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2018 UNDER 15/U18 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Each year, all Field Hockey clubs in BC are invited to attend Field Hockey BC’s (FHBC) Club Festivals and Championships. These are hosted in different locations and offer an excellent opportunity for participants to travel with a team and play against other clubs from around the province. FHBC organizes a Club Championship for the U15 age-group.
Club Festival Format:

At this level, the event is a championship format (round robin, playoffs, medals) playing 11 a-side on a full field. The U15 age group (birth yr. 2004, 2003) format aligns with the stage of learning as outlined in Field Hockey Canada’s Long Term Hockey Development Program.

• Team Size – 15 players
• The schedule and number of games at the Festival has yet to be finalize
• Travel day may be moved to Friday due to tournament schedule

Club Championship General Information:

Dates and Venues for the U15 Club Championship:
o Dates: June 16-17, 2018
o Location: Chilliwack, BC
o Field Location: Townsend A & Chilliwack Senior

Dates and Venues for the U18 Club Championship:
o Dates: June 9 – 10, 2018
o Location: West Vancouver
o Field Location: West Vancouver FHC & Ambleside Park

Regions across the province will be sending teams to participate in the Championship, offering an additional opportunity to their Spring League experience with several games over a two-day period. It is a highlight for the athletes, offering excellent competition, lots of fun, and team bonding.

Player Eligibility and Assessment Process:

All participants are required to participate in at least one of the assessments to be considered for selection to a team. To ensure fairness, VJFHA will assign one or more assessors to set up and conduct the assessments to ensure all participants are evaluated objectively. Every effort will be made to ensure that the assessors are not family members of any participants at the trials.

Assessment Dates:

Sunday April 22: 4:30pm – 5:30pm Tuesday April 24: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Please go to the following link to register: https://www.teampages.com/forms/17517-2018-Under-15-18-Club-Championships-Trial-Registration-

Depending on the number of athletes, consideration will be given to enter a second team, based on available coaches, number of players and available team entry spots at the Championship Tournament.

Preference may be given to VJFHA participants; if a player who is not a VJFHA participant, is selected to a club championship team , they will be required to pay a $30 fee in addition to the player fee to cover extra costs covered by the association – tournament registration and assessment turf costs.

Player Cost and Responsibilities:

Although this tournament is an additional opportunity outside the regular league season the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is committed to supporting the teams by covering: turf costs for assessments, Club Festival team entry fee and individual team shirts.

All participants selected to a team will be responsible for their own transportation (vehicle/ferry), accommodation and meal costs. In addition, each participant will be required to pay a Club Festival player fee of $75-$100 to cover additional team costs, including but not limited to:

o Practice turf fee (three 1-hour sessions)
o Travelling umpire and non-parent coach travel subsidies o Team socks (if applicable)
o Team snacks and incidentals

These fees are due in full at the first Club Festival training session, payable by cheque to “Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association”.

Practice Schedule:

To ensure fairness, the number of practice sessions will be equal. The Association is committed to support three 1-hour practice times for each club festival/championship team. To minimize additional costs it is expected that teams share turf time. In some cases, it will be expected that practice times are shared. U15 practices will begin the week of May 7, 2018 and are on Saturday’s from 4:15 – 5:15pm on the UVic water based turf.

Practice Schedule: U15 Girls
Tuesday, May 29th — 7:30-8:30pm Tuesday, June 5th — 7:30-8:30pm Tuesday, June 12th — 7:30-8:30pm

Practice Schedule: U18 Girls
Tuesday, May 22 — 7:30-8:30pm Tuesday, May 29th — 7:30-8:30pm Tuesday, June 5th — 7:30-8:30pm

If you have any questions, please contact Kira Starr at, kira.starr25@gmail.com

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2018 UNDER 13 GIRLS CLUB FESTIVAL INFORMATION

Each year, all Field Hockey clubs in BC are invited to attend Field Hockey BC’s (FHBC) Club Festivals and Championships. These are hosted in different locations and offer an excellent opportunity for participants to travel with a team and play against other clubs from around the province. FHBC organizes a Club Festival for the U13 age group, a participation-focused event where standings and scores are not intended to be kept.

