The Tournament

Exciting tournament at Real Club de Polo de Barcelona, Spain featuring Men, Women, U18 boys and U18 girls teams. The tournament is played on water based pitches only – the club has 3 water based artificial turf pitches!

This is one of the most famous clubs in Europe with Polo grounds, tennis and field hockey facilities.

Club teams from all over Europe compete in this tournament and on our last trip Polar Bears played teams from England, Spain, Belgium and Holland. The tournament is once again expecting top teams from European countries.

This tour offers great opportunity to play top European teams in a tournament. Perhaps even catch FC Barcelona Football team game at Camp Nou!

TOUR DATES:

  • 29 December 2022 – 9 January 2023

AGES

  • 18 and Under as of Jan 1st of this year.

ITINERARY

  • Wednesday 28 Dec 2022—Depart YVR (Tentative date)
  • Thursday 29 Dec 2022 – Arrive in Barcelona
  • Friday 30 Dec 2022 – Training and evening in Barcelona
  • Saturday 31 Dec 2022 – Celebrate New Year in Barcelona
  • Sunday 1 January 2023 – rest & Sight seeing
  • Monday 2 January 2023 – Training and evening in Barcelona
  • Tuesday 3 January 2023 – Training and Exhibition game (TBC)
  • Wednesday 4 January 2023 – Training & Exhibition game (TBC)
  • Thursday 5 January 2023 – Sightseeing
  • Friday 6 – 8 Sunday January 2023 – Torneo Reyes Tournament
  • Friday 6 January Tournament Banquet
  • Monday 9 January 2023 – Return to YVR (Tentative date)

TEAM DETAILS

  • Polar Bears will feature a top level team to compete in this prestigious tournament

PARENTS ON TOUR

  • Enjoy a family vacation while watching your daughter compete in a European Tournament with great club atmosphere and enjoy the sights and food that Barcelona offers.

Trial

A tour deposit of $500 is required for all athletes payable before the trials to confirm your interest. Athletes not selected for the tour will receive a refund of $500 and athletes selected will have $500 credited to their tour cost.

Included in Tour

  • Pre-Tour Training
  • Highly Qualified & Proficient Coaching
  • Flights
  • Hotel Accommodation & Breakfast
  • Ground Transport
  • Tournament Entry
  • Team gifts

Items Not Included: Personal items, food, medical and travel insurance

A Valid Canadian Passport is required.

Travel Health Insurance & Cancelation Insurance Policy

Polar Bears strongly recommends that all athletes and parents travelling with us purchase or have medical and travel insurance to cover any emergency that may arise while travelling with the team. Medical treatments can very expensive and all athletes and parents must have sufficient coverage. Please consult your local insurance broker to purchase a plan that suits your needs.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • Once selected to a Polar Bears Team tour deposit becomes non-refundable.
  • A payment schedule will be sent out after selection. These cheques or e-transfers are due according to the payment schedule.
  • 150-130 days prior to Tour departure, loss of tour deposit & first installment
  • 129-100 days prior to Tour departure, loss of tour deposit, first installment and second installment
  • 99 days prior to Tour departure no refunds will be given
  • Please be advised that Polar Bears Field Hockey Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the tour. In the unlikely event that this occurs, all athletes will be notified immediately and a refund will be issued.
  • Please note that Polar Bears Field Hockey Ltd. reserves the right to increase the tour price in case of airline price increase for inflation or fuel prices.

Tour Cost

Tour cost is $3795 including the deposit.

If the tour is extended due to unforeseen circumstances, any additional costs including hotel, transport and other charges will be billed back based on final cost.

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Recent Testimonials

Shiaz and Arif absolutely live for field hockey! Their passion for the game is endless and a lifetime of experience is truly evident on and off the field. Their love for the game creates a dynamic atmosphere and the players are always fully engaged.

Shiaz’s insight with the post-secondary recruitment process over the last few years has been instrumental in guiding us through the process of our daughter’s field hockey career. He was with us step by step and it made things so much easier for us. We are so happy to be part of the Polar Bears Family.

Kim & Sinder Gill – Parents of Avani Gill #16, University of Maine 2021

Shiaz, Andrew & the Polar Bears program have been a fantastic part of our daughter’s field hockey development. They have been supportive and encouraging throughout, from starting as a Cub to giving her the opportunity to play Premier Division field hockey, preparing her for varsity field hockey. Shiaz was incredibly helpful with guidance about the different university programs, and seems to know every coach out there! We’ll always be grateful for the advice & help with university programs. Thank you Shiaz, Andrew, Arif & Polar Bears!

Jennifer Baird & Leith Dewar , Parents of Jocelyn Dewar- St. Andrews University class of 2023

Choosing to move our daughter from the local program to Polar Bears Field Hockey was the best decision we made in regards to her development as a player.  Competition level and the speed of the game at this level pushed players to grow.  Dedicated and knowledgeable coaching from Shiaz and Arif allowed our daughter to develop her skills which has now led her to achieve her goal of attending an NCAA Div 1 school in the fall of 2022.  Shiaz’s experience in dealing with post-secondary schools was pivotal in the decision making process.  A big thanks to Shiaz, Arif and the Polar Bears Program!

Colleen & Taka – Parents of Taylor Katsube, NCAA Div. 1 committed - Class of 2022

Choosing the Polar Bears program was a pivotal moment for our family. Shiaz and Arif embraced Saylor and were crucial in her development as an athlete and as a young woman (which is too often taken for granted).

The commitment on and off the field by the coaches, and senior Polar Bears players, was instrumental in developing the skills and mindset to achieve her goal of playing NCAA Div. 1 school. Having just returned from watching my daughter play for University of Maine Black Bears in her rookie season, I could not be more proud of my daughter and thankful to Shiaz, Arif and the entire club for truly enabling her to achieve this goal. The experience of playing for the Polar Bears in the Premier Division was priceless for Saylor to experience the game at speed and made transition smooth to Div. 1

Finally, I would personally like to thank Shiaz for his support of Saylor, and her parents , throughout the university recruitment process. We could not have done it without you.

I strongly encourage anyone looking at the Polar Bears program to join the club even if the drive is long (we were from Port Moody) as it was completely worth it!

Nick Kuefler , Saylor's dad - 2023 U18 Polar Bears

Polar Bears have exceptional coaches who are not only professional, but care about their players. Their expertise in coaching brings out the best in players, as they are supportive as well as encouraging through every step of the way. Russem got the opportunity to play varsity level field hockey because she was able to be apart of such an amazing environment that allowed her to develop her skills to the best of her abilities.

Kuljit & Parminder Gill - Parents of Russem Thind, University of British Columbia