General FAQ

+ Who is involved with the club?

The Board consists of dedicated hockey-focussed people with a strong desire to improve skill levels by providing increased practice times and specific techniques for interested athletes. These members bring hockey experience at a Club, Regional, National and Olympic level and from a local and international context. Sea-to-Sky FHC is committed to providing athletes of all levels with a competitive and enjoyable environment.

+ What are the practice and game times?

Practices will run at Mulgrave School Fields in West Vancouver.

Junior Girls: U6 – U7 Program (b. 2010 - 2011) • Practice: Friday 5.30 pm to 6:30pm • Location: Mulgrave School • Games: Saturday afternoon 1-5pm (exact time TBD) • Practices start Friday September 8th to November 22nd. • Games start September 9th to November 25th.

Junior Girls: U8-U9 Program (b. 2008-2009) • Practice: Friday: 5:30pm to 6:30pm • Location: Mulgrave School • Games: Saturday afternoon 1-5pm (exact time TBD) • Practices start Friday September 8th to November 22nd. • Games start September 9th to November 25th.

Girls' League: U10 Program (b. 2007) • Practice: Tuesday and Friday 6pm to 7:30pm • Location: Mulgrave School • Games: Saturday afternoon 1-5pm (exact time TBD) • Practices start Tuesday September 5th to November 24th. • Games start September 9th to November 25th.

Girls' League: U11 - U13 Program (b. 2004 - 2006) • Practice: Tuesday and Friday 6pm to 7:30pm • Location: Mulgrave School • Games: Saturday afternoon 1-5pm (exact time TBD) • Practices start Tuesday September 5th to November 24nd. • Games start September 9th to November 25th.

Women’s league U14-U18, (b. 2003-2000) • Practice: Tuesday & Friday 7:30pm - 9:00pm • Location: Mulgrave School • Games: Mostly Saturday • Field: TBD, the League makes field arrangements for the games

• Practices start Practices start Tuesday September 5th to November 24th

• Outdoor game season: September 2017 – March 2018

• Outdoor practice: September - November 2017

• Indoor practice: December 2017-March 2018

• Note: Games will not be played at Mulgrave School, but on water-based turf in Greater Vancouver

Boys/Men's Section

There are no immediate plans for our Boys/Men's section in 20176/2018 season.

Indoor Hockey

The Sea-to-Sky FHC believes that Indoor Hockey is a fun, high skilled and complimentary game that engages and teaches strong basic technical and tactical skills suitable to all forms of hockey. The game is played indoors on hard surfaces (like school sports gymnasiums), or under cover on artificial turf surfaces (like a bubble over a tennis court), and intends to embrace the indoor hockey programs that have been popular on the North Shore for its members to enjoy.

See our programs page for more details on our indoor program. Our indoor program will run December-February.

+ What are the commitment expectations?

The field hockey season runs September to March for the U14-U18 age group and September to November for all other age groups. Consistent attendance is required. We expect an 80% participation rate to practices and games. Inconsistent attendance at practice or the missing of games affects the entire team’s performance. If you are unable to meet these criteria please reach out to us for a solution.

+ Will the program continue during the spring league?

Yes, our practices will continue to run once or twice per week, depending on age group, with one game on the weekend. U6-U9 games will be organized internally. U10-U18 teams will play in the Greater Vancouver Spring League. Registration for Spring League will open in November. Priority will be given to our current Sea-to-Sky FHC players.

+ Uniform requirements?

Yes, each player will be expected to purchase both training and game uniform through the club. These will be used for several years. See registration page for more info.

+ Is insurance included?

Yes, insurance is included for all our athletes through Field Hockey BC.

+ Who are practice coaches and game coaches?

Practice coaches will be provided by the club, and each will be assisted by a qualified senior coach with international experience. Game coaching will consist mainly of field hockey knowledgeable parents.

+ Who are the coaches?

See Our Coach Profiles page.

+ Why is the registration fee higher than other field hockey clubs?

