Field Hockey is an incredible sport played around the World. It is the second most played sport (to soccer). Field Hockey is played at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and all ages around the globe!

Under the guidance of the former Canadian Men’s National Team Olympic and World Cup Coach, Shiaz Virjee, our curriculum involves an easy to learn and fun program which offers weekly training and games.

Overview

Girls will be taught skills, rules of the game and fair play in a fun environment.
Each training session will include progression of skills development and small games to allow each child to learn and implement skills learned. We encourage a lot of touches on the ball and making sure that children are involved in doing the drills with shorten wait times in queue. Simply put, the more touches a player has the faster they will progress in their skill development.

Who Should Participate?

  • This program is for the children born from 2013 to 2016 inclusive.
  • We welcome beginners and new players to join our Cubs program.
  • Athletes looking for an healthy activity and developing their motor skills
  • Athletes interested in playing team sport
  • Anyone who wants to be introduced to the incredible sport of field hockey

Coaching Staff

Training & Match details:

  • Season runs from early September to mid-November.
  • Team training sessions on Friday evenings from 4:30 to 6:00 PM at Kent Field, Crofton House School. (Training will move to Wright Field, UBC when it starts to get dark in late October)
    • Friday training dates are:
    • September 8 until November 18
  • Games on Saturday:
    • U6 & U10 Games are 4 v 4 on 1/8 of the field.
    • This provides each athlete more touches on the ball and to be more involved with the play during the game.
    • Home games at UBC/Crofton House School TBC
    • Away games at Mulgrave School (West Vancouver) between 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Details, Registration Deadline & Costs:

  • There is a limit for the number of athletes due to space limitations on the field – first come, first serve.

Not included:

  • Polar Bears Training Kit – Buy Training Kit
  • Please make sure your child brings a hockey stick, mouthguard, shinguards and a water bottle.

Cost:

  • U6 & U10 – $595 (plus GST) – Friday training and Saturday games

Please note athlete date of birth is determined as of 01 January 2023.

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Recent Testimonials

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

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

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

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

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