Provincial Pathway Review Project: Communique #2 – Club Feedback Questionnaire


Earlier this month, Field Hockey BC announced the launch of the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project.  The main purpose of the project is to review and evaluate the current FHBC athlete pathway and program model to ensure the Society is meeting the needs of the field hockey community and providing BC athletes with the best available high performance training environment, competitions and opportunities. In order to improve Club-PSO-NSO alignment, the review will examine how FHBC can work collaboratively with the existing club and league structures in BC, as well as seamlessly integrate with the national program pathway.

To gain a better understanding of the perspective of member clubs, Field Hockey BC has sent each member club in the province a Club Feedback Questionnaire.  The purpose of the questionnaire is to obtain specific feedback regarding performance stream programming offered directly through the Society that will inform the development of a new FHBC Provincial Athlete Pathway and FHBC Athlete Program Model.

FHBC believes it is important that every club in the province is given an opportunity to be heard and bring forward their ideas. We encourage any FHBC member who would like to share their feedback with club officials to reach out and provide their input. FHBC has asked each club to complete ONE questionnaire per club that reflects the views of the club as a whole. The deadline for clubs to submit the Club Feedback Questionnaire to the FHBC is May 8th.

FHBC would also like to take this opportunity to introduce and thank the following Provincial Pathway Working Group members who are generously volunteering their time to assist with this project:

Project Lead: Jennifer Taylor, FHBC Athlete Program Director
Project Team Members: Ali (Lee) Baggott, Ben Fecht, Caitlin Evans Erickson, Carys Swan, Chris Tyrrell, Erin De Sousa, Gavin Bains, Geoff Matthews, Jenn Beagan, Kent McKinnon, Michelle Savich, Robin D’Abreo and Thora Rae.
FHBC Staff Support: John Sacré, Donna Cumming and Krista Thompson.

If you would like more information regarding the Club Feedback Questionnaire or the Provincial Pathway Review Project, please click on the following link: Provincial Pathway Review Project.

Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project

Dear Field Hockey BC Member,

This page is dedicated to the FHBC Provincial Pathway Review Project, which was officially launched on April 14th, 2020, and is expected to continue over the next three months. During this period, FHBC is committed to reviewing the outcomes of Society regional and provincial performance programs and to identify strengths, gaps and lessons learned.

As the project advances, this page will be updated with more information.

The main purpose of the project is to review and evaluate the current FHBC Athlete Pathway and FHBC Athlete Program Model to ensure the Society is meeting the needs of the field hockey community and providing BC athletes with the best available high performance training environment, competitions and opportunities.

In order to improve Club-PSO-NSO alignment, the Provincial Pathway Review Project will examine how FHBC can work collaboratively with the existing club and league structures in BC, as well as seamlessly integrate with the national program pathway. The key objective is to further evolve an FHBC Athlete Pathway and FHBC Athlete Program model that is athlete-centered, accessible, clearly delineated and integrated with both Field Hockey Canada and the clubs’ athlete pathways.

Led by Jennifer Taylor, FHBC Athlete Program Director (Board of Directors), a Provincial Pathway Working Group with representation from across the Province is tasked with formulating recommendations for FHBC Board consideration in July 2020. The working group will consult with community stakeholders, clubs, provincial (PSO) partners, provincial funding organizations, and the national governing body, Field Hockey Canada.

If you would like more information regarding the Provincial Pathway Review Project, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Taylor, FHBC Athlete Program Director, jtaylor@fieldhockeybc.com.


Working Group

Project Lead: Jennifer Taylor, FHBC Athlete Program Director

Team Members: Ali (Lee) Baggott, Ben Fecht, Caitlin Evans Erickson, Carys Swan, Chris Tyrrell, Erin De Sousa, Gavin Bains, Geoff Matthews, Jenn Beagan, Kent McKinnon, Michelle Savich, Robin D’Abreo and Thora Rae

FHBC Staff Support: John Sacré, Donna Cumming and Krista Thompson


Project Charter

Click here to download a PDF version of the Provincial Pathway Review Project Charter.