Sea-to-Sky FHC provides 3 hours of training per week in addition to one game each weekend. Our coaches are paid, experienced and senior-qualified.

+ What does the fee cover?

All practices, games, Field Hockey BC registration, club administration and coaching fees are covered in your annual membership dues.

+ Are new players welcome?

Yes, all U6-U11 players are welcome. It is never too late to learn the proper skills that will make your athlete a life-long field hockey player.

U12-U17 players are required to have field hockey experience. If you have questions, please email us.

+ Where can I buy field hockey equipment?

Equipment can be bought on-line or through our local Field Hockey Shack, www.fieldhockeyshack.com. Each athlete will need a stick, mouth-guard, shin pads and turf shoes.

+ Are there any coaching volunteer opportunities?

Yes, we will require parents to help coach at weekend games. We will provide training for parents in order to maintain the high quality of sportsmanship.

+ Are there any umpiring opportunities?

We would like to have parents and our athletes umpire on the field during the U6-U13 games. We will supply education for parents and athletes as we would like our umpires to be both mentors and teachers to help the girls understand the game and the rules.

We will need umpires for the Women’s League games. Please contact us if you are interested.

+ Where is the Mulgrave School turf located?

Mulgrave School is conveniently located in West Vancouver.

2330 Cypress Bowl Ln. West Vancouver, BC V7S 3H9

What is the game day?

• Games are on Saturday between 1:00pm - 5:00pm from September to November.

+ Women's League: U14-U18 Programs (b.2000-2003)

Which age groups can sign up?

• Those born between 2000 and 2003 are eligible for our U14-U18 teams. If you are older than 18, please contact us.

Spring league registration 2018?

• Registration for Spring League will open in November. Please see details on our Programs page.

+ What happens if I'm on the wait list?

You will be contacted by the club directly should this situation arise. We will do our best to provide all athletes with a team.

+ How can you track the athletes’ progress?

A big part of our club is about creating a vibrant community for our athletes and their families. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to come to practices and games, as well as discuss your athlete with the coach. We will be tracking the girl’s progress and have suggestions for improvement.

+ How can I help support the club?

In addition to volunteering, we are actively seeking donations and sponsors for our club.

+ Who can I contact for more information?

Please email the club at info@seatosky.com.


Junior Girls: U9-U13 Development Programs (b.2004-2008)

+ What will be the game format?

U6-U9 games still to be determined in cooperation with our head coach .

U10-U13 will play on a half field, 8 versus 8 with goalies.

U11-U12 will play on a half field, 8 versus 8 with goalies.

+ Will there be an indoor program?

Yes - please see our Programs page for more details on our indoor programs

+ Will there be friends’ requests?

This will not be possible as teams need to be balanced carefully by the coaches. However, our girls will be on the field together regularly for practices and games and will be given ample opportunity to socialize within the club setting.

+ What is the game day?

Games are on Saturday between 9:00am - 1:00pm from September to November.


Women's League: U14-U18 Programs (b.2000-2003)

+ Which age groups can sign up?

Those born between 2000 and 2003 are eligible for our U14-U18 teams.

+ Spring league registration 2018?

Spring league registration 2018? Registration for Spring League will open in November. Please see details on our Programs page.

+ At which turf will the girls play their women’s league games?

The girls will play mainly on a water-based turf, allocated to us by the Women’s League organizers. Games will not be played at Mulgrave Field.

+ Will there be tryouts?

Yes, we will hold assessments in order to create balanced teams. All athletes are welcome. U14-U18 players are required to have field hockey experience. If you have questions, please email us.

+ How many teams will enroll in the women's league?

We are aiming to have 2 teams represent Sea-to-Sky FHC in the Women’s League.

+ Will there be friends’ requests?

This will not be possible as teams need to be balanced carefully by the coaches. However, our girls will be on the field together regularly for practices and games and will be given ample opportunity to socialize within the club setting.

+ Will there be travel teams?

Yes, please visit our website for travel opportunities.

+ What is the game day?

Games will be played mainly on Saturdays.