Technical Development Program


The FHBC Technical Development Program is a prescriptive technical skills program designed to complement the technical training programs of Community Clubs and Leagues and deliver a learning experience that is focused on a specific technical skill or skills. The FHBC Technical Development Program offers an optional opportunity for athletes of all ability levels to sign up to a program with a specific prescriptive technical skill set as a focus.

The FHBC Technical Development Program follows a modular curriculum aligned to the National field hockey skills matrix with Program Modules offered on the basis of both single skills (for example – hitting the ball) and complementary skills (such as pushing and receiving). The FHBC Technical Development Program does not play a part in FHBC Athlete Evaluation nor a part in the FHBC Talent Identification Pathway.

While previous Technical Development modules offered through FHBC were designed to cover a wide range of skills and was broad in its delivery, future modules of the program will be more prescriptive in nature with the aim of providing athletes with a greater understanding of each skill – technique and use- therefore helping to increase an athlete’s confidence and improve their ability to execute skills at speed and under pressure.


Registration Information

Mainland (Surrey)

Goal-Scoring Module: 

Sessions will include an overview of goalscoring skills and the appropriate situational use in drill format before introducing game-like situations to encourage players to perform these skills under pressure. This program is open to players in all field player positions – forward, midfield and defense. 

This program is ability-based, in that athletes will be grouped based on their skill level. Athletes will be asked to complete a brief survey before the start of the program to help coaches understand their proficiency in certain key skills to ensure they are placed in the appropriate training group. 

Players will be asked to attend a brief Zoom meeting before the first session to gain a better understanding of the terms and skills that will be covered in the 4 weeks. 

Note: The FHBC Athlete Development Program and Technical Development Program are not associated with the FHBC Provincial Program Evaluation and Talent Identification Pathway. 

Dates: Sundays January 21 (cancelled), January 28, February 4, February 11 & February 25 (makeup session)
Who: U14/U16 age groups (open to athletes born 2008-2011)
U18 age group (open to athletes born 2006 & 2007)
All genders are welcome
Time: U14/U16 = 5:00 – 6:30pm
U18 = 6:30 – 8:00pm 
Location: Tamanawis 1
Cost: $115
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 14, 2024

Goalkeeping Module: 

Participants will receive direct goal-keeping-specific coaching to build their technical and tactical skills in live game scenarios.

Goalkeepers will need to provide their own equipment.

Players will be asked to attend a brief Zoom meeting before the first session to gain a better understanding of the terms and skills that will be covered in the 4 weeks.

Note: The FHBC Athlete Development Program and Technical Development Program are not associated with the FHBC Provincial Program Evaluation and Talent Identification Pathway.

Dates: Sundays January 21 (cancelled), January 28, February 4, February 11 & February 25 (makeup session)
Who: U14-U18 age groups (open to athletes born 2006-2011)
All genders are welcome
Time:  6:30 – 8:00pm 
Location: Tamanawis 1
Cost: $155
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 14, 2024

Island

Goal-Scoring Module: 

Sessions will include an overview of goalscoring skills and the appropriate situational use in drill format before introducing game-like situations to encourage players to perform these skills under pressure. This program is open to players in all field player positions – forward, midfield and defense. 

This program is ability-based, in that athletes will be grouped based on their skill level. Athletes will be asked to complete a brief survey before the start of the program to help coaches understand their proficiency in certain key skills to ensure they are placed in the appropriate training group. 

Players will be asked to attend a brief Zoom meeting before the first session to gain a better understanding of the terms and skills that will be covered in the 4 weeks. 

Note: The FHBC Athlete Development Program and Technical Development Program are not associated with the FHBC Provincial Program Evaluation and Talent Identification Pathway. 

Dates: Thursdays February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22  
Who: U16/U18 age groups (open to athletes born 2006-2009)
All genders are welcome
Time:  6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: University of Victoria
Cost: $130
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 28, 2024

Goalkeeping Module: 

Participants will receive direct goal-keeping-specific coaching to build their technical and tactical skills in live game scenarios.

Goalkeepers will need to provide their own equipment.

Players will be asked to attend a brief Zoom meeting before the first session to gain a better understanding of the terms and skills that will be covered in the 4 weeks.

Note: The FHBC Athlete Development Program and Technical Development Program are not associated with the FHBC Provincial Program Evaluation and Talent Identification Pathway.

Dates: Thursdays February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22
Who: U16/U18 age groups (open to athletes born 2006-2009)
All genders are welcome
Time:  6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: University of Victoria
Cost: $180
Register here: http://fhbcprograms.rampregistrations.com/
Register by January 28, 2024

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Dates for 2024 coming soon.

 


Coaching in the Technical Development Program

Interested in becoming a coach in the Technical Development Program? Contact Patricia Wright-Alexis at patricia@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com for more information.


If there are no programs being currently offered in your area, we would encourage you to reach out to your local club to ascertain whether there are similar opportunities available through the club or whether your club would be willing and able to advocate for the Technical Development Program to be considered for your local community. The alternative is to get in touch with FHBC directly to see what opportunities there may be for such programming in your community and whether planning for such is already underway.

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