Welcome to the August 2020 CornerShot Newsletter

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, in this issue we will cover Communique #5 of the Responsible Return to Play, registration for the 2020-21 Season, the final webinar of the Provincial Pathway Review Project, COVID-19 coverage inclusion on FHBC Membership, Field Hockey Canada AGM and more!
Framework Advancement for the ‘First Stage’ Return to Responsible Play
Field Hockey BC is proactively advancing the approved First Stage Responsible Return to Play Framework with the introduction of a permissible extension to the ratio for athlete participation (maximum number of participants on a full field of play), and a streamlined ratio for the required number of associated safety officers.

In this case, the maximum number of athlete participants permissible for full field activity will increase from 18 athlete participants to 32 athlete participants and the number of required safety officers will reduce by half (50% – 4 safety officers to 2 safety officers).

Access the full version of Communique #5 here and the updated Framework here.
Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project – Webinar #2 Recording
On July 22, the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project team held a webinar to present the draft recommendations to all Field Hockey BC members and affiliated Clubs. You can watch the full recording here (Q&A starts at 47:00).

This webinar covered "Key Outcomes of the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project", "Recommended Changes to Field Hockey BC’s Athlete Program Model", "A Redesigned Field Hockey BC Athlete Pathway Model" and the "Next Steps" to be taken.
Membership Registration for 2020-21 - COVID-19 Coverage
In these unprecedented times, Field Hockey Canada has adopted new measures in order to return to the field of play. One of these measures is the need for additional liability insurance. Having full liability insurance to cover COVID-19 related cases, ensures all our participants, including coaches, board directors and our other hundreds of valued volunteers, can return with confidence.

The cost for this peace of mind is $8 per participant. This should be considered as a non-refundable COVID-surcharge which will provide cover for 1 full year. Start your registration process here.

As a benefit, members who register for the 2020-21 Season prior to September 1st
WILL NOT need to pay the additional $8.

Field Hockey BC would like to share with our community a new series of Skills & Drills videos.

Check our Online Resources page as more videos will be posted regularly.
Give & Go Vikes Podcast with Anna Mollenhauer and Ashton Aumen

On this episode of the Give & Go Vikes Podcast, the guests are Anna Mollenhauer & Ashton Aumen from UVic's Women's Field Hockey and also representing the FHBC Provincial Program.

These two powerhouses are coming off back to back U SPORTS National Championships and are gearing up for a three-peat when competition resumes. Listen along, as Anna & Ashton give insight on: pregame music mixes & routines (4:03), home-turf advantage during championships (13:15), and their individual backgrounds and strengths (24:18).

Don't forget to subscribe to the Give & Go Vikes, supported by the UVic Alumni Association!

2020 Field Hockey Canada Annual General Meeting
Members of the Field Hockey Canada Board of Directors will be elected by the members at the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Field Hockey Canada, which is scheduled to be held on September 12, via a Zoom Video Conference Call.

AGM Date: Friday 12th September
Zoom link here.
Meeting ID: 859 0324 7828
Password: 991513

Material for the meeting:

Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
Field Hockey BC is happy to announce that our registration process has been streamlined for those who want to take any of the courses offered by us.

If you are keen on becoming a coach, umpire or technical official, fill out our Waitlist Form, check the boxes of the courses you are interested in, and we will contact you once these courses are being offered.

Access our Coaches and Officials pages for more information regarding education and opportunities.
FHBC will support all NCCP Coach Education by up to 50% until the end of August
In order to encourage and aid the continuous development of our sport in the province, the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors has decided to support all NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) coach education until the end of August by up to 50% (the MED courses will still be completely covered by FHBC).

Before signing up for any NCCP course, please contact our Sport Development Manager, Ben Harvey, at sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com. Do not hesitate to inquire regarding any questions you might have about what is covered by this initiative. For more information on the NCCP Pathway, click here.
Online Community Umpire Courses – SPRING/SUMMER 2020
FHBC has made the decision to remove the cost for the Community Umpire Course until August 31, 2020. This is being offered to all members of the field hockey community within Canada. Please contact eventsandofficials@fieldhockeybc.com with your name, club, province and Field Hockey Membership number, who will provide you with the instructions to access the course free of charge. This will enable more umpires to complete the courses prior to getting back on the field and playing the game that we love.

The Online Community Courses will consist of a series of lessons and practice questions designed to prepare you for the final quiz. You will need a grade of 75% or higher in order to pass the course. Registrants will have until August 31, 2020 to complete the course, at which time the current session will expire. Participants who fail to complete the course by the deadline will need to re-register in the following session. Course registration for this session closes on August 31, 2020.
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