News and Announcements
Fall General Meeting - September 12 @ 7 pm
Notice to all members:
The Fall AGM will be held on September 12th, 7pm, Hyacinth Park:
Notices of motion:
Amend section 2.2 or add a subsection to 2.2 of the Rules and Regulations.
Notice of motion to amend the rules and regulations, section 2.2:
At the end of the season, the team that finishes last in the 2nd Division will move to the 3rd Division for the next season and the team that finishes first in the 3rd Division will move to the 2nd Division for the following season.
Moved Lynn Montgomery, 2nd Shelley Andrews.
Motion to change rule 5.3b (Playoffs) from:
In semi-final playoff games, if a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five (5) minute break is allowed followed by one (1) sudden death overtime period of ten (10) minutes. If no team has scored at the end of sudden death overtime, penalty strokes will be taken following FIH rules.To
In semi-final playoff games, if a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five (5) minute break is allowed followed by one (1) sudden death overtime period of ten (10) minutes. If no team has scored at the end of sudden death overtime, a penalty shoot-out will be taken following FIH rules.
Motion to change rule 5.3c (Playoffs) from:
In final playoff games, if a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five (5) minute break is allowed followed by one (1) sudden death overtime period of ten (10) minutes. If still tied, the trophy will be shared by both teams.
In final playoff games, if a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five (5) minute break is allowed followed by one (1) sudden death overtime period of ten (10) minutes. If no team has scored at the end of sudden death overtime, a penalty shoot-out will be taken following FIH rules.
Moved by Ali Lee
Seconded by Shannon Petrovic
Coach Needed at Victoria High School!
Victoria High School is seeking a Senior Girls field hockey coach for the 2011 Fall field hockey season. Commitment to the team would likely involve:
- two games per week at UVic (Monday & Wednesday, 3:45pm)
- minimum of one practice a week at Victoria High School (3:30-4:45pm)
All administration and athlete transport will be taken care of. Coaches duties are mainly on-field with provided assistance from teacher/manager Gillian Hawkins.
If you are interested in this position please contact:
Coach Needed at Oak Bay High School!
Volunteer Coaching Position (September – early November, 2011)
The Oak Bay High School Field Hockey team is in desperate need of a coach (or two coaches working together) for their upcoming season. Practice times / days are up to the coach’s discretion. However, the team has historically practised from 7:00-8:00 a.m. Tuesday mornings at the Oak Bay Rec Centre indoor turf and after school on Thursdays at UVic. Game days are Mondays and Wednesdays, either from 3:30-4:30 or 4:30-5:30. The team is scheduled to play in tournaments as follows:
a) Friendship Cup (September 16th/17th)
b) Bridgman Tournament (Thanksgiving weekend)
c) Island Championships (end of October)
d) B.C. Championships (if qualify from Island zone – first weekend in November)
There is a very strong parental support network. No managerial duties are required. (Several of the parents also have coaching experience and could possibly fill in on the odd occasion.)
There is a range of abilities on the team, from beginners all the way to junior national team players. Last year the team won Islands and placed fourth at provincials. Due to the graduation of several key players, the depth of the team may not be quite the same this year. However, they are a keen, supportive, fun bunch of girls and they would be a fantastic group to coach!
For further information, please contact Deb Secco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-595-1403.
Get Back Into the Game Session
VILFHA is hold a pre-season tune-up, skill session for all members on August 27th.
The session will be run by Field Hockey BC’s High Performance Coach Shiv Jagday.
Time: 12 noon to 2 pm on the pitch followed by 30-45 minutes of video sessions off the pitch in the David Strong Building
Location: UVic water base & video session David Strong Building, C112
All attendees must pay your annual FHBC dues in advance: https://www.fieldhockeybc.ca/fhbc/membership.php
This session is open to all VILFHA members and coaches.
Questions: contact Rebecca Coutermarche @ email@example.com
Krista Thompson: 2011 Women in Sport Coach of the Year
April 6, 2011
The 3rd Annual Celebration of Women in Sport was held on April 3rd, 2011 at the Pacific Institute for Sport and Excellence in Victoria, BC. The luncheon honoured a variety of women involved in sport and also featured keynote speaker Kristina Groves, a four-time Olympic medalist in long track speed skating.
This year, Krista Thompson was honoured as the 2011 Women in Sport Coach of the Year. This is a very deserving award for Krista, as she has been highly involved in coaching field hockey of a variety of levels for many years. Currently the assistant coach of the UVic Vikes field hockey program with Lynne Beecroft, Krista spends her “free time” devoted to the field hockey community.
Krista helps organize practice plans for the Victoria Junior League Association, coaches and runs two Vancouver Island Ladies league teams (Lynx I and Lynx II), organizes coaches and practice plans for the BC Schools program on the island, head coaches the U18 Island High Performance program, offers coaching to other Vancouver Island Ladies league teams – all on top of her duties with the Vikes field hockey program. To cap it all off, Krista has spent the last couple of years learning from and helping out the Senior Women’s national field hockey team and more recently has focused her attention as the Junior Women’s national team assistant coach. She returned in late March from the Junior National team’s first tour of the year to San Diego in a 4-test series against the USA where Canada was successful in 3 of the 4 games.
Krista has contributed so much time and energy into developing young athletes that this award is very deserving for her. She is a mentor to so many aspiring field hockey players and her devotion and passion to improve the sport of field hockey in Canada is truly evident. We would like to congratulate Krista on this amazing accomplishment and we look forward to her success as she continues to improve field hockey in Canada.
Photo shows Krista Thompson (center) with Lynx athletes that she has coached (From L-R): Kathleen Leahy, Annie Walters-Shumka, Sarah Keglowitsch, Maddie Secco and Jaymie Tucker. Leahy, Keglowitsch and Secco are current members of the Canadian Junior National team.
Photo credit: Kathy Gaul
Write-up: Ali Lee