JUNIOR PROGRAMS

WELCOME TO THE VANCOUVER HAWKS JUNIOR PROGRAMS

Vancouver Hawks Field Hockey Club operates a variety of programs for junior players (U5-U18) throughout the year. Our Club seeks to develop and support programs which align with our mission to develop lifelong involvement in field hockey and with the principles of Canadian Sport for Life. The fundamental objectives are to maintain high quality coaching, a variety of programming, personal development experiences and fun though hockey and social connections. The Club also adheres to the True Sport Principles.

Field hockey is a late specialization sport and skills are advanced in line with cognitive and physical development. Athletes 14 and under are encouraged to maintain participation in multiple sports.

Competitive and advanced skill opportunities are provided through the Hawks junior programs, FHBC programs and integration of junior-age players into the senior teams at approximately age 14. In this context, the Junior Spring Season remains primarily focused on social connections, skill development and fun. The Junior Spring Season also provides an opportunity for the older junior athletes to participate in coaching, umpiring and other volunteer roles, encouraging athletes to give back to the community and sport.

2021 Junior SUMMER CAMPS

Following our successful and popular Junior Spring Season, we are excited to again offer several choices for camp programs this summer for players U8 to U14.

Half-day field hockey camps AND full-day field multi-sport (hockey + soccer) camps are available.

Our programs will focus on fun, small-group activities highlighting skill practice and development, in a safe space allowing for appropriate physical distancing.

  • Camps fun from the week of July 5 to August 9
  • Each camp is 5 days/one week long, Monday to Friday (Aug 3 – 6 camp will not have a session on Aug 2, holiday Monday)
  • Camps are held at Eric Hamber AT field (Oak Street, between 33rd & 37th)
  • Available for players U8 to U14
  • Grouped into age & experience levels
  • Open to all boys and girls
  • NOTE - Please follow each camps assigned age group. The registration system will not allow you to register for a camp if your child is not within the assigned age range.

Click HERE for more details on our camps programs.

 

Hope to see you there this summer!

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Vancouver Hawks 2021 Junior Spring Season Fees

U5-U6                $145

U7                       $145

U8 - U10            $145

U11 - U12            $190

U13 - U18           $190

 

 

 

Vancouver Hawks 2021 Junior Spring Age Group

Birth Year          2021 Junior Age Group

2014-2016                U5-U7
2013                          U8
2012                          U9
2011                           U10
2010                          U11
2009                         U12
2008                         U13
2007                         U14
2006                         U15
2005                         U16
2004                         U17
2003                         U18

2021 Junior Spring Season

The 2021 Vancouver Hawks Junior Spring Season will run from the week of April 5 to the weekend of June 19/20.

The goal of Hawks Junior Spring Season is to bring hockey to a wide and inclusive group, while having as much fun as possible!

The Spring Season is:

  • Fun and engaging – practices are aimed at developing athlete's skills in both individual and team contexts while promoting a lifelong engagement with the sport.
  • Non-streamed – players of all abilities learn to cooperate as a group. New players are welcomed and stronger players are encouraged to take on mentoring roles in a team environment.
  • Volunteer powered – Hawks has a great history of community support and our volunteers are crucial to the running of the Club. Each spring season we count on dozens of parents, players, coaches and umpires to volunteer their time to help provide the best experience possible for our junior players.

Note regarding program numbers:
Hawks are following all Provincial Health Orders and advisories from viaSport and FHBC. This may limit the number of participants in each program and how many athletes may be on the field at one time. Participation will be strictly first-come first-served with no exceptions.

 

Younger Players: U5 – U10

Junior Spring Season is a once-a-week commitment, with all training sessions on proper field hockey turf to make the perfect introduction to the sport.

  • U5–U7 Co-ed: practice and small games on Saturday mornings, 9:30am-10:30am, at Eric Hamber turf.
  • U8–U9 Girls: practice and inter-squad games on Monday, 5pm-6:30pm at Eric Hamber turf.
  • U10 Girls: practice and inter-squad games on Tuesday, 5pm-6:30pm at Eric Hamber turf.
  • U8–U10 Boys: practice and inter-squad games on Monday, 6:15pm-7:30pm at Eric Hamber turf.

 

Older Players: U11 – U18

Junior Spring Season offers one weeknight practice and a weekend game. Games are played against other clubs from around the Lower Mainland. Depending on the age group, games may be Saturday or Sunday and approximately half the games are home games, played in Vancouver while others will involve travel. New players are always welcome at every age level.

Juniors play in the Greater Vancouver Junior Field Hockey League (GVJFHL). Girls league is structured in one-year age groups (U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, and U17/U18). Boys play in two-year age groups (U12, U14, U16, U18) in the GVJFHL. For more information on the GVJFHL, visit their website: GVJFHL.

