Seasons

News and Announcements

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The Victoria Junior League is delighted to announce that we have been in conversation with our facility provider, the University of Victoria, and they have granted approval for this weekend’s junior league sessions, June 19-20, to be able to be played in accordance with FHBC, Via Sport and the PHO Restart 2.0 plans. More info: https://fieldhockeybc.com/covid-19-response/

We want to respect the comfort levels of all families so we decided to only open up play for the last weekend to allow you to make the decision about whether this is right for your child and your family.

Below is an outline of what you can expect and what will still be required for play this weekend, June 19-20:

1. All participants and coaches will still be required to fill out their online COVID attestation form as per normal
2. Safety officers will still be present to check players in and ensure guidelines are being met
3. Players must still wear masks and physically distance when approaching the venue and when not within the white lines of the playing field (ie. Participants must physically distance when returning to their bags on the sidelines)
4. Players do not have to wear a mask when on the playing field and can be within 3-meters of other personnel on the field ie. Games, game-like play will now happen
5. Coaches will still be mindful to not have drills or games that encourage actual contact like bump tag or tag but we can now have things like actual games, 2v1s, queen of the ring, etc.
6. Participants will still not be allowed to touch equipment (cones, nets, balls, etc.)
7. No spectators are allowed still as we still have a venue capacity of 50 people which is met with all our participants

The entire session will not be a game as FHBC has advised we are cautious of the potential for injury for jumping right into games and for having a whole session be games. The players will still do a thorough warm-up, some technical drills (but finally some defence and game-like play) and then they will break into mini games.

The U8-U12 players will play ¼ field (4v4 or 5v5) and the U14-18 players will play half field (7v7 or 8v8). The teams will be playing against other teams that are on their shared field (ie. Pink vs red not just pink playing within pink). If you have questions about the format or any of the health and safety please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ali Baggott, Master Coach and Technical Lead, at alilee05@gmail.com or 250-418-5633.

If you have borrowed equipment from the league but choose not to play this weekend, please drop off your equipment on Saturday (9am-12:30pm at Field 1) or Sunday (9am-4:30pm at Field 1 or 3) in the bins provided. If you need to make special arrangements for alternate drop off, please just e-mail us at info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

If you have any questions, concerns or choose not to participate we understand. Please reach out.

Thank you for helping us make this season possible and for helping us do it so safely.

Questions, concerns: info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

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Check out our welcome to the 2021 VJFHA Spring League season video here:

https://youtu.be/JdafwI3lhlg

Video details:

Welcome to the 2021 season. Things are a little bit different this Spring so we wanted to make sure you had all the details before the first weekend on April 10th and 11th.

00:19 Equipment that you need (stick, shoes, shin guards, mouthguard)
01:00 Health and safety online waiver
01:19 Parking for Field 1 vs Field 3
01:56 Wear a mask and stay physically distant
02:19 No spectators allowed
02:29 Follow signage for entry and exit
02:38 Thank you and closing remarks

For questions, e-mail info@victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca and check out our website at victoriajuniorfieldhockey.ca

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Hello Field Hockey Community!

We would like to invite you to our 2020 Annual General Meeting. We are looking for some new Board Members to join our team. We are looking for people who are interested in getting involved in the field hockey community. For parents, you will have a direct hand in shaping the association to benefit all children in our sport. This is a great way to acquire some professional development in a volunteer organization and to give you a chance to offer your ideas and perspective.

The AGM will be held on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 7pm via ZOOM, (Details to follow). Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM. The order of business will be as follows:

1. Call to order
2. Approval of agenda
3. Approval of previous minutes – September 16, 2019
4. Treasurer’s report – Charles
5. Chair’s report – Shibby Claire
6. 2020-2021 Season- What it will look like with Covid
7. Elections

• President – Shibby Claire (incumbent)
• Vice-President – Jim Knight
• Secretary – Shalegh Ringma (incumbent)
• Treasurer – Charles Goodmanson (incumbent)
• Girls Coordinator – Julie Williams/Lauren Goodmanson
• Boys Coordinator – Jim Knight/Meena Sran
• Directors-at-Large

  • Kelvin Kum, (vacant), (vacant)

9. Other business

Hello everyone,

I know many of you may be wondering or waiting to know what is happening with the field hockey season and what might be available! It has been such an uncertain time and so many of our daily routines have needed some recalibration. However we have some good news, for all of those who are interested in what FHBC has laid out for our plan to return to play!

On Thursday, October 29th @ 7:30pm a zoom meeting with meeting with Jennifer Taylor – Facilitator of the new FHBC Athlete Pathway will be held. The Zoom link will be posted a few days before the meeting

Jennifer will most likely hold a short presentation on the new pathway and the programs being offered through FHBC during this COVID19 designated year. She will then be free to answer any questions from our Island athletes and parents.

Should you be interested please stay tuned for the link. It will also be emailed out if you are already on our e-mailing list.

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Dear Field Hockey Athletes and Coaches,

Eventually COVID is going away and when it does we want to be able to get back onto the pitch performing at our best. What could be worse than transitioning back into sport only to be sidelined by an injury!

Research shows that 1 in 4 elite field hockey athletes experiences an injury every 2 weeks in season. Injuries impact our ability to play the sport we all love as well as our physical and mental health. Emily Fisher who is a licensed Physiotherapist says that structured injury prevention programs can decrease your risk of injury by 46%.

Join Emily Fischer (MScPT, BSc, CSEP-CPT) on her free webinar Wednesday May 20 where we will be covering the 4 key components to injury prevention programs for field hockey athletes. She will be focusing on what you can do now as we prepare to transition back to sport and what we can do in the future to ensure you and all of our athletes can continue to play the sport we all love!

Registration is limited to the first 100 people. Please use the link below to secure your spot

When: May 20, 2020 08:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Field Hockey Injury Prevention

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UoUV0A1tQCqovMxLpVks3g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.