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Welcome to Spring League!

Spring League is the main field hockey season for our junior players and runs April-June.  Girls and Boys from Kindergarten to Grade 12 can join Spring League. New players in all age groups are welcome! We look forward to another great season with new faces, skills learned and lots of fun!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Girls/Boys U6-U10 – November 2, 2020 to February 28, 2021 

Girls U11-U18 – November 2, 2020 to February 21, 2021- Updated

Boys U11-U18 – November 2, 2020 to February 21, 2021- Updated

Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available. Payment will not be processed until we have confirmed we can place you onto a team.

 

Please consider registering early to assist us in determining where the demands are in each age group. Due to Covid-19 we are limited in our numbers, so please register even if your age group shows a waitlist. We will open more spaces in age groups with bigger demand.


During Spring League, we offer these complimentary activities for players wishing for more field time, more skill development or more competition:

  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club coaches on March 30 and  April 6. Sign up when you register for Spring League.
  • Free Weekly skills sessions for players in Grade 5-9 throughout Spring League: Tuesdays 6-7 pm; by Registration only. Register here for Apr 20th (U9 & U10) and Apr 27th (U11 & 12)  
  • Free Goalie Clinics - these will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For times and registration, click here. All players are welcome, but everyone must register to attend.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.
  • High-Performance Development and High-Performance Program for the athlete wishing for more intense training and development.

                                    

 

U6 PROGRAM (KINDERGARTEN)

The aim of the U6 program is to introduce basic skills of field hockey whilst having fun. Small groups allow players to have many opportunities to touch the ball. The focus at this age is on fun, movement, safety and introduction to team sports. 

Dates: April 19 - June 14 (No session on May 24 holiday Monday)
Location: William Griffin Turf, North Vancouver
Practice: Mondays - Girls play 5-6pm or 6-7pm. Boys play 6-7pm
Games: Mini games will be part of the Monday sessions
Teams: No formal teams are created, although players will be grouped in numbers of approximately 10 players
Uniform: A t-shirt and socks will be provided that you can keep. Please wear black shorts
Registration period: November 2, 2020, to February 28, 2021
Cost: $130 + $20 (FHBC fees) = $150

                               

 

U7-U8 PROGRAM (Grade 1-2)

The aim of the U7/U8 program is to help your child develop athletic movement skills and learn field hockey-specific skills whilst having fun.  The small group format allows players many opportunities to touch the ball.  The focus at this age is on fun, movement, safety, and introduction to team sports.
 
Dates: April 16 - June 18. (No session on the May 24 holiday weekend)
Location: Rutledge or Ambleside E
Practice: Fridays - U7 Girls and U7-8 Boys - 5:30-6:30 U8 Girls - 6:45-7:45 Due to Provincial Health Officer guidelines on-field capacity, we have changed the timeslots to 4-5pm, 5-6pm, 6-7pm, 7-8pm. Team coaches will select a timeslot for their team.
Games: Mini-games will be part of the Friday sessions.  There will also be a Jamboree and a Fun Night.
Teams: Approximately  10-14 players 
Uniform: A t-shirt and socks will be provided that you can keep. Please wear black shorts.
Registration period:  November 2, 2020, to February 28, 2021 (Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available)
Cost: $145 + $20 (FHBC fees) = $165

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Lead Coaches will be on-field throughout the Spring League season to provide extra guidance and coaching to teams.
  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club coaches on March 30 and April 6.  Sign up when you register for Spring League.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.

                                 

 

U9-U10 PROGRAM (Grade 3-4)

In the U9/U10 program, players continue to develop their field hockey skills. Gameplay is 5 v 5 on a small field to encourage many touches of the ball for all players.  There are no goalies, and we encourage lots of scoring!  The focus at this level is on fun, movement, skill development, and safety.    

Dates: Practices start April 6 - end on June 24.  Games start April 10/11 end June 19/20. (No league games over May 24 long weekend)
Location: Ambleside E, Confederation, Sutherland, William Griffin 
Practice: U9 and U10 practice time slots will be Tuesday/Wednesday,/Thursday. Coaches will select the practice night for their team
Games: U9 Girls - Saturdays U10 girls - Sundays  
U10 Boys - Sundays (U10 Boys division includes Grade 3 and 4).  

