Provincial Umpiring Course – March 12 & 14

Register for our next Provincial Umpiring Course!
March 12 & 14: 6:00pm – 9:00pm  (held online via Zoom)
**This course is only available to FHBC Registered Participants. Must have taken the Community online course prior. Must be at least 14 years of age. Maximum 12 participants
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2024
Registration information can be found on our Umpire Education page

CALL FOR TEAMS: The Pat Hall Masters Tournament

We have been advised of a Masters level playing opportunity for Women being hosted Vancouver Island.  Please see the below message from the Tournament organizing committee, and reach out to Alanna or Ronnie directly if you have any questions.


We are pleased to welcome Masters teams to the 2024 Pat Hall Masters Tournament, named after the late Patricia Hall who was a pillar of field hockey on Vancouver Island, in BC and in Canada. Pat helped orchestrate the island-hosted Masters Tournament for a number of years so it only seems fitting that the first year after her passing the tournament is renamed in her honour. Please find the below information ahead of the tournament.

What: Pat Hall Masters Tournament
When: Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31, 2024 (Easter Weekend)
Where: Shawnigan Lake School (water-based and rubber-based turfs)
Who: Women’s Masters teams (players must be 30 years of age or older)
Cost: fee will be per team and dependent on number of teams

Please express your interest in submitting a team as soon as possible so the committee can start to plan the budget and schedule. 

Team registration notes: Exceptions for under-age players, particularly for goalkeepers, may be made by approval of the committee. Please submit requests in writing. Players must be on a single team’s roster for the duration of the tournament. Hyde-Lay pavilion will be available throughout the tournament for teams to socialize and take cover as needed.

Please submit expression of interest or any questions to:
Alanna Martin (abcdmartin@shaw.ca) and Ronnie Lee (leeronnie19@gmail.com)

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/ 

Mainland Junior Athletes – Register for the FHBC Technical Development Program

Goal-Scoring Module: 

Dates: Sundays January 21, January 28, February 4, & February 11
Who: U14/U16 age groups (open to athletes born 2008-2011)
U18 age group (open to athletes born 2006 & 2007)
All genders are welcome
Time: U14/U16 = 5:00 – 6:30pm
U18 = 6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Tamanawis 1, Surrey, BC
Cost: $115
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 14, 2024

 

Goalkeeping Module: 

Dates: Sundays January 21, January 28, February 4, & February 11
Who: U14-U18 age groups (open to athletes born 2006-2011)
All genders are welcome
Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm
Location: Tamanawis 1
Cost: $155
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 14, 2024

 

Check out the Technical Development Program page for more information.

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.

2024 FHBC Provincial Program Pathway – Key Dates Announced

Field Hockey BC is excited to announce key dates and information about the 2024 FHBC Provincial Program Pathway.  FHBC will hold a series of athlete evaluations throughout the Province to select Team BC Provincial teams (Tier 1) and if viable, Regional-representative teams (Tier 2) to compete at the 2024 FHC National Championships in Surrey & Calgary this Summer.  Check out our Provincial Program page for more information.

Island Athletes – Register for the FHBC Athlete Development Program

 

Duncan Athlete Development Program

Dates: Wednesdays Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13, Jan 10, Jan 17, Jan 24
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Cowichan Sportsplex
Who: U14 – U18 age groups (open to athletes born 2006-2011)
All genders are welcome
Cost: $165
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
**Register by November 26, 2023

 

Victoria Athlete Development Program

Dates: Fridays Dec 1, Dec 8, Dec 15, Jan 12, Jan 19 & Thursday Jan 25 
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: University of Victoria
Who: U14 – U18 age groups (open to athletes born 2006-2011)
All genders are welcome
Cost: $165
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
**Register by November 26, 2023

 

Check out the Athlete Development Program 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