Club Feedback Questionnaire

To gain a better understanding of the perspective of member clubs, Field Hockey BC has sent each member club in the province a Club Feedback Questionnaire.  The purpose of the questionnaire is to obtain specific feedback regarding performance stream programming offered directly through the Society that will inform the development of a new FHBC Provincial Athlete Pathway and FHBC Athlete Program Model.

FHBC believes it is important that every club in the province is given an opportunity to be heard and bring forward their ideas. We encourage any FHBC member who would like to share their feedback with club officials to reach out and provide their input. FHBC has asked each club to complete ONE questionnaire per club that reflects the views of the club as a whole. The deadline for clubs to submit the Club Feedback Questionnaire to FHBC is May 8th.

Here are some examples of the questions included in the questionnaire:

  • Do you feel your club has the capacity and capability to offer performance programming currently?
  • What elements of the current FHBC Regional Program do you support? What elements would you like FHBC to continue offering or stop offering? Are there any new elements you would like to see being offered in our Regional Program?
  • What elements of the current FHBC Provincial Program do you support? What elements would you like FHBC to continue offering or stop offering? Are there any new elements you would like to see being offered in our Provincial Program?
  • Do you feel FHBC’s performance programs should be offered in every region of the province?
  • What is the most important outcome that you would like to see come out of this review?

Communiques

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Consideration and Planning (March 20, 2020)

You can access the PDF version of this document here.


As the Organized Sport Sector in BC responds to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Field Hockey BC continues to monitor the potential impact to our team sport environment. Given the growing and unprecedented uncertainty surrounding this health pandemic, Field Hockey BC is directing all members and affiliated clubs and associations to suspend all sanctioned field hockey activities in the province until further notice.

This decision will be monitored daily and reviewed on a week to week basis by the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors, with the expectation that a next suspension update will be posted early in April. As new information is received from both Federal and Provincial Government agencies, Field Hockey BC will provide appropriate program and service updates that we hope over time will include a responsible and gradual return to play. Field Hockey BC cannot emphasize enough that the health and safety of all participants in the field hockey community in BC is of the utmost importance and is central to any decision-making process.

To ensure the health and safety of the players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and fans in BC, Field Hockey BC recommends that all affiliated Leagues, Clubs, and Associations communicate to their members that they will cease all sanctioned field hockey operations immediately and until further notice. Field Hockey BC sanctioned field hockey activities include, but are not limited to, all indoor and outdoor competitions, leagues, training, practices, matches, in-person coach and official education, and formalized club group activities. The intent of this suspension is to limit situations of physical contact.

Whilst the entire Field Hockey Community in BC continues to work hard on contingency planning for the possibility that restrictions may be lifted over time, please stay patient as we collectively consider ongoing environmental implications. Field Hockey BC’s operational continuity plan is for Society staff to work remotely and all staff are equipped to continue their daily functions. Electronic media will be utilized to maintain lines of communication, with community members able to connect via phone and/or email in the normal way.

Field Hockey BC thanks you for your patience as we do our part to support all of the unprecedented steps taking place to slow the spread of COVID-19. You can stay up-to-date on COVID-19 information by visiting the BC Government website and the Ministry of Health website. Our thoughts are with all of you and your families during this challenging time.

FHBC BOD, March 20, 2020

Decision to Suspend the Train to Compete Regional Girls Championship (April 2-5, 2020)

Dear Field Hockey BC Train to Compete Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Families,

The Field Hockey BC (FHBC) Board this morning took the decision to suspend the Train to Compete Regional Girls Championship in Duncan April 2-5, 2020. Such a decision follows the directive from the Provincial Government to cancel any gathering larger than 250 people, effective March 12, 2020:

“Effective today (March 12, 2020), we also directing all event organizers to cancel any gathering larger than 250 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings or other similar events. This threshold has been selected, as it is much easier to maintain important social distancing to prevent transmission of COVID-19.”

