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The Canadian women’s national field hockey team are wrapping up week one of two of their training camp based at the University of Victoria this May. On Sunday, May 27 you can come watch the women’s national squad play an intra-squad match! This is the first time in several years that international level women’s training has come to the island for the community to watch.

Come cheer on Canada, meet the players and see the Canadian team in your backyard.

Details:
Location: University of Victoria water-based field
Date: Sunday, May 27
Time: 5:00-7:00 pm (including warm-up)

The team will also be out in the community this weekend and next week before they head to Mexico to compete in in an FIH World Series event. The team has been training at UVic since May 21 using both the CARSA and McKinnon facilities to fulfill their weights sessions, team meetings and on-field practices.

Photo Credit: Yan Huckendubler

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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. Both the U15 age group (birth years 2004, 2003) and U18 (birth years 2000, 2001, 2002) 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

To register: http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/forms/17635-2018-Under-15-18-BC-Boys-Club-Championships-

Club Championship General Information:
Dates and Venues for the U15 Club Championship:
o Dates: June 9-10, 2018
o Location: UBC – Vancouver BC
o Field Location: Wright Field

Dates and Venues for the U18 Club Championship:
o Dates: June 16-17, 2018
o Location: Surrey BC
o Field Location: Hjorth Field

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:
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.

U15 Boys (practicing at the same time as the U18 Girls)

Tuesday, May 22 — 7:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, May 29th — 7:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, June 5th — 7:30-8:30pm

U18 Boys (practicing at the same time as the U15 Girls)

Tuesday, May 29th — 7:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, June 5th — 7:30-8:30pm

Tuesday, June 12th — 7:30-8:30pm

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Knight at Jim.a.knight68@gmail.com

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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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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/