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Ident. Camp for Women’s Indoor Program

March 25, 2010 | Field Hockey Canada |

Identification Camp for Women’s Indoor Pan Am Cup

March 25, 2010

Field Hockey Canada will be holding a national identification camp May 7 – 9 in Toronto for the Women’s Indoor Pan American Cup team.

Please review the following information.   It highlights details regarding the opportunity to play on the Canadian Women’s Indoor Team.  Field Hockey Canada, its board and the National Coach Louis Mendonca support this program.   The team is bound by the policy and the direction of the FHC Board and the National coach.    Please note FHC is not able to fund this program.


  • Member of FHC and your PSO
  • Female and born 1994 or earlier
  • Excellent Indoor Skills
  • Ability to commit to program both in terms of time and funds
  • Ability to centralize in Toronto
  • Canadian Citizen


Indoor Pan American Cup, Barquisimeto, Venezuela

  • Qualifier for the Indoor World Cup Poznan Poland, Feb 8 – 13, 2011
  • Winner advances to World Cup
  • Leave Toronto August 8 and return August 15, 2010


  • 100% funded by participating athletes
  • Fundraising will done both individually and as a team
  • The proceeds of all team fund raising activities will be distributed equally among the athletes
  • The “Adopt an Athlete” program with tax receipts is available to athletes named to this team



  • Interested players attend camp May 7 – 9th in Toronto
  • Athletes assessed by established criteria – please see assessment table attached
  • A Maximum of 25 athletes will be asked to join the squad
  • Squad will take part in test series with Australia May 14 – 15 in Toronto
  • Team (10 court players and 2 goal keepers, plus  4 reserves) named on June 11
  • Reserves will not travel with team to Venezuela
  • Team practices in Toronto minimum twice weekly until team leaves for Venezuela August 8

Players Currently Out of Country:

  • Must attend camp at their own cost
  • Must be in Toronto for August 8th  departure
  • Proof of fitness levels must be provided
  • Each athlete’s situation will be assessed independently
  • Will be expected to train and tour with squad if Canada qualifies for World Cup

National Team (outdoor) Athletes

  • Expected to attend camp in May and test series against Australia
  • Efforts will be made by staff and Toronto team to find billets for players
  • Responsible for own travel and accommodation to camp
  • Budget for team covers half the fare for flight to join team in Toronto


  • Camp $200
  • Expected levy $5000.  Amount could vary with success of fundraising


Camp Registration:

  • Email by March 30
  • Include last beep test score
  • Full name, complete address and date of birth
  • All Cheques payable to FHC  – please mail to Ann Doggett, 12 Cowan Ave, Toronto, M6K 2N2.  Cheques to arrive by April 25th


Non technical assessment criteria

  • Team player
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Leadership
  • Preparation
  • Initiative
  • Ability to execute the instructions from the coach


I am excited to have this opportunity to work with our top indoor athletes and to prepare to become Pan American Champions.   Please read all information sent to you carefully and ask questions if you have any concerns.   We are under tight time and fiscal constraints and it is important that all participants (staff, players and supporters) share the same goal and understanding.  Your cooperation in all matters both on and off the field is the key to ensuring our success in the up coming events.

If you have and further questions please feel free to contact me.


Work – 905-799-4328

Cell – 647-403-2920

Res – 905-457-9199

Cassius Mendonca

See assessment grid and tentative camp schedule attached


Canadian Indoor Women’s Team ID Camp Schedule

Friday May 7

  • 5:30 pm        Report for registration and check in
  • 6pm – 10 pm        Drills and Fitness testing

Saturday May 8

  • 10am – noon        Drills and inter-squad games
  • 3 pm – 5 pm        Penalty Corners and inter-squad games

Sunday May 9   

  • 8 am – noon        Inter-squad Games
  • 2pm – 5 pm        Inter-squad Games




 Assessment Criteria -Court Players:


  • Ball speed while executing the skill of pushing a ball.
  • Dribble and maintain possession at speed.
  • Dribble and pass at speed accurately.
  • Receive a ball at speed and control/trap with first touch consistently.
  • Ability to use the boards.
  • One touch passing.


Tactical – Game play: (Evaluation is based on Individual Play and as it applies with other players)

  • Passing and receiving under pressure.
  • Maintain possession under pressure.
  • 1 Vs 1, 2 Vs 1, 3 Vs 2.
  • Off ball running.
  • Indoor tackling.
  • Shooting.
  • Marking – zone, man to man (full court or half court).
  • Understanding tactical possession ability to execute set plays.

Set play skills

  • penalty stroke,
  • penalty corner

Evaluation – Goalkeepers:

Quickness and recovery


  • Kick/clear ball consistently on the ground – equally with left and right leg
  • Kick/clear ball and control direction – equally with left and right leg
  • Lateral movement and clear – equally with left and right leg
  • Ability to save/clear aerial balls
  • Ability to recover after initial saves for rebounds
  • Lateral movement, agility and covering angles as ball carrier adjusts position and shoots from various angles – important not to give a second chance
  • Maintain balance and positioning – while moving or making saves.


Tactical – Game Play: (Evaluation is based on Individual Play and as it applies with other players)

  • Focus and save under pressure
  • Vision /awareness of situation away from ball
  • Communication
  • Tackling
  • Covering
  • Decision making under pressure