Field Hockey Canada is currently hiring for two positions: Communications Manager, and Men’s National Team Head Coach. Applications for the Communications Manager position are due August 25th, while applications for Men’s Head Coach are due September 1st. Continue reading
The 2017 National Championship Festival has officially come and gone! Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, managers and team staff. It was an exciting 8 days of Field Hockey and we were thrilled to see such competitive action in all divisions. Continue reading
Membership registration for the 2017-18 Season is now open. Reminder that everyone involved in field hockey in BC should have an active membership. The membership period is from Sept 1st to Aug 31st of a given year. Go to ‘Become a Member‘ to register.
The 2017 T2T Festival is being held at Tamanawis Fields in Surrey from May 5th-7th. Over 180 of our best Under 15 Girls & Boys athletes will be playing in the festival to demonstrate their skills and game knowledge that they have been practicing throughout the Regional Program. Continue reading
Field Hockey BC will host the first National Championship Festival involving both male and female divisions at U15, U18, and U23. The Championships will take place in the City of Surrey and utilize the first class water-based field hockey facilities at Tamanawis Park.Continue reading
This is an entry level course, suiting all community and club level coaches. Covering essentials such as field hockey practice planning and some key coaching and learning essentialContinue reading
The External Sport Credentials Program gives students the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved levels of competition as an athlete, coach and/or official.
Students can obtain External Sport Credits in these categories:
- Athlete (Grade 10, 11, 12)
- Official (Grade 10, 11, 12)
- Coach (Grade 11, 12)
The BC Ministry of Education is responsible for the External Credentials Program and the Sport Credits portion of this program is administered and monitored by the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.
- Students who have participated in approved programs before reaching Grade 10 can receive credit by obtaining written documentation to verify their participation in such programs.
- Once a student has received credit for a particular level within the category (athlete, official or coach), the student cannot receive credits again for participating in that program again
Athlete 11 (4 credits)
Granted to athletes who were selected to a T2T Provincial Team and competed at an inter-provincial championship event.
- Also eligible: Athletes who receive funding through the BC Athlete Assistance Program
Athlete 12 (4 credits)
Granted to athletes who were selected to a T2C Provincial Team and competed at a national championship event.
- Also eligible: Athletes who are a member of a Junior or Senior National Program that competes at an international event, or receives funding through Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.
How do I obtain athlete credits?
Field Hockey BC provides a letter of confirmation to those involved in the Regional and Provincial programs. The letter is typically issued in September or early fall.
Once received, athletes should present the letter to a high school counselor to add the credits to transcripts. (The BC Government provides documentation for athletes who have competed in the Canada Summer Games or Western Canada Summer Games. Participation in the BC Summer Games for field hockey does not qualify for External Sport Credits because the training phase does not meet program requirements).
Official 10 (2 credits)
- Provincial B certified umpire
- minimum 20 hours of officiating
Official 11 (4 credits)
- Provincial A certified umpire
- minimum 50 hours of officiating
How do I obtain Official credits?
Field Hockey BC will provide a letter of confirmation to present to your school counselor. You are responsible for providing documentation to FHBC which provides the number of hours you officiated (e.g. a letter from the league you officiate in, stating the number of games you umpired).
Coach 11 (2 credits)
- NCCP Community Sport Initiation
- NCCP Making Ethical Decisions – “Evaluated”
- Minimum 30 hours coaching experience monitored and reviewed by an Introduction to Competition “trained” coach or NCCP Level 2 “certified” coach
Coach 12 (4 credits)
- currently under review
How do I obtain Coach credits?
Student coaches who have completed all requirements of a coach category must send their proof of completion to the Sport and Recreation Branch:
Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
Attn: Milena Gaiga
PO Box 9820 Stn Provincial Government
Victoria, BC, V8W 9W3
The Sport and Recreation Branch representative review submitted documentation for the particular coach level and issue a verification letter if the student has fulfilled all the requirements. (For more information on obtaining external coach credits please contact Milena Gaiga at email@example.com or 250-356-5183).
For more information on the External Sport Credentials program, download the Ministry of Education’s PDF “Course Information for Graduation” and scroll down to page 103:
This course is particularly suited to coaches of athletes in the Train to Train stage of development as well as the more experienced coach.Continue reading
This course covers the technical and coaching pedagogy essential to the developing coach and focuses specifically on the delivery of sessions to athletes Continue reading