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High Performance

U12 - U16 Fall High Performance Development

Our High Performance Development Program is designed for players who would like to focus on skills development.   The High Performance player shows commitment, attendance, attitude and coach-ability.  This is the entry point for our High Performance pathway.

Program features include:

  • 12 week program of 60-120 minutes weekly HP practice led by professional coaches
  • Coach to player ratio 1:12
  • Guest coaching sessions with Canadian National Team Players

The High Performance Development Program is a combination of skills & games sessions to ensure well-rounded training.  Players develop and hone their skills in the HP training sessions and then apply what they have learned in a games scenario.  Athletes are expected to attend both.  

Age Group High Performance skills Games  Price
U12 Wednesday, 5.00-6.00pm Sunday, 5:45-7:00pm $340

 

   Age   Group  High Performance  Dev Skills  Games   Price
  U14  Fridays 7.00-8.30pm  Premier Fall League  $390
  U16  Mondays 5.00-7.00pm  Women's / Men's League  $390 + Women's / Men's   League

Dates for U12 HP Development: 
Skills and Games run Sept 11 - Dec 1.  No sessions Oct 13 or Nov 10

Dates for U14 HP Development: 
Skills
 run Sept 13 - Dec 6.  No sessions Oct 11 or Nov 8
Girls Games are organised through the Premier Fall League. Teams typically play on a Saturday. Dates will be communicated as soon as they are confirmed.
Boys Games are Hockey 5's Games, Sunday 7.15-8.30pm

Dates for U16 HP Development: 
Skills
 run Sept 9 - Dec 9.  No sessions Oct 14 or Nov 11
Girls Games are organised through the Vancouver Women's League.  For more information visit our Women's pages
Boys Games are organised through the Vancouver Men's League.  For more information visit our Men's League pages.


U14, U16 & U18 Fall High Performance

Our Fall High Performance Program provides an opportunity for our most ambitious, committed and highly motivated players  to take their game to the next level.  We are looking for players who have a sound technical base and are committed to continuous improvement and excellence.  Athletes must attend a tryout session to be selected.

  • 12 week program of 90-120 minutes weekly HP practice led by professional coaches
  • Up to 24 elite athletes per age group
  • Coach to player ratio 1:8
  • Benefit from world-class technology to develop and enhance performance, including video analysis and smart goals
  • Guest coaching sessions with Canadian National Team Players

The High Performance Program is a combination of skills & games sessions to ensure well-rounded training.  Players develop and hone their skills in the HP training sessions and then apply what they have learned in a games scenario.  Athletes are expected to participate in both.  

Athletes are expected to demonstrate commitment to the program, a strong work ethic and be open to constructive criticism. Players not adhering to these expectations may be removed from the HP program

All the Details

Age Group High Performance skills Games  Price
U14 Fridays 7.00-8.30pm Premier Fall League (girls) / Hockey 5 games (boys) $450
U16 Mondays 5.00-7.00pm Women's League / Men's League $450 + Women's League / Men's League
U18 Tuesdays 5.00-7.00pm Women's League / Men's League $450 + Women's League / Men's League


Dates for U14 HP: 
Skills run Sept 13 - Dec 6.  No sessions Oct 11
Girls Games are organised through the Premier Fall League. Teams typically play on a Saturday. Dates will be communicated as soon as they are confirmed.
Boys Games are Hockey 5's Games, Sunday 7.15-8.30pm

Dates for U16 HP: 
Skills run Sept 9 - Dec 9.  No sessions Oct 14 or Nov 11
Games are organised through the Vancouver Women's League.  For more information and to register for Women's League, visit our Women's pages
Boys Games are organised through the Vancouver Men's League.  For more information visit our Men's League pages.

Dates for U18 HP: 
Skills run Sept 10 - Nov 26. 
Games are organised through the Vancouver Women's League.  For more information and to register for Women's League, visit our Women's pages
Boys Games are organised through the Vancouver Men's League.  For more information visit our Men's League pages.

Uniform: There is a one-time $95 purchase of a training kit for those in the High Performance Program.  The kit includes a dri-fit shirt, reversible vest and sweatshirt.

Matt Nosworthy Fund

WVFHC are committed to ensuring the participation of all our players. Please contact us in complete confidence to discuss flexible payment options or click here to find out how to apply for financial assistance



Athlete Development Stages

We ensure that all activities are appropriate for our players' age and stage of Long-Term Athlete Development.  For more information on LTAD and what it means, click here.

Learn To Train (U12 HP Development)

Learn to Train stage of Long-Term Athlete Development:

  • learning fundamental movement skills and sport skills
  • developing core field hockey skills
  • learning the rules and ethics of sport

Train To Train (U14-U16 High Performance)

 Train to Train stage of Long-Term Athlete Development:

  • building an aerobic base and developing speed and strength
  • futher developing and consolidating field hockey skills
  • focusing on continuous improvement, playing fair and sportsmanship

Train to Compete (U18 High Performance)

 Train to Compete stage of Long-Term Athlete Development:

  • developing young adults as athletes
  • optimising fitness preparation and consolidating field hockey skills
  • focusing on continuous improvement, playing fair and sportsmanship