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Men’s NextGen National Program

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Sport Canada defines ‘Next Gen’ as athletes who are 5-8 years away from an Olympic/World Cup podium. The Field Hockey Canada Men’s Next Gen national program is a collection of young athletes from across the country. These players train and compete in their regional training centres located in BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. It is from this athlete pool that coaches draw for Junior and Youth international competitions. The Next Gen pathway also serves as the development pipeline for the senior Men’s National Team.

As we move into 2022, there will be a few changes in the structure and composition of our Next Gen Programming. Further details here (Next Gen Information)

  1. A three tiered Next Gen structure to allow clearer movement on the athlete pathway from NG to the senior team.
  2. The introduction of formalized junior national teams (u16/u18)
  3. Integration between Men and Women’s Next Gen program.

The Next Gen Program at Field Hockey Canada is to identify athletes that are 4-8 years away from making significant contributions to Senior National Team performance. Starting in January 2022, The Next Gen Structure will be categorized into three tiers of athletes (1,2,3). Athletes will be available for identification and selection into the Next Gen program at 16 years old.

A tiered Next Gen System is aimed at providing clarity within the athlete pathway, and providing a step by step approach to reach the senior team. A breakdown of the tiered approach and what falls within it are below. The tiered Next Gen system also provides coaches a breakdown of the 4-8 years away from significant National Team makeup.

Please see the Men’s Tiered Next Gen lists here – 2022 Men’s Next Gen List


Men’s Junior World Cup – November 25-December 5, 2021

After placing fourth at the 2021 Junior Pan American Championship, Team Canada has earned a place in the Junior World Cup, taking place in Bhubaneswar, November 24-December 5. The FIH officially announced its 16-team lineup for the Men’s Junior World Cup this week. Canada joins Pan American rivals Argentina, Chile and USA in the draw. Europe has the most representation with their top five junior teams — Belgium, England, France, Germany, Netherlands and Spain. 

2021 JUNIOR WORLD CUP ROSTER

PLAYER NAMEPOSITIONPROVINCE
MANVEER JHAMATDEFBC
ALEXANDER BIRDDEFQUE
NIC SYRROSDEFQUE
AARON FOONGDEFBC
AVJOT BUTTARDEFBC
ROOPKANWAR  DHILLONDEFBC
NAMAN SHARMAFWDBC
FLYNN MCCULLOCHFWDQUE
JOHNNY JACOBYFWDBC
SEAN DAVISFWDBC
TANVIR KANGFWDALB
ZACHARY COOMBSGKQUE
DANIEL GOODWINGKBC
BHAVDEEP DHALIWALMIDBC
ROWAN CHILDSMIDBC
CHRIS TARDIFMIDQUE
GANGA SINGH JRMIDONT
JYOTH SIDHUMIDBC
TRAVELING RESERVES
JULIUS D'SOUZAMIDONT
MANKIRAT RAIMIDONT

Coaching Staff
Inderpal Sehmbi – Head Coach
Geoff Matthews – Assistant Coach
Richard Hildreth – Assistant Coach