If gameplay is not permitted due to Covid, weekend training will be offered according to current health guidelines.
Teams: Approximately 14 players. No goalies
Uniform: A t-shirt and socks will be provided that you can keep. Please wear black shorts
Registration period:  November 2, 2020 to February 28, 2021 (Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available)
Cost: $205 + $20 (FHBC fees) = $225

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Lead Coaches will be on-field throughout the Spring League season to provide extra guidance and coaching to teams.
  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club coaches will be March 30 and April 6.  Sign up when you register for Spring League.
  • Skills sessions Tuesday, Apr 20th, 6-7 pm at Rutledge. By registration only. Register here.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.

Check out our Spring League FAQs for more information.

                                    

 

U11-U12 PROGRAM (Grade 5-6)

The aim of the U11/U12 program is to continue to develop field hockey skills and teamwork. Game play is 8 v 8 (7 players and a goalie) on a half-field, to encourage many touches of the ball for all players. The full rules of field hockey are introduced, including penalty corners and goalies.  Teams join the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL), and will play teams from other clubs. Should the GVJFHL not run because of Covid restrictions, we will offer weekend training or in-house games according to current health guidelines.

Dates: Practices start April 6- end on  June 24.  Games start April 10/11  end June 19/20 . (No league games over May 24 long weekend)
Practice: May be Tuesday/Wednesday/ Thursday;  Coaches will select the practice night for their team
Practices are on a turf field in North or West Vancouver
Games: U11 and U12 girls - Saturdays
U12 boys - Saturdays (U12 boys division includes Grade 5 and 6).  
Home games are on the North Shore; away games may be played in other municipalities
Teams: Approximately 14 players
Uniform: We provide a jersey (& skirt for girls) which you return at the end of the season and socks which you keep
Registration period:  November 2, 2020 to January 31, 2021  (February 15 for boys). (Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available)
Cost:  $210 + $29 (FHBC fees) = $239

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Lead Coaches will be on-field throughout the Spring League season to provide extra guidance and coaching to teams.
  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club. coaches on March 30 and April 6. Register when you sign up for Spring League.
  • Free Weekly skills sessions Tuesday, Apr 27th for U11 &12 from 6-7 pm at Rutledge field. By registration only. Register here.
  • Free Goalie Clinics - these will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For times and registration, click here. All players are welcome, but everyone must register to attend.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.

Looking to play more field hockey?  Players in Grade 5 and 6 can also participate in our High Performance Development program which is designed to add additional skills development and a competitive element to Spring League. 

Check out our Spring League FAQs for more information.

                                   

 

U13-U14 PROGRAM (Grade 7-8)

From U13-U14 players play 11-a-side full field, full rules field hockey, while continuing to develop and consolidate their field hockey skills.  Teams play in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL) with teams from other clubs. Should the GVJFHL not run because of Covid restrictions, we will offer weekend training or in-house games according to current health guidelines.

Dates: Practices start April 6 - end on June 24.  Games start April 10/11  end June 19/20 . (No league games over May 24  long weekend)
Practice: One practice per week (Monday-Friday). Day/time/location is selected by the team staff. North Vancouver or West Vancouver Turf fields 
Games: Girls U13 - Sundays. Girls U14 - Saturdays  
Boys U14 - Sundays  (Boys U14 division includes Grade 7 and 8)
Home games are on the North Shore; away games may be played in other municipalities
Teams: Approximately 16-18 players 
UniformWe provide a jersey (& skirt for girls) which you return at the end of the season and socks which you keep
Registration period:  November 2, 2020 to  January 31, 2021  (February 15 for boys)  
(Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available)
Cost: $210 + $63 (FHBC fees) =$273

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

  • U13 Girls and U14 Boys teams will have the opportunity to participate in  additional team training sessions led by our club coaches.
  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club coaches on  March 30 and  April 6.  Sign up when you register for Spring league.
  • Free Weekly skills sessions for players in Grade 5-9 throughout Spring League: Times : TBD  
  • Free Goalie Clinics - these will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For times and registration, click here. All players are welcome, but everyone must register to attend.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.

