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 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.

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/

Systemic National Coach and Official Certification Pathways Support


FHBC is delighted to announce an investment initiative to include subsidies for formal NCCP Coach Education and complete cost coverage for all levels of formal Umpire Education. All Umpire Certification Courses to the end of the current season and fiscal year (to August 31, 2022) will be offered free of charge to BC Members.

IMPORTANT: To take advantage of these subsidies, members need to be currently registered with Field Hockey BC for the 2021-22 season.

Initiatives supporte by FHBC for the 2021-22 season:

  • NCCP Safe Sport Context
    • For FHBC to continue to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing Safe Sport NCCP Making Ethical Decisions workshop (approximately $75 per coach candidate)
  • NCCP Community Coach Context
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing NCCP Community Initiation Online Course ($15 per coach candidate)
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing NCCP Community Coach Course – Technical Online Workshop ($50 per coach candidate)
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Course – Practical Workshop ($70 per coach candidate)
  • Competition Coach Context
    • For FHBC to subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial Program Coaches accessing NCCP Competition Introduction Online Module/Course Curricula (Full Stream cost approximately $600 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $20-$250 per Module)
    • For FHBC to subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial and Regional Program Coaches accessing NCCP Competition Development Online Module/Course Curricula (Full Stream cost approximately $1800 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $90-$200 per Module)
  • Community Umpiring Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Community Umpiring Online Course ($25 per umpire candidate)
  • Provincial Umpiring Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Provincial Umpiring Course ($60 per umpire candidate)
  • Regional Umpiring Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Provincial Umpiring Course ($80 per umpire candidate)
  • Umpire Assessors Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Umpire Assessors Course ($55 per umpire candidate)

FHBC encourages all BC Member Coaches and Umpires to take full advantage of this investment initiative opportunity. Should BC Member Coaches, Umpires, and/or Community Leads within the Club or League structure require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to FHBC for assistance.

How to proceed:

  • The Community Umpire Course continues to be offered for free to all FHBC Members. Email FHBC’s Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, at katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com to receive the access code
  • Provincial Umpire Courses will be offered for free. When those are available, FHBC members will be able to register online free of charge
  • Coaches that want to complete NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport course should email FHBC’s Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, at katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com to receive the coupon code
  • All other coaching course costs will be covered by FHBC. Please submit your payment receipts to FHBC’s Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, via e-mail at katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com

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For more information on the NCCP or Umpire Pathways please visit the NCCP Pathway page or the Umpire Certification page respectively.

Systemic National Coach and Official Certification Pathways – FHBC Strategic Investment and Support 2022

You can access the PDF version of this communique here.


Further to FHBC Communications circulated in October and November 2021 regarding FHBC’s investment initiative in formal NCCP Coach Education for BC Members, FHBC is delighted to announce an extension to such an investment initiative to include further subsidies for formal NCCP Coach Education and complete cost coverage for all levels of formal Umpire Education. All Umpire Certification Courses to the end of the current season and fiscal year (to August 31, 2022) will be offered FREE OF CHARGE to BC Members.

As a reminder, FHBC is supporting for the remainder of the 2021-22 season the following initiatives towards both formal coach education through the NCCP pathway, as well as towards umpire education through the National Umpire Certification Program. Extensions to this initiative are highlighted below:

  1. NCCP Safe Sport Context:
    • For FHBC to continue to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing Safe Sport NCCP Making Ethical Decisions workshop (approximately $75 per coach candidate).
  1. NCCP Community Coach Context:
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing NCCP Community Initiation Online Course ($15 per coach candidate).
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing NCCP Community Coach Course – Technical Online Workshop ($50 per coach candidate).
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Coaches accessing NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Course – Practical Workshop ($70 per coach candidate).
  1. Competition Coach Context:
    • For FHBC to subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial Program Coaches accessing NCCP Competition Introduction Online Module/Course Curricula (Full Stream cost approximately $600 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $20-$250 per Module).
    • For FHBC to subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial and Regional Program Coaches accessing NCCP Competition Development Online Module/Course Curricula (Full Stream cost approximately $1800 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $90-$200 per Module).
  1. 4. Community Umpiring Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Community Umpiring Online Course ($25 per umpire candidate).
  1. 5. Provincial Umpiring Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Provincial Umpiring Course ($60 per umpire candidate).
  1. 6. Regional Umpiring Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Provincial Umpiring Course ($80 per umpire candidate).
  1. 5. Umpire Assessors Course
    • For FHBC to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Member Umpires accessing the Umpire Assessors Course ($55 per umpire candidate).

As the field hockey community looks towards 2022 Spring and Summer season delivery, FHBC encourages all BC Member Coaches and Umpires to take full advantage of this investment initiative opportunity. Should BC Member Coaches, Umpires, and/or Community Leads within the Club or League structure require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to FHBC for assistance.

For more information on the NCCP or Umpire Pathways please visit the FHBC website at https://fieldhockeybc.com/coaches/coaching-education/nccp-pathway/ and https://fieldhockeybc.com/officials/umpire-certification/ respectively. Alternatively, BC Members can reach out directly to FHBC’s Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson, via phone (778) 227-0895 or via e-mail at katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com.

Yours in sport,

Mark Saunders
Executive Director
Field Hockey BC
March 16, 2022

Apply for the FHBC Foundation’s Bursaries & the Pat Hall Officials Development Award

FHBC is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the following bursaries:

  • Coaching Professional Development Bursary
  • Jenny John Officiating Professional Development Bursary
  • Allyn Murison Grassroots Bursary

Application deadline is April 29th, 2022, and recipients will be announced in May.

These bursaries are designed to contribute towards an individual’s professional development in the sport of Field Hockey and to to support female athletes under the age of 12 to access field hockey programming. The Coaching and Officiating bursaries are open to all levels of coaches and officials, with officiating including both umpires and technical officials.

Pat Hall Officials Development Award: This award is designed to promote the development of Vancouver Island umpires and technical officials with preference given to members active on the Island. Award nominations will remains open until all the available funds are utilized.

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IMPORTANT: applicants for all three bursaries and award must be a member in good standing with Field Hockey BC and an active official, coach or player within National, Provincial or Club base programming.

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

Umpiring and Coaching Education Opportunities

Provincial Umpire Course

Ahead of the start of the Junior Leagues in both Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland, Field Hockey BC is planning on running a Provincial Umpire Course in March. We encourage all interested umpires to fill out the Waitlist Form so FHBC can plan the delivery of the course accordingly.

Access the Waitlist Form at https://fieldhockeybc.com/waitlist-form/

About the Pronvicial Course: Provincial Courses are $60 for FHBC members and $85 for non-members or members who are not registered for the current season. Courses are 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.

NCCP Coach Initiation in Sport

Field Hockey BC is offering the opportunity for registered members to access the Coach Initiation in Sport course for free. To do so, please contact Katie Jameson, Athlete Program and Sport Development Manager, via katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com.

This is a eLearning course that introduces new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills of coaching, such as long-term athlete development, ethics, motivation, and athlete safety and wellness. It also teaches the key coaching concepts and educational tools that are the foundation of the NCCP.

The course takes about 60 minutes to complete and is a pre-requisite for the FHC Community Coaching course.