CornerShot - Official Newsletter
August 2016

FHBC Membership Renewal
A reminder to all athletes, coaches and umpires that 2015/16 Field Hockey BC Memberships will expire on August 31st, 2016. In order to take part in field hockey beginning in September or later, you must have an active FHBC Membership. The 2016/17 Membership season will run from September 1st, 2016 to August 31st, 2017. 

To register as a Field Hockey BC Member, click here

If you have any questions or concerns about your Membership, contact Katie at info@fieldhockeybc.com.

2016 Americas Masters Games
The inaugural Americas Masters Games are getting underway in Vancouver on Saturday August 27th! The Americas Masters Games is a huge multi-sport event for athletes over the age of 30 (over 35 for field hockey). The field hockey tournament is running from August 27th to Friday September 2nd. We are kicking off the tournament with games on Saturday, and then the athletes will head to Jack Poole Plaza Saturday evening for the Opening Ceremonies. Come check out the Masters field hockey tournament throughout the week. There will be a pitch-side beer garden for spectators to enjoy while they watch!

For more information about the Americas Masters Games, visit the Games website, or visit the FHBC website for field hockey specific information.
2016 U18 National Championship Results
Congratulations to BC Blue, BC White & BC Yellow on their strong performances at the 2016 U18 National Championships. At the Championship, the three BC teams were joined in competition by Alberta, Ontario Red, Ontario White, and PEI. BC Blue won Gold after beating Ontario Red 2-0 in the Championship match. BC White won the Bronze Medal after a close 2-0 win over BC Yellow. BC Blue had an exceptional tournament overall, going undefeated through five games and outscoring their opposition 26-2!

BC Blue - Gold Medallists
Umpire Assessors Course - August 27th
We are holding an Umpire Assessors Course on Saturday August 27, 2016. This Assessors Course is for individuals who hold an ACTIVE Umpire rating of Provincial level or higher, and want to help other Umpires along the pathway. This course will be held on Saturday August 27th, with the first half of the course taking place in the late morning, and the practical portion taking place at Wright Field (UBC) in the afternoon, in conjunction with the Americas Masters Games. The deadline to register for the course is Thursday August 25th. Click to register! For more information, visit the Umpire Courses page on our website.
2016/17 Girl's Regional Program Trial Registration
The Girl's Regional Program Trial Registration is now open for Northwest and Southeast Train to Train and Train to Compete athletes! Athletes born in 2002, 2003, or 2004 are eligible for the Train to Train Program. Athletes born in 1999, 2000, or 2001 are eligible for the Train to Compete Program.

Island & Interior Regional Program Trial Registration will be open at a later date. Island Regional Program Trials will be held in October. Interior Regional Program Trials will be held in December.

Northwest & Southeast Regional Trial Dates:
Southeast T2T & T2C: Sept. 18th at Tamanawis
Northwest T2T: Sept. 25th at Hamber
Northwest T2C: October 2nd at Hamber
Please note that Trial Registration will close the Wednesday before each Trial.

To REGISTER for the 2016/17 Northwest or Southeast Regional Program, click here.

Please note that athletes must have a FHBC Membership for the 2016/17 season in order to register for Trials. To renew your FHBC Membership, or sign up for the first time, click here.

For more information about the Girl's Regional Program Trials, click here.

Field Hockey Shack - August Clearance Sale
The new season is upon us... and the Field Hockey Shack has you covered! Pop-past the store to see their huge selection of equipment deals for Fall 2016! Looking to upgrade or replace into some great gear? Look no further! Ends September 11th, so don't delay! 

Coaching Opportunity: Apply to be a Regional Coach!
We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced coaches for our 2016/17 Girl's Regional Programs. Apply to be either a Train to Train (U15) or Train to Compete (U18) coach. The Island, Northwest and Southeast Regional Programs will run from November to April, with Trials taking place in September and October. Trials for the Interior Regional Program will take place in December and the Programs will run from January to April. If you are interested in becoming a Regional Program coach, please contact Susan Ahrens ( susan@fieldhockeybc.com) by September 7th.
Umpire Rating Renewal Reminder
August 31st, 2016 is the last opportunity to renew an expired or pending umpire rating for those who took a sanctioned Umpiring course between 2005 and 2015. Don't forget to renew!

To view your umpire status online, click here. Please complete and send your field assessments to eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com by August 31st to renew your rating!

Canadian Men's National Team finish 11th in Rio!

Congratulations to the Canadian Men's National Team on their 11th place finish at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Canada was up against very stiff competition and were unfortunately unable to advance to the Quarterfinals of the tournament. Even though it wasn't the outcome they were hoping for, getting a chance to compete at the Olympic Games is a feat in itself. Plus, as a result of their time in Rio, Canada has now moved up in the FIH rankings from 15th spot to 12th! 

FHBC is very proud of the hard work that the entire Canadian Squad have put in over the last 4 years. We now look forward to the upcoming World League tournament, the 2018 World Cup and the 2020 Olympic G
ames in Tokyo!

You may contact us at info@fieldhockeybc.com
In This Issue
2016/17 Membership Renewal
Americas Masters Games
U18 Girls Nationals
Umpire Assessors Course
Regional Program Trials
Field Hockey Shack Offer
Coaching Opportunity
Umpire Rating Renewal
Canadian Men 11th in Rio
In Short
If you have any information on upcoming events, programs, human interest, awards or other field hockey news that you'd like to include in future editions of CornerShot E-News please send them to info@fieldhockeybc.com or contact us at 604-737-3046.  The CornerShot E-Newsletter is distributed each month. 

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