The story of our Women’s National Indoor Team is one of determination and fortitude. The team represents a dedicated group of athletes balancing both the commitment and training required of national athletes while pursuing studies or their professional careers. Many have had the privilege of representing Canada as a national athlete in previous indoor World Cups, on the senior or junior women’s national outdoor team or are just beginning their pursuit of national aspirations. Ranging in age from high school to mid-30’s, this diverse group of individuals are united in their focus to represent Canada to the best of their ability.
The Women’s Indoor National Team competes with intent to qualify for the FIH Indoor World Cup. This requires the team to attend the Indoor Pan American Cup every two to three years depending on the cycle rotation.
Elements of the Program (Phase 1):
The first phase of the indoor program begins with squad selection camps which will be held on November 17-19, in Toronto, Ontario and on December 8-10, in Calgary, Alberta.
This first phase will run through until the end of March 2024 and will include a squad participation in the Indoor Pan American Cup, and a preparation tour (dates & details to be confirmed).
EASTERN INDOOR CAMPS AND COMPETITION PROGRAMS (PHASE 1)
Details of the next phases leading up to the 2025 Indoor World Cup can be accessed here.
Athletes must meet the following requirements and any other set out by the national coach, in order to attend the camp, be selected and train with the national squad.
|November 17th 2023||Friday||8:00PM – 10:00PM||Port Credit SS|
|November 18th 2023||Saturday||TBC||TBC|
|November 18th 2023||Saturday||3:30PM – 5:30PM||York University|
|November 19th 2023||Sunday||1:00PM – 3:00PM||Rick Hansen SS|
Dates & locations will be confirmed by October 31st, 2023
Method of Payment & Registration Process:
Squad and Team Selection:
A Squad will be named on November 23rd, 2023 or earlier.
Nationally Identified and Non-Ontario Athletes:
Athletes training in Vancouver for the national outdoor program and would like to participate in the Indoor program will be selected to the squad and or team by the indoor national coach on an individual consideration, provided certain criteria are met.
The program is self-funded; your assistance in fund raising and attendance at other team activities that raise awareness for the program will be required. All funds raised will be used for the sole purpose of expenses incurred by the program.
You must be a registered Provincial and FHC member to be covered by the FHC’s membership’s insurance policy. This is mandatory if you want to attend indoor national training and competition.
The Indoor Pan American Championships is a qualification event and the top two teams will qualify for the Indoor World Cup in 2025.
This is a self funded program which means all costs will be covered by the athletes, fundraising events and donations. Field Hockey Canada has support to fundraising for all identified athletes within the pathway and if selected, you will be onboarded into this support system.
SELECTION CAMP DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
Field Hockey Canada is thrilled to announce Calgary, Alberta as the official host-city of the 2024 Indoor Pan American Championships. The women’s and men’s tournament will take place simultaneously at the 7 Chiefs Sportsplex, in Calgary on March 18-22, 2024.
The last time Canada hosted the Indoor Pan American Championships was in 2005 in Waterloo, Ontario. Since then, the event has taken place in Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Guyana, and in 2021, the event was held in Pennsylvania, USA. READ MORE.