Boys Grades 9 to 10

U16 Program - Boys Grade 9-10 (born 2001-2002)

U16 play full field, full rules field hockey. This means teams play 11-a-side, and penalty corners and other game rules are applied.  The teams at this level play in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL),  with teams from other areas. U16 teams include players from Grades 9 and 10.

Teams: Approximately 16-18 players with a goalie. 

Uniform: We provide a jersey & shorts which you return at the end of the season and socks which you keep. 

Location: North Vancouver or West Vancouver Turf field and other GVJFHL home fields. 

Dates: April 1st - June 18th. No sessions April 15th or May 20th weekends.

Practice: One practice per week on Thursdays 8:00-9:30pm. Practices begin week of March 27th.
Players in Grade 4-9 are also able to attend an additional weekly development session led by paid coaches. Day to be confirmed but last year this took place on a Monday or Tuesday night. 
There will also be a free weekly goalie clinic for players in Grade 5+ interested in trying and perfecting their goalie skills

Games: GVJFHL games are on Saturday for U16 boys.   

U16 games are 11 v 11 on a full field. 

The Umpire Assignor will assign 2 umpires for each home game.

Cost:  $185

Additional Benefits:

  • WVFHC is proud to kick the 2017 Spring League off by hosting World League at Rutledge from 1-9 April 2017. World League is an international womens field hockey tournament that will feature Canada's national field hockey team along with 7 other nations. Our Spring League members will have some exclusive opportunities to be inspired by international role models and get involved in hosting this prestigious event.

  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players
  • Free weekly goalie clinic for players in Grade 5+ interested in trying and perfecting their goalie skills.  Days and times tbc.

  • Free weekly coaching sessions for learning players in Grade 4-9 throughout Spring League.  Days and times tbc.
  • Free pre-season “New to Field Hockey” sessions that will allow you to prepare for the upcoming season with confidence. Details and dates to be confirmed.

Registration is now open until February 15th, 2017.

Click here for registration instructions. (The division name is Boys Spring League)

Looking to play more field hockey?  Boys in Grade 9-10 can also participate in our High Performance programs which are designed for those of you who would like to add additional skills development and a competitive element to Spring League. Click here for more information.

"Field Hockey First" Team

Players in Grade 9 and 10 who wish to have a more committed and competitive Spring League experience are invited to join the Field Hockey First team in Spring League.  The criteria for selection to the Field Hockey First team is:
  • you have played field hockey before
  • you have played in at least one additional field hockey program since 2016 Spring League.  This might include Fall League, Summer and Spring Break camps, Wolves, UBC Academy, FHBC training
  • you are committed to attending all practices and games in the Spring season
To indicate your interest, please respond to the Field Hockey First question on the registration page. Please use the notes section of the registration page to list the additional program that you attended.  

Please note this program is entirely optional so do not sign up for Field Hockey First if you would prefer to be on a team with friends who are not eligible.

What Do I Need?

All players are responsible for providing the following equipment:

  1. Running shoes or turf boots for artificial turf. Soccer cleats are not permitted on Rutledge Field but are allowed on other artificial turf fields.
  2. Shinpads - soccer shinpads.
  3. Mouthguard - standard plastic sports mouthguards can be purchased at many sports stores. To mold the mouthguard to the shape of your mouth so it is more comfortable, place it in boiling water for about a minute. Then take it out and hold it in your mouth for a minute.
  4. Field Hockey stick
For more information about where to get equipment, see Equipment Suppliers on left menu bar.