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2019 Astros Fall Outdoor CJP + 2019/20 Astros Fall/Winter Indoor Information

Posted by Astros Field Hockey Club on Aug 13 2019 at 03:54PM PDT

2019 Fall OUTDOOR CJP

For the Fall OUTDOOR (September 2nd – October 27th), our club plans to have teams in each of the U12, U14, and U18 age groups in the Calgary Junior Program (CJP). There will also be a FunStix program for ages 6 – 9, depending on interest.

2019 FALL OUTDOOR CJPINFORMATION

  • Registration (and payment) is through Field Hockey Alberta (FHA) – general information is available through this link – http://FieldHockeyAB.rampregistrations.com
  • Registration opens August 6th
  • Early Bird Registration discount available until September 1st
  • Registration closes September 18th
  • U12/U14 – if you have a T-shirt uniform from spring, you do not need to buy a new one (FHA will be charging $20 separately for new players who need to purchase uniforms)
  • U18 uniform is available for $25 purchase

2019 FALL OUTDOOR CJP PRACTICES

  • Practices will be on Tuesday evenings at the UC Turf and start September 2nd
    • U12s will be 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • U14s will be 7:00pm – 8:30pm
    • U18s will be 7:30pm – 9:00pm
  • First practice will be “bring a friend” day

2019 FALL OUTDOOR CJP GAMES

  • Games will primarily be on Sundays at UC; all games are half field
    • U12s will be 7v7
    • U14s will be 6v6
    • U18s will be 6v6
  • Games start September 21st
  • There may be an occasional Saturday game (to make up for weather-postponed games)
  • There will be an optional fun mixed team game day on Sat., October 12th
  • Photo day is September 29th

2019/20 ASTROS FALL/WINTER INDOOR

For Fall/Winter INDOOR (mid-September through end of March), our Astros club has 3 junior girls teams and 8 senior ladies teams. Girls must be at least 13 years of age (those who participated last year will be grandfathered in). Scroll down for information for U17 boys + U13 girls indoor program options.

ASTROS FALL/WINTER INDOOR PRACTICES

  • Mondays (6:30pm – 8:30pm) at the U of C Red Gym and Wednesdays (8:30pm – 10:00pm) at the U of C Gold Gym
  • Registration for the practices is separate and payment is made directly through the U of C
  • Registration Link for U of C Indoor Field Hockey Practices – https://www.ucalgary.ca/ActiveLiving/registration/Program/1257?filters=Intramurals-and-Sport-Clubs&path=All_Field-Hockey
  • Most players come primarily to the Monday sessions; some will come for an hour on Wednesdays if they have homework and stuff
  • Practices start in mid-September so there is some overlap with Fall Outdoor, but the indoor game is 6v6 and there are a LOT more shots so goalies and field players get a lot more touches on ball, which is where you can see goalies/players improve really quickly
  • Starting in early/mid-March, we start working on outdoor skills in the gym to get players ready for the high school season and the outdoor season in general

INDOOR LEAGUE

  • Primarily on Sundays plus some Saturday afternoons at Repsol Sport Centre (gyms 2 & 3)
  • For the junior teams, we have practices in October until the Fall CJP Outdoor season is done; first game is in November
  • We play until end of March; there is a small Xmas/holiday break in mid-December
  • Registration is through Astros Field Hockey Club – https://www.teampages.com/forms/11087-Astros-Club-Registration-Indoor-Outdoor-Leagues
  • The league fee is separate from practice fees (practice fees are paid directly to U of C); the league fee covers the rental of the gyms at Repsol Sport Centre + umpires

FHA/FHC INSURANCE

  • If you are not playingFall CJP Outdoor (which includes FHA/FHC insurance), then you will also need to get this separately – https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=a71e044b
  • This covers you from September 1st – August 31st, but you only pay it once (it’s $40 for juniors/Under-18) and covers you for any/all programs

INDOOR FIELD HOCKEY 101

  • There are 6 players on an indoor pitch (gym floor) … this includes 5 field players and a goalkeeper or kicking back
  • There are side boards that are used as part of the play
  • The indoor game is faster and the skills required a bit more technical precision due to a smaller space and some of the indoor rules
  • Push passes and strong, low, and tight stick skills for passing and receiving are very important
  • Hits (including sweep hits) and lifting the ball over a stick (or even having it pop over your stick) is not permitted
  • Indoor sticks are thinner and lighter; gloves are strongly recommended (to avoid having broken hands)
  • Games consist of 2 × 25-minute halves
  • Penalty corners are different; we’ll go through that at practices

ASTROS (JUNIOR) EVENTS IN PLANNING STAGES

INDOOR JR. JAMBOREE/DEVELOPMENT CAMP (October 12/13, 2019 and January 4/5, 2020) – COED

  • Sharon Bhola is working on a jamboree/development camp for the weekends of October 12-13, 2019 and January 4-5, 2020
  • This will be held at the U of C Red Gym (timing depends on gym availability) and potentially also U of C Gold Gym

INDOOR BOYS + ASTROS U13 GIRLS PROGRAM

  • Laura Ferguson is working with Mandeep on a program in the winter @ Genesis Centre for boys (all ages) and U13 girls who aren’t playing in the CLFHA Jr. Indoor Division

INDOOR BOYS/COED THURSDAYS (TBD)

  • Sharon Bhola and I are working with UC Active Living to see if we can get a new/separate boys/coed program for 2 Thursdays a month starting in the winter

INDOOR TOURNAMENT (January 2020 in Duncan, BC) – GIRLS

  • Depending on interest, we may send a U18 team to the Malcolm Fernandez Indoor Tournament in Duncan, BC

INDOOR MEN’S LEAGUE

OUTDOOR U16/U18 TOURGIRLS

  • There is a tentative outdoor tour to BC either in the fall (November) or early spring (April)
  • This depends on whether there are conflicts with other field hockey events

OUTDOOR JR. BOOT CAMPCOED

  • Our annual field hockey boot camp for new and returning players is generally in late March/early April to get players ready for outdoor

OUTDOOR SPRING CJPCOED

  • Late April to End of June
  • Practices are on Thursday evenings
  • We are planning for a potential location for practices in the SW on Wednesday evenings
  • Games are generally on Sundays

OUTDOOR LADIES LEAGUE

  • May to August (games only, C-League is on Wednesday evenings)
  • Girls must be at least 16 years of age to play in Ladies League