Top-notch coaching, great trips and tournaments, and a fun atmosphere to boot. Not only did Polar Bears help Julia acquire the skills to be a strong field hockey player, they gave her a love for the game. And when it came time to help Julia navigate the university recruitment process, Shiaz and Stephanie were there to provide great advice.
Andrea Townson , Mother of Julia Ross - 2019 U18 Polar Bears
As parents it was important we did our due diligence when selecting a field hockey program for both our daughters.
Our criteria was simple, a program which helps them to develop their field hockey skills but moreover a program where the coaches are positive, supportive, respectful and knowledgeable. Polar Bears not only met this criteria but exceeded them. Both of our daughters appreciated how genuinely committed the coaches were to their individual development and the valuable insight and feedback provided to them.
With the support and guidance from Head Coach Shiaz Virjee our daughter was able to receive a scholarship with an NCAA Division 1 university for September 2021.
We would not hesitate recommending Polar Bears to others.
Jas and Harjeet Purewal, Parents of Savina Purewal - St. Louis University class of 2021
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, York University Class of 2021
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