News and Announcements

If you are wanting to find out the outcomes of the Provincial Pathway Group meeting (i.e. the recommendations for the future of the regional/BC team pathway…) tune in on July 22.

Presenters: Jenn Beagan, Ali Baggott, Chris Tyrell, Jennifer Taylor, John Sacre


Earlier this season, Field Hockey BC made a community commitment to undertake a performance stream athlete pathway review. The Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project launched on April 14th and shortly thereafter a Club Feedback Questionnaire was sent to all clubs in the province to solicit feedback that would help inform the development of a new Field Hockey BC Provincial Athlete Pathway and Athlete Program Model. A webinar was held on June 17th which provided an update on Phase 1 of the project, including the results of the club questionnaire.

The Field Hockey BC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the performance stream athlete pathway review has now completed Phase 2 and the project is ready to present the Provincial Pathway Working Group’s draft recommendations to all Field Hockey BC members and affiliated Clubs via a second webinar scheduled for July 22nd @ 6:30 pm.

Webinar #2 will include a presentation on the following:

Key Outcomes of the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project
Recommended Changes to Field Hockey BC’s Athlete Program Model
A Redesigned Field Hockey BC Athlete Pathway Model
Next Steps
Field Hockey BC encourages all Club officials and members to attend the July 22nd webinar to learn about the new proposed Provincial Athlete Pathway and Program Model prior to the project’s final recommendations being submitted to the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors. The webinar will include an opportunity to hear about the Provincial Pathway Working Group’s proposed recommendations, ask questions, and provide feedback.

Further engagement between Field Hockey BC and the Society’s membership will occur once the FHBC Board of Directors completes a full review of the project’s recommendations, including a risk assessment and review of the Society’s operational and environmental considerations.

If you would like more information regarding the Provincial Pathway Review Project, please contact Jennifer Taylor, jtaylor@fieldhockeybc.com.

On behalf of the FHBC Board of Directors, thank you for supporting this important initiative!

Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8 pm PST

Zoom Meeting Information:
When: Jul 22, 2020 06:30 PM Vancouver
Topic: PPRP Webinar (Phase Two)
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86859665080?pwd=ckxMREVFT0R1c3dTTGkxVnlQcDdEZz09
Password: 363098

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You are invited to an information session next Wednesday July 8 regarding the new rules of field hockey that were implemented at the beginning of last year. We are having this information session to ensure all members, players, coaches, officials or managers understand the new rules and how they will be officiated when we next get the opportunity to return to the field and play the game we love. This information session will be led by Tyler Klenk and Lelia Sacre, both are currently FIH rated umpires that have been involved with Field Hockey BC for a number of years. Please see below for the link to join the webinar.

When: Jul 8, 2020 07:00 PM Vancouver
Topic: Umpires Information Session for players, coaches, officials … everyone!

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86728558776?pwd=Q21MT2orY1NqWVgzMS8wRTNhaUNwQT09

Password: 019481

Questions: e-mail Ben Harvey at sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com

Dear League Reps and all,

Unfortunately due to the latest update regarding the COVID-19 virus the men’s league season will be cut short. Field Hockey BC is directing all members and affiliated clubs and associations to suspend all sanctioned field hockey activities in the province until further notice. As a result, there will be no playoffs played this season. If you have any questions or concerns please email at vifhainfo@gmail.com.

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The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association will be hosting Field Hockey BC’s Fundamentals Coaching Course in March.

This course is intended for coaches that:

  • are working with under 12 age groups;
  • are themselves an under 18 player who has an interest in coaching in the Junior League; or
  • a parent volunteer who are new to coaching and to the game of field hockey.

Course Details:
It is mandatory to attend both sessions.
Wednesday March 4 – McKinnon Building Room 150 from 6 to 9 pm
Sunday March 8 – UVIC Turf #3 from 2 to 5 pm

The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association encourages Junior League Coaches who have no or minimal coach training to take this course. There is no cost to attend.

The course is 6 hours in length split up into 3 hours each of theory and practical learning. You will learn the basics of of how to deliver safe, fun and effective practice sessions, how to incorporate fundamental movement skills and review field hockey fundamental skills and tactics from facilitators who have coached in the junior league and helped design the practice sessions for the junior league.

The course will be facilitated by certified learning facilitators Ali Baggott and Milena Gaiga.

SIGN UP ONLINE:
http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/forms/22286-2020-FHBC-Fundamentals-Coaching-Course-FREE-Course

Deadline to register is Monday, February 24, 2020.

If you have any questions please contact Milena Gaiga at mgaiga@shaw.ca.

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The Victoria Junior League season is around the corner (April 18 – June 20, 2020). We would like to encourage all adult league participants to consider volunteering their time to coach. No experience is necessary. Coaches will be paired with experienced coaches, if necessary. In addition, print out practice plans for each week and a master coach is there to help you out.

“The best way to learn is to teach.”

Please look at the schedule and consider volunteering your time. You can request to coach with a friend and if you are away for a few weeks, just let the master coach know and we will help find replacements.

SIGN UP NOW: https://teampages.com/forms/22246-2020-Junior-League-Coach-Sign-Up-   

View schedule by age group / practice day and time:
http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/6257  

Questions?
info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca