Cornershot - Official Newsletter
May 2013

Summer Field Hockey Events Underway

The FHBC events calendar gets particularly busy around this time of year.  Here's a quick look into whats coming up over the next few weeks.  17-20 May Vancouver International Tournament, 24-26 May U16 Boys and Girls Club Championships, 1-2 Jun U12 Boys and Girls Club Championships, 8-9 June U14 Boys and Girls Club Championships, 14-16 June U18 Boys and Girls Club Championships. 

 Congratulations to Athletes Selected for Team BC
Congratulations to the athletes selected as part of the high performance programs to represent BC for 2013.  Team BC will now train together in each of the stages of learning in preparation for the National Championships in June and July. You can see the selected teams below.  Girls Train to Train Girls Train to Compete Senior Women Boys Train to Train Boys Train to Compete
 Successful Parents Education Seminar
FHBC's Technical Head Coach Shiv Jagday is running a number of parent education seminars.  The first one took place on the North Shore where 15-20 parents attended.  The sessions aim to give parents a greater understanding of the types of activities that can be done at home to help young players develop their skills.  Click here to discover what was covered in the seminar.
Pat Hall Announces Retirement from VILFHA
The Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association (VILFHA) are hosting a retirement party and celebration for Pat Hall on June 15th.  Pat Has been an active member of VILFHA for 51 years and has retired from the executive board at the end of the 2012-2013 season.  FHBC would like to thank Pat for her huge contribution of voluntary time to field hockey and for her ongoing passion for the growth of women's field hockey. Please  click here to read more and find out more about Pat's retirement party.
Call for Officials
We are looking for an extra pool of umpires for the upcoming club championships.  There are various dates for tournament from U12's through to U18's.  To check the tournament dates please visit the FHBC calendar.  If you are available for any of the Club Championships please contact Nancy Plechaty.
Coach Highlights Importance of LTAD
Miami Heat - Stan Van Gundy - Expectation to Win

Check out this video of passionate coach Stan Van Gundy highlighting the importance of LTAD over the expectation to win and how it will impact on the skill development of our young players.   
Get Ready for the Euro Hockey League Finals

The Euro Hockey League finals will take place on 18 and 19 May in Amsterdam, Holland.  After the knockout stages started in March the 4 teams in the semi finals are, Ros Weiss Koln (Germany) vs KHC Dragons (Belgium) and Bloemendaal (Holland) vs Amsterdam (Holland). Visit the EHL Website to keep updated with the finals.   
14 BC Athletes Selected for Women's National Team

The Women's National Team has been announced for the Ireland Tour taking place in June with 14 players from BC selected.  This is the first tour under new coach Ian Rutledge and the first major international matches in the Women's National Teams new Olympic cycle.  For more information on the athletes selected please visit the FHC Website!   
World League Round 2: Watch Canada's Highlights
The Men's National Team recently took part in the World Hockey League Round 2 in France.  After recording wins in the first 3 games Canada lost to the tournament favorites Belgium.  Canada then met France in the final game, both battling to take 2nd Place, after gaining a 2-1 lead in the first half the Men's national team lost 3-2 taking 3rd place
Hockey World League Round 2 Paris: Day 1 - Canada v ScotlandHockey World League Round 2 Paris: Day 2 - Canada v PolandHockey World League Round 2 Paris: Day 3 - Portugal v Canada
Hockey World League Round 2 Paris: Day 4 - Canada v BelgiumHockey World League Round 2 Paris: Day 5 - France v Canada



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In This Issue
Upcoming FHBC Events
Congratulations to Team BC
Parents Education Seminar
Pat Hall to Retire
Call for Officials
Importance of LTAD
Euro Hockey League
Womens National Team
World League Round 2
In Short
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