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

Further to the Society’s targeted financial investment in both formal Coach and Officials Education over the course of the last two calendar years, FHBC is delighted to announce the continuation of this FHBC investment initiative targeting financial subsidy for formal NCCP Coach Education and for formal FHC Officials Education. The Society’s commitment to this FHBC financial investment initiative is intended to remain active for the remainder of the seasonal and fiscal year (through August 31, 2024).

FHBC is supporting the following initiatives towards both formal coach education through the NCCP pathway, as well as towards umpire education through the National Umpire Certification Program:

1. NCCP Safe Sport Context

  • FHBC will continue to subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Registered Participant Coaches accessing the Safe Sport NCCP Making Ethical Decisions workshop (approximately $75 per coach candidate)

2. NCCP Community Coach Context

  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Registered Participant Coaches accessing the NCCP Community Initiation Online Course ($15 per coach candidate)
  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Registered Participant Coaches accessing the FHC Community Coach Course – Technical Online Workshop ($50 per coach candidate)
  • FHBC will subsidize in full the costs associated with FHBC Registered Participant Coaches accessing the NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Course (cost ranges from $50-$75)

3. Competition Coach Context

  • FHBC will subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial Program Coaches (tasked with meeting Minimum NCCP Standards for National Championship Competition) accessing the NCCP Competition Introduction Online Module/Course Curricula (full stream cost approximately $600 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $20-$250 per Module)
  • FHBC will subsidize 100% of the costs associated with FHBC Provincial Program Coaches (tasked with meeting Minimum NCCP Standards for National Championship Competition) accessing the NCCP Competition Development Online Module/Course Curricula (full stream cost approximately $1800 per coach candidate – Modular costs range from $90-$200 per Module)

4. Community Umpiring Course

  • FHBC will subsidize the costs associated with FHBC Registered Participant Umpires accessing the Community Umpiring Online Course ($20 per umpire candidate). This online course will now be offered at a cost of $10 to FHBC Registered Participants

 

FHBC encourages all BC Registered Participant Coaches and Umpires to take full advantage of this investment initiative opportunity. Should BC Registered Participant 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 Member Clubs or Registered Participants can reach out directly for all Coach/NCCP related opportunities to:
FHBC’s Sport Development Manager, Katie Jameson via phone (778) 227-0895 or via e-mail at katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com

For all Umpire related opportunities, reach out to:
FHBC’s Officials Coordinator, Shaquille Gilbert via phone (604) 737-3145 or via e-mail at eventsandofficials@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.

World Master’s Indoor – Call for Officials

Field Hockey Canada is looking for people interested in submitting their application for Umpires, Umpire Managers and Technical Officials for the World Masters Indoor February 15-20, 2022 in Virginia Beach, USA.

You can access the call for Umpires here. You may find more information about the tournament here.

ANYONE INTERESTED SHOULD EMAIL MARGARET JOHNSON: margaret.johnson@shaw.ca by Sunday October 17th 6:00pm PST

NOTE: ALL COSTS ARE ON THE INIDIVIDUAL.

Congratulations to everyone representing Canada at the Junior Pan American Championships

Photo Credit: Rodrigo Jaramillo/PAHF

The 2021 Junior Pan American Championships came to an end last weekend and marked a very important chapter in Canada’s and British Columbia’s proud field hockey history. The Junior Women’s National team brought home the gold medal; the first ever Canadian women’s Pan American gold registered at any level.

Their campaign at the tournament was spotless, without a single defeat or goal conceded. The three goals scored by Canada in the competition came from BC players: Sara Goodman against Argentina in the Pool stage; Thora Rae against Chile in the semifinal; and Anna Mollenhauer in the final against Uruguay.

The Junior Men’s National team also proudly represented our country and province, finishing in 4th place. BC athletes Sean Davis, Johnny Jacoby and Aaron Fong scored in the competition.

Canada was also represented in the competition by umpires Tyler Klenk, a BC umpire for over 10 years now, and Joanne Wudrich from Ontario.

Women’s Team

Bronwyn Bird, West Vancouver
Nora Goddard-Despot, North Vancouver
Sara Goodman, Duncan
Anna Mollenhauer, Victoria
Thora Rae, Vancouver
Julia Ross, Vancouver
Stefanie Sajko, Victoria
Ishaval Sekhon, Surrey
Nora Struchtrup, Victoria
Lucy Wheeler, North Vancouver

Non-Traveling Reserves

Birkley Anderson, Duncan
Laine Delmotte, North Vancouver
Izzy Fraser, Vancouver
Arden Goddard-Despot, North Vancouver
Libby Hogg, Victoria
Lonica McKinney, Kelowna
Nicola leech, Victoria
Maddie Mittelsteadt, Victoria
Mikayla Stelling, Vancouver

Men’s Team

Kyle Bishop, North Vancouver
Avjot Buttar, Richmond
Sam Cabral, Vancouver
Nic Cain, Vancouver
Rowan Childs, Tsawwassen
Sean Davis, Marondera (Zimbabwe)
Bhavdeep Dhaliwal, Surrey
Roopkanwar Dhillon, Surrey
Aaron Foong, North Vancouver
Daniel Goodwin, North Vancouver
Johnny Jacoby, Victoria
Manveer Jhamat, Abbotsford

On behalf of the Field Hockey BC Board Members and Staff, a huge thank you and congratulations to the athletes, umpires and supporting team for creating history for FHBC and the sport that we love.