  • U11 – U12 Girls: one weeknight practice (usually a couple of options at each age group) on either Eric Hamber or UBC turf and a modified (8v8), half field weekend game against other clubs.
  • U13 – U18 Girls: one weeknight practice (usually a couple of options at each age group) on either Eric Hamber or UBC turf and a full-field, weekend game.
  • U11/U12 Boys: practice Mondays, Eric Hamber turf and a modified, half field weekend game against other clubs.
  • U14 – U18 Boys: one weeknight practice (posted as soon as scheduling finalized) on either Eric Hamber or UBC turf and a full-field, weekend game.

 

Game Days

Girls

Saturday – U11, U12, U14, U16

Sunday – U13, U15, U17, U18

*** Note - As of Dec 15, the GVJFH League decided to change the game days for U15 and U16 Girls for SPRING 2021: U15 Girls will now play on Sunday; U16 Girls will now play Saturday ***

 

Boys

Saturday – U12, U16

Sunday – U14, U18

 

Holiday Weekends: CORRECTION: Practices and training sessions will NOT be held on the May long weekend.

 

Uniforms & Equipment
For information about Hawks uniforms and equipment needed to play, please click here


FHBC Fees
Vancouver Hawks have decided to implement a significant change in the way we will be collecting FHBC/FHC fees from our members. Hawks members will now be required to register and pay fees directly with FHBC rather than within the Hawks registration system. The FHBC # is important as it provides your insurance coverage for any sanctioned field hockey activity in BC.

FHBC fees are valid from September 1 to August 31 of each year, and are required  before you begin any Hawks programs. Proof of FHBC registration will be required in the form of an uploaded copy of the receipt in order to register for all Hawks programs.
(did you play in the Hawks Junior Fall program? If so, you already have a valid FHBC #)

FHBC registration is available here (start the process by searching for your existing #, which stays with you each year):

FHBC Online Registration

 

2021 Junior Spring Season Registration

Junior Spring registration is now closed

Check back for more programs to be offered Summer 2021

 

2021 Pre-Season Tune Up

U10 - U12 Co-Ed

The Vancouver Hawks Club is excited to offer a new, weekly, skills development program for U10-U12 boys and girls (athletes born between 2009 and 2011)​. This is a 7 week, fun-based training program for field hockey players who are interested in playing field hockey year round and who want to improve their technical skills.

Registration is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

U10-U12 (Grades 3-6)

  • Saturdays
  • January 30 to March 13
  • 3:00-4:30pm
  • Hamber AT Field

Make-up day​ March 20 (for any sessions cancelled for weather)

Program Cost: $150
The program includes:

  • All certified coaches and head coaching from MNT (Men’s National Team) and WNT (Women’s National Team) athletes;
  • 7 x 90 minutes session with instruction and skill development from experienced coaches,with a ratio of not more than 10 athletes to one coach;
  • Individual athlete feedback and assessment – on-field throughout the training Program.


Curriculum & Information
This Program will follow the basic principles of Field Hockey BC’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) framework for “Learn to Train”:

  • A combination of drills and mini-games to maximize learning;
  • A focus on age appropriate skill development;
  • Lots of touches on the ball with the stick;
  • Movement with and off the ball;
  • Learning about teamwork with passing and positional play;
  • An emphasis on fun and safety!

Note regarding program numbers:
Hawks are following all Provincial Health Orders and advisories from viaSport and FHBC. This will limit the number of participants in each program and how many athletes may be on the field at one time. Registration is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

FHBC Fees
Vancouver Hawks have decided to implement a significant change in the way we will be collecting FHBC/FHC fees from our members. Hawks members will now be required to register and pay fees directly with FHBC rather than within the Hawks registration system. The FHBC # is important as it provides your insurance coverage for any sanctioned field hockey activity in BC.

FHBC fees are valid from September 1 to August 31 of each year, and are required  before you begin any Hawks programs. Proof of FHBC registration will be required in the form of an uploaded copy of the receipt in order to register for all Hawks programs.
(did you play in the Hawks Junior Fall program? If so, you already have a valid FHBC #)

FHBC registration is available here (start the process by searching for your existing #, which stays with you each year):

FHBC Online Registration

Registration for our Pre-Season Tune-up Program is now closed.

We hope to see you join our Junior Spring season - registration info and link above.

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Vancouver Hawks 2021 Junior Spring Academy Fees

U15 Girls            $225 + $75*

U18 Girls            $225 + $75*

U15/U18 Boys   $225 + $75*


*Hawks Academy training kit includes shirt, shorts, socks.

