Welcome to the September 2020 CornerShot Newsletter

Dear Field Hockey BC Member, this issue of CornerShot will cover the new Framework for 'Responsible Return to Play', the final report of the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project, the continuation of free Online Community Umpire Course offering and more!
Framework Approval for the ‘Second Stage’ Return to Responsible Play
The Second Stage Responsible Return to Play Framework (for field hockey in BC) has now been officially approved.

As was the case for the first stage framework, the now approved second stage framework provides guidance as to the minimum standard expected for active implementation and we once again draw your particular attention to the required safety protocols, the required completion of attestation forms, and at this second stage the detail pertaining to the creation and management of the ‘Cohort’ model. It remains everyone’s responsibility whether it be planning for implementation or direct active participation to remain vigilant in the execution of safety protocols, and in doing so help to maintain a high level of participant confidence.

LSO’s may now develop and refine activity plans and look to the necessary steps to secure appropriate facility permits for second stage implementation. Please remember that second stage activity plans are required to be posted on your LSO website for public access. As we take this next step towards a return to modified game-based field hockey activity, I wish everyone the very best for what should be an enjoyable start to a new season.

Read the full Communique #7 here.
Access the “Second Stage Responsible Return to Play Framework” here.
FHBC will continue to cover the NCCP MED course and to offer the
Online Community Umpire Course for free
In order to encourage and aid the development of our sport in the province, the Field Hockey BC Board of Directors has decided to continue to subsidize at 100% the Online Community Umpire Course for all members of FHBC.

The course consists 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. Registration deadline for the current session is October 23, 2020.

Furthermore, the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED) course will still be completely covered by FHBC to our members. For more information on the NCCP Pathway, click here.

Please contact our Athlete Program and Sport Development Manager, Ben Harvey, at sportdevelopment@fieldhockeybc.com with your name, club and Field Hockey Membership number to receive the instructions on how to access the courses free of charge.
Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project – Final Report
Now that the athlete pathway report has been received and approved, the next step is for FHBC to consider the report recommendations and build out an operational plan to determine areas of immediate priority and those that will be considered over time. Please click here to access the Final Report of the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project.

If you have any questions regarding the Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project, please contact Jennifer Taylor, Athlete Program Director, via jtaylor@fieldhockeybc.com.
Membership Registration for the 2020-21 Season
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.
FREE Professional Development For Coaches
To celebrate the 2020 National Coaches Week, the Coaches Association of Ontario is offering free Professional Development For Coaches.

Access this link to read about opportunities of coach lunch & learn, professional development webinars, and more. Limited spots available!
FHBC Umpire Webinar – Success Through Failure
Access this link to watch the full recording of the Umpire Webinar ‘Success Through Failure’. This webinar was led by Lelia Sacré, FIH rated umpire, and included the participation of the following international umpires

Margaret Hunnaball – England
Former international umpire. Current FIH Pro League Umpire Manager and FIH Rules Committee member.

Sarah Wilson – Scotland
Has umpired over 100 international matches. Participated in numerous high level events including 2016 Olympic Games, 2018 Women’s World Cup and 2019 Pro League Final.

Lim Hong-Zen – Singapore
Has umpired over 100 international matches. Participated in numerous high level events including 2016 Olympic Games, 2018 Men’s World Cup and 2019 Pro League.

This video and others are available on our Online Field Hockey Resources page.
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.
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