Junior League needs YOU!
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is recruiting coaches and soon to be coaches to help our wonderful program that spreads our favourite sport of field hockey to the developing youth. It is great to enjoy PLAYING but we can learn a lot about ourselves as coaches AND we need to continue to give back and develop the league to keep our sport growing! Be a part of that movement and it starts RIGHT NOW!
I am the Master Coach for the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association and my job is to help coach the coaches – that’s YOU! Regardless of your expertise, ability or experience YOU are a fitting coach for this league as long as you want to help grow the game and you enjoy the sport yourself :) Now, stay with me…
This year’s league starts April 11 (boys) and April 12 (girls) and runs to June 22. Don’t worry you are allowed to have other commitments and go on holidays. I will shuffle coaches around to meet YOUR flexibility and schedule! I still want your commitment so IF you are event the slightest bit interested and want to ask super specific questions about any hesitations just e-mail me back and let me know the following:
1. Are you interested in helping coach April 11-June 22 (all sessions at UVic) ?
2. Specify if you have a preference for a particular day/time OR what gender and age group you want to coach (specify if you have no preference)
3. Specify if you have someone you want to coach WITH (whether that’s a specific person or for ex. you want to learn from a more experienced coach)
4. Specify what role you think YOU would take on if you know (lead coach, assistant coach, parent coach)
5. Would you be interested in helping in multiple age groups?
That being said, here are the commitments and age groups;
KINDIES (Boys & Girls Age 4-5) : Sundays 9-10 am
Under 8: Sundays 9-10 am
Under 10: Sundays 10:15-11:45 am
Under 12: Sundays 12-1 pm & Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 13: Sundays 1:15-2:15 pm & Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm
Under 15: Sundays 2:30-3:30 pm & Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Under 18: Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm
Under 8: Saturdays 9-10 am
Under 10: Saturdays 9-10:30 am
Under 13: Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am & Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 15: Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am & Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 18: Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm
There will be a Coaches Meeting on April 7th and April 8th at UVic’s McKinnon Building, Room 150, from 7:00-8:30pm. You must attend one of these sessions.
Before you get intimidated by commitments – did I mention that a Master Coach will typically be at your sessions to help you out and guide you and help YOU learn! ALSO EVERY session comes with a practice plan! SO, all I need from you is your time and commitment and if you aren’t entirely sure yet – just e-mail me back to let me know you are interested.
All of the league information is available online at victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca
Looking forward to hearing back from each of you! Please pass this on to anyone else you think might be a fitting and/or interested coach in our spring league. Everyone is welcome to help!
PLEASE RESPOND BY FRIDAY, MARCH 20!
- Ali Lee