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Development Programs

Field Hockey Nova Scotia's development programs are for boys and girls who want to learn field hockey.

The Schools & Community programs are meant to introduce the sport to those organizations initially and have them continue the program on an ongoing basis.

The Summer Development program is an annual program run by us and serves as an introduction for new participants as well as an opportunity to build new skills.

School & Community Recreation Programs

Our program for schools and community recreation associations allow them to start and continue a field hockey program. The programs target school children from grade 5 - 12 categorizing learners into elementary, junior, and senior high.

The programs can run during winter or summer utilizing your current indoor and outdoor facilities.

As part of the initial program, you get:

  • Free clinics for participants to determine interest
  • Certified Coaches for the initial coaching / training sessions for the participants
  • A representative from FHNS to assist your community
  • Loan of equipment during the program
  • Assistance with the training of your coaches

Mouthguards and shin guards must be worn by participants - provided by participants.

If you decide to continue the program, we provide:

  • Free Field Hockey Canada's Community Coach Course (introductory course)
  • Free Coaching Manuals, Lession Plans, etc.
  • Free Umpiring Coaching Course and Manuals
  • Bi-annual coaching courses in your region to help improve and develop coaches
  • Minimal equipment required:
    • 15 sticks (approx. $30 per stick) *
    • 15 balls (approx. $5 per ball) *
    • Goalkeeping Gear (Pads, Kickers, Hand Protectors. Approx. $400) *

* above prices are at cost and cajn be ordered through FHNS.

To learn more about the programs, visit the School & Community Programs page or contact our Director of Development.

Summer Development Programs

We also have summer programs which allow children who were exposed to the sport through the School and Community programs to further their skills as part of an after school program. New participants are also welcome.

The program commences in May and run through the end of July.

Participants are required to become members of Field Hockey Nova Scotia and will receive:

  • Field Hockey Canada certified coaches to lead all practices
  • Basic skills inroduction in May including specialized programs for goalkeepers
  • Set practice plans
  • Mid season tournament
  • Games in June and July
  • Loan of equipment (Participants are encouraged to purchase their own equipment)
  • Mouth and shin guards must be worn by participants - provided by participants.

To learn more about the programs, visit the Outdoor Summer Program page or contact our Director of Development.



Our programs have been made affordable for you through generous support by:

Men’s Field Hockey Olympic Endowment Fund


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