Club Festival Format

The U13 age group (birth yr. 2005, 2006) will be playing Hockey 5’s (5 a-side) on quarter field as this mini-game format is seen as the most appropriate developmental structure for field hockey at this stage of learning and aligns with Field Hockey Canada’s Long Term Hockey Development Plan.

• Team Size – 8 players
• The schedule and number of games at the Festival has yet to be finalized
• Travel on Saturday morning.

Club Festival General Information:

• Dates: June 2-3, 2018
• Location: Richmond, BC
• Field Location: Minoru Fields
• Participants will be expected to dedicate time for 3 additional practices leading up to the festival.

The practices will be held on Tuesday’s from 7:30 -8:30pm & will begin the week of May 7. Exact schedule will be communicated by your coaches.

Player Eligibility and Assessment Process:

All participants are required to participate in at least one of the assessments to be considered for selection to a team. The assessments are a good experience for all, as these types of session will increase throughout the participant’s athletic life.

Assessment Dates:

Tuesday April 17: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Saturday April 21: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Preference may be given to VJFHA participants who hold a FHCB Membership. If the player is selected to a club championship team they will be required to pay a $30 fee in addition to the player fee to cover extra costs covered by the association – tournament registration and assessment turf costs.

Please go to this link to register: https://www.teampages.com/forms/17516-2018-Under-13-Girls-Club-Festival-Registration-

Player Cost and Responsibilities:

Although this tournament is an additional opportunity outside the regular league season the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is committed to supporting the teams by covering: turf costs for assessments, FHBC team entry fee and individual team shirts.

All participants selected to a team will be responsible for their own transportation (vehicle/ferry), accommodation and meal costs. In
addition, each participant will be required to pay a Club Festival player fee of $75-$100 to cover additional team costs, including but not limited to:

o Practice turf fee (three 1-hour sessions)
o Travelling umpire and non-parent coach travel subsidies o Team socks (if applicable)
o Team snacks and incidentals

These fees are due in full at the first Club Festival training session, payable by cheque to “Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association”.

Practice Schedule:

To ensure fairness, the number of practice sessions will be equal. The Association is committed to support three 1-hour practice times for each club festival/championship team. To minimize additional costs it is expected that teams share turf time. In some cases, it will be expected that practice times are shared.

Training Dates: Boys and Girls

Tuesday May 8: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Tuesday May 15: 7:30pm – 8:30pm Saturday May 26: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

If you have any questions, please contact Kira Starr at, kira.starr25@gmail.com

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COACHES MEETING

Posted by Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association at Mar 12, 2018 6:09PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

If you would like to coach for the junior league and give back please join us!

Coaches Meetings: Tuesday, March 13th
Kindies, U7, U9, & U11 is from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 155 in McKinnon.
U13’s and U18’s is from 8:00-9:00pm in Room 155 in McKinnon.

Hope to see you out there.

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Community Umpire Courses
Community Courses are $60 for FHBC members, and $85 for non-members. Courses are two sessions of 2.5 hours, including theory and exam.

Community Umpire Courses are open to those interested in the first steps towards fulfilling the earliest of rated Umpire requirements, umpires that desire a refresher, and umpires with expired certifications. Candidates should be at least 13 years old. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kurt at the Field Hockey BC office at 604-737-3146 or eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com

VICTORIA – January 2018
Dates: February 6 & 8 (last day to register: Tuesday January 30th)
Time: Two sessions from 6:00pm – 9:00pm on Tuesday February 6th and Thursday February 8th, 2018
Venue: PISE – 4371 Interurban Rd, Victoria, BC V9E 2C5
Course Conductor: Denise McGeachy

To Register: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/courses.php/

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The Victoria Junior League is excited to announce that registration for the 2018 Spring League season is now open. Registrations will close on January 31, 2018.

Late registrations will be placed on a waitlist and moved on to teams on a first-come, first-served basis as spots become available.

To register online visit our 2018 Registration page here:
http://vjfh.techsys.tv/register

The season will run April 7 to June 17, 2018 (no sessions on the May long weekend)