IMPORTANT: Registered Participant registration purchased at any point in the season
will always and only be valid until August 31 of that same season.

Registration System Step-by-Step Guide

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About Registered Participant Registration

New for 2023-24 – Following the formal adoption of new Society Bylaws (that come into effect September 1, 2023), Society ‘Members’ are now BC accredited community clubs and individual participants (previously referred to as members) are now referred to as ‘Registered Participants’.

  • Every field hockey player, coach, official, volunteer, and administrator is required to register ahead of participation and is classified under the title ‘Registered Participant’. Each Registered Participant is required to pay registered participant fees to BOTH Field Hockey BC (FHBC) and Field Hockey Canada (FHC) unless otherwise stated.
  • All Registered Participant registrations will involve an online registration process via the FHBC website. This will take care of both FHBC and FHC fees and these fees will not need to be considered as part of your annual club fee structure.
  • Registered Participants only need register in ONE category.
  • Some Registered Participants may be players, coaches, officials, volunteers and/or administrators and under these circumstances, Registered Participants are required to register in their HIGHEST category.
  • The option to register will be open throughout the year with the seasonal year running September 1 – August 31.

2023-24 Registered Participant Fees

Senior Player (year of birth 2005 or before) – Total $80
FHBC fee ($39) + FHC fee ($39 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Junior Player U18-U13 (year of birth 2006 to 2011) – Total $57
FHBC fee ($34) + FHC fee ($21 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Youth Player U12 or younger (year of birth 2012 or after) – Total $23
FHBC fee ($18) + FHC fee ($3 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Coach – Total $26
FHBC fee ($6) + FHC fee ($18 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Official – Total $26
FHBC fee ($6) + FHC fee ($18 + $2 NSO Registration System Surcharge)

Volunteer – no fee at this time

Administrator – no fee at this time

Refunds: Once a Field Hockey BC Registered Participant has actively participated in the current membership year, regardless of the extent of such participation, registered participant fees are regrettably not eligible for reimbursement nor eligible for proration. This applies to both Field Hockey BC and Field Hockey Canada fees that form the full field hockey registered registration fee. Such a policy has recently been reviewed by the FHBC Board of Directors with the decision that registered participant fees will only be reimbursed to those members who have not actively participated.

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Try it Free or Taster Sessions

“Try it free” or “Taster Sessions”: All participants must register and pay the associated fee under an appropriate Registered Participant category if you are planning on participating in field hockey in BC, no matter how much/little and in any capacity (player, coach, Official etc).

However, designated “Try it Free” or “Taster Sessions”, designed to allow new participants to experience field hockey for the first time without the need to pay a membership fee, are an open option to Community Member Clubs.

In this case, new participants are able to participate in up to a maximum of two designated “Try it Free” or “Taster Sessions” prior to registering for a formal Provincial (FHBC) and National (FHC) membership. The Club or organizing body in this case must let Field Hockey BC know of the intent to run such sessions, when and where they will take place, and submit the names of those participating or who have participated (dependent on when such detail is collected).

“Try it Free” or “Taster Sessions” cannot be associated with entry or participation in league play, competitive events, or festivals. “Try it Free” or “Taster Sessions” must be designated for purpose.

Club access to the database backend

Field Hockey BC is currently working with the system administrator in the option for Club and/or League Executives to nominate a central administrator who will have backend access to their restricted area of the database. Nominations for an administrator must be accompanied by a copy of the Club/League Executive Meeting Minutes that stipulate the name and position of the administrator. Nominations should be returned to Mark Saunders at A log-in and password will then be allocated to each administrator and the administrator only. Each Club/League Executive is responsible to ensure that access to their respective restricted area of the database is solely carried out through their nominated administrator and no other party.

Member-Participant Services 

Field Hockey BC is the Provincial Sports Organization (PSO) responsible for supporting Field Hockey in the province of British Columbia. In partnership with the National body Field Hockey Canada (FHC), Field Hockey BC provides opportunities for British Columbians to experience the challenges and rewards of the exciting sport of field hockey. Whether you are a player, official, coach, administrator or spectator, Field Hockey BC is committed to operating with integrity, openness and respect to ensure that our tradition of field hockey excellence is preserved in British Columbia and that our sport is open to people of all ages, skill levels and abilities.

What services can I expect from the FHBC Society with my annual registration?

Core Services

  1. Infrastructure – Society Management – Operations and Governance
  2. Education, Certification and Professional Development for Coaches and Officials
  3. Athlete Development and Coach Mentorship Program – Regional Program (Girls) / Regional Program (Boys) / Provincial Program (Boys & Girls)
  4.  Organisation of FHBC Events – Provincial, High Performance, Development, Club, Invitational (Incl VIT)
  5.  Grassroots Development – Schools Program (Boys & Girls)

Infrastructure Services

1. Communication (website and live database driven)
– Field Hockey Opportunities (athlete/coach/official/voluntary/professional development)
– Newsletters and Awards
– Media Coverage and Funding Opportunities
– Equipment and Apparel Supply (sport specific)
– Post Secondary Opportunities
– Club/League Opportunities

2. Partnerships (examples)
– Funding Partners
– Sponsors
– Support Services (physiologists, athletic therapists, nutritionalists, psychologists)

3. Field Hockey Participation – Sanctioning of opportunities:
– Programs, Leagues, Tournaments, Events (direct and indirect opportunities)
Member Insurance Coverage

4. Developing field hockey in outlying areas
– Logistical support and programming (championship hosting, coach and athlete programs)

Long-Term Vision – Capital Plan

  • Partnerships with National and International Governing Bodies (FHC and FIH)
  • Support for International Events / Support for NSO Championships and Initiatives
  • The creation of a Foundation for Sports Development (financial and operational sustainability)
  • Field Hockey Centre of Excellence in BC
  • Sport Specific Foundation – Long-term financial model with a self-sufficiency base

Value Added Services

  • Partnerships with Club and School Structure
  • Grassroots (schools program, girls give back initiative)
  • Coaching (coach education and mentorship program)
  • Officiating (umpire education and professional development program)