Provincial Umpire Course – registration now open for the course in May!

This course is being subsidized this season and is therefore FREE for FHBC Members with a currently valid Membership for the 2021-22 season. The cost of the course for non-members is $85.

Provincial Courses consist of two sessions of 3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

Upcoming Courses:

Date: Wednesday May 25 & Thursday May 26
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm PDT
Location: Online (Zoom)
Instructor: Lelia Sacre
Cost: FREE for FHBC Members. The cost for non-members is $85
Register Here (Register by Friday May 20)

Umpires & Officials Opportunities

2022 U18 Club Championships – Call For Officials

FHBC is seeking Umpires – Provincial level and above – interested in officiating at the 2022 U18 Club Championships.

Available events:

  • U18 Girls – May 27 (eve), 28 and 29 @Tamanawis Park, Surrey, BC
  • U18 Boys – June 3 (eve), 4 and 5 @Rutledge Field, West Vancouver, BC

Reply with an expression of interest to info@fieldhockeybc.com. Please include your availability for these weekends.

Course Conductor Expression of Interest

Interested in supporting in the pathway and development of umpires and assessors? This is for you!

Field Hockey Canada is looking for individuals to deliver the Provincial and Regional Umpire Courses as well as being a Lead Assessor for the Assessor Course. Field Hockey BC will be accepting nominations until May 11, 2022, for review and will pass it onto FHC.

Please complete the following link to express your interest: https://forms.gle/7j4tAMA1dWC6taaLA

Should you have any questions, please contact Lelia Sacre at leliasacre@fieldhockeybc.com

2022 Club Championships & Festival Program – online registration opens on Monday, May 2

The 2022 Club Championships & Festival Program ‘first-come-first-serve’ ONLINE team registration window will open at 12pm (noon) on Monday, May 2nd, 2022, and will close at 12pm (noon) on Thursday, May 5th, 2022.

Note that spots are limited!

If the event you wish to apply for is “sold out”, and you would like to be put on the “Team Waiting List”, please send an email titled “Club Championships Waiting List” to info@fieldhockeybc.com and include your team and club name, division, gender and tier.

Registration fees per team for each of the Club Championship Events are as follows:

U18 Boys & Girls – $475
U16 Boys & Girls – $425
U14 Boys & Girls – $425
U12 Boys & Girls – $150

Registration link: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/tournament.php

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By May 5th, ALL teams need to submit player rosters, as well as named umpires and technical official volunteers who can be scheduled for the event the team is entering. 

Travelling teams (those teams travelling outside of their region – Island teams travelling to the Mainland/Travelling Interior Teams/and Mainland Teams travelling to the Island), will be given an exemption from the naming of umpires.

Please, refer to the Stakeholder Memo disseminated last year for more information about the operational and strategic direction of the 2022 FHBC Club Championship and Festival Program.

Access the Club Championsips & Festival Program page for more information.

Canadian Women’s National Team – World Cup Fundraising Initiatives

The Canadian Women’s National Field Hockey Team is headed to the 2022 World Cup in Terrassa, Spain this July! This is the first time the team has qualified for this tournament in 28 years – since 1994!

Our field hockey community proud of their accomplishment, especially our BC players Hannah Haughn, Karli Johansen, Audrey Sawers, Maddie Secco, Kathleen Leahy, Thora Rae, Sara Goodman, Sara Mcmanus, Natalie Sourisseau, Shanlee Johnston, Lexi De Armond, Chole Walton, Brooke Mccusker, Bronwyn Bird and Grace Delmotte.

In order to afford the necessary preparations, the team is hosting several fundraising initiatives and is inviting the community to be a part of their historic World Cup run.

World Cup Raffle

Enter the WNT’s raffle and get a chance to win prizes worth over $2000, including prize packages from Lululemon, The Keg & Field Hockey Shack! The WNT is drawing a prize every day in May and each ticket you purchase gives you a chance to win all month.

Visit bit.ly/FHCWNT-Raffle to buy tickets today & take advantage of early bird pricing until May 1.

