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Junior League needs YOU!

Posted by Ali Baggott at Mar 12, 2015 10:43PM PDT

The Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is recruiting coaches and soon to be coaches to help our wonderful program that spreads our favourite sport of field hockey to the developing youth. It is great to enjoy PLAYING but we can learn a lot about ourselves as coaches AND we need to continue to give back and develop the league to keep our sport growing! Be a part of that movement and it starts RIGHT NOW!

I am one of the Master Coaches for the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association and my job is to help coach the coaches – that’s YOU! Regardless of your expertise, ability or experience YOU are a fitting coach for this league as long as you want to help grow the game and you enjoy the sport yourself :) Now, stay with me…

This year’s league starts April 11 (boys) and April 12 (girls) and runs to June 22. Don’t worry you are allowed to have other commitments and go on holidays. I will shuffle coaches around to meet YOUR flexibility and schedule! I still want your commitment so IF you are event the slightest bit interested and want to ask super specific questions about any hesitations just e-mail me back and let me know the following:

1. Are you interested in helping coach April 11-June 22 (all sessions at UVic) ?
2. Specify if you have a preference for a particular day/time OR what gender and age group you want to coach (specify if you have no preference)
3. Specify if you have someone you want to coach WITH (whether that’s a specific person or for ex. you want to learn from a more experienced coach)
4. Specify what role you think YOU would take on if you know (lead coach, assistant coach, parent coach)
5. Would you be interested in helping in multiple age groups?

That being said, here are the commitments and age groups;

KINDIES (Boys & Girls Age 4-5) : Sundays 9-10 am

Under 8: Sundays 9-10 am
Under 10: Sundays 10:15-11:45 am
Under 12: Sundays 12-1 pm & Thursdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 13: Sundays 1:15-2:15 pm & Thursdays 7:30-8:30 pm
Under 15: Sundays 2:30-3:30 pm & Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Under 18: Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm

Under 8: Saturdays 9-10 am
Under 10: Saturdays 9-10:30 am
Under 13: Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am & Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 15: Saturdays 10:45-11:45 am & Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm
Under 18: Tuesdays 7:30-9 pm

There will be a Coaches Meeting on April 7th and April 8th at UVic’s McKinnon Building, Room 150, from 7:00-8:30pm. You must attend one of these sessions.

Before you get intimidated by commitments – did I mention that a Master Coach will typically be at your sessions to help you out and guide you and help YOU learn! ALSO EVERY session comes with a practice plan! SO, all I need from you is your time and commitment and if you aren’t entirely sure yet – just e-mail me back to let me know you are interested.

All of the league information is available online at

Looking forward to hearing back from each of you! Please pass this on to anyone else you think might be a fitting and/or interested coach in our spring league. Everyone is welcome to help!

Please note the revision for this year’s play-off dates.

Semi-finals to be held on Saturday March 21st

Finals to be held on Saturday March 28th

Original post regarding the play-offs has been modified to reflect this error.

Thank you!



As the end of the regular season draws nearer please make yourself familiar with the upcoming playoff dates and times based upon your final regular season standings. Please note the Saturday times begin at 8:00 a.m.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
8:00 AM – Div 2 Semifinal (#1 vs #4)
9:45 AM – Div 2 Semifinal (#2 vs #3)
11:15 AM – Div 3 Semifinal (#1 vs #4)
a:00 PM – Div 3 Semifinal (#2 vs #3)
2:45 PM – Div 1 Semifinal (#1 vs #4)
4:30 PM – Div 1 Semifinal (#2 vs #3)

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00 AM – Division 3 Final (Winners of Mar. 21 Semifinals)
12:00 PM – Division 2 Final (Winners of Mar. 21 Semifinals)
2:00 PM – Division 1 Final (Winners of Mar. 21 Semifinals)

All games will take place at the University of Victoria (Field 1).

For questions or concerns please contact Ronnie Lee, Director of Operations, at or (250) 727-6033.


VICTORIA, B.C. – In anticipation of the start of the youth Spring League programs beginning in early April, the Victoria Junior Field Hockey Association is hosting it’s second in as many weeks Come Try the Game Free! day.

Victoria Junior Field Hockey’s annual Come Try the Game Free session is happening at the University of Victoria this Sunday, March 8, from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Sunday parking is FREE but we advise all participants to arrive a few minutes early to find their correct age group and get equipped with the right sized stick.

Bring your kids, friends, neighbours, or family aged 4-18 to try the sport you love! We provide sticks, balls, coaching, and fun!

If you aren’t able to volunteer your time as a coach and you want to help spread the game this is the best way possible! Forward this on to your friends and family and help grow the game!


WHEN: Sunday, March 8
WHERE: University of Victoria, Rubber-based Fields
WHEN: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
WHAT: FREE session to introduce field hockey to girls and boys
WHO: Girls and boys aged 5-18


Field Hockey Canada’s Women’s National Program has named twenty-two athletes to the Women’s National Junior Development Team set to take part in a four-game series versus the American Under-21 team at Spooky Nook in Lancaster, Pennsylvania from February 9-17, 2015.

The athletes were selected from the recently named Women’s National Team Junior Development Squad.

Several of the players are former or current VILFHA members including:

Lexi De Armond (Lynx 1, Island Wildcats)
Jenna Dhillon (Lynx 1, UVic Vikes)
Lindsay Cole (Lynx 1, UVic Vikes)
Sara Goodman (Flickers, Island Wildcats)
Asst. Coach – Krista Thompson (Lynx 1, UVic Vikes)

The Under 21 team will be playing matches on Feb. 12, 13, 15 and 16 in the unique, world-class and domed artificial water-based turf in Spooky Nook. This program is aimed at preparing the women for 2016 Junior World Cup qualification, which will be held late 2015/early 2016.

Throughout 2015, the juniors will continue to train with the direction from the National Program individually, at various training camps, and in competitions such as this one with the United States.

Full Team roster:

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