Recruiting

Since 2007, Polar Bears have been the leader in Training Athletes, Preparing Winning Teams, and Showcasing athlete’s abilities to college coaches and recruiters. We have an incredible record of success helping athletes get Recruited. We can measure our success based on the high rate of scholarships offered to our Polar Bears athletes who compete for both the NCAA (USA) and CIS (Canada) Universities and Colleges.

We have the necessary contacts and relationships in place with the NCAA and CIS Coaches to help our athletes gain the edge and to help doors that otherwise would be shut. The NCAA & CIS coaches love the Polar Bears program and look forward to seeing our athletes year in and year out.

Understanding the NCAA & CIS recruiting process and selecting a university or college can be very challenging. We have been through this process numerous times and helped numerous athletes and families over many years make informed decisions. Simply put, we have the expertise and knowledge to assist you.

As a part of the Polar Bears program, each athlete gains access to guidance and information with regards to the opportunities in both the NCAA and CIS. This alone helps to set the Polar Bears Program apart from the competition.

Check out the Polar Bears athletes recruited each year (below) and there is already strong interest in our 2017 High School graduates. Its not too early to plan for 2018 & beyond! We are available to provide you with advice based on many years of experience and success with the university recruiting process.

Our Athletes Get Recruited by

Our Recruited Athletes

2021

Avani Gill
Avani GillUniversity of Maine
Fraser Heights Secondary School
Savina Purewal
Savina PurewalSt. Louis University
Ecole Panorama Ridge Secondary
Russem Thind
Russem ThindYork University
Fraser Heights Secondary School

2020

Caitlin Miller
Caitlin MillerYork University
Port Moody Senior Secondary

2019

Aerin Park
Aerin ParkPark Cornell University
Pacific Academy
Julia Ross
Julia RossUniversity of Maine
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary
Lonica McKinney
Lonica McKinneyVirginia Commonwealth University
Kelowna Secondary School
Caitlyn Anson
Caitlyn AnsonMillersville University
Handsworth Secondary School
Danielle McBean
Danielle McBeanUniversity of British Columbia
Crofton House School
Ava Aminbakhsh
Ava AminbakhshUniversity of British Columbia
York House High School
Catherine Buglioni
Catherine BuglioniUniversity of British Columbia
Dr. Charles Best Secondary School
Sarah Mastromonaco
Sarah MastromonacoUniversity of Toronto
Heritage Woods Secondary School
Madeline Sherwood
Madeline SherwoodUniversity of Toronto
Crofton House School

2018

Isa van der Weij
Isa van der WeijMichigan State University
Kings Hospital School, Netherlands
Clare Heisler
Clare HeislerYork University
Heritage Woods Secondary School
Jaden Kozelj
Jaden KozeljUniversity of Toronto
Heritage Woods Secondary School
Nina Keur
Nina KeurUniversity of Maine
Willem de Zwijger College Bussum
Sareena	Clay
Sareena ClayYork University
Heritage Woods Secondary School
Bailey Mitchell
Bailey MitchellUniversity of Guelph
South Delta Secondary School

2017

Alison Munford
Alison MunfordCornell University
Crofton House School
Haley Bannister & Amira Brar
Haley Bannister & Amira BrarYork University
Gleneagle Secondary School
Audrey Sawers
Audrey SawersLafayette College
Handsworth Secondary School
Sonya Sandhu
Sonya SandhuSt. Lawrence University
Semiahmoo Secondary School

2016

Jenna Hoult
Jenna HoultYork University
Riverside Secondary School
Morgan Anson
Morgan AnsonUniversity of Maine
Gleneagle Secondary School
Emily Flood
Emily FloodUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell
Gleneagle Secondary School
Brittany Smith
Brittany SmithUniversity of Maine
Cowichan Senior Secondary
Making quality players

Recent Testimonials

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

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
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