Field Hockey Academy
on the North Shore!
Registration open until March 3 2017
for the 2017-18 school year. To register, visit the NVSD Academy Website.
Please see the Field Hockey Academy document A YEAR IN REVIEW 2015-2016.
2016-17 Academy athletes - please see HOW TO REGISTER/DOVETAIL INTO THE SPRING REGIONAL PROGRAM & TOURNAMENT!
This is a partnership between FHBC, NVSD, WVSD and WVFHC and will deliver to the needs of the student athletes. Training takes place every other school day in the afternoon, typically between 1.30-3pm at Rutledge (Ambleside Park) in West Vancouver or Sutherland School in North Vancouver. All participating athletes will receive PE credit for their involvement with the Academy. More information provided below.
Information Evening 2017
An open information evening for interested parents/athletes was held in January. An information evening for registered athletes was held in April.
If you have further questions, please see the NVSD Field Hockey Academy webpage for all information or contact Melody Haddow, FHBC Athlete Program Manager.
What is the FHBC Field Hockey Academy?
FHBC has formed partnerships with North Vancouver School District (NVSD) and West Vancouver School District (WVSD) with support from West Vancouver Field Hockey Club (WVFHC) to provide the opportunity for student athletes to further their athletic potential in the Field Hockey Academy.
FHBC appoints expert and fully qualified coaches to lead the Academy programs. The program is designed to be complimentary to FHBC’s Regional programming. All Academy players (meeting the selection criteria and program policies of the FHBC regional programming) will be eligible to dovetail into Regional Program for the four week tactical block prior to the Regional Tournament (where Provincial selections are made) in April.
Some Essential Information
The Academy is open to grade 8-12 students, male and female. Applications accepted from cross boundaries, with NVSD pupils given a priority and a lottery system (administered by NVSD) applied to the waitlist.
Students continue to play school field hockey for their current school and do not transfer to the academy host school for the High School season.
The Academy will operate from about 1-3pm every alternate day on a 2-week rota (Monday, Wednesday, Friday in week 1 and Tuesday, Thursday in week 2).
Training groups will be split in various ways depending on session structure: ability / stage of development, school grade/age or district.
Sutherland Secondary will be the host school with indoor, fitness and education related elements on site but the majority of field sessions held at Rutledge field.
The annual fee for the program is $2500.
The coach to athlete ratio is based on 1:8 or a maximum of 10 students. Sessions are supported by a teacher (who attends all sessions and reports on progress as per a normal PE class). All students stay at their own school for all other curricular subjects but go to location specified (field or Sutherland) for Academy sessions. Transportation is the responsibility of each athlete/family.
Students receive academic credit for their involvement in the Academy. Curriculum will focus on long term player development through a holistic approach. This curriculum meets BC Educational standards and will be ratified by NVSD prior to implementation.
NVSD is in charge of and leads on administration, registration, payment and the selection lottery for accepting wait-listed applications.