News and Announcements

We are excited to launch our 3rd annual Astros U12/U14/U18 Preseason Boot Camp in April to kick off the upcoming spring junior field hockey season.

REGISTRATION:

WHERE (April 9, 16, 17)

  • North Dome at the VIPER DOME, 2221 Crowchild Tr. NW
  • Google “Absolute Baseball Academy”
  • East/NE side of the McMahon Stadium parking lot (on the Crowchild Tr. side, just across from Stadium Nissan).

WHERE (April 22, 23)

WHEN

  • April 9, 16, 17, 22, 23 from 7pm – 9pm

AGE/SKILL LEVEL GROUPS

  • “NEW” (as the name implies … for those who are brand-new to field hockey),
  • “LEARN” (for our youngest group who have at least one season under their belts),
  • “PRACTICE” (for our intermediate age and skill group),
  • “PER-FECT” (for our oldest age group and/or athletes who can perform basic skills consistently and with less instruction)

Also, the *2019 CJP Spring Program Registration link is now open on the Field Hockey Alberta website. Astros/Maroons will again practice on WEDNESDAYS and Astros will again practice on THURSDAYS.

As part of the Calgary Junior Program, the Astros Field Hockey Club is offering some TRY-IT-FREE sessions.

SCRA DYNAMITE AND FURIOUS FOXES RINGETTE GIRLS (ages 8 & 9)
SCRA U12 Team (ages 10 & 11) attending same night on second field
Possible U14 Team Elite attending on the second field…. pending

  • WHEN: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019, 6pm – 7pm
  • WHERE: Accurate Field House, 7575 – 57 St. SE
  • COACHES: Nick Hignell, Sandra Smith, Joanne White, Carter White, Melissa Lee

WILDCATS U16 RINGETTE TEAM

  • WHEN: Thurs., Feb. 7, 2019, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • WHERE: Bethany Chapel, 3333 Richardson Way SW (Enter Gym Door at Back of Church)
  • COACHES: Nick Hignell, Laura Ferguson, Sandra Smith, Joanne White, Colleen Hoy, Juliana Wilfley, Lauren Bourgeois, Melissa Lee

CANCELED – -U12 Ringette team who are BRINGing A FRIEND-

  • -WHEN: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm-
  • -WHERE: Accurate Field House, 7575 – 57 St. SE-

SCRA U12 VENON TEAM

  • WHEN: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • WHERE: Bethany Chapel, 3333 Richardson Way SW
  • COACHES: Nick Hignell, Laura Ferguson, Sandra Smith, Joanne White, Juliana Wilfley, Melissa Lee

(NEW) SCRA U14 BRING A FRIEND

  • WHEN: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • WHERE: Accurate Field House, 7575 – 57 St. SE
  • COACHES: Nick Hignell, Laura Ferguson, Sandra Smith, Joanne White, Others TBC

GLENLAKE BOYS (AGES 11 & 12)

  • WHEN: Tues., Feb. 19, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • WHERE: Accurate Field House, 7575 – 57 St. SE
  • COACHES: Nick Hignell, Laura Ferguson, Tanvir, Carter White, Joanne White, Dennis Zaccagnini, Melissa Lee, Lauren Bourgeois, Troy Grimm (TBC)

Try it Free for SCRA ACTIVE START RING ROCKERS (Ages 6&7) PENDING

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Try-it Free for SCRA U12 FURIOUS FOXES (Ages 10 & 11) – Chris Budra PENDING

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Try it Free for SCRA U14 ELITE (Ages 12 & 13) – Myron Gelleta PENDING

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In-Person Indoor Provincial Umpiring Clinic

DATES & TIMES:
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:30-9:30pm

WHERE:
2nd Floor Lounge, Bridgeland Crossings I
38 9 Street NE, T2E 7X9

  • Parking is free on the street after 6:30pm
  • Inside the Car2Go home zone
  • Steps away from​ the Bridgeland C-Train Station on the Blue Line
  • Dial 2-717 on intercom to gain access to building, wait in lobby for elevator access
  • After reaching the second floor, turn right out of the elevator, and the lounge is a few doors down on the right

HOW MUCH:
$50 to attend in-person ($80 for online only)
Optional Umpire Shirt: $55

To re-certify, the online course is the only option and costs $25

Course Conductor: Keely Dunn

TO REGISTER
To register, follow this link – https://fhumpires.com/clinic

WHAT’S INVOLVED:

1. Classroom

  • Rules & interpretations
  • Positioning
  • Management tools
  • Lots of video clips to illustrate and fuel discussions
  • Q&A

Bring:
Internet-capable device (phone, tablet, laptop) and/or paper and pen
Food, snacks, drinks (seriously, there’s a full kitchen)

2. Written Exam
The exam is available online and must be completed by the end of the season in which the clinic or online course was launched

3. Field Assessment

  • You will be scheduled or can request opportunities to shadow experienced umpires
  • Then you will umpire with an experienced umpire or umpire-coach shadowing you
  • Then you work with the League Coordinator and an Assessor to schedule a field assessment
  • You get paid retroactively to the beginning of the season for games where you umpired (i.e. blow the whistle)
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Astros Club Apparel

Posted by Astros Field Hockey Club at Nov 12, 2018 10:28AM PST

Many of you have probably seen other club members sporting some pretty fantastic looking hoodies, T-shirts etc. Now is your chance to buy or order some for yourselves if you are interested.

We have the following items currently available to purchase:

  1. Long sleeve performance t-shirts – $25
  2. Short sleeve performance t-shirts – $15
  3. Cotton T-shirts – $10
  4. Red Beanies – $10

We have both adult and youth sizes.

If you would like a Hoodie, Sweatshirt or Sweatpants, then you can order one and we will get them custom printed with your name on them.

  1. Hoodies – $45
  2. Sweatshirts – $40
  3. Sweatpants – $35

Deadline to order/purchase will be Dec 1, 2018.

Send me an email to mumbsaar@telusplanet.net with which item(s) and what size. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

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2018 was a year where a major project to replace the turf at Hawkings Field lasted all of the outdoor season and teams had to adjust their skills and frustrations with playing on slower field turf, (vs. water-based turf).

Astros-A emerged victorious with a hard-fought 1 – 0 over Cougars-1 in the Gold Medal match and repeat as A-League Champions! This match followed another very competitive chess match over Phoenix Black in the semi-finals the previous week, one that required penalty stroked to decide the winner.

Astros-A were able to follow the lead of Astros-B who had won Gold in their league final the previous night!

BACK (left to right): Sabrina Wong, Verla Wong, Nicole White, Maddie Romeril, Brooke Van Oosten, Stef Wind, Melinda Bretzer
FRONT (left to right): Burgundy Biletski, Nadia Izzo, Jess Britton, Emilie Pianarosa, Marla Richardson, Peggy Seto

MISSING_: Jose Esposito-Festen (_tended to injured Cougars-1 player at end of 2nd half of Gold Medal match), Dee-Ann Evans, Jenny Johnson, Paige Koochin, Aidan Pattison, Maryanne Umbsaar, Michaela Walter