October 2021

This issue of CornerShot will cover the Mandatory National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Standards, our Talend ID Camps back in August and an In Memoriam for Dorothy ‘Dot’ Asuma.
Access the latest communiques and updates regarding the COVID-19 Responsible Return to play here.

Provincial Talent ID Camp – U16 Lower Mainland Girls video!
We spoke with the athletes during the U16 Lower Mainland Girls Provincial Talent ID Camps back in August of 2021 and asked them about their experience.

Song: Tech House Vibes by Alejandro Magaña

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The position of Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager has been re-posted with an extended application window closing January 3, 2022.

Following a successful three year tenure as Head Provincial Coach & Performance Manager, John Sacré has taken the difficult decision to step down from this role and open an exciting opportunity for someone new to take on the reins.

John will remain with FHBC until mid-November. On behalf of the entire FHBC Membership, FHBC would like to thank John for his considerable insight, leadership, and expertise in continuing to move FHBC programming forward. Please do not hesitate to reach out to John over the next two months as FHBC transitions this role.

The position of Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager is designed to support the delivery of programming intent on improving the skill and knowledge base of both male and female athletes and coaches throughout the Province of British Columbia.

The Head Provincial Coach and Performance Manager will be directly responsible for the systemic development of athlete and coach pathways, for skills matrix oversight, direction, and coach mentorship within Field Hockey BC’s Train to Train (T2T); Train to Compete (T2C); Learn to Win (L2W); and Academy Programs, as well as be responsible for supporting the active implementation of the National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) and the FHBC Provincial Coach Education (PCE) program.

Deadline for application: January 3, 2021

To read the full job description and learn how to apply for the position, click here.

Introduction of Systemic Mandatory National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Standards 2021-2022
Earlier this calendar year and in partnership with Field Hockey Canada (FHC), Field Hockey BC (FHBC) along with each recognized Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) across Canada assessed a multi-year Mandatory National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Standards Proposal presented to the PSO Community by the FHC Coach Education Committee. Following receipt of this Proposal, FHBC formed an NCCP Coach Education Working Group to review the Proposal relative to the BC Field Hockey Environment and provide associated feedback to the FHC Coach Education Committee, feedback that included outreach to club community coaches across BC.

The FHBC NCCP Coach Education Working Group submitted its feedback to FHC in April 2021 and has since followed up with the FHC Coach Education Committee to request the necessary clarification of expectations for 2021-22 (in particular) and for progression into 2022-23.

This notice is as an advance notice that Mandatory National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) Standards are expected to be implemented at ALL levels of field hockey participation utilizing a phased approach from the current seasonal year (2021-22) through 2024-2025.

To read the full communique, please click here.

In Memoria: Dorothy 'Dot' Asuma
On October 2nd, 2021, the field hockey community lost a very dear friend with the passing of Dorothy ‘Dot’ Asuma at the age of 90. She played a pivotal role in the development and recognition of Canadian field hockey on the international stage, and FHBC would like to recognize her invaluable contributions to our sport.

Dot was the Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Association Tours Chairman from 1966-68 and 1970-75, although her work with Canada’s National women started well before that. Barb Harris remembers Dot being very involved with the preparation of the 1959 and 1963 National teams, especially on the finance and uniform side. 

Dot served as Manager of the Women’s National teams in 1971 (IFWHA Tournament, New Zealand), 1974 (Canada), and 1975 (1st IFWHA WORLD Championship, Scotland). She took point in bringing the English National Team for a cross-Canada tour in 1974. The idea was to showcase hockey across the country, and by all accounts that was a success, as England played matches against the Canadian women, and provincial teams in 9 cities from Halifax to Victoria.

When the International Federation of Women’s Hockey Association (IFWHA) selected Canada to host the 1979 Women’s World Championships, Asuma was named Chair of the Organizing Committee for the tournament. Under Dot’s leadership, the committee proved that Canada was more than capable of hosting a world class event. Dot’s hard work culminated with her being nominated to Field Hockey Canada’s Hall of Fame in 2019, in the Builder’s Category. As stated by FHC in her induction article, “it was the first major women’s international hockey games to be held in Canada and set the foundation in which to grow the sport domestically.”

An active participant in the Greater Vancouver Women’s Grass Hockey Association between 1950 and 1965, Asuma represented both the Ex-King Edward and North Vancouver Field Hockey Clubs. In 1967, she received the Government of Canada Centennial Medal for her services to the sport. Dot and the ’79 Committee were awarded the BCWFHF Barbara Schrodt Award - For “Those Who Made a Difference” to Women’s Hockey in BC - for 1979.

Field Hockey BC offers its condolences to her family and friends. Thank you for all you have done, Dot. Rest in peace.


Read Dorothy ‘Dot’ Asuma’s obituary here.
Read Dorothy ‘Dot’ Asuma’s FHC Hall of Fame citation here.
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