From grass roots to high performance, Field Hockey Canada is working to develop and strengthen field hockey across the country, and to position our National Teams for podium contention in 2016 and beyond.
Our approach is simple; to apply our best thinking, leadership and strategies to the opportunities ahead, acknowledging that success will only be achieved through collaboration, working closely with our partners, and consistent and meaningful community engagement.
We look at sport development across the entire spectrum - from grass roots to high performance - in order to thrive on the world stage. We believe that adapting and applying the same philosophy developed for our high performance model to all levels of play works to establish a culture of performance, technical proficiency, physiological excellence and mental toughness across the entire development spectrum.
We also believe that long-term development from the grass roots up is necessary to achieve consistent performance at the national level. At clubs and schools across Canada, new players are introduced to the game…at first in small, casual groups, and then with a team. As their passion for the game ignites, it is up to all of us to ensure there is a clear path on which they can grow and learn as individuals and athletes - a path that leads to both participation and competitive opportunities, and a broader community to which they can belong.