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

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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

Register for the U18 and U15 Interior Girls Regional trials

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 and U15 Interior Girls (Kelowna, Kamloops, Oliver, Nelson, Trail, Penticton and surrounding areas).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is January 8, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U18 (2002-2004) and U15 (2005-2007) athletes who live or attend school in the Interior Region (Kelowna, Kamloops, Oliver, Nelson, Trail, Penticton and surrounding areas)
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, January 8. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, January 12 at Kelowna CNC (Indoor) @11:45am
  • Training begins January 19 – see current Training Schedule (subject to change)
  • See the U18 Program Overview and the U15 Program Overview for more details on the 2019-20 U18 and U15 Interior Girls Regional Program

Fitness & Selection

On-field skills will be assessed at the trial on November 3rd. Fitness (yo-yo test) will be assessed the following weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training can be found here

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.

Register for the U15 Northwest Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U15 Northwest Girls (Vancouver and North Shore).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is October 30, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U15 (2005-2007) athletes who live or attend school in the Northwest Region (Vancouver and North Shore)
    *younger athletes may be considered
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, October 30. No exceptions!
  • Skills assessment takes place Sunday, November 3 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @4:30pm-6pm
  • Fitness testing and education takes place on Saturday, November 9 at the Richmond Olympic Oval @ 8am-12pm. This event is part of athletes’ evaluation and is mandatory for selection into the program
  • Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th; Training begins the following weekend (see Training Schedule)
  • See the Program Overview for more details on the 2019-20 U15 Northwest Girls Regional Program

Fitness & Selection

On-field skills will be assessed at the trial on November 3rd. Fitness (yo-yo test) will be assessed the following weekend at the Richmond Olympic Oval. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training can be found here

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.

IMPORTANT: U15 Boys and Girls Mainland Regional Trials new dates!

Due to conflicting dates with the Field Hockey Canada Olympic Qualifier on October 27th, we had to make some changes to the schedule of the U15 Northwest and Southeast Girls and U15 Mainland Boys Regional Trials.

We made this decision because a) we want to encourage all of our athletes to have the opportunity to attend this exciting event and b) FHBC staff will be taking on responsibilities at the Olympic Qualifier that will render us unable to execute trials on the same day.

Therefore, we have re-scheduled the on-field skills assessment to Sunday, November 3rd, at Eric Hamber, and the athletes will run their yo-yo test at the Regional Intake Session on Saturday, November 9th, at the Richmond Olympic Oval.

  • U15 Girls Northwest: November 3, 4:30-6pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval
  • U15 Girls Southeast: November 3, 6-7:30pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval
  • U15 Boys Mainland: November 3, 7:30-9pm @Eric Hamber, and November 9, 8am-12pm @Richmond Olympic Oval

With all that in mind, we have extended the registration period until October 30th and postponed the Program Levy payment deadline to November 27th. Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th and training schedule will remain as is.

You can see the updated Program Overview for each region below:
U15 Girls Northwest / U15 Girls Southeast / U15 Boys Mainland

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this adjustment. If you have any questions, please contact our Athlete Program Manager, Donna Cumming, at dcumming@fieldhockeybc.com.

Register for the U15 Mainland Boys Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U15 Mainland Boys (Vancouver/North Shore and all regions south and south-east of Vancouver).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is October 23, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Male U15 (2005-2007) athletes who live or attend school on the Lower Mainland
    *younger athletes may be considered
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, October 30. No exceptions!
  • Skills assessment takes place Sunday, November 3 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @7:30pm-9pm
  • Fitness testing and education takes place on Saturday, November 9 at the Richmond Olympic Oval @ 8am-12pm. This event is part of athletes’ evaluation and is mandatory for selection into the program
  • Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th; Training begins the following weekend (see Training Schedule)
  • See the Program Overview for more details on the 2019-20 U15 Mainland Boys Regional Program

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.
What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training can be found here

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.

Register for the U15 Southeast Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U15 Southeast Girls (Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, etc.).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is October 30, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U15 (2005-2007) athletes who live or attend school in the Southeast Region (South, East, and Southeast of Vancouver) *younger athletes may be considered
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, October 30. No exceptions!
  • Skills assessment takes place Sunday, November 3 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @6pm-7:30pm
  • Fitness testing and education takes place on Saturday, November 9 at the Richmond Olympic Oval @ 8am-12pm. This event is part of athletes’ evaluation and is mandatory for selection into the program
  • Selections will be made by Wednesday, November 13th; Training begins the following weekend (see Training Schedule)
  • See the Program Overview for more details on the 2019-20 U15 Southeast Girls Regional Program

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.
What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training can be found here

Questions? Contact the Athlete Program Manager.

Register for the Vancouver Island Regional Trials

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 and U15 Island Athletes.

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is October 2, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • U18 (2002-2004) and U15 (2005-2007) athletes who live or attend school on Vancouver Island
  • $20 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, October 2. No exceptions!
  • Trials will take place October 4 at the UVic field hockey pitch, @6pm, and October 6 at the Cowichan Sportsplex in Duncan, @10am, depending on your age group (check the Programs Overviews below)
  • Program Overview for U18 Boys
  • Program Overview for U18 Girls
  • Program Overview for U15 Boys
  • Program Overview for U15 Girls

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the under the “Players” tab.

Register for the U18 Northwest Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 Northwest Girls (Vancouver and North Shore).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is September 18, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U18 (2002-2004) athletes who live or attend school in the Northwest Region (Vancouver and North Shore)
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, September 18. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, September 22 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @6:30pm
  • Training begins October 18-20
  • Levy for this program is $830
  • See the Program Overview

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the Girls Train 2 Compete (U18) Programs can be found here.

Register for the U18 Southeast Girls Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 Southeast Girls (Burnaby, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, etc.).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is September 11, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Female U18 (2002-2004) athletes who live or attend school in the Southeast Region (South, East, and Southeast of Vancouver)
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, September 11. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, September 15 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @5pm
  • Training begins October 18-20
  • Levy for this program is $830
  • See the Program Overview

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the Girls Train 2 Compete (U18) Programs can be found here.

Register for the U18 Mainland Boys Regional Trial

Registration is now open for Regional Trials for the U18 Lower Mainland Boys (Vancouver/North Shore and all regions south and south-east of Vancouver).

To register, go to www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/regionals.php.
Deadline for registering is September 11, at noon.

Who is this for and what do I need to know?

  • Male U18 (2002-2004) athletes who live or attend school on the Lower Mainland
  • $10 (non-refundable) paid online
  • Deadline to register is 12pm on Wednesday, September 11. No exceptions!
  • Trial takes place Sunday, September 15 at Eric Hamber, Vancouver @7pm
  • Training begins October 18-20
  • Levy for this program is $840
  • See the Program Overview

Fitness & Selection

Fitness (yo-yo test), skills, and more will be assessed at the trial. If you have never done a Yo-Yo test before, don’t worry! Our coaches are there to explain and demonstrate a Yo-Yo test to everyone.

What is the Yo-Yo Test? Read the Fitness Protocol
What score do I need to achieve? Read the Fitness Policy
For additional information regarding evaluations and selections: Read the Selection Process

Everything you need to know about trials, selections, and training regarding the Boys Train 2 Compete (U18) Programs can be found here.