 

 

Vancouver Hawks 2021 Spring Academy Age Groups

Birth Year                  Academy Program

2009-2012                  U10-U12 Academy
2003-2008 Boys       U15/U18 Boys Academy
2006-2008 Girls       U15 Girls Academy
2003-2005 Girls        U18 Girls Academy

2021 Junior Spring Academy

U13 - U18 Boys & Girls

The Vancouver Hawks Club is excited to offer a new, weekly, intensive program for U13-U18 boys and girls (athletes born between 2003 and 2008). This is an 8-session training program for those looking to challenge and improve the fundamentals of their game. It is an addition to regular Hawks programming, and is designed for those interested in developing towards, or as a compliment to, elite and high performance programs.

 

Girls U15 Academy (Grades 7 - 9)

  • Saturdays
  • January 23 to March 13 (including Family Day weekend)
  • 4:30-6pm
  • Hamber AT Field

Make-up days March 20, 27 (for any sessions cancelled for weather; times may vary)

 

Girls U18 Academy (Grades 10 - 12)

  • Fridays
  • January 22 to March 12 (including Family Day weekend)
  • 6:30-8pm
  • Hamber AT Field

Make-up days March 19, 20, 27 (for any sessions cancelled for weather; times will vary)

 

Boys U15/U18 Academy (Grades 7 - 12)

  • Fridays
  • January 22 to March 12 (including Family Day weekend)
  • 5:00-6:30pm
  • Hamber AT Field

Make-up days March 19, 20, 27 (for any sessions cancelled for weather; times will vary)

 

Program Cost: $225 + $75 Academy Kit

The cost of the program includes:

  • All certified coaches and head coaching from Men’s National Team (MNT) and Women’s National Team (WNT) athletes
  • Eight - 90 minutes of instruction and skill development from experienced coaches, with a ratio of not more than 10 athletes to one coach
  • Hawks Academy training kit: Academy branded dry-fit training shirt, shorts and socks (all Osaka)

 

Academy Curriculum & Information

  • Will generally follow the Field Hockey BC (Long Term Athlete Development) framework for the athletes for skill based streaming and training
  • Eight weeks progressive skills development for field players and goalies
  • Focus on technical development and refinement of field hockey skills
  • Focus on game-scenario tactical awareness and understanding
  • Individual athlete feedback and assessment – on-field throughout the training Program
  • Dedicated coaching for goalies
  • Athletes will be grouped each week according to skill level
    • Groups are determined through ongoing coach assessment
    • There will be opportunity to be invited to move between groups
    • Skill-based grouping is fluid and solely at the discretion of the coaching staff
  • Drills at appropriate level to develop the athletes and maximize the learning

 

Commitment to the full program is requested

Note regarding program numbers:
Hawks are following all Provincial Health Orders and advisories from viaSport and FHBC. This will limit the number of participants in each program and how many athletes may be on the field at one time. Registration is limited and is on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

FHBC Fees
Vancouver Hawks have decided to implement a significant change in the way we will be collecting FHBC/FHC fees from our members. Hawks members will now be required to register and pay fees directly with FHBC rather than within the Hawks registration system. The FHBC # is important as it provides your insurance coverage for any sanctioned field hockey activity in BC.

FHBC fees are valid from September 1 to August 31 of each year, and are required  before you begin any Hawks programs. Proof of FHBC registration will be required in the form of an uploaded copy of the receipt in order to register for all Hawks programs.
(did you play in the Hawks Junior Fall program? If so, you already have a valid FHBC #)

FHBC registration is available here (start the process by searching for your existing #, which stays with you each year):

FHBC Online Registration

 

Registration for our Spring Academy is now closed.

We hope to see you join our Junior Spring season - registration info and link above.

Tournament Teams

Vancouver Hawks Tournament Teams target enthusiastic and committed hockey players who are looking for coaching, training, and game play in addition to the Hawks Spring Season (GVJFHL) practices and games. All participants must be Vancouver Hawks members playing in the Junior Spring Season.

The Tournament Team program includes 8-10 training sessions and the possibility of participating in up to three tournaments in May and June, including the BC Club Championships, the Cowichan and India Club Tournaments.

Registration will open in January for these programs.

NOTE: DUE TO 2021 PROVINCIAL HEALTH GUIDELINES, THE TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN 2021.

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Friday Night Skills

Vancouver Hawks will be running a series of Friday Night Skill sessions focused on individual skills. Each session is drop in, will feature input from experienced coaches and has a maximum of 40 participants, first-come first served.

Registration will open in March for these sessions.

NOTE: Spring 2021 sessions cancelled upon recommendations of provincial health authority and FHBC.

Junior Drop In

Summer Sessions

Mondays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ Hamber

Early July – End of August

 

Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm @ Hamber

Early July – End of August

 

NOTE: Due to current restrictions from the provincial health authority and FHBC, our drop-in programs are suspended. Once guidelines allow, we will offer the program.

