Announcement

2018 Under 13 Boys Club Festival Information

Posted by Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association on Apr 27 2018 at 10:37PM PDT
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2018 UNDER 13 BOYS 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

Club Festival General Information:
• Dates: June 2, 2018
• Location: Richmond, BC
• Field Location: Minoru Fields
• Participants will be expected to dedicate time for 3 additional practices leading up to the festival. See schedule at the end of the document

To register: Please contact Jim Knight.

Player Eligibility and Assessment Process:
Preference may be given to Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association participants who hold a FHCB Membership.
Non VJFHA individuals interested in playing are required to pay a $30 fee in addition to the player fee (see next section) 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, and the FHBC team entry fee.
All participants 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 shirt/jersey (kept by participants after the tournament)
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 Jim Knight @ jim.a.knight68@gmail.com

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