Overview

Our Specialty Skills Sessions is aimed specifically at the athlete who is interested in learning specific field hockey skills and techniques with a strict player to coach ratio of 4::1. These skills and techniques include: 1 v 1 eliminations, 3D skills, hitting hard and accurate tomahawks, pushing out penalty corners, stopping penalty corners, drag-flicking, throwing aerials, penalty flicks, squeeze shots, and much more!

Goalkeepers

Our goal is to build confidence and learning modern day goalkeeping techniques in a fun and safe learning environment. The ultimate emphasis is to promote technical and tactical goalkeeping development through fun and exciting activities.

Coaching Staff

Polar Bears athletes and teams will be coached by experienced coaches and training staff. The coach to player ratio of no more than 1::4 will allow for lot of individual attention

Dates, Times & Locations

Monday August 26 – Thursday 29 August from 11:45 AM – 1:00pm at  Crofton House School

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 mouthguard and shinguards. We will supply sticks if you don’t have your own (please contact us in advance). Turf boots or running shoes with good grip are all you require to wear on your feet.

Registration & Payment

  • Complete online Registration Form.

We reserve the right to cancel the Specialty Camp, change format, or add another location based on Covid-19 rules that restrict number of athletes allowed on the field at one time, 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 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

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

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