Southeast Technical Development Programs – Registration Open


FHBC is pleased to announce that registration is now open for our Southeast Technical Development Programs that will run from April 10 to May 15. Registration deadline is April 1st.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Southeast program is open only to athletes that belong to a Club in the SE region (Abbotsford, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond, Surrey, etc.).

Spring Programs

Age Group

Gender

Training

Day/Time

  Dates

Field

  Cost

U14
(Born: 2007 + 2008)

Girls & Boys (Mixed)

Level 1 + 2:
Receiving & Passing

Saturdays, 6:00-7:30pm

 April 10 – May 15

Tamanawis

  $105

U16
(Born: 2005 + 2006)

Girls & Boys (Mixed)

Level 1 + 2:
Receiving & Passing

Saturdays, 7:30-9:00pm

 April 10 – May 15

Tamanawis

  $105

U18
(Born: 2003 + 2004)

Girls

Level 2:
Receiving & Passing

Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm

  April 11 – May 16

Tamanawis

  $105

U18
(Born: 2003 + 2004)

Boys

Level 2:
Receiving & Passing

Sundays, 7:30-9:00pm

  April 11 – May 16

Tamanawis

  $105

Program Features

  • 6 week program of 90-minute weekly training sessions led by professional coaches.
  • A focus on individual skill development and ability.
  • Athletes should register according to age and will be grouped on-field according to ability.
  • Coach to player ratio of 1:8.
  • These programs are to work on skill development, and are not considered high performance. They are not part of the Provincial Program pathway.
  • Note: these programs are not suited for Goalkeepers. Goalkeeper-specific training will be announced at a later date.
  • All training will follow the PHO Orders and viaSport’s Return to Sport Phase 2 guidance to ensure the health and safety of all participants. Full physical distancing (3 metres) will be maintained throughout the program. Due to PHO travel restrictions, these programs can only accommodate athletes that are members of Southeast Clubs.

Program Levels

Level 1 is designed to teach athletes how to acquire technical skills. The main focus will be on learning proper grip, ball position, preparation, and execution. This program is best suited for athletes that are relatively new to hockey (0-2 years playing experience), who are looking for additional training to help them become more confident players.

Level 2 is for participants who have acquired the basic skills and knowledge of Level 1 and are ready to develop the skills required to perform these core techniques in a more consistent manner.

Registration Information

Register here: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php/

The deadline to register is Monday, April 4th. Please note registration is limited to maintain an athlete coach ratio of 8:1. All registration will be on a first come-first served basis.

For more information about the Technical Development Program, please visit our Female Technical Development page, or our Male Technical Development page.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Jameson, sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com

Spring Interior Technical Development Program – Registration Open


FHBC will be running another 6-week Technical Development program from April 11th – May 16th. Registration deadline is April 1st.

This program is open to athletes of all abilities and is intended to help athletes develop their technical skills. Both age groups will be coached by Ben Fecht & Dani Hennig. This program will primarily focus on acquiring skills for Dribbling, Eliminating & Scoring. Goalkeepers are welcome and will receive direct GK coaching from Carys Swan.

Program details are as follows:

Interior

Day/Time

Date Range

Cost

Location

U16 Age Group
(Born: 2005, 2006 & 2007)

Sundays,
1:00 – 2:30pm

April 11th to
May 16th

$105

Capital News Centre (April 11th)
Mission Rec Park (April 18th – May 16th)

U18 Age Group
(Born: 2003 & 2004)

Sundays,
2:30 – 4:00pm

April 11th to
May 16th

$105

Capital News Centre (April 11th)
Mission Rec Park (April 18th – May 16th)

The first session on April 11th will be on the indoor turf at the CNC. All other training sessions will be on the outdoor turf field at the Mission Recreation Park.

Register now: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php/

The deadline to register is Thursday April 1st. Please note: registration is limited to maintain an athlete coach ratio of 8:1, and will be on a first come-first served basis.

This program will adhere to the current COVID-19 protocols as approved by the Provincial Health Officer, viaSport and Field Hockey BC. More information about our Responsible Return to Play Framework can be found on our website: https://fieldhockeybc.com/covid-19-response/

For more information about the Technical Development Program, please visit our Female Technical Development page, or our Male Technical Development page.

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Jameson, sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com

Apply for the FHBC Foundation’s Coaching & Officiating bursaries!

Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Coaching Professional Development Bursary and the Jenny John Officiating Professional Development Bursary. The application deadline for both of these bursaries is April 9, 2021, and the recipients will be announced by the end of April.

These bursaries are designed to contribute towards an individual’s professional development in the sport of Field Hockey and are tailored to a value added ‘give back’ to field hockey in British Columbia. They are open to all levels of coach and official, with officiating including both umpires and technical officials.

Each bursary will award up to a maximum of $750. However, if there are multiple candidates accepted, smaller amounts may be considered. Note that applicants must be a member in good standing with Field Hockey BC and an active official or coach within National, Provincial or Club base programming.

Go to fhbcfoundation.com for more information and to download the application forms.


 

PHO Order Update: Adult Outdoor Sport

This is an important update provided by viaSport based on the latest PHO Order on Gatherings and Events that affects adult outdoor sport. Effective immediately, group sport activities like training and drills are permitted for adults 22 and older, provided they meet the following conditions:

  1. If the group sport is indoors, only two persons participate (no change)
  2. If the group sport is outdoors, only ten persons participate (increased from four people)
  3. The participants maintain a distance of three meters from one another while engaged in the group sport, unless the participants reside in the same private residence (no change)
  4. There are no spectators, unless the presence of a spectator is necessary in order to provide care to a participant (no change)

All other restrictions on indoor activities remain in place and there are no changes for youth sport to report today. This change for adult sport aligns with the loosening of restrictions announced on Friday, March 12, allowing 10 people to gather outdoors while maintaining our other layers of protection while indoors.


