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Posted 11/20/2017 Ref # 6466

Spring League Early Bird Contest!




 
Posted 11/20/2017 Ref # 6465

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of WVFHC December 4



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2017 annual general meeting of the members of West Vancouver Field Hockey Club will be held at the West Vancouver Community Centre Cedar Room, 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver B.C., on Monday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m.

Click here to see the AGM Notice 

Click here to see the minutes of the 2016 WVFHC AGM

Click here to see Agenda of BOD meeting to be held after AGM



 
Posted 11/16/2017 Ref # 6464

FREE Field Hockey sessions in North Shore Elementary Schools



FREE INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY SESSION! 

HAS YOUR SCHOOL SIGNED UP YET?

For the second year running, we are excited to offer FREE indoor hockey sessions to elementary schools across the North Shore for their students in grades K-4.

Each session introduces indoor field hockey with a focus on skills development and fun.  Last year we had over 2000 students participate in these sessions and we would like to reach even more this year. 

Each session includes:

  • 45-60-minute session introducing indoor field hockey to grades K-4.  This session is based on the “FUNdamentals” stage (age 6-10 years) of Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development model.
  • An experienced coach (or two!) will lead the session. All sticks and balls are provided.
  • Participant certificates and wristbands for all participating students

We are offering our schools program from 1 November 2017 to 28th February 2018.  Availability is limited so please contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in hosting a session.  

For more information and to book a session please contact info@wvfhc.com


 
Posted 11/1/2017 Ref # 6453

Winter Registration is Now Open!


REGISTRATION FOR WINTER PROGRAMS IS NOW OPEN!

The nights are closing in and the weather is getting colder which means one thing: registration for our Winter programs is now open!  

Winter Indoor Program
Our Winter Indoor program is back due to popular demand! You may have followed the recent success of the Canadian National Teams at the Indoor Pan American Cup - indoor hockey is a fun, fast-paced and technically demanding game that brings immediate benefit to your outdoor field hockey skills.  Due to high demand we are offering TWO different venues and days so that you can find a time that fits your schedule.

Open to Grades K-12 boys & girls. For more details click here.

*NEW* Winter Maintenance Strength & Conditioning Program
In partnership with Level 10 Fitness, we are proud to announce our first strength & conditioning program to expand your existing aerobic and anaerobic capacity and strengthen your core base. Speed work, power and agility are all incorporated to help reduce injuries and take your field hockey fitness to the next level for Spring League, Regional and Provincial training.  
Open to U14-U18 boys & girls. For more details click here.

Boys Winter Wolves Program
Wolves is a skills program for boys with a focus on technical and tactical development. We guarantee an excellent level of coaching - the Winter Wolves program will be led by Mark Pearson and Taylor Curran, two of the current Men's National Team.  All training sessions are based on the Men's National Team core concepts and principles. 
Open to Grade 6-12 boys. For more details click here.

And something for the adults: if you are considering trying field hockey why not sign up for our Winter Women's Recreational Program  - it is perfect for those who want to learn or return to the sport.  Registration is now open.

Finally... don't forget to register for Spring League 2018 before 30 November to get your early bird discount!


 
Posted 10/27/2017 Ref # 6452

New partnership with Level 10 Fitness & Health!

  

New partnership with Level 10 Fitness & Health!

We are committed to offering you programs that support your health and well-being. As part of this, we are partnering with Level 10 Fitness & Health to integrate strength and conditioning into our programming.  

Level 10 offers a range of services including personal training, group classes and sports medicine.  More details about our joint programs will follow soon. In the meantime we are excited to let you know that Level 10 is offering WVFHC members the following discounts:
  • 50% off junior membership (under 18 years) - $27.50/month
  • 25% off for adult membership - $40/month
  • 20% off the 10-class bootcamp pass - $160 or $20 drop in
All you need to do is tell the front desk that you are a member of WVFHC and they will apply these discounts. For more information about membership and classes visit www.level10fitness.com

"Level 10 Fitness and Health is very excited for the opportunity to work with the West Van Field Hockey Club, 

a leading organization in Canadian Field Hockey. 

Level 10 has been servicing the North Shore for over 20 years and recently opened it's brand new 14,000 sq ft training facility, catering to all athletes and fitness enthusiasts. We also offer a full range of sport medicine services to keep you performing at your best. We look forward to working with you very soon."


 
Posted 10/23/2017 Ref # 6449

Registration is now OPEN for Spring League 2018!

 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING LEAGUE 2018 IS NOW OPEN!

REGISTER BEFORE 30 NOVEMBER FOR A $10 DISCOUNT!

We are delighted to invite you to register for Spring League 2018.

Why do so many players enjoy our Spring League Program?

Our philosophy for Spring League is to play for friends for the sheer fun and love of the game!! 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.  Too often the joy of playing is being eroded from sport, and as a result, kids don't find it fun or feel good enough to continue. 

WVFHC is proud to offer Spring League as a non-tiered program allowing experienced and new players to play together in teams.  Playing on a team in Spring League offers you the opportunity to learn how to work with others, build friendships, experience success and failure together, learn the values of sportsmanship and develop a life-long passion for sport.

2018 highlights include:

  • A 10-week program with an emphasis on fun, exercise and skills development.  We support all our Spring League coaches with coaching workshops, weekly practice plans, on-field lead coaches and junior coaches to ensure that you have what you need for a fun season
  • Free weekly goalie clinics and additional weekly coaching sessions for players age Grade 5+
  • New videos on the WVFHC YouTube channel with Canadian Team Captain Kate Wright showing you how to perfect different skills
  • Guest appearances and coaching from Men's National Team and Women's National Team players
  • Opportunities for our older players to gain valuable experience by umpiring or junior coaching

  • Free pre-season New to Field Hockey sessions that will allow you to prepare for the upcoming season with confidence

Spring High Performance and High Performance Development Program
If you are U12-U18, consider signing up for our HP programs for additional skills development and more competitive play.   Back by popular demand, our HP teams will be competing at the Club Championships and India Club tournament as part of the package.   New this year, we are excited to announce a partnership with Level 10 Fitness to offer complementary strength and conditioning sessions to those players selected to our High Performance teams.  For more information click here.

