FHBC is looking for certified coaches for our male and female High-Performance Regional Programs

Field Hockey BC is now seeking expressions of interest for Certified Coaches to be involved in all Coaching areas within its upcoming High-Performance Regional Programs.

Seeking Head and Assistant Coaches for the following High-Performance Programs:

  • U15 Female          (30 Hours of training)
  • U15 Male             (30 Hours of training)
  • U18 Female          (40 Hours of training)
  • U18 Male             (40 Hours of training)

Regions

  • Southeast (Tamanawis Park)
  • Northwest (Rutledge Field)
  • Mainland (Eric Hamber)

 Program Focus

  • Technical skills instruction
  • Each program is for athletes interested in continuous, committed, high performance technical skill development from Sept – April
  • 30-40 hours training on Fridays and/or Sunday nights for 1 ½ – 2 hour training sessions
  • Fitness education, testing (Yo-Yo test) and Injury Prevention Programs
  • U15 Regional Festival – Selection point for U15 Provincial Teams
  • U18 Regional Tournament – Selection point for U18 Provincial Teams

 Honoraria

  • For any FHBC coaching opportunity, honoraria is based on the level of NCCP Certification and the number of practice hours and tournament games in the program. Check the FHBC Coaching rates for details.

Please submit the following information if you wish to be involved:

  • Head or assistant coaching position
  • NCCP Certification Level
  • Current and past coaching history
  • Programs and Regions, you wish to be involved (refer above)

Please submit your “Expression of Interest” to the following:

John Sacré
Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager
Field Hockey BC
Cell 604 737 3145
Email jsacre@fieldhockeybc.com

FHBC Membership Renewal 2019-20

Your Field Hockey BC membership for the current season (2018-19) expires on August 31, 2019. Registration is now open for the 2019-20 period, which will be valid from September 1, 2019 until August 31, 2020.

All the fees remain the same. For more information about FHBC’s membership, the registration process and detailed fees, please access our Membership Page. We even have a Step-by-Step Registration Guide available for download.

If you want to go straight to our online registration page, click here

Apply for an FHBC Foundation Bursary!

The Field Hockey BC Foundation is now accepting applications for a number of bursaries which provide financial support for athletes, coaches and officials. Visit the FHBC Foundation website for a full list of bursaries offered through the Foundation, as well as their eligibility requirements and application windows.

The following bursaries are currently open with an application deadline of March 27, 2019:

FHBC Athlete Assistance Bursary: The Field Hockey BC Athlete Assistance Bursary is designed to support male and female athletes in the FHBC Regional Program. An award of up to $500 will be distributed to encourage the continued athletic development of our Regional Program athletes.

Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary: The Allyn Murison Grassroots bursary is designed to support female athletes under the age of 12 in their field hockey development. Five awards of up to $100 will be awarded with the purpose of helping young athletes get involved in our sport.

FHBC Coaching Development Bursary: The Field Hockey BC Coaching Development bursary is designed to support the professional development of FHBC coaches at any level. An award of up to $750 will be distributed to the successful applicant(s).

Jenny John Officiating Bursary: The Jenny John Officiating bursary is designed to support the professional development of FHBC umpires and technical officials.  An award of up to $750 will be distributed to the successful applicant(s).

Introducing the NEW Provincial Coach Education Pathway

Field Hockey BC is thrilled to announce the launch of our brand new Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway! These courses will be run FREE OF CHARGE for all FHBC Club Coaches.

In partnership with West Vancouver Field Hockey Club, Field Hockey BC is running three pilot courses over the next two weeks. Over 40 coaches attended the PCE FUNdamentals and Learn 2 Train classroom sessions this week and will be out on the pitch for practical training next weekend.

These courses are designed for community club coaches to improve their technical and tactical field hockey knowledge. By providing community coaches with these tools, our goal is to provide greater field hockey development opportunities for club teams. More information on the PCE Pathway can be found on the Field Hockey BC website.

Next week, Field Hockey BC will be inviting all clubs to get involved and take advantage of these free courses! Ready to get started right away? To browse the courses that will be offered, visit the PCE Courses page. If you would like to learn more about the different PCE courses offered by Field Hockey BC, please contact John Sacre or Julie King. If you are a club administrator interested in organizing a PCE course for your club, please contact Donna Cumming.

FIH Coaching and Technical Official Courses

The International Hockey Federation has an incredible opportunity for top level coaches and technical officials to take the next step in their coaching and officiating careers!

FIH is accepting applications for three courses which will take place between March 22 – 30, 2019 in Ipoh, Malaysia. Candidates must be put forward by Field Hockey Canada. Please see the information below and contact the Field Hockey BC Office or Field Hockey Canada if you would like to put your name forward for nomination.

