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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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?
Status Update Webinar
Watch the full webinar here (Q&A starts at 41:30).
The Field Hockey BC Provincial Pathway Review Project was officially launched on April 14th, 2020. 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.
The project has completed its first phase and Field Hockey BC is hosted a webinar to provide FHBC members and affiliated Clubs with an update on the status of the project.
The session provided information on the following:
- Provincial Pathway Working Group
- Project Scope
- Phase One Activities Completed To-Date
- Club Feedback Questionnaire Summary Response
- Phase 2 Activities Planned
- Next Steps
This webinar was the first of two planned sessions that the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project will provide to the field hockey community. A second webinar will be held in approximately 5 weeks and will include a presentation on the project’s draft recommendations to the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors.
Further engagement between the Field Hockey BC Board and the Society’s membership will occur once the FHBC Board completes a risk assessment of the project’s recommendations and the operational considerations of the organization have been reviewed.
Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8 pm PST
Status Update Webinar #2
Watch the full webinar here (Q&A starts at 47:00).
Earlier this season, Field Hockey BC made a community commitment to undertake a performance stream athlete pathway review. The Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project launched on April 14th and shortly thereafter a Club Feedback Questionnaire was sent to all clubs in the province to solicit feedback that would help inform the development of a new Field Hockey BC Provincial Athlete Pathway and Athlete Program Model. A webinar was held on June 17th which provided an update on Phase 1 of the project, including the results of the club questionnaire.
The Field Hockey BC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the performance stream athlete pathway review has now completed Phase 2 and the project is ready to present the Provincial Pathway Working Group’s draft recommendations to all Field Hockey BC members and affiliated Clubs via a second webinar scheduled for July 22nd @ 6:30 pm.
Webinar #2 will include a presentation on the following:
- Key Outcomes of the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project
- Recommended Changes to Field Hockey BC’s Athlete Program Model
- A Redesigned Field Hockey BC Athlete Pathway Model
- Next Steps
Field Hockey BC encourages all Club officials and members to attend the July 22nd webinar to learn about the new proposed Provincial Athlete Pathway and Program Model prior to the project’s final recommendations being submitted to the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors. The webinar will include an opportunity to hear about the Provincial Pathway Working Group’s proposed recommendations, ask questions, and provide feedback.
Further engagement between Field Hockey BC and the Society’s membership will occur once the FHBC Board of Directors completes a full review of the project’s recommendations, including a risk assessment and review of the Society’s operational and environmental considerations.
If you would like more information regarding the Provincial Pathway Review Project, please contact Jennifer Taylor, email@example.com.
On behalf of the FHBC Board of Directors, thank you for supporting this important initiative!
Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8 pm PST
Now that the athlete pathway report has been received and approved, the next step is for FHBC to consider the report recommendations and build out an operational plan to determine areas of immediate priority and those that will be considered over time.
You can access the final report here.
If you have any questions regarding the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project, please contact Jennifer Taylor, Athlete Program Director, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitation for Membership Engagement
As you may be aware, Field Hockey BC (FHBC) recently completed a comprehensive Provincial Athlete Pathway Review and the FHBC Board of Directors is pleased to extend an open invitation to all member clubs, organizations and leagues to meet with representatives from the Board and staff to discuss the results of the review. FHBC is excited to share information about the review process and outcomes and to answer any question you may have regarding the upcoming changes to the Provincial Athlete Pathway and FHBC athlete program model.
This engagement initiative is being led by Jennifer Taylor, FHBC Athlete Program Director, John Sacre, FHBC Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager, and Krista Thompson, FHBC Regional Lead Coach, Vancouver Island. We are pleased to offer member clubs and leagues a flexible engagement format depending on what your organization prefers. For example, the engagement format could be an opportunity to meet with club or league officials, club or league officials AND members, and/or stakeholder families who are supporting those actively participating. FHBC will adapt the form of engagement, where feasible, to meet your organization’s needs and we will utilize technology to connect in a virtual capacity.
FHBC is currently conducting an operational review and assessment of the review’s published recommendations, which were officially approved by the FHBC Board of Directors in August 2020. This work is being done in order to quantify strategic intent in both the short and mid-term and to prepare for practical implementation. Operational planning is occurring within two distinct timeframes: the first focuses on the current 2020-21 field hockey year as a unique COVID-19 response year; the second represents a more traditional (‘new norm’ expectation) mid-term quadrennial plan (2021-2025).
If you would like for your organization to take advantage of this engagement opportunity, please contact your club administrators and ask them to reach out to Jennifer Taylor at email@example.com by November 1st. Participation in this engagement initiative is completely voluntary; however, we hope your organization is able to take advantage of this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you!