New Senior Players
Welcome to the game of Field Hockey! Here is information to get you started as a new senior player.
- Field Hockey is a game that combines the fitness of soccer and the finesse of ice hockey.
- The senior Men's and Women’s season is from Sept-March. The leagues are on hiatus from early December to mid-January.
- We have 12 teams in our club, competing in the Men's or Women's Greater Vancouver Field Hockey Leagues.
- We have 8 women's teams and 5 men's teams that play at a highly competitive level all the way to a beginner’s level. We have room on all our teams. However, placement on the competitive teams is not guaranteed. You will need to be assessed at a team practice or you must attend the senior try outs at the beginning of the season, before you are placed on a team.
- Fees are $300 for seniors and $215 for full-time students or juniors (U18).
- Hawks Registration is online only.
- You must have a valid Field Hockey BC membership to register for the Hawks Club. FHBC membership will be available online through the Hawks registration system. Senior FHBC membership is $66 and junior FHBC membership is $43.
- All teams wear the same uniform, so movement between teams is not restricted. The Women's shirts are $40, the Women's skirts are $40, the Men's shirts are $40, the Men's shorts are $25 and all registration fees includes one pair of Club socks. Uniforms are available for purchase during your Registration or through your manager. Uniforms purchased online will be delivered at practice before you first league game.
- Our home fields are Eric Hamber, Wright and Crofton (women only). Travel to Coquitlam, Delta, Richmond and Surrey is required for away games.
- All the teams practice once a week on a week night and league games are on the week-ends.
All players must have:
1. Good quality running shoes/turf boots NO CLEATS. All games will be played on turf.
2. Shinpads - a good quality shin guard is recommended.
3. Mouth guard - standard plastic sports mouth guards can be purchased at many sports stores. To mold the mouth guard, place it in boiling water for about a minute. Then take it out and hold it in your mouth for a minute. If the guard still feels too big, you can trim a bit off the back with scissors, and then remold.
4. Stick. A stick should be on the short side rather than on the long size. It is better field hockey development if the player has to squat using their legs with a short stick, than cheat by leaning out with their back with a too long stick. The stick should go up to about the player's hip bone. There is about a 2 inch leeway on either side. It is a matter of preference and the player should feel comfortable.
You can purchase sticks, turf shoes, shin guards and mouth guards from, Rackets and Runners (23rd and Oak- there is a 10% discount for Hawks members) and AKPro at 7220 Main Street or (gives a 15% discount for Hawks members).
We also have a "for sale" and a "for swap" section for used sticks and equipment on our web site.