Trials and Tournaments

2022 Provincial Program Trials

Field Hockey BC is pleased to announce dates for the upcoming 2022 FHBC Provincial Program Talent ID and National Championship Team Trials. The 2022 Provincial Talent ID Program will be a joint venture with Field Hockey Canada in being both a Talent Identification point for the FHC NextGen Program, as well as a Talent Identification point for FHBC National Championship Team participation.

Following FHBC’s Provincial Athlete Pathway Review in 2020, FHBC Provincial Teams at National Championships will now be selected through a series of regional and centralized trials. For more information on the general concept of this staged trial program, please see the review committee’s final report here: https://fieldhockeybc.com/provincial-athlete-pathway-review-project/

Both Team BC Provincial (Tier 1) and BC Regional teams (Tier 2) will compete at the FHC National Championships being hosted by FHBC in the Summer of 2022. The National Championship Tournament information is as follows:

  • 2022 U18 National Championships
    Year of Birth: 2004 and 2005
    July 29th – August 3rd @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
    Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1
  • 2022 U16 National Championships
    Year of Birth: 2006 and 2007
    August 9th – 14th @ Tamanawis Park, Surrey
    Female – Tier 1 & 2 | Male – Tier 1

Stage 1: FHBC Regional Trials (Female)

For any athlete nominated by a club, PSO, NSO, high school and/or private academy coach. NextGen athletes and CSI Provincial Targeted athletes* are exempt from Stage 1 trials.

From Stage 1 Trials, there are 3 outcomes for athletes:

  1. Top athletes will be invited to attend centralized Stage 2 Trials.
  2. Athletes will be selected for BC Regional teams that will compete in Tier 2 at the National Championships.
  3. All other athletes will be provided with feedback on areas of emphasis for a potential return to this program in future seasons.

Island

  • U18 Female: March 1st & 4th in Victoria
  • U16 Female: March 8th & 11th in Victoria

Lower Mainland

  • U18 Female: March 18th – 20th in the Lower Mainland
  • U16 Female: March 25th – 27th in the Lower Mainland

Interior

  • U18 & U16 Female: April 12th/13th and April 26th/27th in Kelowna.

Exact times and locations will be released closer to the trials.

*CSI Targeted athletes will be notified of their status directly.


Stage 2: FHBC Provincial Trials & FHC Talent Identification (Female)

For previously identified athletes (NextGen or CSI Targeted athletes) as well as those athletes promoted from Stage 1 trials.

  • U18 Female: April 15th – 18th in the Lower Mainland
  • U16 Female : May 20th – 23rd in the Lower Mainland

These trials will also serve as a talent identification event for Field Hockey Canada coaches and staff.


FHBC Provincial Team Trials & FHC Talent Identification (Male)

Due to the estimated number of male U16 & U18 athletes, there will only be a single, centralized Provincial team trial per age group. These trials will be for all nominated athletes, as well as all previously identified athletes (NextGen & CSI Targeted athletes).

  • U18 Male: April 15th – 18th in the Lower Mainland
  • U16 Male: May 20th – 23rd in the Lower Mainland

These trials will also serve as a talent identification event for Field Hockey Canada coaches and staff.


FHBC Provincial & Regional Team Training

Training will begin in the Lower Mainland after the culmination of the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League, as mandated by motions at the 2020 Field Hockey BC AGM.


Key Dates

Athlete Nominations (completed by coaches):

  • Athlete Nominations Open: January 10th
    • Athlete Nomination details will be sent out on January 10th
  • Athlete Nomination Closes: (Note there are different deadlines based on athlete group)
    • U18 & U16 Female Athlete Nomination Deadline: January 31st
    • U18 Male Athlete Nomination Deadline: February 28th
    • U16 Male Athlete Nomination Deadline: March 31st

Athlete Registration (completed by athletes & parents):
Nominated athletes will receive a direct email with registration instructions

  • U18 & U16 Female Stage 1 Trial Registration: February 1st – 15th
  • U18 Male Trial Registration: March 1st – 15th
  • U16 Male Trial Registration: April 1st – 15th
  • Registration for Stage 2 Trials (Female) will open in March. More information will be sent to invited athletes closer to the date.

Access the PDF version of the Communique here.

Please contact katie@fieldhockeybritishcolumbia.com with any questions.