Canada’s national teams will play Ireland for a spot in Tokyo 2020; men will play in BC

FIH Olympic Qualifier Draw occurred this Monday, September 9, and set a matchup between Canada and Ireland for both women’s and men’s national team. These encounters will decide who qualifies for next year’s Summer Olympics; whoever wins the two-game series will book their ticket to Tokyo 2020.

Ranked top-10 in the world, Canada men’s national team will have the advantage of playing the series at home. FHBC is excited to be a part of the FIH Olympic Qualifier and assist hosting this amazing event. The men’s series will happen on October 26 and 27,  in the Lower Mainland (location yet to be confirmed). The women will play in Dublin, Ireland, on November 2 and 3.

Since earning silver medals at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, both Canadian teams have been preparing for this decisive moment. The women secured their spot in the Olympic Qualifier after finishing second in this year’s FIH Hockey Series in Valencia in June, while the men got it by winning the Hockey Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur, in April.

To read the full story, go to Field Hockey Canada’s website.

Register for the U18 Northwest Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 Northwest Girls (Vancouver and North Shore).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is September 18, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U18 (2002-2004) athletes who live or attend school in the Northwest Region (Vancouver and North Shore)
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, September 18. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, September 22 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @6:30pm
  • Training begins October 18-20
  • Levy for this program is $830
  • See the Program Overview

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the Girls Train 2 Compete (U18) Programs can be found here.

Register for the U18 Southeast Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 Southeast Girls (Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, etc.).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is September 11, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U18 (2002-2004) athletes who live or attend school in the Southeast Region (South, East, and Southeast of Vancouver)
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, September 11. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, September 15 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @5pm
  • Training begins October 18-20
  • Levy for this program is $830
  • See the Program Overview

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the Girls Train 2 Compete (U18) Programs can be found here.

Register for the U18 Mainland Boys Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 Lower Mainland Boys (Vancouver/North Shore and all regions south and south-east of Vancouver).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is September 11, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Male U18 (2002-2004) athletes who live or attend school on the Lower Mainland
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, September 11. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, September 15 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @7pm
  • Training begins October 18-20
  • Levy for this program is $840
  • See the Program Overview

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the Boys Train 2 Compete (U18) Programs can be found here.

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

Jokers Field Hockey Club is looking for players

Located in Vancouver, Jokers Field Hockey Club is registering for experienced male and female adult players for this 2019-20 season. Goalies in particular are in high demand.

Come and join Vancouver’s fun and social club.

Great people, great community and with a clubhouse located in Stanley park, we have the best deck in Vancouver for off-turf socialising. See jokersfieldhockey.com for more info

Fury Field Hockey Club is looking for players!

Located in Burnaby, Fury Field Hockey club is looking for female players to join their team.

Fury is an independent team that plays Division 1 in the Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association league.

They are looking for players who are fun, spirited and love playing field hockey to join for next season. Also, they guarantee loads of playing time!

If interested please contact fionaknight@shaw.ca.

BC players in the 2019 Nationals “Tournament 11”

The Field Hockey Canada Nationals 2019 came to an end last week. Team BC brought home a lot of medals and was greatly represented by our amazing players. With that, some of our boys and girls, men and women, had such tremendous performances that they were selected among the best players of their age group during Nationals. Here is the list of every BC player that was named to the 2019 Nationals “Tournament 11”:

U15 Nationals 2019, Tournament Recap

The U15 Nationals came to an end this Sunday, July 28, in Calgary. The tournament was a success, extremely exciting and with all the provinces displaying promising teams and players for the years to come. As for BC, we have brought home gold medals among the girls and the silver ones from the boys division.

After a tough game against Ontario West yesterday, in the semi-final, the girls of the BC Rams faced Ontario Central for the gold medal. The Rams managed to score after just eight minutes played, but the encounter stayed pretty even after that. Only in the final 10 minutes of the match the BC girls were able to increase their advantage and scored three times in a roll, ending with a 4-0 win, as gold medallists.

The BC Lions also played today. They faced Ontario West for the bronze medal in another very tight game. Unfortunately, the BC girls were not able to win this one, as Ontario scored with 11 minutes to go and the Lions couldn’t find the net after. Still, the girls were all proud with the 4th place in the U15 Nationals. The Stags had wrapped up their participation Saturday, guaranteeing the 5th place overall with a 7-0 win over Alberta.

We would also like to congratulate our boys who are returning as silver medallists. They faced Quebec in an amazing final, and these teams had already played in the round robin, with BC winning by 2-0. Today, however, the story was different, with Quebec coming out victorious with a 2-1. It was a great tournament for the BC boys; in the end, they have beat every adversary in the National at least once, which shows how balanced everything was.

And that is it for our 2018-19 season. Membership registration for the 2019-20 period is now open. For more information, access http://tiny.cc/6zqeaz.

U15 Nationals 2019, Day 5 Recap

Day 5 of the Field Hockey Canada U15 National Championships was full of emotions and excitement. BC will have teams playing the finals in both boys and girls divisions, but it wasn’t without tension.

The BC boys opened up the day with a great win over Alberta in the semifinals: 7-0. With that, they will play the great final versus Quebec filled with confidence. The match will be at noon, as Alberta and Ontario play for the bronze medal at 8:30 am.

Among the girls, the Stags secured 5th place in the National by beating Alberta, 7-0. The true drama was reserved for the two semifinals.

The BC Rams went to the pitch first to face Ontario West. The game was pretty even and no one wer able to alter the scoreboard until two minutes were left on the clock. After a short corner, the Rams managed to find their winning goal and secure a spot in the final.

On the other semi-final, the BC Lions had a great challenge against Ontario Central. After the first half, there was a crazy 3-hour delay because of the weather.

The girls came back and played the second half late in the afternoon and fought to the end. However, Ontario Central managed to score in the 3rd quarter and won by 1-0. It was a tough day, but the Lions were remarkably resilient and never gave up!

The U15 Nationals will wrap up this Sunday, with all gold medal and bronze medal games happening from 8:30 am onwards. The BC Lions girls will play Ontario West for the bronze at 10:15 am; the BC boys will face Quebec at noon; and the Rams girls will battle for the gold against Ontario Central.

To follow the live score of the Nationals and see the full standings, schedule and statistics, access fhc.altiusrt.com. For more detailed information on the event, visit the Field Hockey Canada National Championship Event Page.