Announcement

Fall "Season"

Posted by Vancouver Island Ladies Field Hockey Association on Sep 22 2020 at 01:44PM PDT
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The VILFHA executive are able to follow Ministry of Health/Public Health, ViaSport and Field Hockey BC Return to Play requirements and offer a modified fall season.

To register please complete this form before Sept 27 https://forms.gle/5gHHNLQaDayafEwU6

Facilities also have their own requirements – so, for example, UVic has not yet approved Field Hockey Victoria to play on the UVic turf. FHV is working with UVic around being able to access turf – however, initial games at least will be in Cowichan. .

VILFHA Executive conducted a survey of players and based on survey results, Return to Play – Second Stage – FHBC, and turf accdess we are offering a cohort-model game length scrimmage this fall.

This means:
Players will register as individuals – not as teams and there will be a temporary redistribution of participating players into cohorts. There will be up to 4 teams/cohort divided into 2 Divisions (players will self-select into either Div 1/2 or Div 2/3)

There will be additional roles within cohorts – such as Coach/leader; Safety Officer and potentially Umpire. Players are requested to please consider what additional roles they would be willing to fill – i.e. occasionally you could fill the role of Safety Officer for half your game rather than playing. Prior to playing information will be provided regarding the Return to Play requirements and roles.

All participants MUST be members of FHBC – annual membership is $86.00 for Senior player and $63.00 for <18 yrs.. VILFHA cost will be as low as possible – estimated at $40.00.

Please be aware that the season may be cancelled at any time based on Public Health requirements or facility requirements.

We recognize that there are people who already have contact with each other who should play together to limit unnecessary exposure to new people – and we know people want to play with friends – and every effort will be made to group people into cohorts based on information provided on registration form – but please remember – it is not a guarantee..(but we will do our very best)

Please recognize we cannot alter the FHBC Return to Play requirements – these are not up for discussion or debate – and must be followed closely. Requirements will be communicated closer to game day with everyone who is participating.

In summary – option for VILFHA fall season:

  • individual registration (not teams)
  • ‘cohorts’ will be formed out of available players
  • cannot change cohort
  • people asked to consider additional roles such as Safety Officer
  • Cost is approx $40 +FHBC membership
  • initially games will be played in Cowichan only due to turf availability – that will change if/when turf is available in Victoria (but at least 1/2 games will be in Cowichan)
To register please complete this form before Sept 27 https://forms.gle/5gHHNLQaDayafEwU6

Thank you to everyone.for your patience as we make our way through this! Our goal for this fall is to have fun, develop the league, develop skills with health as the primary consideration.

Thank you –
VILFHA Executive

For more information:
https://www.viasport.ca/return-sport
https://fieldhockeybc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-Second-Stage-Responsible-Return-to-Play-Framework-Field-Hockey-BC-COVID-19-Response-September-3-2020-Final.pdf

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