Exciting 4 day Back to School Camp – with experienced coaches

  • Get ready for your upcoming School or Club season with top skills training
  • Proven camp curriculum designed to refine and teach latest skills
  • Build confidence after your summer off and get ready to make your mark as the season starts
  • Coaches for field players and goalies
  • Space is limited in the camp to allow for ample individual attention and low player to coach ratio

Coaching Staff

Polar Bears athletes and teams will be coached by experienced coaches and training staff.

Dates, Times & Locations

  • Camp location: Crofton House School
  • Camp Dates: Monday August 26th to Thursday August 29th.
  • Camp Hours: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM (scheduled breaks throughout the session)

Camp Details

  • Each athlete will receive top coaching at the camp
  • Each athlete will receive a camp shirt
  • Athletes must bring snack/lunch and water each day to eat during breaks
  • Athletes will be grouped by age and ability. Typical age groups:
    • 6-10 years
    • 10-12 Years
    • 13-14 Years
    • 15-18 Years

FAQ

  1. Do the Camps still run if it is raining? Yes – we will run rain or shine!
  2. Is it possible to get a tax receipt? We give out tax receipts when requested. Please contact us and we will be more than happy to send you a tax receipt.
  3. What equipment is required to play field hockey? Each player needs to supply their own mouth guard, shin guards and hockey sticks. Turf boots or running shoes with good grip are all you require to wear on your feet.

Love your hockey? Register for both Back to School Camp and Specialty Skills Session. For Specialty Skills Session, please click here.

Registration & Payment

  • Camp fee is $345 (plus gst) for each athlete
  • Camp size is limited! Register early to avoid disappointment of sold out camp! We sold out last year!

We reserve the right to cancel the Back to School Camp, change format, or add another location in Vancouver based on Covid-19 rules that restrict number of athletes allowed on the field, or due to insufficient registration.

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Making quality players

Recent Testimonials

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

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

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