July 2021

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, this issue of CornerShot will cover updates to the COVID-19 Return to Play, early bird registration for the 2021-22 season, umpire courses, Field Hockey Canada Masters Team looking for players, FHC's billeting program and more!
Earlier this month, viaSport released an updated versions of their Sport Restart 2.0 Chart.
Access the latest communiques and updates regarding the COVID-19 Responsible Return to play here.

Early Bird Registration Window for the 2021-22 Season
In consideration of the progressive removal of COVID-19 restrictions under BC’s ‘Restart 2.0’ program, both the FHBC Board of Directors and the FHC Board of Directors have agreed to offer an early bird incentive for those participants considering a return to field hockey activity ahead of the new season.

Any new registrations purchased from July 1st, 2021, onwards are already valid for the full 2021-22 season. Read more here.

Online Community Umpire Course
The Online Community Umpire Course is now open to all FHBC Members FREE OF CHARGE throughout the summer of 2021.

The course 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.

Click here for more information.

Extension of Umpire Certifications
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the FHC Officials’ Committee recognizes that umpires may face significant challenges at being assessed or certified for recently completed courses or re-assessed for certification that has expired or is set to expire soon.

For these reasons, the FHC Officials’ Committee has determined the following:

  • If certification expired in 2019 or earlier, umpires must retake the course and be recertified at their most recently expired level. Please note, if special arrangements were made for recertification in 2020 that was not possible due to Return to Play restrictions, special consideration can be made by the FHC Officials’ Committee.

  • If certification is set to expire between 2020 and 2023, all current umpires will have two additional years added to their certification allowing more time to complete assessments.

Read more here.

Umpire Field Assessment Opportunity
Community and Provincial Umpire Ratings

Field assessment opportunities for umpires seeking Community or Provincial ratings!

India Club Tournament @ Tamanawis Park in Surrey, BC

August 27-29, 2021

If you are interested, please click here for more information.

Tokyo Summer Olympics
Keep up with the Canadian Men's National Team via FHC's website www.fieldhockey.ca and social media - Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The 'Bou will face Belgium this evening!

Upcoming Games:
Canada vs Belgium - July 28, 6 pm PDT
Canada vs South Africa - July 29, 8:15 pm PDT
Photo Credit: Yan Huckendubler

Field Hockey Canada Masters teams seeking interested players
Field Hockey Canada Men's and Women's Masters Teams are in search of interested indoor players to join their teams and play at the Indoor World Cup in Virgina Beach, USA from February 15th-20th 2022.
Fill out the Interest Form!

Field Hockey Canada Billeting Program
The FHC Billeting Program is aimed at providing an affordable, safe accommodation option for players that are having to relocate to the Vancouver area for training in BC and for national team centralization periods. 

Click here to read the instructions for families to sign up and what is required/available through the program. This is open to both Junior and Senior National Team athletes.

Kelowna Hosts Interior Girls FHBC Provincial Talent ID Camp
Photo Credit: Sam Charles
by Ali Baggot and FHBC Staff

Several camps are under way as part of the Field Hockey BC talent identification process. One of the outcomes of the extensive 2020 provincial athlete pathway review project was to open the pathway up and be more open, transparent, and inclusive. The redesigned provincial athlete program now includes a three-stage model and the result is an initial talent ID camp happening in regions across the Province. A milestone for this process was the hosting of an interior-based ID camp that took place Jul. 17 at Mission Park in Kelowna, B.C.

“It’s been a long year when it comes to a lack of hockey,. I’m looking forward to being back on the pitch, training with my teammates, and working with the fantastic coaches", says Kelowna Secondary School’s Alivia Venning.

Read the full story here.
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