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USA Field Hockey Announces 2017-18 NITQ Site Locations

Sept. 01, 2017, 4:39 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – September 1, 2017 – USA Field Hockey is proud to announce the host locations for the 2017-18 National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers (NITQ) for the U-16 and U-19 age divisions. Beginning on Saturday, December 16, 2017, nearly 600 teams will begin competition at a total of 36 different qualifier locations around the United States battling for spots in the 2018 National Indoor Tournament (NIT), presented by YOLO Sportswear.

“With the indoor season just around the corner, we are excited to reveal the host sites that will help create the unparalleled enthusiasm and celebration of the game that is the National Indoor Tournament,” said Glen Hollingsworth, USA Field Hockey’s Events and Club Services Manager. “Hosting these qualifiers creates a truly special event experience for the athletes and their families that helps drive the sport forward, year-round.”

Online registration for the U-16 and U-19 NITQ will open at 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18. USA Field Hockey will be sending communications by email to all Member Clubs with more details on Thursday, September 7. Stay tuned for more updates.

Registration for the U-10/U-12 Co-Ed , U-14 and Boys’ Tournament will also open at 12:00 p.m. ET on Monday, September 18. Be sure your team gets registered to be a part of the action, and see below for a few quick details on both the NITQ and NIT.

  • Teams that place first in their pool after pool play concludes at an NITQ will be guaranteed a placing of no lower than fourth at their respective Qualifier. These teams will then participate in a 1st vs. 1st place crossover round to determine 1st - 4th place at the Qualifier.
  • Registration fees for the 2017-18 NITQ across both age divisions will be $650 per team.
  •  Registration fees for the 2018 U-10/U-12 Co-Ed and U-14 NIT will be $1,100 per team, and the registration fee for the Boys’ NIT will be $750 per team. 

Click here to view the full list of NITQ locations.

For questions, contact Glen Hollingsworth at ghollingsworth@usafieldhockey.com or Kelsey Floyd at kfloyd@usafieldhockey.com