 

viaSport Grant update: 1.5 million dollars for second intake of LSRF

Dear Field Hockey BC Members, 

Please read the message below from viaSport regarding a second intake of the Local Sport Relief Fund (LSRF) by virtue of financial support from the Government of Canada Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations and the Province of B.C.

This initiative is aimed at non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19. Full information on the Local Sport Relief Fund can be found here: https://www.viasport.ca/grant/local-sport-relief-fund

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Dear Sport Leaders,

We are pleased today to share with you that thanks to financial support from the Government of Canada Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations and the Province of B.C., we are opening a second intake of the Local Sport Relief Fund (LSRF) with just over $1,000,000 available to new applicants. Together with the funding delivered in the September intake, this equates to just over $3,000,000 in relief funding that has been allocated to local sport organizations in B.C. This application-based grant will be administered through viaSport and increases the financial assistance available to non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19.

This is great news for the sector as the LSRF September intake highlighted the financial need that exists across all sports, and we were grateful to have been able to support 288 organizations with $1.5 million of funding during that intake.

The application process for this second intake will remain largely the same as in the fall with a few important changes:

  • All successful applicants from the first intake will be topped-up to receive the total amount of funding they requested, to a maximum of $7,500. This is in recognition of the high financial need of these organizations, with the aim of reducing the likelihood of their collapse or permanent closure. This will be communicated to them directly by viaSport and there is no need for them to re-apply. Funding will be delivered as soon as it is received by viaSport.
  • Organizations who applied in the fall but were not selected for funding or requested less than $7,500 will be able to reapply.
  • To reduce the application burden, organizations who are reapplying can choose between submitting a new application, or update their previous application with financial information only. When selecting this option, updated financial information will be combined with the information submitted in the initial intake application and assessed in its entirety.

Full information on the Local Sport Relief Fund can be found here: https://www.viasport.ca/grant/local-sport-relief-fund along with our news story on this funding. viaSport will begin sharing this information via our newsletter tomorrow (March 12) but as our partners, we wanted to give you the opportunity to share this exciting news with your membership prior to it being made public should you wish to do so.

We ask that you please share this information with your local sport clubs and we look forward to again working with you to distribute this funding. If you have any questions about this fund, please send an email to localsportrelief@viasport.ca.

Sincerely,

Charlene Krepiakevich
CEO, viaSport BC


 

Job Opportunities with Field Hockey Canada

Field Hockey Canada (FHC) is in search of two individuals to fill two positions, True Sport Manager and National Team Operations Manager. Application deadlines close as early as March 14th. 

As the True Sport Manager, your role and responsibilities would consist of managing the strategic implementation of safe, ethical and inclusive sport into all elements of field hockey across Canada. This position will lead FHC’s drive to ensure field hockey is a leader in gender equity, safe sport, diversity and inclusion.

As the National Team Operations Manager, you will provide support to the entire Field Hockey Canada high performance team, inclusive men, women and junior national teams, through a variety of administrative tasks.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.fieldhockey.ca/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities/. If you have any inquiries, please reach out to FHC.


 

viaSport Community Gaming Grants program webinar

viaSport British Columbia will be hosting a webinar with Denise Mahon, Manager of Policy and Community Outreach with the Province of B.C. Community Gaming Grants Branch. The presentation will cover an overview of the Community Gaming Grant program and changes to the program for the 2021/22 grant year, concluding with a Q&A.

When: March 10, 12 to 1 p.m. PST

Register: https://viasport.formstack.com/forms/gaming_grant_webinar 

More information about the Community Gaming Grants here.


 

Register for our Online Provincial Umpire Course

FHBC is offering an online Provincial Umpire Course through Zoom. This course is open to all Community and aspiring umpires. Please see below for full details:

Date: March 8th & 12th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Online (Zoom)
Instructor: Tyler Klenk
Cost: $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members

There will be two 3-hour Zoom sessions followed by an online exam. To register for this course, please click here. Visit the Umpire Education page on our website for more information.

Please contact Katie Jameson at sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com for any questions related to Umpire Education opportunities.


 

Coaching Course: NCCP Make Ethical Decisions

Field Hockey BC has partnered with viaSport BC to offer two Make Ethical Decisions coaching courses in March. This course helps coaches determine what to do in challenging situations. It is recommended that all coaches take this course. FHBC is currently subsidizing the cost of this course for all FHBC members. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

The two opportunities in March are:
Saturday, March 6th, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday, March 9th, 5:30 – 9:30pm

Please contact our Athlete Program and Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, at sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com for registration information or to inquire about coaching courses.


 

Community Umpire Course curriculum update

Dear Field Hockey BC Members,

Please note that the Field Hockey Canada Officiating Committee will be conducting curriculum updates to the online Community Umpire Course beginning on February 20th, 2021.

The online course will be unavailable while these curriculum updates are being conducted. All umpire candidates currently in progress must complete their lesson and exam by Friday, February 19th, 2021.

The updated Community Umpire Course will be available again online beginning March 22nd, 2021. Please contact sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com for questions.