Spring weather welcomes the Regional Club Championships

March 20, 2014, 10:33 a.m. (ET)

Spring weather welcomes the Regional Club Championships
Club season moves outdoors with Spring’s promising weather

March 20, 2014 – COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – After a brutal winter in many parts of the country, the field hockey club season moves outdoors to bask in the much sought after sun and rising temperatures. Green grass, budding trees and fresh air will surely be in attendance for the 12 up-coming Regional Club Championships (RCC), presented by Harrow Sports.

Region 8 will hold the first RCC on March 29 - 30 and will be followed by 11 other tournaments spanning from Bedford, Mass. to St. Louis, Mo. Teams will gather to compete for qualification to the National Club Championships (NCC) in July 2014 and the ultimate bragging rights of being crowned the top U-14, U-16 and U-19 team in the nation.

Teams are able to carry a roster of 24 athletes, a change from 20 in previous years. The increase allows for clubs to roster additional players who may not be able to attend the RCC but can attend the NCC. Please note, only 20 athletes from the roster will be able to participate on competition day. Athletes may also only compete for their affiliated club and only one club team per age group in each RCC is permitted.

RCC with one to four teams participating will qualify one team to NCC; RCCs with five to 16 teams participating will qualify two teams. Four spots will remain after the conclusion of the RCC season. These will be awarded to the highest-ranked, next-to-qualify club team that attended a RCC. 

Spring is a time for new beginnings and growth – and we’re not just talking about the warm, welcoming weather. RCC provide clubs the opportunity to create a strong long-lasting, year-round tempo for their athletes’ outdoor season. Take advantage of your first chance to hop into hockey outside with this USA Field Hockey event!

Be sure to visit the Regional Club Championship event page on www.usafieldhockey.com for further details regarding your region’s RCC.