2021/2022 CJFH Winter Program

Great news Calgary Junior Field Hockey 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 - Skills: November to December 2021

Session 2 - Games & Tactics: January to March 2022

U12 CO-ED  For athletes born January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2011

U14 CO-ED  For athletes born January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2009



Location:   The University of Calgary, Gold Gym.

Dates:       Tuesdays, February 1 - March 29, 2022

Times:       U12+U14 6:30-8:00 pm

Costs:        CJFH Program Fee $160 + UofC Facility Fee $100

You must register for both Program Fee and Facility Fee to participate in this program.

To register for Program Fee go to Field Hockey Alberta Ramp Registration:  https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=a71e044b

To register for UofC Facilities, go to: https://www.ucalgary.ca/ActiveLiving/registration/Program/2293?path=All_Field-Hockey




    SESSION 2: Reinforcing skills learned in Session 1, this program will highlight tactics for small game play and more advanced indoor skills. March Madness - a month filled with games only!

  2. COSTS

    During these unprecedented times, we are very fortunate to partner with the University of Calgary for our indoor gym facilities. Due to University policy, athletes must register directly with UofC for the facility portion of their fees.

    1) CJFH Program Fee                               $160                Click here for FHA
    2) UofC Facility Fee                                   $100                Click here for UofC
    You must register for both the Program Fee and the Facility Fee

  3. WHEN

    SESSION 2: February 1-March 29 2022
                        U12+U14: 6:30-8:00pm

  4. WHERE

    Kinesiology Complex, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 


    CJFH abides by the COVID policies of their sport partners. Athletes eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccination 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.

    Currently, athletes under 12 must complete COVID screen prior to every practice/game.



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: Yes, they are $5.00 for the season from FHA go to the registration link.

Q: Where can I purchase an indoor field hockey stick?
A: 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:  sohail63@gmail.com 
Kicks: http://www.kickssports.ca/ 

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

For additional information, please Jenn Swagar (CJFH Program Coordinator) programs@fieldhockey.ab.ca


LONG TERM HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT (LTHD) 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.

Children aged 11 to 14 fall across two stages of learning and skill acquisition:

Stage 3 - Learning to Train (Ages 9-12 males, 8-11 females)

In this stage, attention focuses on building the athlete’s foundational movement skills and begins to expand the repertoire of field hockey basics.

Participation in multiple physical activities and sports is still recommended. 

Stage 4 - Training to Train (Ages 12-16 males, 11-15 females)

The major focus of this stage is on the consolidation and implementation of the basic skills of field hockey and the use of decision-making skills.

The athletes may play to win and do their best, but they still need to focus more time on skill training and physical development over competition. This approach is critical to the development of top performers and maintaining activity for the long-term.

Have questions? Contact Jenn Swagar (CJFH Program Coordinator) programs@fieldhockey.ab.ca


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