FIH Academy Level 3 Coaching Course
When: March 22 – 25, 2019
Where: Ipoh, Malaysia
Who: Coaches with a minimum of 5 years at a top national performance level; FIH Academy Level 2 Coach certificate or equivalent
Cost: $650 USD
Application deadline: February 24, 2019

FIH Academy Level 3 Technical Officials Course
When: March 28 – 30, 2019
Where: Ipoh, Malaysia
Who: Technical officials acting at the National Elite Level and international competitions
Cost: $350 USD
Application deadline: February 28, 2019

FIH Academy Level 2 Coaching Course
When: March 27 – 30, 2019
Where: Ipoh, Malaysia
Who: Coaches working within a club/school and/or representative environment and assisting teams at top national competitions; FIH Academy Level 1 Coach certificate or equivalent
Cost: $400 USD
Application deadline: February 28, 2019

If you have further questions regarding any of these courses, please contact the FIH Hockey Academy.

PCE Courses

Field Hockey BC has developed the new Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway to present opportunities within formal coach education that complement the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and align to the Long-Term Field Hockey Development framework (LTFHD). The Provincial Coach Education Pathway (PCE) is primarily targeted at voluntary club community coaches and places a greater emphasis on the technical and tactical building blocks for field hockey development. The PCE Pathway is also designed to recognize and mitigate the challenges of time and financial constraint that remain significant barriers to participation and investment in formal coach education.

For more information on the Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway

Make a Course Request

PCE Modular Courses:

Making Ethical Decisions and Concussion Course

4 Hour Module and Free of Charge – Take Only Once – Qualifies for NCCP Credit

In this module you will be guided through the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Making Ethical Decisions and Making Headway training. These are essential pre-requisite knowledge modules for all coaches intending on undergoing the Evaluation stages of the NCCP Pathway. Therefore any coach or prospective coach who has not completed these modules should attend this session.

Fundamentals Coaching Modules (Under 10)

2 x 3 Hour Modules and Free of Charge

In this course, you will learn the basics of how to run an effective practice session. This course engages participants in topics such as safety and how to structure sessions as well as learning how to incorporate fundamental movement skills into sessions. This course covers basic techniques, tactics, small sided, conditioned and adapted game set ups to ensure participants leave the course motivated and armed with the ability to deliver effective sessions in the community.

WEST VAN – February/March 2019 (Pilot Course 1)

Dates: February 24th & March 3rd, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Sunday February 24th, 2019 and Sunday March 3rd, 2019
Venue: Rutledge Field Change Rooms (Classroom); Rutledge Warm-up Pitch (Practical)
Learning Facilitators: John Sacre, Geoff Matthews and Andrea Gibson

WEST VAN – February/March 2019 (Pilot Course 2)

Dates: February 25th & March 4th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Monday February 25th, 2019 and Monday March 4th, 2019
Venue: Rutledge Field Change Rooms (Classroom); Rutledge Warm-up Pitch (Practical)
Learning Facilitators: John Sacre, Geoff Matthews and Alex Bale

Learn 2 Train Coaching Modules (Under 13)

2 x 3 Hour Modules and Free of Charge

In this course, you will learn how to run effective practice sessions which deliver to the needs of athletes within the Learn 2 Train stage of development. This course engages participants in the art and science of learning and coaching. The course covers essential techniques, tactics and small sided, conditioned game set-ups specially tailored for engaging the Learn to Train athlete. Participants should leave the course motivated and armed with the ability to deliver effective sessions in the community.

WEST VAN – February/March 2019 (Pilot Course 3)

Dates: February 26th & March 5th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday February 26th, 2019 and Tuesday March 5th, 2019
Venue: Rutledge Field Change Rooms (Classroom); Rutledge Warm-up Pitch (Practical)
Learning Facilitators: John Sacre, Geoff Matthews and Jenn Beagan

Train 2 Train Coaching Modules (Under 15)

2 x 3 Hour Modules and Free of Charge

In this course, you will learn how to run effective practice sessions which deliver to the needs of athletes within the Train 2 Train stage of development. This course engages participants in the art and science of learning and coaching. The course covers essential techniques, tactics and small sided, conditioned game set-ups specially tailored for engaging the Train to Train athlete. Participants should leave the course motivated and armed with the ability to deliver effective sessions in the community.

Train 2 Compete Coaching Modules (Under 18)

2 x 3 Hour Modules and Free of Charge

In this course, you will learn how to run effective practice sessions which deliver to the needs of athletes within the Train 2 Compete stage of development. This course engages participants in the art and science of learning and coaching. The course covers essential techniques, tactics and small sided, conditioned game set-ups specially tailored for engaging the Train to Compete athlete. Participants should leave the course motivated and armed with the ability to deliver effective sessions in the community.

PCE Pathway

Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway

New for 2019!!

“FREE OF CHARGE” for all FHBC Voluntary Club Community Coaches!!

Target Audience: Voluntary Club Community Coaches
Content Emphasis: Technical and Tactical Field Hockey Education

When can you get involved?
Pilot Course Delivery will start in February 2019. All stakeholder Clubs will be given the opportunity to participate in this program from March 2019.

Make a Course Request

Strategic Intent

It is Field Hockey BC’s strategic desire to present opportunities within formal coach education that complement the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and align to the Long-Term Field Hockey Development framework (LTFHD). The Provincial Coach Education Pathway (PCE) is primarily targeted at voluntary club community coaches and places a greater emphasis on the technical and tactical building blocks for field hockey development.

