by Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association announced that the 2021 Junior League season will be running from April 10 to June 20, 2021 for all ages U6 to U18 boys and girls at the University of Victoria. The league organizers have been working hard to ensure that there is a safe training environment that still has the same fun and learning as a typical season.
Registration will open Friday, February 12 at 7:00 a.m. and it will be first-come, first-served.
There are a number of modifications for this year’s season in order to follow the Public Health Officer’s guidelines for youth sport. Most notably, this season’s plan is to run the season in accordance with Field Hockey BC and ViaSport’s Stage 1 Return to Play Framework. This means that participants will be focusing more on technical skills and skill games that take place with physical distancing from others at all times. The biggest change is that there will be no game days and no games at the end of practice.
In addition, there will be no spectators allowed in or around the facility except for the Kindies (age 5-6) age group which will require a parent per participant for each session. The numbers of participants per age group this year is somewhat lower than previous years to ensure that field maximums are followed.
The full details of what to expect this season are listed here. Mark your calendars and register online at the below link starting at 7:00 am on Friday, Feb. 12: https://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.spappz.com/register