Welcome to the May 2020 CornerShot Newsletter

Hello. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in this context of social isolation, Field Hockey BC is trying its best to keep our community engaged while planning for the future, considering a responsible return to play once things are back to normal. Meanwhile, please enjoy this issue of our Newsletter and stay safe!
Click on the image below to read an important message regarding FHBC's Planning Assistance and Preparation for a Potential ‘Phase One’ Return to Responsible Play.
Provincial Athlete Pathway Review Project
Dear Field Hockey BC members,

FHBC would like to share with you our page dedicated to the Provincial Pathway Review Project, which was officially launched on April 14th, 2020, and is expected to continue over the next three months.

During this period, FHBC is committed to reviewing the outcomes of Society regional and provincial performance programs and to identify strengths, gaps and lessons learned. As the project advances, this page will be updated with more information.

Click on the image below to access the Provincial Pathway Review Project page.
Municipalities Field Booking Update & Online Field Hockey Resources
Community Umpire Course is currently free until August!
FHBC has made the decision to remove the cost for the Community Umpire Course until August 31st, 2020. This is being offered to all members of the field hockey community within Canada.

Contact  [email protected] 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.
FHBC Throwback Thursdays

Follow our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) as every week we celebrate Throwback Thursdays and post photos of our archive.

It is always great to remember our history as a sport in the province. You might even find yourself being featured on one of these!
FHBC Trick Challenge winners
In case you missed our video with the Trick Challenge winners, here it is again. Congratulations to Adaya Townsend, Victoria Gamache and Piper Douglas.
Pat Hall inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
On May 8th the Board of the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame announced the names of the athletes and builders who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020.

In addition to four athletes – Bobby Ross (Rugby), Bob McLaren (Athletics), Joanne Mick (Softball) and Donnie Orr (Boxing) – our very own Pat Hall will be inducted as a Builder for Multi-Sports, along with the Vancouver Island Soccer League.

By Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame:

“For over 50 years, Pat has been involved with Field Hockey locally, provincially and nationally at all levels of the game from junior to senior. From 1961 to 1988, she was an active player with the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFA). She began coaching in 1970 and umpiring in 1973, co-founding the South Island Field Hockey Umpires Association in 1988.

Although retiring as an umpire in 2000, Pat continues to coach teams in various divisions. Pat served on the executive of the VILFA for over 40 years and has held many positions on the Boards of the BC and Canadian Women’s Field Hockey Associations.

She has received numerous awards over the years including Victoria Sports Person of the Year, Sport BC President’s Award, VILFA Life Membership and, in 2013, the VILFA introduced the Pat Hall Officials Development Award.

Her contributions to Softball are almost as numerous. She became involved with the Stuffy McGinnis Softball League in 1960 and served as President from 1975-1993. From 1987 to 1999, Pat was Softball BC Senior District Coordinator and in 1996, led the restructuring of junior softball into three levels.”

Click here to read the full article.
Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association league award winners
Earlier this month, the Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association announced their 2019-20 award winners, and several of the presented athletes are part of the FHBC Regional Program. See all of them here, and congratulations to everyone!
TODAY physiotherapist Emily Fisher will be offering a free Online Injury Prevention Webinar; register before 8pm!
Research shows that Injury Prevention Programs can decrease a athlete's risk of injury by 46%. Join Physiotherapist Emily Fisher on a free webinar Wednesday May 20 to explore the key components to injury prevention programs for field hockey athletes.

Emily will be combining her experience of being an elite field hockey athlete, coach, and physiotherapist, with up-to-date evidence about best practices for injury prevention.

This session is for athletes and coaches who want to learn what they can do for themselves and their teams to best prepare for the return of sport and stay off the sidelines now and in the future.
Capacity is limited to first 100 registrants.

Details: May 20 @ 8PM PST  
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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