As always, the safety and wellness of our players, coaches, officials, parents, fans and all other community members is our first priority. This is disappointing for all of us, but in the circumstances the FHBC Board came to feel that such a decision was in the best interests of everyone.

FHBC is actively pursuing possibilities of rescheduling this Championship to the calendar month of May but may well decide in the interim to cancel the event for the 2020 season. In true field hockey spirit, we hope you can support us with your continued patience and understanding.

Field Hockey BC will remain in close contact with Provincial Government Agencies, the Canadian Sport Medicine Advisory Committee, School Districts, Parks Boards, and with Field Hockey Canada, and will provide updates relative to all Field Hockey BC events, programs, leagues, and camps as soon as they become available. As the status progresses with the COVID-19 response within Canada, FHBC will continue to follow all government recommendations and adjust our approach to managing field hockey participation accordingly.

FHBC BOD March 13, 2020

Previous U23 Female Provincial Programs


2019 Provincial Program Information – U23 Learn 2 Win

2019 National Tournament
Tamanawis Park, Surrey, BC, June 29-July 1
U23 National Championship Tournament Schedule
Coaches: Bubli Chohan and Rosie Beale
Managers: Glenda Schoenroth and Josy Wigboldus
Levy: $250 per Team BC athlete, $95 for reserves

Meet the Athletes:

U23 Women BC Rams

U23 Women BC Lions


 

Previous U18 Female Provincial Programs


2019 PROVINCIAL PROGRAM

Girl’s Train 2 Compete U18 Team BC (Spring/Summer)

Selections – T2C Team BC Girls 2019
Reserve players participate in training only, unless called up to replace an injured BC athlete. Reserve players are part of Team Lions for training.

Program Highlights:

Key Dates

  • April 17 selections announced
  • April 24 levy and athlete agreement due
  • June 21-24 India Club Tournament, Surrey
  • July 3-8 U18 National Championship Tournament, Surrey, BC

Levy

$1650 Team BC athlete (Rams and Lions)
$1615 Team BC athlete (Stags)
$560 reserve players

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.


 

Previous U15 Female Provincial Programs


2019 PROVINCIAL PROGRAM

Team BC (Spring/Summer)

U15 Female Train 2 Train Team BC selections 2019

Athletes are selected from the Regional Program.
Teams of 16 players (including Goal Keeper). Reserve players participate in training only, unless called up to replace an injured BC athlete.

Program Highlights:

  • 30 hours training May-July
  • India Club Tournament (June)
  • U15 National Championship Tournament (Tournament Schedule)
  • Kukri training uniform

Key Dates in 2019

  • April: Regional Tournament (selection point) see Trials & Tournaments
  • May: Team BC selections announced
  • May: Mainland Fitness Testing & Education
  • May: Island Fitness Testing & Education
  • June: India Club Tournament, Surrey (may exclude Island teams)
  • July: U15 National Championship Tournament

Levy
$2600 per Team BC athlete (Rams/Lions)
$2555 per Team BC athlete (Stags)
$550 per reserve

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.


 

Previous U23 Male Provincial Programs


2019 Provincial Program Information – U23 Learn 2 Win

2019 National Tournament
Tamanawis Park, Surrey, BC, June 29-July 1
U23 National Championship Tournament Schedule
Coach: Mathias Ahrens and Kinder Gill
Levy: $250 per Team BC athlete, $95 for reserves

Meet the Athletes:

U23 Men BC Rams

U23 Men BC Lions


 

Previous U18 Male Provincial Programs


2019 PROVINCIAL PROGRAM

PROVINCIAL TEAMS

SELECTIONS – Male U18 Train 2 Compete Team BC 2019
Teams of 16 players (including Goal Keeper). Reserve players participate in training only, unless called up to replace an injured BC athlete.

Program Highlights:

Key Dates

  • April 17 selections announced
  • April 24 payment due
  • June 20-23 India Club Tournament, Surrey
  • July 4-8 U18 National Championship Tournament, Surrey, BC

Levy

$1650 per Team BC athlete
$560 per Reserve player

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.