team (Hawks, Rebels 2, Marauders) = 11
- Competitive games/team: Tigers = 14; Mutineers = 14; Rebels 1 = 13; Vikes = 8

Team Compositions will be shared amongst clubs/affiliates and will have:
9 Competitive Designated players (must play 60% of games and can not play in Recreational division)
Competitive Undesignated players (can play in either division)
Recreational players (typically solely recreational but can play up as needed)

Please see attached, updated Rules & Regulations which will come in to play this Fall season.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Baggott (baggott_mark@yahoo.ca)

The document League_Rules_August_2017.pdf was attached to this post.

VIFHA 2017 AGM & 2017/18 Start of season meeting
Date: Monday, August 21st
Time: 7:00pm
Place: Pac Sport Conference Room at Commonwealth Pool, 4636 Elk Lake Dr

AGM AGENDA:

  • Previous meeting minutes
  • Executive reports
  • Financial statements
  • Budget report
  • Ratify next season’s dues
  • Discuss next season’s format
  • Proposed changes to constitution, bylaws, rules, or regulations
  • Election of the Executive
  • Appoint financial reviewer for next season
  • Any new business

Start of Season Meeting AGENDA:

  • Declare teams for season
  • Set deadlines for fees
  • Agreement on schedule format, game formats, and game cards
  • Ratify adoption of FIH rules

All team representatives: please prepare lists of active players for this meeting. Please send these to vifhainfo@gmail.com and baggott_mark@yahoo.ca in advance of the meeting, in order to expedite any discussion points.

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On behalf of the Tigers Field Hockey Club, we would like to invite you to join our Field Hockey skills camp starting Tuesday July 4th. We are looking to build on the success of last year with a few new things added. We have 8 sessions total this year, 2 more than last year!

This year the camp with take place on Tuesdays from 5:45 pm to 7 pm at the University of Victoria Water Based Field. Additional details are on the poster attached. If you require any gear (stick, shin pads, etc.) let us know. If you have a stick from last year, that will work just fine!

If you would like to register send participant’s names, ages, and youth shirt sizes to: tigersfieldhockey@gmail.com

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Summer Drop-in Field Hockey dates and times have been confirmed for Tuesdays and Thursdays this summer. See below:

SAILORS FHC SUMMER DROP IN
Dates: Tuesdays (July 4 – August 29)
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per player (must pay before playing)
Age: 14 and up
Contact: Ronnie Lee ( 250-727-6033 or leeronnie19@gmail.com)

Everyone must have valid and active FHBC insurance.
Newcomers can try for 3 games without insurance, but must sign a waiver.

REBELS FHC SUMMER DROP IN
Dates: Thursdays, (June 29 – August 27)
Time : June 29th to July 13th – 8:00pm-9:00pm (due to turf booking conflict)
Time: July 20th to August 27th – 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $5/session or $30 for the whole summer (10 sessions total)
Contact: rebelsfieldhockey@gmail.com

All ages welcome, but kids under 12 should have a parent present. We will split up the players and field to allow for different games at different levels of play. FHBC registration is desired (and is a requirement for children/minors), but adults wishing to try the sport out can sign a waiver.

For general questions, please e-mail VILFHA@gmail.com