Fitness Program

Registered athletes receive a Fitness Preparation Program by the FHBC Sport Science Coach. It outlines:

  • player training plans
  • how to reduce injury
  • how to enhance athletic performance
  • muscular strength & endurance
  • co-ordination and movement stability
  • balance and range of motion
  • fitness and recovery

Athletes are fitness tested (max velocity Yo Yo test) to become eligible for and maintain eligibility in high performance programs. Please see the Trial Policy under ‘Players – Policies & Procedures

Sport Science

Registered athletes take part in various sport science elements, such as:

  • 60m sprint tests
  • anthropometric testing (height, weight, jump, reach)
  • nutrition management in sport (training and competition)
  • Concussion education
  • Functional Movement Screening and Strategies

 

 

External Sport Credit

The External Sport Credentials Program gives students the opportunity to earn graduation credits for approved levels of competition as an athlete, coach and/or official.

Students can obtain External Sport Credits in these categories:

  • Athlete (Grade 10, 11, 12)
  • Official (Grade 10, 11, 12)
  • Coach (Grade 11, 12)

The BC Ministry of Education is responsible for the External Credentials Program and the Sport Credits portion of this program is administered and monitored by the Sport and Recreation Branch of the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport.

Details:

  • Students who have participated in approved programs before reaching Grade 10 can receive credit by obtaining written documentation to verify their participation in such programs.
  • Once a student has received credit for a particular level within the category (athlete, official or coach), the student cannot receive credits again for participating in that program again

Athlete 11 (4 credits)
Granted to athletes who were selected to a T2T Provincial Team and competed at an inter-provincial championship event.

  • Also eligible: Athletes who receive funding through the BC Athlete Assistance Program

Athlete 12 (4 credits)
Granted to athletes who were selected to a T2C Provincial Team and competed at a national championship event.

  • Also eligible: Athletes who are a member of a Junior or Senior National Program that competes at an international event, or receives funding through Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program.

How do I obtain athlete credits?

Field Hockey BC provides a letter of confirmation to those involved in the Regional and Provincial programs. The letter is typically issued in September or early fall.

Once received, athletes should present the letter to a high school counselor to add the credits to transcripts.  (The BC Government provides documentation for athletes who have competed in the Canada Summer Games or Western Canada Summer Games.  Participation in the BC Summer Games for field hockey does not qualify for External Sport Credits because the training phase does not meet program requirements).

Official 10 (2 credits)

  • Provincial B certified umpire
  • minimum 20 hours of officiating

Official 11 (4 credits)

  • Provincial A certified umpire
  • minimum 50 hours of officiating

How do I obtain Official credits?

Field Hockey BC will provide a letter of confirmation to present to your school counselor.  You are responsible for providing documentation to FHBC which provides the number of hours you officiated (e.g. a letter from the league you officiate in, stating the number of games you umpired).

Coach 11 (2 credits)

  • NCCP Community Sport Initiation
  • NCCP Making Ethical Decisions – “Evaluated”
  • Minimum 30 hours coaching experience monitored and reviewed by an Introduction to Competition “trained” coach or NCCP Level 2 “certified” coach

Coach 12 (4 credits)

  • currently under review

How do I obtain Coach credits?

Student coaches who have completed all requirements of a coach category must send their proof of completion to the Sport and Recreation Branch:

Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
Sport Branch
Attn: Milena Gaiga
PO Box 9820 Stn Provincial Government
Victoria, BC, V8W 9W3

The Sport and Recreation Branch representative review submitted documentation for the particular coach level and issue a verification letter if the student has fulfilled all the requirements.  (For more information on obtaining external coach credits please contact Milena Gaiga at milena.gaiga@gov.bc.ca or 250-356-5183).

For more information on the External Sport Credentials program, download the Ministry of Education’s PDF “Course Information for Graduation” and scroll down to page 103:

Training Schedules

Regional Program Schedules 2019-20

To Filter Calendar:

  • Click the “Categories” button at the top left of the Calendar and select you training group(s)
  • Once you have filtered the Calendar to show the information you need, click “Subscribe” at the bottom left of the Calendar to sync to your desktop Calendar, smartphone, or get a printable copy
  • If you subscribe to the Calendar, updates or changes to the schedule will automatically sync within one hour

This calendar is subject to change based on field availability, weather conditions and other factors.

FIELDS

Vancouver – Eric Hamber on Oak Street between 33rd and 37th

West Vancouver – Rutledge Field, Ambleside Park, Marine Drive & 13th St.
Rutledge Field Conditions

Surrey – Tamanawis Park, 64th Ave & 126 St.
Surrey Field Conditions

UVIC – University of Victoria

Cowichan Sportsplex – Duncan, BC

Capital News Centre (CNC) Kelowna

Questions about training schedules? Contact the Athlete Program Manager

Trials and Tournaments

Provincial Talent Identification

Field Hockey BC (FHBC) is pleased to announce information regarding the upcoming FHBC Provincial Performance Talent Identification Program. FHBC Provincial Performance Talent Identification Camps will be hosted this summer to provide an opportunity for athletes to be evaluated and identified as Targeted BC Provincial Athletes. This programming is occurring in lieu of the 2021 FHC National Championships and the FHBC Provincial Athlete Program.

Top athletes in the province will be placed on the FHBC-Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) Provincial Targeted Athlete List which is submitted annually to the Provincial Government and CSI by FHBC. Athletes on this list are eligible to receive support and benefits through Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSIP), including free access to select gyms around the province, high performance sport education, discounted products and services, and more. Provincially Targeted Athletes may also be eligible for the FHBC Elite Program.

Targeted athlete evaluation information will be shared with the Field Hockey Canada (FHC) National and NextGen Programs to help FHC plan their talent identification cycle (expected to next take place during the Fall 2021).

Camp Information:

Cost: $105

Please note that all nominated athletes will be expected to attend the camp that they are eligible for. Only current FHC NextGen athletes will be exempt from this summer’s Provincial Performance Talent Identification Camps.

The staged trials for the Provincial Program outlined in the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project will be implemented in the next Provincial Program Identification cycle, in 2022, when the focus will be on selecting Provincial teams.

Athlete Nomination Form Submission & Athlete Registration 

Athletes interested in attending the Provincial Performance Talent Identification Program this summer, MUST be nominated by a coach. Any level of field hockey coach may submit a FHBC Athlete Nomination Form, including but not limited to a Club coach, FHBC program coach, national coach, Academy coach, High School coach or out-of-province Coach. Note that due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a past field hockey coach may also submit the FHBC Athlete Nomination Form.

Steps to register:

  1. A coach nominates an athlete using the FHBC Athlete Nomination Form: click here.
    FHBC Athlete Nomination Forms will be accepted between May 19 – June 2, 2021.
  2. Following the receipt of a FHBC Athlete Nomination Form, each nominated athlete will receive a formal invitation from FHBC (via email) outlining HOW TO REGISTER online for the appropriate Provincial Performance Talent Identification Camp. Formal invitations to register will be sent within 3-business days of receipt of the nomination. Please check your Junk or SPAM folder for an email from katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com.
  3. Nominated athletes will be able to register online for the appropriate Provincial Performance Talent Identification Camp between May 26 – June 14, 2021.
  4. Registered athletes will receive specific camp information (including camp schedule, safety information, etc.) in the week leading up to their camp.

Please contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com with any questions.

Girls Train 2 Train (U15) Programs


REGIONAL PROGRAM

Suspension notice: the Regional Program is under review and information will be forthcoming in due course.

PROVINCIAL PROGRAM

Information on previous editions of the Provincial Program here.