The Junior Pan American Championships start tomorrow; BC represented on all fronts

Thora Rae of the Junior Women’s Team and Tyler Klenk

Canada’s Junior National Teams are currently in Santiago, Chile, where the Junior Pan American Games will take place from August 21 to August 28. Tomorrow, at 11am (Pacific Time), the Men’s Junior Team will start their participation against Mexico; the Women will face Uruguay on the first match on Sunday, at 7am.

Both teams are seeking not only the Pan Am title, but also a spot on the next Junior World Cup that will happen in December, in India. On the men’s side, only the finalists will qualify; on the women’s, the World Cup berth will be given to the top three teams.

Additionally to several BC players on the men and women’s roster, British Columbia will also be represented among the umpires: Tyler Klenk has been selected to umpire in the Junior Pan American Games. He and Joanne Wudrich, from Calgary, are the only Canadians in the FIH International Appointments for 2021 – Klenk will also be umpiring in the Junior World Cup late this year.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Tyler has been umpiring in BC for 10 years now, since 2011. He got his first international appointment in 2016 at the Junior Pan Am of that year, and has already umpired at the Senior Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games and Asia Cup.

FHBC wishes good luck to Tyler, Joanne and all the players and supporting team representing Canada in Chile!

Here is a list the BC players at the Junior Pan American Games:

Women’s Team

Bronwyn Bird, West Vancouver
Nora Goddard-Despot, North Vancouver
Sara Goodman, Duncan
Anna Mollenhauer, Victoria
Thora Rae, Vancouver
Julia Ross, Vancouver
Stefanie Sajko, Victoria
Ishaval Sekhon, Surrey
Nora Struchtrup, Victoria
Lucy Wheeler, North Vancouver

Non-Traveling Reserves

Birkley Anderson, Duncan
Laine Delmotte, North Vancouver
Izzy Fraser, Vancouver
Arden Goddard-Despot, North Vancouver
Libby Hogg, Victoria
Lonica McKinney, Kelowna
Nicola leech, Victoria
Maddie Mittelsteadt, Victoria
Mikayla Stelling, Vancouver

Men’s Team

Kyle Bishop, North Vancouver
Avjot Buttar, Richmond
Sam Cabral, Vancouver
Nic Cain, Vancouver
Rowan Childs, Tsawwassen
Sean Davis, Marondera (Zimbabwe)
Bhavdeep Dhaliwal, Surrey
Roopkanwar Dhillon, Surrey
Aaron Foong, North Vancouver
Daniel Goodwin, North Vancouver
Johnny Jacoby, Victoria
Manveer Jhamat, Abbotsford

Watch the livestream of the competition here.

Read the FHC article, see the full roster and complete schedules here.

Umpire Field Assessment Opportunity – Community and Provincial Umpire Ratings

There will be an opportunity on the weekend of August 27-29, 2021 for both Community and Provincial Umpires to have field assessments conducted towards formal certification or re-certification. This opportunity is in conjunction with the hosting of the India Club Tournament being held at Tamanawis Park in Surrey, BC over these dates. There are multiple male and female divisions at the India Club Tournament enabling both Community and Provincial field assessments to take place.

Any Umpire who has either taken the Community or Provincial Umpires Course or is an existing Community or Provincial Umpire requiring an assessment renewal can take advantage of this opportunity. To put yourself forward for a field assessment, please contact Gary Sangha at juniors@indiaclub.ca and provide your availability to umpire over the August 27-29, 2021 weekend, as well as your required level of assessment.

Online Community Umpire Course – Summer 2021

The Online Community Umpire Course is now open to all FHBC Members FREE OF CHARGE throughout the summer of 2021. The course consist of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz. You will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course.

Course registration for this session closes on October 24, 2021.
Please, contact sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com to obtain the access code.

Registrants will have until October 31, 2021 to complete the course, at which time the current session will expire. Participants who fail to complete the course by the deadline will need to re-register in the following session.

This course is available to those interested in taking the first steps towards being a rated umpire, to umpires that desire a refresher and to umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Field Hockey BC office at 604-737-3146 or sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com. For more information, access our Umpire Education page.