Boys Grades 5 to 6

U12 Program - Boys Grade 5-6 (born 2006-2007)

The aim of the U12 program is to introduce young players to the full rules of field hockey.  We introduce goalies, penalty corners and full game rules.  The teams at this level join the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL), so we begin to play teams from other areas. U12 teams include players from Grades 5 & 6. 

Teams: Approximately 14 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:  Sutherland and other GVJFHL home fields. 

Dates: April 7th - June 17th 2018. No sessions 19th May weekend.

Practice: On Thursdays at Sutherland. Practices begin week of April 2nd 2018.
Players in Grade 5-12 are also able to attend an additional weekly development session led by paid coaches. 
There will also be free weekly goalie clinics for players age Grade 5+ interested in trying and perfecting their goalie skills.  Players must coordinate with their coach to borrow their team's equipment.

Games: GVJFHL games are on Saturdays for U12.  

U12 games are 8 v 8 on a half pitch with full rules field hockey. 

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

For more information about the field set up and rules for U11/U12, click here

Cost:  $190

Additional Benefits:

  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players
  • Free weekly goalie clinic for players age Grade 4+ interested in trying and perfecting their goalie skills.  Days and times tbc.

  • Free weekly coaching sessions for learning players age 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 open 19 Octoberr 2017 until 15 February 2018. 

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

Looking to play more field hockey?  Boys in Grade 6 can also participate in our High Performance Development program which is 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.

What Do I Need?

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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.