North Vancouver School District
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Field Hockey Academy

Located at Sutherland Secondary and Rutledge Field, Grades 8-12

The Field Hockey Academy is scheduled* for Day 1 Block 4 for the 2020-2021 school year.

*subject to change

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About the Field Hockey Academy

The North Vancouver School District in partnership with the Field Hockey BC (FHBC) offers the Field Hockey Academy at Sutherland Secondary School. This Academy provides programming for all students male and female, regardless of their field hockey experience.

The Field Hockey Academy is led by FHBC and is complimentary to FHBC's Regional Program. As a result, all Academy players, provided they meet the selection criteria and program policies, will be eligible to compete in the Regional Tournament where Provincial Team selections are made.

The program consists of a field hockey curriculum focused on holistic athlete development, including technical/tactical skills training, strength and conditioning, and performance education, and the Physical and Health Education curriculum established by the B.C Ministry of Education. Students earn their grade level P.H.E. credit upon successful completion of the program.

The Academy is open to students in grades 8 – 12, and will be held in either Block 4 or 8 of the secondary school timetable, depending on the cohort and location

Participation in the Field Hockey Academy will not affect a student's eligibility to play for their home school's Field Hockey team.

* Transportation to and from the Academy site is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian. Training takes place in fall and spring at Rutledge Field, West Vancouver and Sutherland Secondary during winter months.

Click here to view the 2020/21 Field Hockey Academy flyer.

Selection for the Field Hockey Academy

Priority 1:          Returning students

Priority 2:          Wait-listed students from the previous year

Priority 3:          Lottery for remaining students consistent with Board Policy 605: Admission of Students to Schools

The total number of spots available will be dependent upon the number of returning students, the number of applications received, and the ability of schools to organize the school timetable to meet enrolment and programming requirements.

Fees for the Field Hockey Academy

The total cost for the Field Hockey Academy is $2,500 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Deposit: The non-refundable deposit is required on or before May 6, 2020 to confirm your child's registration and secure placement in the Academy for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that non-payment by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

Remaining Fee: Parents/Guardians may pay the balance in full or set-up instalments any time between May and August 2020 through School Cash Online. Please note that failure to pay the balance in full or set-up instalments by the deadline will result in withdrawal from the Academy.

An additional programming fee of approximately $935 may apply to Out of District students.

More information about academies, including fees and withdrawal procedures, is available here.


If you have questions about the Field Hockey Academy, please contact:

Jennifer Kinakin
Academy Teacher