2021 Spring Funstix - Calgary


Funstix will be running in spring!

Ages 5-9 (Born between January 1, 2012 to May 1, 2016)

Must be 5 by the program start date.

This program is based on the fundamentals of field hockey. It is great for beginners!  Basic skills are taught through fun drills and weekly mini-games.  A T-shirt will be provided.  Athletes will need shin pads, socks and mouth guards.

We will be running sessions twice a week, working on fundamentals of field hockey while playing games. Please see below for the schedule and location.

Prior to registering, please read the following protocols below on the COVID procedures to see if you or your athlete qualify.

Based on AHS regulations each training session will be limited, so please register as early as possible.

 

Click here to register!

 

ALL athletes must follow the government of Alberta phase two COVID-19 guidelines for returning to sports and protocols established by FHA, FHC and coaches. Review the list below for the protocols you must adhere to prior to registering. It is critical that everyone abides by these rules for everyone’s health and safety.

  1. Maximum 10 athletes and coaches per group.
  2. Practices will be physically distanced, but all athletes must stick with their group of 10 for the entire season.
    1. Groups will not be switched at this point in time.
  3. Athletes are to maintain physical distancing off and on the field.
    1. They must maintain 2 meters (6.5 feet) of spacing.
    2. No contact allowed during practice.
  4. Masks must be worn at all times on and off the field.
    1. Except for when running around.
  5. ONLY athletes may attend the training.
    1. No spectators on the fields.
  6. Athletes are required to submit a daily COVID screening form (first thing in the morning prior to each session). 
    1. https://forms.gle/rUraGtEbBMwMpJEn8

    2. It is recommended that drivers escort the athlete(s) to the entrance where a coordinator will greet the athletes, to make sure their health check form has been filled out.
    3. Athletes will not be permitted to practice if these forms have not been completed prior to practice.
    4. Please do this first thing in the morning.
    5. If anyone is feeling unwell, please notify us and stay at home.
  7. Athletes cannot share equipment, water bottles, etc. with each other.
  8. Athletes cannot touch FHA equipment, including balls, cones, etc.
  9. Change rooms are NOT available. 
    1. Athletes must arrive dressed and ready to practice before arrival.
  10. Washrooms are not available for use, please use the facilities prior to attending practices.
  11. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to scheduled time(s), so come fully dressed and equipped.
    1. Athletes cannot enter the field until the previous group has left the field.
  12. Athletes must check in with the COVID officer at the entrance of the facilities prior to entering the field.
  13. Spectators are allow as long as you:
    1. Do not enter the field.
    2. Keep clear of the entrance/exits unless you are checking in.
    3. Sit/stand beyond the perimeter of the field.
    4. Stay physically distance from other
    5. There is a security guard on hand, if he/she deems it unsafe, viewers must relocate.
  14. Wear masks when checking in your athlete and when interacting with coaches, athletes, people.

 

 

Funstix Schedule

Cost: $200 + FHA Membership

 

Starting the week of May 3, 2021.

This also includes two tournaments (if AHS regulations permit):

  • Red Deer Tournament: June 5, 2021, Location & Details TBD (if AHS regulations permit)
  • Calgary Festival: June 27, 2021, Location & Details TBD (if AHS regulations permit)

 

LOCATIONS:

  • Aspen/Signal Hills/ West Springs - CANCELLED
    • Coach: Abby Fung
    • Assistant coaches: TBD
    • Date: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: Battalion Park School - 9850 Royal Oak Way NW

 

  • Auburn Bay/Mahogany/Cranston
    • Coach: Kenneth Serrien
    • Assistant coaches: Rensche Venter, Ashpal Atwal
    • Date: Monday 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: Auburn Bay School, 7 Auburn Bay Ave SE, Calgary, AB T3M 0K9

 

  • Evergreen/Bridlewood/Midnapore - CANCELLED
    • Coach: TBD
    • Assistant coaches: TBD
    • Date: Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: Centennial High School - 55 Sun Valley Blvd SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3W7

 

  • Mount Pleasant 
    • Coach: Alyson Jenkins
    • Assistant coaches: Michael Seth, Caileigh Coverdale
    • Date: Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: King George Elementary, 2108 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3M4

 

  • Mount Royal 
    • Coach: Avery Vadnai
    • Assistant coaches: Shelley Anderson, Sophie Anderson, Elliot Kellough
    • Date: Wednesday 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: 38 Avenue Park - 1316 38 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 2J7

 

  • Panorama/Evanston/Coventry Hills/Royal Oak/Tuscany
    • Coach: Huyen Way
    • Assistant Coaches: Ashley Grieve, Jason Luong, Makrukh Tanweer, Emily Gilman, Emilly Connolly 
    • Date: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: VIVO Soccer Fields - 259-263 Country Village Way NE, Calgary, AB T3K 5T9

 

  • Taradale
    • Coach: Gurminder Dhillon
    • Assistant Coaches: Mandeep Jhally
    • Date: Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Location: Ted Harrison School - 215 Tara Vista Way NE

 

  • Varsity - CANCELLED
    • Coach: Madison Macmillan
    • Assistant coaches: Maisie
    • Date: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, Sunday TBD
    • Location: Varsity Acres Elementary - 4255 40 St NW, Calgary, AB T3A 0H7

 

 

 

Click here to register!

 

Calgary Junior League FAQ

Q: What equipment is required?
A: Athletes are required to wear a mouth guard and shin pads during practices and games.  A field hockey stick is also required and can be purchased from the FHA office for the season, and can be purchase online during registration.  

T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters, jackets, shorts and athletic pants are recommended for games and practices.  All participants will be provided with at jersey for games and socks.  Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, games will go even if it is raining, they will only be cancelled for lightning.  Running shoes or field hockey turf shoes are required for games. Cleats damage the surface and are prohibited on turf.

Q: Can I rent a stick?
A: Due to the COVID, we are not renting sticks out at this time.

Q: Where can I purchase a field hockey stick?
A: AA Sports - Sohail Abdullah: sohail63@gmail.com or
    Kicks- http://www.kickssports.ca/ or

    FHA - https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=a71e044b upon registration.

Q: Where can mouth guards, shin pads or practice socks be purchased?
A: Most sporting good stores carry these items (Sport Chek, Sport Mart, Kicks, etc).  Call ahead to check availability.

Q: Where can I learn the basic rules of field hockey?
A: The following link is a good start: https://www.rulesofsport.com/sports/hockey-field.html

Q: It is game day and it is raining out, will there still be a game?
A: Games will run during the rain and light snow, they will be cancelled if there is lightning or the conditions     become dangerous.

Q: It is raining and there is a practice scheduled, do we still have practice?
A: Practices will run unless noted by coaches.  Practices will not be rescheduled.

For additional questions please contact Venus at admin@fieldhockey.ab.ca

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