Each module is designed to be short in length (3 hours) allowing for a flexible approach to delivery. The mid-term goals are to utilize the PCE pathway as a catalyst for greater community engagement in coach education, to raise the value and consistency of coach delivery across the province, and to phase in mandatory standards for coach education over time.

Strategic Planning – Key Objectives for the PCE Pathway 2019-2021

Objective A: Quality Facilitation and Evaluation

“Inspiring and empowering coaches to deliver the best possible athlete experience”

Field Hockey BC aims to deliver a first-class educational experience and in doing so enable community club coaches to deliver a consistent field hockey curriculum whilst raising the value associated with the athlete experience across the Province. The modular curriculum is designed to provide coaches with a foundation for technical and tactical learning that is tailored to each stage of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). Such a foundation allows coaches to evolve and adapt practice and game based learning according to the needs of an athlete group.

  • KPI (Years 1-3): Progressive investment in training, education, and professional development for and of facilitators and facilitator evaluators – target numbers and opportunities set on an annual basis – expectation for renewal of facilitator numbers is on a two-year cycle.

Objective B: Formal Education Accessible to ALL

“Mandatory coach education standards in 2021…. jump on board NOW…. it’s FREE for 2019 and 2020!”

Field Hockey BC recognizes that both time commitment and financial constraint continue to be a significant barrier to coach involvement in formal education, especially at the club community level. The Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway has been designed to deliver a core-curriculum in as flexible and concise a format as possible allowing for community clubs to decide the most efficient manner with which to deliver the program. In addition, Field Hockey BC has made the financial commitment for both 2019 and 2020 to absorb all associated delivery costs for the PCE Pathway – all modular courses will be offered ‘free of charge’ to PCE candidates for a two-year period. For those candidates wishing to access the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP), Field Hockey BC has also made the financial commitment to subsidize 50% of the associated course delivery costs throughout 2019, 2020, and 2021.

In 2021, Field Hockey BC intends to phase in Mandatory Requirements for formal Coach Education. Minimum mandatory requirements will target the PCE Pathway in 2021 with all coaches in the Province required to attain ‘Trained’ status at the appropriate LTAD stage of learning (the LTAD stage of learning a coach is operational within in that season). It should be noted that ‘Trained’ status within the NCCP pathway is considered a higher level of formal qualification than that of the PCE Pathway.

  • KPI (Years 1&2): Funds available to allow courses to be held in local and regional centers without the fear of cancellation due to small numbers or concern over candidate affordability – Course demographic and numbers tracked – target numbers quantified following 2019 pilot delivery
  • KPI (Years 1&2): Funds available to assist and inspire coaches to gain formal NCCP qualifications (including assistance with operational costs associated with coach evaluation) – transference from ‘trained’ status to ‘certified’ status tracked
  •  KPI (Year 3): Funding provision to allow for transition to Mandatory Status requiring all coaches to attain a minimum of Provincial Coach Education (PCE) Pathway ‘Trained’ status within the appropriate LTAD stage of learning.

Objective C: Ongoing Review and Enhancement to Course Content

“Recognition that coaches and athletes learn in different ways”

Field Hockey BC aims to evolve the PCE Pathway content material in line with the development of field hockey at both a global and domestic level. Over time the desire is for the PCE Pathway to both look and feel like a tailored British Columbia and Canadian field hockey resource and be available to access in multiple formats.

  • KPI (Years 1&2): To review and enhance pilot course content emphasizing the provision of FHBC and Canadian photographic reference material and the phased transition from static photographic reference to include video clip FHBC and Canadian reference material
  • KPI (Years 1&2): To enhance the lesson plan resource library to include example lesson and drill plans at each stage of learning
  • KPI (Year 3): To plan for the transition of course material and modular delivery to an online education platform.

 

Check out the full PCE Pathway Overview for a more details!

FHBC Staff Update: John Sacre and Julie King

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce the hiring of two staff members: John Sacre and Julie King. John Sacre, a veteran coach at the National, Provincial and Community level, is joining us as the Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager. Julie King has been actively involved with Field Hockey BC for several years, and is transitioning from her role as Provincial Coach and Performance Manager to Head Regional Coach. Both John and Julie’s coaching bios can be found on the Meet the Coaches page of our website.

Welcome John and Julie!

 

Sport for Life Coaching Course: Physical Literacy Movement Preparation

Field Hockey BC is exicted to announce that Sport for Life will be partnering with the Vancouver Hawks to deliver a Physical Literacy Movement Preparation course!
Just in time for fall season, this course is being offered to field hockey coaches as a sport-focused workshop. The course will take place at Eric Hamber Field on Saturday, September 22 from 4-7 pm. Participants will complete two e-Learning modules in preparation for the practical training session.
This course is ideal for individuals coaching youth and adolescent teams, with a focus on warm up techniques, injury prevention and overall movement skills. If you would like to learn more about the Physical Literacy Movement Preparation course, click here. Visit the Sport for Life CAMPUS site to register.