Back the Pack Camps

Join the WNT for a fun afternoon of skills, drills, games, and a meet & greet! Receive coaching from national team players and learn the skills that have helped them defy expectations on the world stage.

West Vancouver: May 9, 12:30-3:30, Rutledge (registration link)
More info here.

Vancouver: May 23, 9:00-3:00, Hamber (registration link)
More info here.

Tsawwassen: May 29, 2:00-3:30 (details to come)

Back the Pack Campaign

Donate directly to the ongoing ‘Back the Pack’ fundraiser and receive a tax receipt: https://fieldhockey.ca/wnt-back-the-pack/

WNT x Martin Fisher Tailors:

Graduation? Wedding? Promotion? Get a beautifully fit suit from Michael Mahood of Martin Fisher Tailors and support the WNT. Learn more here & get an appointment at bit.ly/MFTxWNT

Let’s back the pack! Follow @canwolfpack on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay up to date with team updates, upcoming events, and get an inside look into the WNT.

Field Hockey Canada Conference 2022

by FHC Staff

The 2022 Field Hockey Canada Conference is a three-day online event held from May 3–May 5, 2022. The second edition of this conference will aim to engage and inspire while relying on True Sport values, such as respect, fairness and inclusion.

Featuring various experts and speakers from diverse professional backgrounds, the event will encapsulate all aspects of the industry in a way that gives back to the community and celebrates the strength of our numbers.

REGISTER HERE

Conference Notes

SESSIONS

Community and Culture – Learn how culture plays a critical role in the field hockey community and what we can do to better enhance it to become a more open, inclusive and united sport.

Mental Health and Wellness – Join the hockey community in a discussion about mental health and wellness from a sports perspective. Watch a presentation and engage in a workshop about mental wellness techniques and strategies for managing mental health challenges with your sport.

Officials and Umpires – The recruitment and retainment of officials and umpires is a critical challenge in the Canadian hockey community. Learn how can we, as a community, get more officials involved in the game and keep them involved. Hear from an international umpire and discuss the next steps for our national community.

Concussion Education – Join our sport medical professional presenters in a discussion and workshop covering concussion safety in hockey. Increase your understanding of the concussion protocol and make sure everyone on the field is aware.

Women in Field Hockey – Inclusivity, recruitment, and retention. Field Hockey Canada invites the community to have a constructive and collaborative workshop led by industry professionals and hockey community members about how we can best include and keep women in sport at all levels.

Session Planning – Look to improve how you run a practice session and plan a season-long schedule. Our ‘Session Planning’ presentation will be led by high-performance coaches with lots of experience creating and leading training sessions for athletes of all ages.

Clubs Roundtable – Share and learn about field hockey experiences throughout the country via this roundtable discussion, where we will address two prominent topics that our community currently faces.

SCHEDULE

The official conference schedule will be released during the month of April. Expect two to three sessions per day including an exciting keynote address before event kick-off! More details about each session, including the time, presenters and format will be shared at a later date.

CONTACT FHC

For all general and registration inquiries: Hailey Yhap – hyhap@fieldhockey.ca

For all communication inquiries: Kevin Underhill – kunderhill@fieldhockey.ca

For all sponsorship inquiries: Grace Li – graceli@fieldhockey.ca

2022 U18 Club Championships – Call For Officials

FHBC is seeking Umpires – Provincial level and above – interested in officiating at the 2022 U18 Club Championships.

Available events:

  • U18 Girls – May 27 (eve), 28 and 29 @Tamanawis Park, Surrey, BC
  • U18 Boys – June 3 (eve), 4 and 5 @Rutledge Field, West Vancouver, BC

Reply with an expression of interest to info@fieldhockeybc.com.

Please include your availability for these weekends.

Club Championship and Festival Program – Entry and Registration

The Team Registration process will form TWO PARTS as it has done historically.

The PART ONE window of the Team Registration process will open on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022. 

