don’t you tier players for Spring League Teams?
that youth participation in sport is on the decline. Why? A growing body of
opinion is that we (i.e. parents and sport organisations) are creating a
culture which focuses on high sporting achievement at an ever-earlier age. Many
sports and clubs start tiering players from an early age, using try outs or
evaluations to place players in teams according to their ability. The joy of “playing” is being eroded from
sport, and as a result, for many kids, it just isn’t fun anymore or they
don’t feel “good enough” to continue. So they hang up their cleats/ skates/
swimsuits and leave sport behind.
WVFHC is proud to offer Spring League as a
non-tiered program allowing kids to play for the sheer fun and love of the
game. Playing on a team offers the chance
to contribute to something bigger than yourself, to learn how to work with
others, to experience success and failure together, to take calculated risks
and experience the consequences, and learn the values of sportsmanship. We
also offer other complementary Spring programs where players
can develop their further develop their skills and play more competitively.
My child’s team
has players with a range of ability levels – how will you ensure that all
their needs are catered for?
Spring League is a non-tiered program that enables experienced and new
players to play together in teams.
This combination allows those who are new to benefit from playing
alongside those with more experience.
And for players who are experienced, Spring League provides an
opportunity to demonstrate leadership within a team environment.
We provide support to our Spring League coaches
on how to coach all levels of ability through coaching workshops, weekly
practice plans, youtube skills demonstrations and other means. Teams may also request additional support
from Lead Coaches or Junior Coaches.
We also offer
other complementary Spring programs where players can develop
their further develop their skills and play more competitively.
Who do I contact for more information?
For more information about Spring
League, please contact the coordinator for your age-group. These contacts are
found in "About Us" or "Contact Us". You can also
email the Club Administrator.
When are my child's practice / game
times for Spring League?
Click on "Girls & Boys" button at the top and then scroll down
to "What Programs Can I do?" section. Click on the grade of your
child in the Spring League section to see all available details of practices
I have never played field hockey
before - does this matter?
No! Spring League is about having fun! Spring
League is a non-tryout, non-streamed program. New players are welcome every
Will my child be allocated to the
same team as last year?
Generally players automatically
return to their previous year's team, but if numbers in an age group change
dramatically, there may be need to rearrange teams significantly.
We try to keep players with team mates they know. If you request a change, you
must fill in a Transfer Request Form.
My child is a new player and would
like to request to play with their friends - where should I put this in the
You should include any requests
within the "Friend/team requests" section of the registration form
My child is an existing player and would like to play on another team with
friends - how do I go about this?
You must fill out an online Transfer Request Form. Transfer
requests must be submitted prior to end of registration: January 31 for
girls and February 15 for boys.
When does my transfer request get considered and when am I notified?
The club must first finalise team numbers and therefore must wait for
registration to end (January 31 for girls and February 15 for boys).
Once our team numbers are confirmed we can then consider transfer requests.
Transfer request will therefore generally be considered in late
February and you will be contacted with to the outcome of the request.