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.
- 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.