Coaching Clinic

Hey, Coach! We appreciate the support and time coaches share with our players to improve their skills and develop their field hockey game.

To help you with planning and prep for the upcoming indoor season, we are hosting a free Coaching Clinic next week.

Wednesday, October 25th @ 7-8:30 PMTansley Woods Community Centre – Community Room 5

Attendees will learn:
– basic game play for young players
– the fundamental skills that players should be taught at the house league level and how to teach these skills effectively
– how to put a session plan together
– how to provide feedback and correct issues

Sara Restani will lead the clinic. Along with being a passionate advocate for the sport, Sara has been a coach with HFHC for 12 years, is an NCCP Competition Introduction Certified Coach in Field Hockey and NCCP Field Hockey Coach Learning Facilitator. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

If you have questions about the clinic or the upcoming season, please email youth@haltionfieldhockey.com

Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7-9pm at Tansley Woods Community Centre

We invite you to join us for our Annual General meeting on August 23. Your input and contributions are so very important to the continual growth, development, and success of our Club, and we encourage you to come and have your say.

Agenda

  • Call to order
  • Approval of minutes from 2022
  • Director Reports
  • Election of Directors:
    • President (no incumbent)
    • Secretary
    • Director, Senior Programs (no incumbent)
    • Director-at-Large (2 positions)
  • Appointment of auditors
  • Any other business

If you are unable to attend the AGM, please complete the Proxy form to have your vote counted

To submit a nomination for Board of Director positions, please complete this form

Bylaws
Financial Report (to come)

Halton Junior Festival 2023

Running June 3 – 4, 2023 at Norton Park in Burlington, it’s time to register for the 4th Annual Halton HFC Junior Festival.

Open to U14, U16, and U18 teams, the festival will run on two fields, round-robin style format.

U14 division will be 7-a-side, half field games, U16 & U18 will be 11-a-side full field. Hotel blocks have been set aside for teams traveling from out of town. Register today – http://haltonfieldhockey.powerupsports.com

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Learn-To-Play – March 25, 2023

New to Field Hockey? Want a refresher before the outdoor season starts? Sign up for Learn To Play: https://forms.gle/VGxUoJykyfDLgs688

Back The Pack on September 25

We are excited to welcome members of the Women’s National Team on September 25 as they run two sessions of games and competitions, skill development, and fun. All proceeds will go towards the “Back The Pack” fundraising efforts. To learn more about the campaign, visit https://fieldhockey.ca/wnt-back-the-pack/

Details

  • Morning session is for boys and girls aged 6yrs to 13yrs (born 2009 – 2016)
    9:30am-12:30pm
  • Afternoon session is for boys and girls aged 14 and up (born 2008 and earlier). Adults are also welcome.
    1pm- 4pm
  • Location: Norton Community Park, Burlington
  • Open to all skill levels
  • Cost: $35

Registration is open in our member portal.

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Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, August 24, 2021  7-9pm at Haber Community Centre 

We invite you to join us for our Annual General meeting on August 24. Your input and contributions are so very important to the continual growth, development, and success of our Club, and we encourage you to come and have your say. Meeting will also be streamed via Zoom

Agenda
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of the minutes from 2021
3. Directors’ reports
4. Election of Directors
5. Appointment of auditors
6. Other business

RSVP using this link: https://form.jotform.com/222055016276247

If you are unable to attend but would still like your vote counted, please complete the Proxy form and send to: info@haltonfieldhockey.com

Junior Development Camp

Are you a high schooler trying out for your school’s team in the fall? Get a head start by signing up for one of the full-day development camps – August 15 or 22, 2022 at Norton Park. Space is limited.

Time: 8am – 4pm
Price: $75 per day
Hosted and coached by McMaster University’s Field Hockey Team
Open to players born 2005-2009
Players must have mouth guard and shin pads. Sticks available if needed.

To register, click here https://haltonfieldhockey.powerupsports.com/

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U16 Girls Indoor Team Tryouts

The Club will be hosting tryouts on Tuesday October 5, 6:30 pm – 9 pm at James Hill PS in Oakville.

The team(s) will represent the Club at the Ontario Winter Games qualification tournament November 10-11 at York University, as well as compete at other tournaments and leagues during the winter season. Note: more than one team may be selected, but only the top seeded team at qualifier will move on to OWG.

Requirements for team selection:

  • Girls born 2005 or later
  • Mus be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Must be able to commit to training Tuesday nights 630-9pm, the OWG qualification in November, and OWG March 5-6, as well as other tournaments and games as decided by coaches and program director

Spectators will not be allowed in the gym during tryouts or practices. More info on tournaments will be provided to players selected. Any questions can be directed to the Program Director

Halton FHC Receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant

In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.  

Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well. Our club and the communities we serve have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.  

We recently received confirmation that we are amongst nearly 300 sport and recreation organizations nationally to be provided with grant support through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact it will have on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country. 

With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll be able to put in place a comprehensive and safe return-to-sport program, ensuring that all our members experience the joy of being back on the field knowing we have made it safe for them to do so.

Halton FHC takes the Responsible Coaching Pledge

As a club, we have always prided ourselves on the dedicated and committed coaches who have worked with our athletes. They have helped shape and inspire many young people who have gone on to do amazing things in our sport – from learning the basics and making their high school teams, to University and NCAA, and to Provincial and National honours. It is with that commitment in mind that we take this pledge.

The Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM) is a call to action for sport organizations, parents, and coaches to enact responsible coaching across Canada – on and off the field.

The RCM is a multi-phase movement that affects all sport organizations and coaches across Canada. It stems from extensive and ongoing consultation with the sport community in Canada that showed us some of the systemic issues in sport, the role various parties play, and strategies for addressing these issues.

The Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport support the Canadian sporting community in improving practices that ensure the health, safety and well-being of all participants.

The RCM will enhance our existing coaching practices, provide our coaches with tools to guide their continued development, and allow parents and participants to feel confident that we have the health and safety of everyone first and foremost in mind.

To learn more about the RCM, visit https://coach.ca/responsible-coaching-movement