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).
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:
- 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.
- 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 email@example.com.
- Nominated athletes will be able to register online for the appropriate Provincial Performance Talent Identification Camp between May 26 – June 14, 2021.
- Registered athletes will receive specific camp information (including camp schedule, safety information, etc.) in the week leading up to their camp.
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