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Coaching Opportunities

Field Hockey Alberta is hosting a FREE NCCP coaching clinic March 17 & 18.  Anyone can attend the session to gain coaching knowledge or even just to learn more about field hockey! Please view the attached flyer from our VP of Coaching for more details.

Click here to register!

Coaching Opportunities:
Queen Elizabeth High School coach needed!  Contact Scott Richmond for more details:
Phone: 403.777.6380

William Aberhart High School
Julie Farquhar: 403-669-6690

Roger Thirnbeck

We are deeply saddened to hear that Roger Thirnbeck, a former president of FHA, lost his battle to cancer at the end of October.

We would like to pass on our condolences to his wife Batch and their children Alan, Lara , Andrea and their families.

There will be a celebration of his life between 2.00pm and 4.00pm at the Edgemont Community Centre on November 19th.  Everyone can come and go as they please.

FHA will announce in the future an annual cash award, in Roger’s name, to be awarded to an under 21 member based on their contribution to the field hockey community in Alberta.

Below is a tribute to Roger written by Tony Stewart and Ben Johnson

Roger tribute for FHA

Indoor Umpiring Certification Clinics

You need to attend one EACH of a Part 1 and a Part 2

PART 1: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – The Rules
PART 2: Thursday, October 12, 2017 … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – How to Umpire

PART 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018  … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – The Rules
PART 2: Thursday, January 18, 2018 … 6:30pm – 9:30pm (with breaks) – How to Umpire

WHERE: 4303 – 11 St. SE

HOW MUCH: $50 (Payable to CLFHA)
Umpire Shirt: $40 (Payable to CLFHA)

Course Conductor: Keely Dunn

If you are unable to attend these in-person clinics, there are now online versions of the courses, available at Pricing for the online versions is $80 for certification, $40 for recertification.

To register, email the following information to the CLFHA Administrator (

  • Name
  • Email
  • Contact Phone #
  • Indoor Team(s)
  • Date of Part 1 & Date of Part 2


  1. Classroom (Part 1 AND Part 2 are Required)
  • Rules & interpretations
  • Knowledge of the game
  • What makes a good umpire?
  • Video footage
  • Become a more effective umpire
  • Q & A
  1. Written Exam:
  • Exam is sent by email (open book) and examinees have 7 days to return it however they see fit
  • Course Conductors will send as .DOC. which they will mark(up) them and send back
  1. Field Assessment
  • You will be scheduled or can request opportunities to shadow experienced umpires
  • Then you will umpire with an experienced umpire or umpire-coach shadowing you
  • Then you work with the League Coordinator and an Assessor to schedule a field assessment
  • You get paid retroactive to the beginning of the season for games where you umpired (i.e. blow the whistle)

“Why Umpire”

  • It’s rewarding, challenging and fun / helps you understand more about hockey
  • You give back to the sport / become certified and get paid

Casino Volunteering Opportunity

We have a great fundraising opportunity for spring Calgary junior programs, membership fees or summer academy and provincial team fees.

Alberta Field Hockey Association and Alberta Women’s Field Hockey Association have upcoming casino volunteering opportunities!  Our Alberta Field Hockey Association Casino is scheduled for January 29 & 30, 2018.  Our Alberta Women’s Field Hockey Association casino is scheduled for March 12-13, 2018.

If you sign up for a casino there will be a $150 credit off provincial programming, or any Calgary Junior Programs per shift.  For adult programming the casino will cover your FHA membership fees ($68).

If you are interested in a casino shift please e-mail your full name, phone number, date(s), day or night shift, position, what you would like to apply the credit to, and if you would like two shifts.

You will receive a reminder/confirmation e-mail one or two weeks before the event.  The casino is a Cash Casino 4040 Blackfoot Trail SE.  You will need to bring a piece of photo ID.  All volunteers must be 18+.

Field Hockey Umpiring Course

FHA/CJP are running an introductory umpiring course for athletes and parents who want to start learning how to umpire, and officiate in the CJP Fall Leagues. No experience is necessary, in fact it’s a benefit!

The course will take place on a single evening, and will consist of a powerpoint presentation, videos, demonstrations of plays, group work, discussions, Q+A. And then the practical part will be outside, actually blowing a whistle and making the appropriate signals.

The course is free to 2017 CJP athletes and their parents. FoX40 whistles will be available ($5)

When and where:

Tues 5th Sept

6.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Banff Trail Community Hall

2115 – 20 Ave NW

To register or ask questions please contact Tony Stewart at



Age (if under 21)

Club / Team



Pre-course information, including the manual, will be sent out a week prior.