15-02 Dec-Feb

National Indoor Qualifiers

Multiple Cities, United States

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U16 Qualifier Assignments

U19 Qualifier Assignments

Tournament Rules

Dates and Locations:

U16 Qualifiers
 Greater Richmond CC
 Richmond, VA
 December 15 & 16
 32 teams, 4 courts
 Champions Field House
 Rockville, MD
 December 28
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Mt. Holyoake College
 So. Hadley, MA
 December 29
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Millersville University  Millersville, PA
 January 6  16 teams, 2 courts
 Siena College
 Loudonville, NY
 January 12
 24 teams, 3 courts
 Lock Haven University
 Lock Haven, PA
 January 13
 24 teams, 3 courts
 Ursinus College
 Collegeville, PA
 January 19
 16 teams, 2 courts
 VB Field House
 Virginia Beach, VA
 January 20
 16 teams, 2 courts
 The Training Center
 Spring City, PA
 January 20
 24 teams, 3 courts
 The Sports Plex
 Feasterville, PA
 January 20
 24 teams, 3 courts
 Springhurst Multisport Complex
 Louisville, KY
 January 26
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Mt. Nittany Elem & Middle School
 State College, PA
 February 2
 16 teams, 2 courts

U19 Qualifiers
 Greater Richmond CC
 Richmond, VA
 December 15 & 16
 32 teams, 4 courts
 Champions Field House
 Rockville, MD
 December 29
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Mt. Holyoake College
 So. Hadley, MA
 December 30
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Millersville University  Millersville, PA
 January 5  16 teams, 2 courts
 Lock Haven University
 Lock Haven, PA
 January 12
 24 teams, 3 courts
 The Training Center  Spring City, PA  January 13
 24 teams, 3 courts
 Siena College
 Loudonville, NY
 January 13
 24 teams, 3 courts
 The Sports Plex  Feasterville, PA  January 19
 24 teams, 3 courts
 VB Field House
 Virginia Beach, VA
 January 19
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Ursinus College
 Collegeville, PA
 January 20
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Fairfax High School
 Fairfax, VA
 January 20
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Springhurst Multisport Complex
 Louisville, KY
 January 27
 16 teams, 2 courts
 Mt. Nittany Elem & Middle School
 State College, PA
 February 3
 16 teams, 2 courts

National Indoor Tournament Dates:

U19: March 1-3, Richmond, VA

U14/U16: March 8-10, Virginia Beach, VA

Qualifying Format:

U16 (top 30% from Qualifiers)

Qualifying Tournaments with 16 teams qualify the top 5 teams

Qualifying Tournaments with 20 teams qualify the top 6 teams

Qualifying Tournaments with 22 teams qualify the top 7 teams

Qualifying Tournaments with 24 teams qualify the top 7 teams

U19 (top 40% from Qualifiers)

Qualifying Tournaments with 16 teams qualify the top 6 teams

Qualifying Tournaments with 20 teams qualify the top 8 teams

Qualifying Tournaments with 22 teams qualify the top 9 teams

Qualifying Tournaments with 24 teams qualify the top 10 teams

Qualifying Tournament Requirements:

  • All qualifiers must have a minimum of 2 courts with hard court surfaces that meet FIH Standards.

  • All qualifiers must have a minimum of 16 teams participating.

  • All qualifiers must play 25-minute games, and use format provided by USA Field Hockey.

  • All clubs will be limited to two teams at any one Qualifying Tournament.

  • All Clubs must hold a current club membership with USA Field Hockey.

  • All qualifiers must follow FIH requirements for Indoor Hockey.

Important Reminder:

Teams that wish to attend qualifiers for 2013 will apply through the USA Field Hockey National Office with their 1st, 2nd, & 3rd choice of qualifying tournament. There is a $100 processing fee per application required of all teams applying for Qualifiers. The USA Field Hockey National Office will assign teams to a qualifying tournament. Qualifying tournament location will be the top priority in assigning teams. Once assigned to a Qualifying Tournament, teams must go to our web site to register for the tournament and pay the entry fee. Players will be limited to one qualifying tournament.

NIT Qualifier Applications:

U16 Application

U19 Application

Proposed Timeline (subject to change):

August 24 - Indoor Qualifying Tournament host applications available.

September 14 - Deadline for Qualifying Tournament host application to USAFH

September 28 - Announcement of Qualifying Tournaments

September 28 - Qualifying Tournament entry material available, USAFH web site

October 26 - Deadline for Qualifier applications to USAFH

November 15 - Teams qualifying tournament assignments announced

December 15, 2012 through February 3, 2013 - Qualifying Tournaments held

March 1-3, 2013 - U19 National Indoor Tournament in Richmond, VA

March 8-10, 2013 - U14 & U16 National Indoor Tournament in Virginia Beach, VA