Looking to play more field hockey?  Players in Grade 7 and 8  can also participate in our High Performance Development program which is designed to add additional skills development and a competitive element to Spring League. 

Check out our Spring League FAQs for more information.

                                    

 

U15-U16 PROGRAM (Grade 9-10)

U15-U16 teams play 11-a-side full field, full rules field hockey, while continuing to develop and consolidate their field hockey skills.  Teams at this level play in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL) with teams from other clubs. Should the GVJFHL not run because of Covid restrictions, we will offer weekend training or in-house games according to current health guidelines.

Dates: Practices start April 6 - end on June 24.  Games start April 10/11  end June 19/20 . (No league games over May 24 long weekend)
Practice: One practice per week (Monday-Friday). Day/time/location is selected by the team staff.  North Vancouver or West Vancouver Turf fields
Games:  U15 girls - Sundays.   U16 girls - Saturdays
U16 boys - Saturdays (U16 boys division includes Grade 9 and 10) 
Home games are on the North Shore; away games may be played in other municipalities 
Teams: Approximately 16-18 players with a goalie
Uniform: We provide a jersey (& skirt for girls) which you return at the end of the season and socks which you keep 
Registration period: November 2, 2020 to  January 31, 2021 (February 15 for boys)  (Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available) 
Cost: $210 + $63 (FHBC fees) = $273

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club coaches on March 30 and April 6 . Sign up when you register for Spring League.
  • Free Weekly skills sessions for players in Grade 5-9 throughout Spring League Times: TBD 
  • Free Goalie Clinics - these will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For times and registration, click here. All players are welcome, but everyone must register to attend.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.

Looking to play more field hockey?  Players in Grade 9 and 10  can also participate in our High Performance Development program which is designed to add additional skills development and a competitive element to Spring League. 

Check out our Spring League FAQs for more information.

                                    

 

U17-U18 PROGRAM (Grade 11-12)

U17-U18 teams play 11-a-side full field, full rules field hockey, while continuing to develop and consolidate their field hockey skills.   Teams play in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL),  with teams from other clubs.  Should the GVJFHL not run because of Covid restrictions, we will offer weekend training or in-house games according to current health guidelines.

Dates:  Practices start April 6- end on June 24.  Games start April 10/11  end June 19/20 . (No league games over May 24 long weekend.)
Practice: One practice per week Monday-Friday.  Practice days and times are selected by team staff.  North Vancouver or West Vancouver Turf fields
Games: U17-U18 girls - Sundays  U18 boys - Sundays.  (U18 boys division includes Grade 11 and 12) 
Home games are on the North Shore; away games may be played in other municipalities
Teams: Approximately 18+ players with a goalie
Uniform: We provide a jersey (& skirts for girls) which you return at the end of the season and socks which you keep
Registration period:  November 2, 2020 to January 31, 2021  February 15 for boys. (Registration will remain open after these dates as long as space on teams is available)
Cost:  $210 + $63 (FHBC fees) = $273

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Free “New to Field Hockey” skills sessions led by our club coaches on  March 30 and April 6.  Register when you sign up for Spring League.
  • Free Goalie Clinics - these will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For times and registration, click here. All players are welcome, but everyone must register to attend.
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players.

Looking to play more field hockey?  Players in Grade 11 and 12 can also participate in our High Performance Development program which is designed to add additional skills development and a competitive element to Spring League. 

Check out our Spring League FAQs for more information.

Girls Age Group Coordinators

Boys Age Group Coordinators

Elissa Judson

U6 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Jen James

U8 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Carrie Stepney

U10 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Euan Cormack

U12 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Tina Chisholm

U14 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Christine Stelmack

U16 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Missy Abdel-Barr

U18 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Melissa Darowski

U7 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Liz Thornhill

U9 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Kate Cribb

U11 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Kristine Tom

U13 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Sue Goddard-Despot

U15 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Marnie Carsky

U17 Girls Age Group Coordinator

Elissa Judson

U6 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Rachel Pezim

U8 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Erin Barker

U10 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Walt Bayless

U12 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Victoria Kelly

U14 Boys Age Group Coordinator

Isla Drummond

U16/U18 Boys Age Group Coordinator