The Technical Stuff:

  • Early bird discount - register before 30 November 2017 and receive $10 off the Spring League price listed on the website!
  • Registration for U11-U18 Spring League opens today and closes 31 January 2018 for girls and 15 February 2018 for boys
  • Once registration closes an additional late fee of $20 will be added
  • All returning players who register before the deadline will automatically be placed on their previous team unless a transfer is requested 
  • Click here for all the info on Spring League and registration instructions
  • If you have any questions or problems with registration please contact info@wvfhc.com

Can't wait until Spring?  Registration for our Indoor Winter program, Winter Wolves program and Spring Break camps will open 1st November 2017. More details to follow!


 
Posted 10/9/2017 Ref # 6443

1st Annual "Terror off the Turf" Halloween Party - 28 October 2017

As part of our re-commitment to fostering a fun, inclusive and community-centric club, the Premier Men's Team would like to formally invite you to the 1st Annual WVFHC Spooooktacular “Terror off the Turf” Halloween Party at our very own haunted Hugo Ray Clubhouse on Saturday October 28th from 6:30 - 11:00 pm.


This informal gathering is open to WVFHC members, friends and family of all ages, and besides fending off feral ghouls and ghosts, the focus will be squarely on building camaraderie and friendship within the Club. To complement our cash bar, the Prem Team’s resident head chef Rob Shaw will be there cooking up a mean dinner spread, so bring your costumes and appetites!


Please head to https://www.picatic.com/wvfhc-social to get your tickets  - only $5 before October 18.


There will be optional shuttle transportation to and from Hugo Ray Clubhouse.  Check out our Facebook page for more information.

We hope you can join us!

Contact: tcurran@telus.net


 
Posted 8/21/2017 Ref # 6442

WVFHC is hiring a Club Administrator and a Communications Coordinator!



We are expanding our team!

West Vancouver Field Hockey Club is hiring a Club Administrator and a Communications Coordinator

The West Vancouver Field Hockey Club is a North Shore sports success story. We offer year-round programming to girls, boys, men and women, and promote a sport-for-life pathway.  We are seeking to recruit individuals to two positions that will work with our staff, board and volunteers to provide key services to our members.

Club Administrator

  • Do you have proven experience in an administrative role?
  • Are you an excellent problem solver with strong interpersonal skills to provide front line support to the public?
  • Can you confidently handle databases, registrations and other systems?

We are seeking an administrator who will be responsible for the registration system and administrative needs of the club. Key responsibilities include managing and launching a new WVFHC registration system and database, member inquiries, registration support and other administrative needs. 
For a complete job description click here.

Communications Coordinator

  • Do you have 3-5 years of experience in communications or marketing?
  • Can you demonstrate excellent writing, editing and social media skills?
  • Are you a confident project manager with the ability to work independently to deadlines?

We are seeking a Communications Coordinator to develop and implement communications initiatives to support the club’s mission. Key responsibilities include launching the new club website, membership communication, marketing programs and social media channels. For a complete job description click here.

Please send all applications in confidence to Emma Gibbons, General Manager at emma@wvfhc.com

Application Deadline: Sept 18, 2017


 
Posted 7/25/2017 Ref # 6436

Summer Schedule for Rutledge is now available!

2017 Summer Schedule 

Summer Drop-In Sessions at Rutledge

Our free drop-in programs begin on July 10th. Sessions are open to players of all abilities (including non-members). We encourage families to come down and try our family drop-in and more serious or competitive players can attend the Adult skills and 7-a-side times slots. Please feel free to invite your friends and family down to join us.  


Please note the following cancellations for our summer drop-in schedule:
  • Tuesday July 25th due to Men's Nations Team Game.
  • Monday August 7th for BC Day
  • Friday August 18th
  • Monday 28th - Thursday 31st August

Adult Skills

Adult Skills is a hockey program for Men and Women's players who are looking to maintain or improve their fitness and field hockey skills in preparation for the fall season.

Sessions are catered for both beginner and intermediate players and there is always a game element included in each session. Men and Women will train separately if numbers allow. Players may attend Monday and/or Thursday sessions.

To register for Adult Skills click here.


 
Posted 7/18/2017 Ref # 6439

2017 Orca Festival


Sign-up for the 2017 Orca Festival!
Sept 2-3, Hugo Ray Park


That’s right! We’re going back-to-grass, where it all began!

Join the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club at Hugo Ray Park for a fun-filled weekend. The famous Orca Festival returns this year, with a 7-aside format, in Mixed & Family divisions.

  • Mixed Social Division: 14 years and older, mixed teams, 7-aside, 25-minute games
  • Family Division: All ages, mixed teams, 8-aside NO goalie, 25-minutes games 

(Although both divisions are SOCIAL hockey, the Family Division emphasizes sportsmanship, creating scoring opportunities for the young ones and new players.)

Come and enjoy some social hockey, BBQ, and a beer garden before the good weather ends. Form your teams & sign-up now!

  • Registration Fee: $200 per team / $20 for individuals (Mixed Social Division only looking for a team)
  • All teams must supply one umpire.
  • Registration Deadline: August 13th

Click the follow link to register:  Register a Team | Individual Registration

Any questions, please contact Chris Baggott