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2021 Junior Fall Season

The Junior Fall Season, open to U8 – U14 boys and girls, is aimed at junior players keen to continue their hockey development throughout the year.

Details
10 sessions running from September 10 to November 19
(no practice or games over Thanksgiving weekend)

Age Groups
U8 – U10; player age on January 1, 2021 = 7, 8, 9
U11 – U12; player age on January 1, 2021 = 10, 11
U13 – U14; player age on January 1, 2021 = 12, 13

Training
Hamber AT Field
U8 – U10 Fridays, 5:00-6:00pm
U11 – U12 Fridays, 6:00-7:15pm
U13 – U14 Fridays, 7:15-8:30pm

Coaching
Hawks coaches will run each session with a maximum ratio of 1 coach per 15 players, and a qualified head coach leading practices. Coaches will also be present for every game.

Junior Fall Season Fees
U8 – U10 $139*
U11 – U12 $159*
U13 – U14 $159*
* plus Volunteer Bond $50

Uniforms & Equipment
Participants are required to wear a Hawks reversible jersey (U8 – U12) or Hawks senior jersey (U13 – U14). More information will be distributed shortly if participants do not have a uniform from a previous program, or would like to purchase a new set, jerseys and other uniform pieces.

Please ensure each player brings a hockey stick, mouthguard, shinguards and a water bottle.

FHBC Fees
Hawks members will now be required to register and pay fees directly with FHBC. The FHBC Membership provides your insurance coverage for any sanctioned field hockey activity in BC.

FHBC fees are valid from September 1 to August 31 of each year, and they will be due before you begin any programs. Proof of FHBC registration will be required in the form of an uploaded copy of the receipt in order to register for all Hawks programs.

FHBC registration is available here (if you are renewing your existing membership (you've played before), start the process by searching for your existing #):
Please complete your FHBC registration BEFORE registering for a Hawks program.

FHBC Online Registration

Games
(Game schedule is subject to finalization by Junior Fall League under guidance of health authorities and FHBC)
Teams will be entered into a Fall Junior League. Other teams in the league include Polar Bears and Sea to Sky.

Games @ UBC (Map) (Field Access Map)
and Mulgrave (West Van) (Map) (Field Access Map)
Games will be scheduled on Saturdays and will be played home or away, one game per weekend.
U8 – U10 = quarter-field 60 minute games
U11 – U12 = half-field 60 minute games
U13 – U14 = half-field 60 minute games

Safety Protocols
We will continue to follow guidelines and protocols provided by viaSport, FHBC and provincial health authorities.

2021 Junior Fall Season Registration

Register today for our Junior Fall Season.

 

Junior Boys Friday Night Academy (Fall 2020)

Our fall Junior Boys Friday Night Academy provides an opportunity for our boys athletes to train together with our most experienced, high performance coaches. Whether you're relatively new to the game or are looking to take your game to the next level, this is an exciting opportunity to develop your game in a fast paced, fun, once-per-week training environment. This is an alternative for boys to the recreational fall league that is primarily girls.

All training will be overseen by current and former national team players or elite club coaches. Boys will be placed in skill groups (which are fluid, depending on training focus) to maximize the attention on their individual skill development. Opportunities for occasional games (Hockey 5's or traditional) will be explored through the autumn, depending on COVID-19 Return to Sport protocols. If a couple of games, or a variation of games, are possible, they will be included in the cost.
  • 12 week program of 75 minutes weekly training led by professional coaches
    • September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 16, 23, 30;
      Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4
  • Fridays, 7:15 to 8:30pm
  • Up to 22 athletes (U14, but must be 10 years-old: born 2011 to 2007)
  • Coach to player ratio 1:11
  • Coaches either Canadian National Team Players (Men & Women) or elite Club Coaches (with international and/or Provincial team coaching experience)
  • Athletes are expected to demonstrate commitment to the program, a strong work ethic and be open to constructive feedback.
  • Cost: $220 (includes Hawks Boy's Academy training top)
  • All training at Eric Hamber AT Field
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Goalie Training

Vancouver Hawks will be running a series of junior goalie training sessions as follows:

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:15pm, UBC Mini Field

April 1 to June 10

Wednesdays 5:15 – 6:00pm, UBC Mini Field

April 1 to June 10

Cost is only $40 for the entire season. Please note there are only 5 spots available for each session so please register quickly!

NOTE: Spring 2021 sessions cancelled upon recommendations of provincial health authority and FHBC.

Developing lifelong involvement in field hockey

Vancouver Hawks
Field Hockey Club

Box 18118
2303 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6M 2A3