USA Field Hockey

National Indoor Tournament

Every year from the end of February to beginning of March, the sound of squeaky shoes and sticks fills the air at the National Indoor Tournament (NIT). This annual tournament is held at various locations to accommodate the large number of athletes that participate. This event includes U-10 Co-Ed, U-12 Co-Ed, U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-19 Boys, U-19 Girls and Adult divisions.

The NIT dates back to the late 1990s, with hundreds of teams participating in recent years at Spooky Nooks Sports in Lancaster, Pa. and the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Va.

Dates, Locations & Age Divisions

Typical Dates:

  • Last two weekends in February and first weekend in March

Locations:

  • 2021: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2020: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2019: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2018: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2017: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2016: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2015: Lancaster, Pa. & Richmond, Va.
  • 2014: Lancaster, Pa., Richmond, Va. & Virginia Beach, Va.
  • 2013: Richmond, Va. & Virginia Beach, Va.
  • 2012: Richmond, Va. & Virginia Beach, Va.
  • 2011: Richmond, Va. & Virginia Beach, Va.

Participating Age Division:

  • U-10 Co-Ed
  • U-12 Co-Ed
  • U-14 Girls
  • U-16 Girls
  • U-19 Boys
  • U-19 Girls
  • Men's
  • Women's

History & Sponsors

History:

  • The first NIT took place in 1980.
  • In 2012, a U-21 Boys division was added. 
  • In 2013, the U-21 Boys division changed to U-16 Boys and Adult Men divisions were added.
  • In 2014, a U-12 Girls and Adult Women divisions were added. The U-12 Girls and U-14 Girls tournament was held at the same location in Lancaster, Pa. while the U-16 Girls division was a stand-alone events as the tournament size grew.
  • In 2015, the U-10 Co-Ed division was added. The U-12 Girls division was changed to a U-12 Co-Ed division and the U-17 Boys division was changed to U-18 Boys.
  • In 2016, the U-18 Boys divisions was changed to the U-17 Boys.
  • In 2019, the U-17 Boys division changed to U-19 Boys.
  • In 2021, the U-19 Boys and Adult divisions did not compete.

Division Additions:

  • 2012 - U-21 Boys
  • 2013 - U-16 Boys (formally known as U-21 Boys) and Adult Men
  • 2014 - U-12 Girls and Adult Women
  • 2015 - U-10 Co-Ed, U-12 Co-Ed (formerly known as U-12 Girls), U-18 Boys (formally known as U-17 Boys)
  • 2019 - U-19 Boys (formally known as U-17 Boys)

Sponsors:

  • YOLO Sportswear, presenting sponsor, 2010 - present
  • Sheetz, title sponsor, 2019