Womens' League

Womens League



For 2017-2018 we have 8 teams registered in the newly restructured Vancouver Womens' Field Hockey League which means that we have something for everyone – if you are starting field hockey, returning to play or looking for a competitive challenge, we have a team that can meet your needs. 


VWFHA League DivisionWVFHC Team
PremierWV Premier
  • High performance - high skill level, fitness and commitment (Field Hockey is #1 sport priority)
  • 1 Practice a week including a fitness session + weekend games
Championship WV 1
  • High skill level, fitness and commitment (lower than Premier but still very competitive)
  • 1 practice a week + weekend games
Division 1 WV 2 & WV 3
  • High skill level, fitness and commitment
  • 1 practice a week + weekend games
Division 2 WV 4
  • More emphasis on social aspect, but still competitive
  • 1 practice a week + weekend games
Division 3 WV 5
  • More emphasis on social aspect, but still competitive
  • 1 practice a week + weekend games
Division 4WV 6
  • More emphasis on social aspect, but still competitive
  • 1 practice a week + weekend games
Division 5WV 7
  • Primarily social, basic skills required, not beginners
  • 1 practice a week + weekend games

(Note: The Club is still awaiting final confirmation of League Division placement - this will be confirmed before the League starts).

For a complete overview of the guidelines and requirements of each team, please click here

2017 - 2018 Season - Key Dates & Registration

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    The 2017/2018 season starts the weekend of September 9-10 2017.
      Registration opens early on May 11, 2017 so that we can provide our teams to the League for the new structure. 
        Early bird registration fees closes at midnight June 14, 2017. 
          Tryouts and Team Selection
          To find the best fit for each team, all players must attend a tryout.  Tryouts will be held in June and August.  All players must be registered in order to attend team selections. It is highly recommended that you attend the early tryout in June, especially if you would like to switch teams.

          Tryouts and team selection will take place as follows at Rutledge Field.

          Open Tryout: Saturday 17 June - 6:30 to 9:00pm
          2nd Round: Tuesday 22 and Thursday 24 August - 6-9 pm
          3rd & Final round: Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 August - 6-9 pm
          Teams announced by Sunday, September 3rd
            Registration will remain open until the teams are selected. Women's teams are generally capped at 18 players to ensure maximum playing time. Players will be placed on wait-lists after registration closes and will only be added to teams if space is available. 
              For the 2017-2018 season players must be 14 by December 31, 2107 (born in 2003).

              Registration Fees   
              Registration fees for the season are:
              1. Early Bird (by June 14) - Field player or Goalie without own gear $300
              2. Early Bird (By June 14) - Goalie with own gear $100
              3. Regular - Field player or goalie without own gear $350
              4. Regular - Goalie with own gear $150
              Please note that these fees exclude FHBC registration. FHBC fees ($43 for those born 2000 -2003 OR $66 for all others) will be added during registration.

              To register, click Register Here in the left column under Womens' Programs. 

              2017/2018 Practice Schedule

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              Mondays:

              8:00-9:00 - WV 7 

               

              Tuesdays: 
              7:00-8:00 - WV 6 & WV 5 
              8:00-9:00 - WV 4

              Thursdays: 

              7:00-8:00 - WV 3  & WV 2

              8:00-9:30 - WV P & WV 1

              Team Guidelines & Expectations

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              Please review these team guidelines and expectations before registering.

              Premier

              • High performance - high skill level, fitness and commitment (Field Hockey is #1 sports priority)
              • Core of experienced adult players plus other players that meet skill requirements
              • 1 practice per week including a fitness session
              • Players must attend at least 80% of practices and games
              • Minimum Age requirement at least Grade 11

              Championship

              • High skill level, fitness and commitment (Field hockey is #1 sports priority)
              • Core of experienced adult players plus other players that meet skill requirements
              • 1 practice a week
              • Players should attend at least 80% of practices/games or they will not be considered for the Premier team
              • Minimum Age requirement at least Grade 10

              Division 1

              • High skill level, fitness and commitment.
              • 1 practice a week.
              • Players should attend at least 75% of practices/games or they will not be considered for movement to a higher division.
              • Minimum Age requirement at least Grade 10 (exceptional young players may be considered on an individual basis).

              Division 2

              • More emphasis on social aspect but still competitive
              • 1 practice a week
              • All players must attend at least 70% of games/practices or they will not be considered for movement to a higher division
              • Minimum Age requirement Grade 9 (younger players may be considered on a case by case basis)

              Division 3 & 4

              • More emphasis on social aspect, but still competitive
              • 1 practice a week
              • Players must attend at least 70% of games/practices or they will not be considered for movement to a higher division
              • Minimum Age Requirement Grade 9 (younger players may be considered on a case by case basis)

              Division 5

              • Primarily social - players should attend at least 70% of games/practices if they wish to eventually move up to a higher division
              • 1 practice a week
              • Minimum Age requirement Grade 8
              • Skill level - basic skills required (not beginner)

              Refunds

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              Applications for a refund are to be requested on an online form. The Treasurer will review the requests on a case by case basis.

              • Before September 9, 2017 -  Full refund less FHBC registration and $25 admin fee.
              • After September 9 and before October 30, 2017 - Refund less FHBC registration and $120 fee for costs incurred.
              • From November 1, 2017 - no refunds except for injury, pregnancy or extenuating circumstances.

              Refunds are by credit card or cheque based on payment made.