Coach Mentorship Program – Island

Field Hockey BC is currently accepting applications for individuals looking to receive coaching mentorship on the Island. The FHBC Coach Mentorship Program is designed to allow selected coaches to receive practical 1-on-1 mentorship to help close any identified or observed gaps that would enable them to achieve a desired competency level or professional goal. The program will be limited to 3-5 mentee coaches in the development through to the performance stream, with priority given to coaches who are keen on supporting FHBC programs at any level.

Applicants would be required to:

  • Commit to at least 10 hours (on field and classroom or Zoom) over 3 to 6 months.
  • Complete the Safe Sport and MED modules.
  • Complete a criminal Record Check

To apply, please complete the following form:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3iIHhBPzkEqh0zzvwvTE7CQYJKSE9-ZCm0r5OHSdUsRUMEZDMEJUUzg4U0I1MUdJTVRWSUJMVDIySi4u

CALL TO ACTION – COMMUNITY COACHES

Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce that the Society will be prioritizing support for Community Level Coaches throughout the remainder of the 2024 season (to August 31, 2024). Field Hockey BC is offering a full (100%) refund to FHBC registered participant coaches on all registration costs for the completion of the following NCCP Community Level Context and Safe Sport Coaching Courses:

  • NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport Course [Community]
  • FHC: Community Coaching Course [Community]
  • NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Course [Community]
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions Course [Safe Sport Requirement]

This investment in the Community Coaching Stream is being made again this year in recognition of the need for ALL COACHES AT ALL LEVELS to meet mandatory NCCP Coach Standards which come into effect for the 2025-2026 season. For the Spring and Summer of 2024, Field Hockey BC is providing financial support to Community level coaches. We encourage all Community level coaches to please consider taking advantage of such financial support and complete formal training in a timely fashion. Please note that there are two additional required Safe Sport courses that are not listed as they are already free to all coaches.

Please note that it is very likely that the Society will look to support Competition level coaches during the 2024-2025 field hockey season and as such Community level coaches are encouraged to take advantage of this support this season! We thank both our Community level coaches and our Member Clubs for their support in advocating for formal education this year. The Society and our Member Clubs, as well as our sanctioned Leagues would not wish to be faced with a scenario come 2025-2026 where athletes are not able to enjoy a field hockey program or season due to coaches not meeting mandatory coaching standards.

For more information on the mandatory standards required of coaches, please refer to the following NCCP coach education page on the FHBC website: https://fieldhockeybc.com/coaches/coaching-education/nccp-pathway/

Field Hockey BC thanks all our Community level coaches and Member Clubs for due consideration of this polite call to action!

Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) Courses in Victoria

FHBC is excited to be partnering with PISE to deliver two Fundamental Movement Skills courses in Victoria ahead of the Spring Season. NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) provides a comprehensive introduction to the Fundamental Movement Skills and the core-competencies of the NCCP, with the help of significant hands-on activities. It is also a required course in the Community Coach Context. Community Coach Trained status will soon be a requirement for all recreational club coaches across the Province. We strongly recommend that coaches take advantage of this opportunity!

Coaches will have the choice of attending one of two dates:

Option 1    Sunday February 25, 9am – 1:30pm at PISE (Register by February 18)

Option 2    Sunday March 3, 9am – 1:30pm at PISE (Register by February 25)

 

This course is FREE for FHBC Registered Participants or $73.50 for all other coaches.

 

Register here: https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=8827034a

  • Login to RAMP
  • Click on Camp and Clinic Registration
  • Register for the course you would like to attend

 

FHBC Coach Conference REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Join us over the weekend February 9-11, 2024.

REGISTER HERE: https://coachconference.eventify.io/q/#/overview

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce the official reinstatement of an in-person BC Coach Conference for 2024. Hosted at SFU in Burnaby and in collaboration with multi-sport partners, FHBC is delighted to present Field Hockey speakers and presenters from Canada, Belgium, the UK, and the USA in what promises to be both an informative and inspirational weekend. Added to this is the multi-sport opportunity to take in and hear from speakers and presenters across a number of sports representing both individual and team sport environments.

And not forgetting formalized education through the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP), FHBC is also including the opportunity to attend the practical NCCP Field Hockey Competition Introduction module, as well as the multi-sport NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) module. FHBC is offering the FMS module ‘free of charge’ to FHBC Registered Participants.Note: Registration for these courses can be completed through FHBC rather than the conference portal.
Register for the NCCP courses at the following link: https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=8827034a

The BC Coach Conference is taking place over the weekend February 9-11, 2024. Field Hockey BC encourages all member clubs, community leagues, and community associations to support the 2024 BC Coach Conference in advocating for this opportunity within your respective coaching ranks. With a theme this year “embracing coaching at all levels”, there should be a positive learning experience for all in attendance.

