News and Announcements
You are invited to an information session next Wednesday July 8 regarding the new rules of field hockey that were implemented at the beginning of last year. We are having this information session to ensure all members, players, coaches, officials or managers understand the new rules and how they will be officiated when we next get the opportunity to return to the field and play the game we love. This information session will be led by Tyler Klenk and Lelia Sacre, both are currently FIH rated umpires that have been involved with Field Hockey BC for a number of years. Please see below for the link to join the webinar.
When: Jul 8, 2020 07:00 PM Vancouver
Topic: Umpires Information Session for players, coaches, officials … everyone!
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Questions: e-mail Ben Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear League Reps and all,
Unfortunately due to the latest update regarding the COVID-19 virus the men’s league season will be cut short. Field Hockey BC is directing all members and affiliated clubs and associations to suspend all sanctioned field hockey activities in the province until further notice. As a result, there will be no playoffs played this season. If you have any questions or concerns please email at email@example.com.
Field Hockey Victoria will be hosting an information meeting open to the entire community of VILFHA (ladies), VIFHA (men), VJFHA (juniors) and the Umpires Association. Coaches, players and parents are welcome to attend.
Where: McKinnon Building (Room 150) at UVic
When: Monday, March 2 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Topics that will be updated and up for discussion:
1. Summary of recent discussion with newly-elected FHBC President, Andrew Dewberry
2. How the future of FHBC will effect field hockey on Vancouver Island
3. Summary of discussions with UVic Associate Director, Michelle Peterson.
4. What the future looks like for the UVic turf
5. Open forum for any other items concerning field hockey in Victoria.
Current FHV Board members:
President – Mark Baggott
Vice President – Denise McGeachy
Treasurer – Amy Jones
Secretary – (vacant)
Directors at large – Nancy Griffin, Jim Knight, Shahbaz Claire, Kirsten Duncan
For questions or concerns, contact Mark Baggott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association will be hosting Field Hockey BC’s Fundamentals Coaching Course in March.
This course is intended for coaches that:
- are working with under 12 age groups;
- are themselves an under 18 player who has an interest in coaching in the Junior League; or
- a parent volunteer who are new to coaching and to the game of field hockey.
It is mandatory to attend both sessions.
Wednesday March 4 – McKinnon Building Room 150 from 6 to 9 pm
Sunday March 8 – UVIC Turf #3 from 2 to 5 pm
The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association encourages Junior League Coaches who have no or minimal coach training to take this course. There is to attend.
The course is 6 hours in length split up into 3 hours each of theory and practical learning. You will learn the basics of of how to deliver safe, fun and effective practice sessions, how to incorporate fundamental movement skills and review field hockey fundamental skills and tactics from facilitators who have coached in the junior league and helped design the practice sessions for the junior league.
The course will be facilitated by certified learning facilitators Ali Baggott and Milena Gaiga.
Deadline to register is Monday, February 24, 2020.
If you have any questions please contact Milena Gaiga at email@example.com.
The Victoria Junior League season is around the corner (April 18 – June 20, 2020). We would like to encourage all adult league participants to consider volunteering their time to coach. No experience is necessary. Coaches will be paired with experienced coaches, if necessary. In addition, print out practice plans for each week and a master coach is there to help you out.
“The best way to learn is to teach.”
Please look at the schedule and consider volunteering your time. You can request to coach with a friend and if you are away for a few weeks, just let the master coach know and we will help find replacements.
View schedule by age group / practice day and time: