Boys Grades 7 to 8

U14 Program - Boys Grade 7-8 (born 2004-2005)

U14 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  Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL),  with teams from other areas. U14 teams include players from Grades 7 & 8.

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

Practice: One hour practice per week (Monday-Friday). Practice day/time/location is selected by the team staff. Practices begin week of April 2nd.
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 Sunday for U14 boys.   

U14 games are 11 v 11 on a full field. 

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

Cost:  $215

Additional Benefits:

  • 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 open 19 October 2017 to 15 February 2018.

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

Looking to play more field hockey?  Boys in Grade 7-8 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.

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.