2020 National Indoor Tournament

Qualification Standards

In order to qualify in the U-16 or U-19 Girls 2020 National Indoor Tournament (NIT), teams must participate in one of the 2020 USA Field Hockey National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers (NITQ). To view a full list of Qualifier tournaments, click here. Results from any other indoor tournament or event will not be considered or accepted as grounds for qualification to the National Indoor Tournament.

There are a total of 35 National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers being hosted across both age divisions. There will be 19 qualifiers held in the U-16 Girls Division and 16 qualifiers in the U-19 Girls Divisions. For each NITQ, 8 teams (those placing in 8th place or better) will receive an invitation to the National Indoor Tournament for the respective age division for which that NITQ is being held. All Qualifiers, regardless of the number of participating teams, will qualify 8 teams to the respective NIT. A maximum of 16 teams will participate in any National Indoor Qualifier tournament. At the end of the qualification season, each age division, U-16 and U-19 respectively, will have 10 At-Large spots available to receive an invitation to the respective NIT. Teams finishing in T-9th place at Qualifiers will be eligible to be selected as a Lottery team for the NIT. The competition schedules have been adjusted accordingly to accommodate for teams to be placed out 1st-8th, T-9th and T-11th.

If your club team has registered to participate in the 2020 National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers, your team must achieve a finishing placement of 8th place or better at your respective NITQ in the age division for which you are attempting to qualify. If your team finishes in 8th place or better at your respective NITQ, you will be invited to participate in the 2020 NIT for your respective age division by USA Field Hockey. See below for summary tables regarding number of spots available for each age division to the NIT.

U-16 Girls Age Division 
Number of Qualifiers Held  19
Teams Qualifying from Each NITQ  8 teams
 Total At-Large Spots Available 10 teams
Total Number of Spots Available for the NIT 162 teams 
 
U-19 Girls Age Division
Number of Qualifiers Held 16
Teams Qualifying from Each NITQ 8 teams
 Total At-Large Spots Available 10 teams 
Total Number of Spots Available for the NIT 138 teams


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