Provincial Umpiring Course – April 8 & 10

Register for our next Provincial Umpiring Course!
April 8 & 10: 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: April 7, 2024
Registration information can be found on our Umpire Education page

Registration is now open for the Vancouver International Tournament (VIT)

Registration is now open for the Vancouver International Tournament (VIT), to be held May 18-20, 2024 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. Get your team together and join us for what will be a great weekend of hockey and fun!
Note: ‘For those participating in the Women’s Masters Division, please note that the rule permitting under-age players has been revised for the 2024 VIT. The previous allowance of up to four underage players per team has been reduced for 2024 to an allowance of up to two underage players per team’.
Registration deadline is April 14, 2024

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.