Each single club administrator or club contact will have the opportunity to nominate one (1) team per club, per club championship event for early registration. This early registration window will close on Wednesday April 27th, 2022. Please, coordinate within your club to ensure that only one early submission is being made per club, per championship event.

PART ONE consists of a team declaration window that enables club administrators to declare in advance the intent of entering a single team per club championship or festival event. The intent of this early ‘team declaration’ is to provide the opportunity for all clubs to enter at least one team into the Championship program. In the past some clubs have not been able to get a single team into an event due to the registration process only having a first-come-first-serve team registration window.

To return an early ‘team declaration’, please have a club designate reach out to request the registration form via info@fieldhockeybc.com or via phone at 604-737-3146.

The PART TWO window will be a ‘first-come-first-serve’ ONLINE team registration window which will open at NOON on Monday May 2nd, 2022, and will close on Thursday May 5th, at NOON.

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Please note that, by May 5th, ALL teams need to submit player rosters, as well as named umpires and technical official volunteers who can be scheduled for the event the team is entering. Travelling teams (those teams travelling outside of their region – Island teams travelling to the Mainland/Travelling Interior Teams/and Mainland Teams travelling to the Island), will be given an exemption from the naming of umpires.

More information regarding the role of the Technical Official Volunteer will be disseminated prior to the online team registration.

More information regarding event technical meetings for participating Team Managers will be disseminated following the online team registration deadline. 

In summary and dates for the diary:  

  • April 20-27: an early registration window for clubs to manually nominate one team per event
  • May 2-5: online ‘first-come-first-serve’ team registration

Registration fees per team for each of the Club Championship Events are as follows:

U18 Boys $475
U16 Boys $425
U14 Boys $425
U12 Boys $150

U18 Girls $475
U16 Girls $425
U14 Girls $425
U12 Girls $150

Please, refer to the Stakeholder Memo disseminated last year for more information about the operational and strategic direction of the 2022 FHBC Club Championship and Festival Program.

Provincial Umpire Course – FREE Registration for FHBC Members!

FHBC has opened registrations for our next Provincial Umpire Course, which will take place on April 19, 2022, at the Christine Sinclair Community Centre (formerly Fortius) in Burnaby.

This course is being subsidized this season and is therefore FREE for FHBC Members with a currently valid Membership for the 2021-22 season. The cost of the course for non-members is $85.

Provincial Courses consist of two sessions of 3 hours, including theory and exam. Participants are required to attend both sessions to be eligible to write the exam. Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years by the end of the calendar year to register.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, APRIL 14

  • Date: Tuesday April 19 & Wednesday April 20
  • Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm PDT
  • Location: Active Studio @ The Christine Sinclair Community Centre (formerly Fortius) in Burnaby
  • Instructor: Tyler Klenk
  • Cost: FREE for FHBC Members. The cost for non-members is $85

Register for the course here.

2022 Vancouver International Tournament (VIT) – Call For Officials

FHBC is seeking Umpires – Provincial level and above – interested in officiating at the 2022 Vancouver International Tournament.

Available divisions:

  • Competitive (Women)
  • Masters Over 35 (Women)
  • Social (Women)
  • Social (Men)
  • Mixed

Tournament Dates: May Long Weekend (May 21-23, 2022)
Tournament Venue: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West

Please reply with an expression of interest by April 14, 2022 to info@fieldhockeybc.com.

Field Hockey Canada Call for Officials – National Championships

FHC’s Sub Committee for Appointments is currently looking for Umpires and Tech Officials for this summer’s U16 and U18 National Championships to be held in Surrey, BC.

Field Hockey Canada has ensured high caliber Umpires Managers to work with, coach & mentor the appointed umpires at these events, so the growth and development opportunity is excellent.

FHC is seeking Targeted Provincial and Regional Umpires, but higher levels are welcome to apply. All levels of Technical Officials may apply.

  • Date: July 29th – August 4th (U18) & August 9th – 14th (U16)
  • Location: Tamanawis Park, Surrey, BC
  • DEADLINE: April 15, 2022

To register, access https://fieldhockey.ca/field-hockey-canada-call-for-officials-national-championships/