Great news Funstix families, we are now offering indoor field hockey training sessions!
DID YOU KNOW that indoor field hockey is considered a different sport from traditional outdoor field hockey and uses different sticks, balls and team sizes? Played on a hard surface with boards, it is excellent for developing quick reflexes and hand eye coordination and makes for a thrilling game!
SESSION 1 November to December 2021
SESSION 2 January to March 2022
FUNSTIX CO-ED For athletes born January 1, 2012 and later
SESSION 2 AT A GLANCE
Location: Remington YMCA (Quarry Park)
When: January 10 - March 14, 2022
Times: Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Cost: Funstix Program Fee $125.00
Deadline: January 14, 2021
To register go to Field Hockey Alberta Ramp Registration: Click here to Register
Register for Both Sessions and Save!
For additional information please contact Jenn Swagar (CJFH Program Coordinator) email@example.com
Program will focus on fun games and drills while incorporating basic skills for indoor field hockey. Key focus will be on physical literacy and FUN!
Sticks will be provided at practice.
SESSION 2 Funstix Program Fee: $125 Click here to Register
Registration Deadline: January 14, 2021
SESSION 1 Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm,
November 8 - December 20, 2021
SESSION 2 Mondays, 6:30 - 7:30 pm,
January 10 - March 14, 2022
No Sessions Family Day February 21, 2022
Remington YMCA (Quarry Park)
108 Quarry Park Road SE
Calgary Junior Field Hockey has adopted the COVID policies of their sport partners. Eligible Athletes and Adults must present AHS Immunization Record confirming two doses of vaccines, 2 WEEKS PRIOR to first practice or have a negative COVID test within 48 hrs of each practice/game.
Athletes under 12 must complete COVID screen prior to every practice/game.
We are mapping our programming to support the Long Term Athlete Development plan (LTAD) and the Long Term Hockey Development Plan (LTHD).
Supporting these evidence based protocols in sport helps our athletes and coaches develop and engage in sport with age appropriate skill requirements and fundamental physical literacy skills while making friends and building confidence.
Children aged 6 to 10 fall into the FunStix stage of learning and skill acquisition:
Stage 2 - FunStix
In the FunStix stage children need to participate in a variety of well-structured activities that develop basic field hockey skills and promote interest in physical activity. Physical literacy continues to be developed through activities involving the athlete in as many sporting activities as possible throughout the week. It is important that all children master fundamental movement skills before sport specific skills are introduced.
Competition should involve no formal game play. Modified games, such as the FunStix mini game, should be introduced. All activities are fun-based. The focus should be on creating self-esteem within participants by reinforcing individual effort and not keeping score.
Q: What equipment is required?
A: Athletes are required to wear a mouth guard and shin pads during practices and games. An indoor field hockey stick is also required and can be purchased or rented from FHA for the season, and can be ordered online during registration.
T-shirts, shorts and athletic pants are recommended for games and practices. All participants will be provided with a jersey for games and socks. Running shoes or indoor field hockey court shoes are also required.
Q: Can I rent an indoor stick?
A: Sticks will be provided at the facility. Should you wish to rent a stick for at home practice, they are available on the FHA registration site.
Q: Where can I purchase an indoor field hockey stick?
A: Sticks will be provided at the facility. Should you wish to purchase a stick for at home practice, be sure you purchase an INDOOR stick that is appropriately sized for your child. A stick that is too large creates improper body positioning and makes it harder to learn and harder to break bad habits down the road.
We recommend three locations to purchase indoor sticks:
Field Hockey Alberta: Go to registration link
AA Sports - Sohail Abdullah: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Where can mouth guards, shin pads or practice socks be purchased?
A: Most sporting goods stores carry these items (Sport Chek, Kicks, Canadian Tire, etc.). Call ahead to check availability.
Q: Where can I learn the basic rules of indoor field hockey?
A: The following link is a good start: https://youtu.be/1yP_Abs1iD0
Have more questions? Contact Jenn Swagar (CJFH Program Coordinator) email@example.com