News and Announcements
Are you looking for something fun to do over Spring Break?
Consider enrolling into our Spring Break Field Hockey Camp!!!
When: March 25 – 27, 2019
Time: 9:00 to 11:00 am for U 12 and U15 age group.
The players will train separately, with their age groups
Where: Cunnings Field, Coquitlam
Objectives of the Camp – Basic to Intermediate level:
Develop graceful style of play
Teach correct technique to execute the basic skills
Develop game sense & decision making ability
Introduce the concept of triangle play
Develop game sense via mini games; game based training
Please go to “REGISTRATION” tab to access the registration form. Fee: $75.00
Space will be limited and must have at least 10 players to run camp.
Shiv’s Coaching Academy’s Vision is to Develop World Class Field Hockey Players
The Umpire of the Month for November is Alyssa Tong!
Alyssa, one of our younger and upcoming umpires, began playing for the club over 8 years ago. She began umpiring several years ago to develop a deeper understanding of the game. Her favourite part of umpiring is being able to support players and watch the Tri-City teams at all levels of play.
In addition to umpiring, Alyssa coaches one of our U12 teams in the Spring, and plays for the Tri-City Eagles Champions team during the fall. She also played for the Port Moody Secondary School, where she is in her final year of study. After Alyssa graduates this year, she hopes to play field hockey at a varsity level and pursue a nursing career.
We are fortunate to have such a bright, positive young lady on our umpiring squad. Thank you Alyssa for stepping up and representing our club!
A reminder to all Fall Women’s players that practices start the week of January 8th and league games start on January 12-13th weekend.
The League schedule to the end of the season:
- Games to February 16-17th weekend
- Make Up games on February 23-24th weekend
- Quarter Finals on March 2-3rd weekend
- Semi-Finals on March 9-10th weekend
- Finals on March 16-17th weekend
Games have been scheduled to the end of regular season play. (see attached document).
The document Schedule_as_at_Jan_2_2019__2_.xlsx was attached to this post.
Priya Puri is the TCE Umpire of the Month for October! In October she umpired the most games for the club, a total of 7 games in 3 weeks.
Since 2004, Priya has been involved with the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club as a player, coach and umpire. She has umpired for over 7 years, and is one of our senior umpires. She extremely reliable and always steps up to umpire and mentor last minute games.
Priya became an umpire because she wanted to improve her understanding of field hockey and build confidence. “Becoming an umpire helped me become a better player and develop personal everyday skills,” says Priya.
Currently, Priya is in her 4th year of the Forestry Science program at UBC, where she will be writing her undergraduate thesis next year. She hopes to continue conducting research that will benefit the forestry industry of B.C. Her tip to developing umpires is to “trust your instincts, communicate, and have fun!”
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication Priya!
For the month of September we would like to award Tienna Northgraves as our Umpire of the Month!
Tienna has been with the Tri-City Eagles Field Hockey Club for over 16 years as a player, umpire and coach. She is one of the club’s most senior umpires, and is a reliable umpire mentor. Tienna became an umpire over eight years ago to get more involved in the sport that she loves. In addition, field hockey runs within the family as her sister and mother also playe and umpire for the club!
“I like being able to use my umpire knowledge as an asset when playing and coaching,” said Tienna, “right now I continue to play on the TCE Women’s Division 2 team and coach the Spring U18 Venom.”
Outside of the field hockey world Tienna is completing a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology at Douglas College. In the future she hopes to work in the fields of harm reduction and counselling.
Tienna’s advice to younger umpires is to “ask questions! You will improve your umpiring skills with clarity and constructive criticism!” Thank you Tienna for all your hard work over the many years!