March 2021

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, this issue of CornerShot will cover an important update regarding adult sport by viaSport based on the latest PHO Order and Sport BC 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards!
PHO Order Update: Adult Outdoor Sport
This is an important update provided by viaSport based on the latest PHO Order on Gatherings and Events that affects adult outdoor sport. Effective immediately, group sport activities like training and drills are permitted for adults 22 and older, provided they meet the following conditions:

  1. If the group sport is indoors, only two persons participate (no change)
  2. If the group sport is outdoors, only ten persons participate (increased from four people)
  3. The participants maintain a distance of three meters from one another while engaged in the group sport, unless the participants reside in the same private residence (no change)
  4. There are no spectators, unless the presence of a spectator is necessary in order to provide care to a participant (no change)

All other restrictions on indoor activities remain in place and there are no changes for youth sport to report today. This change for adult sport aligns with the loosening of restrictions announced on Friday, March 12, allowing 10 people to gather outdoors while maintaining our other layers of protection while indoors.
Sport BC 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards
SportBC postponed its 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Award Virtual Event to Thursday, March 25.

Field Hockey BC is proud of having two members of our community among the finalists:

Scott Tupper – Male Athlete of the Year
Anna Mollenhauer – University Athlete of The Year

In addition to that, John McBryde will be among the recipients of the Presidents’ Awards, given to volunteers who demonstrate the spirit of volunteerism through the dedication and commitment given to sport.

Below you will find the details of the upcoming event:

“The Warm-Up” Zoom Link:

Starting at 6:30 PMHost Perry Solkowski and Guests: Canadian Football Hall of Famer and former BC Lions Slotback, Geroy Simon - 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Champion -, Michelle Stilwell and Carl Valentine, former pro soccer player and current Vancouver Whitecaps Coach and Club Ambassador.

Sport BC 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards LIVE STREAM

After you’ve clicked on this link or copied/pasted this address into your browser and have arrived at the site, please click on the “Live Events” tab and then click on the Sport BC 54th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards video link.

Starting at 7:00 PM: Please note that the video will not be available until the evening of March 25th.
viaSport Grant: 1.5 million dollars for second intake of LSRF
ViaSport will promote a second intake of the Local Sport Relief Fund (LSRF) by virtue of financial support from the Government of Canada Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations and the Province of B.C.

This initiative is aimed at non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19. Full information on the Local Sport Relief Fund can be found here:
NCCP Advanced Practice Planning Online Course
ViaSport is offering the NCCP Advanced Practice Planning on March 27 and 28 to help coaches expand their planning skills. Learn to identify factors that affect practice planning, how to develop a training plan for different abilities over a cycle and more. The course will happen via Zoom.

Registration is done through The Locker website:
Interested in any of the courses offered by Field Hockey BC?
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 opportunities.
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