News and Announcements

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The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association (VJFHA) is excited to announce that the 2022 Junior League season will be running from April 9 to June 19, 2022 for all ages U6 to U18 boys and girls.

Registration will open Friday, February 11 at 7:00 a.m. and it will be first-come, first-served.

There will be a registration cap on each of the age groups. With UVic’s water-based turf being resurfaced this year we may be restricted to only one rubber-based field at UVic and this would limit our capacity per age group. Should a second field become available we will automatically start putting players on teams from the waitlist. We hope this will be the case.

We know that protocols in sport can change so we will be ready to pivot if the Public Health Officer, ViaSport, Field Hockey BC or UVic require us to do so. For now though, you can expect a fairly normal season. Unlike last season, this year we will not require the daily health check, the capacity of players per field/team, masks, etc., however we will still required everyone coming to the venue to do a daily health check. If you have COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms we would request that you stay home.

Spectators will be allowed at the venue but we will be restricted to a 50% capacity of spectators.

The full details of what to expect this season are listed on our website here: https://www.teampages.com/clubs/393/pages/186253

To view the dates/times that each age/gender is playing this year visit:
http://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/pages/6257

We hope you will be able to join us this season.

Mark your calendars and register online at the below link starting at 7:00 am on Friday, Feb. 11:
https://victoriajuniorfieldhockey.spappz.com/register

If you have any questions, please e-mail: info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

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Have you heard of field hockey? Have you ever wanted to try it? Well now you can and FOR FREE!!

Victoria Junior Field Hockey League is hosting our annual Come Try the Game Free session at UVic Field 2B (rubber turf beside CARSA but closest to McKenzie Ave.) on Sunday, February 6 from 10:00-11:00 am. If your child is between the age of 5-18, and would like to try a new sport for FREE we look forward to seeing you. Please feel free to bring a friend as well.

Please bring shin pads and mouth guards if you have them. Sticks, balls, coaching and fun will be provided.

Sign up at the link below:
http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/forms/24184-COME-TRY-IT-FREE-DAY-SUNDAY-FEBRUARY-6-2022

Registration for 2022 Junior League will begin at 7:00 am on February 11 and will close on February 20. There are registration maximums this year due to field availability so be sure to register as soon as you can.

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

The season will run April 9 to June 19, 2021 (no sessions on the May long weekend)

View schedules per age: http://vjfha.victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca/clubs/393/pages/6257

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!

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JOB POSTING: FHV Turf Coordinator

Posted by Field Hockey Victoria at Aug 9, 2021 8:36AM PDT

Field Hockey Victoria is looking for a new Turf Coordinator for start in September 2021. FHV would like to thank Tanya McKinney for fulfilling this role so dutifully since 2014.

Background
Field Hockey Victoria (FHV) is the umbrella organization for the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association (VJFHA), the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA), the Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association (VIFHA) and the Umpires Association. One of the main responsibilities of this organization is to oversee the relationship and procedures for booking the artificial water-based field (Field 1) at the University of Victoria.

Job Summary
The FHV Turf Coordinator shall:
• Schedule bookings of all turf times for the field hockey community in Victoria, except UVic teams.
• Provide field use permit(s) to each group if needed.
• Provide a listing of booked times and available times on request to any group.
• Provide UVic Athletics and Recreation with all cancellations, revisions and requests as per agreement with UVic.
• Invoice user groups at least quarterly – in conjunction with the FHV Treasurer.
• Report to the Board as directed.

Job Requirements
The successful candidate can demonstrate:
• An ability to schedule sports groups with competing needs using a priority matrix, required.
• Possess strong computer skills and up-to-date software, including email, Excel and Adobe Reader, required.
• Good communication and organizational skills, essential.
• Knowledge of the Victoria field hockey community, preferred.
• Be available each week throughout the year to manage the bookings and communication, required – local availability is not required as the duties can be conducted using email.

Appointment & Annual Review
• Appointment will be for one year commencing September 1, 2021
• Continuation of appointment with be subject to annual performance and suitability review by the FHV Board

Additional
• Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently sit on one of the Field Hockey Victoria members boards.
• Renumeration: $250 per month based on approximately 12 hours of work per month

To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position via e-mail to Mark Baggott, President Field Hockey Victoria at baggott_mark@yahoo.ca no later than August 22, 2021 at 11:59pm. All questions may also be directed to Mark at the above email address.

The document FHV-TurfCoordinator-Posting-2021.pdf was attached to this post.

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The Victoria Junior League is delighted to announce that we have been in conversation with our facility provider, the University of Victoria, and they have granted approval for this weekend’s junior league sessions, June 19-20, to be able to be played in accordance with FHBC, Via Sport and the PHO Restart 2.0 plans. More info: https://fieldhockeybc.com/covid-19-response/

We want to respect the comfort levels of all families so we decided to only open up play for the last weekend to allow you to make the decision about whether this is right for your child and your family.

Below is an outline of what you can expect and what will still be required for play this weekend, June 19-20:

1. All participants and coaches will still be required to fill out their online COVID attestation form as per normal
2. Safety officers will still be present to check players in and ensure guidelines are being met
3. Players must still wear masks and physically distance when approaching the venue and when not within the white lines of the playing field (ie. Participants must physically distance when returning to their bags on the sidelines)
4. Players do not have to wear a mask when on the playing field and can be within 3-meters of other personnel on the field ie. Games, game-like play will now happen
5. Coaches will still be mindful to not have drills or games that encourage actual contact like bump tag or tag but we can now have things like actual games, 2v1s, queen of the ring, etc.
6. Participants will still not be allowed to touch equipment (cones, nets, balls, etc.)
7. No spectators are allowed still as we still have a venue capacity of 50 people which is met with all our participants

The entire session will not be a game as FHBC has advised we are cautious of the potential for injury for jumping right into games and for having a whole session be games. The players will still do a thorough warm-up, some technical drills (but finally some defence and game-like play) and then they will break into mini games.

The U8-U12 players will play ¼ field (4v4 or 5v5) and the U14-18 players will play half field (7v7 or 8v8). The teams will be playing against other teams that are on their shared field (ie. Pink vs red not just pink playing within pink). If you have questions about the format or any of the health and safety please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ali Baggott, Master Coach and Technical Lead, at alilee05@gmail.com or 250-418-5633.

If you have borrowed equipment from the league but choose not to play this weekend, please drop off your equipment on Saturday (9am-12:30pm at Field 1) or Sunday (9am-4:30pm at Field 1 or 3) in the bins provided. If you need to make special arrangements for alternate drop off, please just e-mail us at info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

If you have any questions, concerns or choose not to participate we understand. Please reach out.

Thank you for helping us make this season possible and for helping us do it so safely.

Questions, concerns: info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

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Check out our welcome to the 2021 VJFHA Spring League season video here:

https://youtu.be/JdafwI3lhlg

Video details:

Welcome to the 2021 season. Things are a little bit different this Spring so we wanted to make sure you had all the details before the first weekend on April 10th and 11th.

00:19 Equipment that you need (stick, shoes, shin guards, mouthguard)
01:00 Health and safety online waiver
01:19 Parking for Field 1 vs Field 3
01:56 Wear a mask and stay physically distant
02:19 No spectators allowed
02:29 Follow signage for entry and exit
02:38 Thank you and closing remarks

For questions, e-mail info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca and check out our website at victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca