Girls & Boys Athlete Programs

General Information

FHBC Athlete Programs are arguably the most successful in Canada. Adapting and advancing to meet the needs of our growing athlete talent base, programs provide the opportunity for the best athletes to reach their full potential in field hockey.

Programs may vary from year to year and below provides a general outline of a typical season at each Regional Program level:

Learn 2 Train (U13)
Regional
 – For boys and girls ages 11 to 13 with some prior field hockey experience are eligible for the Program. Currently, there is no trial and instead an assessment for all registered athletes. Click here for current program information in your region.
There is no Provincial Program at the Learn 2 Train level.

Train 2 Train (U15)
Regional – 
Boys and girls between the ages of 13 to 15 are eligible to register for trials in their region. Trials are the selection point for the Regional Program (fall). Regional athletes participate in up to 40 hours of training prior to the Regional Tournament/Festival (spring), which is the selection point for the Provincial Program (summer).
The Regional Program is the first step in the provincial athlete identification process and is mandatory for athletes interested in representing BC during the summer provincial season. Click the links for current program information for the Boys Regional and Provincial Program and Girls’ Regional and Provincial Program.
Provincial – athletes are selected from the Regional Program at the Regional Tournament. Provincial training (30 hours) typically runs from May to July. The National Championship is hosted in July or August.
The Provincial Program is for athletes interested in continuous, committed, high performance technical skill development. The program includes fitness testing and technical skills instruction.

Train 2 Compete (U18)
Regional – 
Boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 are eligible to register for trials in their region. Trials are the selection point for the Regional Program (fall). Regional athletes will participate in up to 40 hours of training prior to the Regional Tournament/Festival (spring), which is the selection point for the Provincial Program (summer).
The Regional Program is the first step in the provincial athlete identification process and is mandatory for athletes interested in representing BC during the summer provincial season. Click the links for current program information for the Boys Regional and Provincial Program and the Girls Regional and Provincial Program.
Provincial – athletes are selected from the Regional Program at the Regional Tournament. Provincial training (30 hours) typically runs from May to July. The National Championship is hosted in July or August.
This program is for athletes interested in continuous, committed performance tactical and game training. The program includes fitness and sport science information along with outstanding coaching by university players and BC coaches.

Learn 2 Win Program (U23)
Provincial –
Men and Women between the ages of 18 to 23 are eligible to register for trials. Learn 2 Win focuses on athletes who graduated from the Train 2 Compete and/or have started post-secondary education. Programming is designed to complement opportunities at both the community and post-secondary level. Open trials in the spring lead to 10 hours of Provincial training and competitive opportunities through the summer months, including the National Championships in July or August. Click the links for current program information for the Men’s Provincial Program and the Women’s Provincial Program.