Registration for the 2024 BC Coach Conference is now open and can be accessed at the following link: https://coachconference.eventify.io/q/#/overview The Conference website can be accessed here: https://www.coachconference.org/.

FHBC looks forward to welcoming attendees to the 2024 BC Coach Conference next month.

For more information on coach education, please go to: https://fieldhockeybc.com/coaches/coaching-education/ 

2024 Provincial Program Coach & Evaluator Recruitment

Field Hockey BC is now accepting applications for coaches and evaluators within our Provincial Program. Opportunities include: 

  • U16 or U18 Provincial Head Coach (Tier 1)  
  • U16 or U18 Provincial Assistant Coach (Tier 1)  
  • U16 or U18 Regional Head Coach (Tier 2) – If viable  
  • U16 or U18 Regional Assistant Coach (Tier 2) – If viable  
  • Evaluators (Stages 1 and 2) 

Please check out our Coaching Opportunities page for more information.

NCCP Coach Education Opportunities

Coach Education is important because coaches are community leaders who can inspire passion for sport and physical activity. Having trained coaches contributes to a quality sport experience. Participating in coach education can significantly increase a coach’s confidence in their abilities. Individuals can enhance skills, improve performance, and increase their value to their athletes and organization. Coach Education also helps us create a safe sport environment as proper training helps people recognize maltreatment and prevent or address it.

As we approach the introduction of Minimum Field Hockey Coach Certification Standards, we encourage coaches to take advantage of current subsidies and upcoming opportunities.

Find out more information about the NCCP Field Hockey Coach pathway: here

 

NCCP Community Coaching

The Community Coach Context is designed for coaches working at the community level. This may include volunteer coaches that are new to the sport (i.e. a parent coaching their child’s team) or former athletes that want to learn how to coach. This context is most appropriate for coaches of athletes under 12 or recreational teams of all ages that will be learning the basics of hockey.

Find out more about the Community Coach courses: here

 

For coaches that are looking to become a Trained Community Coach, we have partnered with PacificSport Fraser Valley to offer the following course.

NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills

Saturday, November 25, 9:00am – 1:00pm in Surrey  Link to course registration

Cost: $50 or FREE to Field Hockey BC Registered Participants

(email info@fieldhockeybc.com for Promo Code)

Note: This course can be hard to find so we highly recommend coaches take advantage of this opportunity.

 

NCCP Comp-Introduction Coach

The Competition – Introduction context is designed for coaches with 2+ years of experience coaching field hockey that are wanting to take the next step. This context is most appropriate for coaches of Club teams or a U15 Provincial team, that are introducing athletes to the skills of the game and to competitive hockey.

Learn more about the Competition-Introduction Coaching courses on our website: here

 

Field Hockey BC will be offering the FHC Competition-Introduction (sport-specific) modules in January & February 2024. – more info will be available soon!

 

Get a jumpstart on your Competition-Introduction education with the following FREE courses hosted by PacificSport Fraser Valley:

NCCP Planning a Practice

Saturday, November 18, 9:00am – 3:00pm in Langley  Link to course registration

NCCP Design a Basic Sport Program

Sunday, November 19, 9:00am – 2:30pm in Langley  Link to course registration

NCCP Teaching and Learning

Sunday, November 19, 9:00am – 2:30pm in Burnaby  Link to course registration

NCCP Making Ethical Decisions

Tuesday, November 21, 5:30pm – 9:30pm in Maple Ridge  Link to course registration

NCCP Teaching and Learning

Friday, November 24, 5:00pm – 10:00pm in Burnaby  Link to course registration

NCCP Making Ethical Decisions

Monday, November 27, 5:30pm – 9:30pm in Maple Ridge  Link to course registration

NCCP Basic Mental Skills

Thursday, November 30, 5:30pm – 9:30pm in Langley  Link to course registration

NCCP Planning a Practice

Saturday December 9, 9:00am – 3:00pm in Burnaby  Link to course registration

 

For more information on Coach Education, please contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com 

Systemic National Coach and Official Certification Pathways Support

You can download the PDF version of this communique here.


Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

Further to the Society’s targeted financial investment in both formal Coach and Officials Education over the course of the last two calendar years, FHBC is delighted to announce the continuation of this FHBC investment initiative targeting financial subsidy for formal NCCP Coach Education and for formal FHC Officials Education. The Society’s commitment to this FHBC financial investment initiative is intended to remain active for the remainder of the seasonal and fiscal year (through August 31, 2023).

FHBC is supporting the following initiatives towards both formal coach education through the NCCP pathway, as well as towards umpire education through the National Umpire Certification Program:

1. NCCP Safe Sport Context

  • FHBC will continue to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing the Safe Sport NCCP Making Ethical Decisions workshop (approximately $75 per coach candidate)

2. NCCP Community Coach Context

  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing the NCCP Community Initiation Online Course ($15 per coach candidate)
  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing the NCCP Community Coach Course – Technical Online Workshop ($50 per coach candidate)

3. Competition Coach Context

  • FHBC will subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial Program Coaches (tasked with meeting Minimum NCCP Standards for National Championship Competition) accessing the NCCP Competition Introduction Online Module/Course Curricula (full stream cost approximately $600 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $20-$250 per Module)
  • FHBC will subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial Program Coaches (tasked with meeting Minimum NCCP Standards for National Championship Competition) accessing the NCCP Competition Development Online Module/Course Curricula (full stream cost approximately $1800 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $90-$200 per Module)

4. Community Umpiring Course

  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Community Umpiring Online Course ($25 per umpire candidate). This online course will now be offered ‘free of charge’ to FHBC Members

5. Umpire Assessors Course

  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Umpire Assessors Course ($55 per umpire candidate)

As the field hockey community turns its attention towards 2023 Spring and Summer season delivery, FHBC encourages all BC Member Coaches and Umpires to take full advantage of this investment initiative opportunity. Should BC Member Coaches, Umpires, and/or Community Leads within the Club or League structure require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to FHBC for assistance.

For more information on the NCCP or Umpire Pathways please visit the FHBC website at https://fieldhockeybc.com/coaches/coaching-education/nccp-pathway/ and https://fieldhockeybc.com/officials/umpire-certification/ respectively.

Alternatively, BC Members can reach out directly for all Coach/NCCP related opportunities to:
FHBC’s Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson via phone (778) 227-0895 or via e-mail at katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com

For all Umpire related opportunities, reach out to:
FHBC’s Officials Coordinator, Shaquille Gilbert via phone (604) 737-3145 or via e-mail at eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
April 5, 2023

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For more information on the NCCP or Umpire Pathways please visit the NCCP Pathway page or the Umpire Certification page respectively.

Whistler Field Hockey Club is hiring assistant Coaches and Head coach for the Outdoor season


Whistler FHC is a newly established field hockey club in Whistler.

Dates:
Kids spring program May-June Mondays 4pm-6pm
Adults May 29th until end of September Mondays 6pm-8m
Kids fall program September-October Mondays 4pm-6pm
(No sessions on holidays)

Position: Kids and Youth and Adults Head coach
Reports to: Programs coordinator
Location: AVJ Field at Cheakamus Crossing, Whistler
Job type: Term-based Part-time
Rate: $30 p/hour (set up + coaching + planning hours)
Responsibilities: planning, organizing and delivering appropriate sessions.

Position: Kids and Youth Assistant coach
Reports to: Head coach
Location: AVJ Field at Cheakamus Crossing, Whistler
Job type: Term-based Part-time
Coach: $25 p/hour

The groups of players (approximately between 20 +/- adults and 20 + kids) are very varied in skills and fitness, ranging from former players to newcomers to the sport. Everyone is enthusiastic about learning and improving.  Adults participate in a couple of events/tournaments/friendly games during the summer.

TO APPLY, email applications to admin@whistlerfieldhockey.com by April 15th, 2023. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Criminal record check required.



Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course offered by FHBC – spots are limited!


FHBC is hosting a NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) course with the support of viaSport BC. MED is a cornerstone of the NCCP and is a mandatory requirement of FHC’s Safe Sport initiative. All coaches across Canada should complete this course (and associated online evaluation).

Course Details

When: Wednesday, April 5th from 5:30-9:30pm
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free for FHBC Members
Registration Deadline: March 30th (end of day)
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/login with your RAMP account, click on “Participant” to start the registration process; select the current season, the family member profile, your membership type (Division) and then the MED Course from the package list; follow the instructions to complete the registration

Course information will be sent by viaSport BC (coaches@viasport.ca) by Monday April 3rd. Please check your junk folder for the email. If you have not received course information by Tuesday, please contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com.

Space in the course is limited, so act fast!