First 2018 National Hockey Festival Registration Session Now Open

April 13, 2018, 10:18 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – April 13, 2018 – USA Field Hockey has opened the first registration session for the 2018 National Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry. Going into its 37th year running, Festival has become one of the world’s most recognizable outdoor field hockey events and will be returning to the beautiful palm beaches of Florida at the International Polo Club in Palm Beach County, Fla.!


The first registration session, opens today as of 12:00 p.m. ET, will allow clubs to register for only the U-16 Girls (11v11) and U-19 Girls (11v11) divisions. During this first registration period, clubs will only be allowed to register one team per club in each of the U-16 Girls (11v11) and U-19 Girls (11v11) divisions so that well-rounded club diversity can be achieved in these high demand divisions.

Beginning on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. ET, a second registration period will open that will allow clubs to register teams across all U-12 Co-Ed (7v7), U-14 Girls (7v7 and 11v11), U-16 Girls (11v11), U-17 Boys (7v7), U-19 Girls (11v11) and Adult Open and Mixed divisions (11v11). Clubs are not limited to the number of teams they can register starting April 20, 2018 and may register until the divisions are at capacity, or until the initial registration deadline of Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Teams that register after a division is full or after the registration deadline will be put on a waitlist.


The 2018 National Hockey Festival will feature several different, and new, age divisions. Similar to last year, 2018 will feature play for U-12 Co-Ed (7v7), U-14 Girls (7v7), U-16 Girls, U-19 Girls and Adults in an Open and Mixed division. For the first time, the U-14 Girls division will be facilitated as both a half-sided (7v7) and full-sided (11v11) play style. Additionally, Festival will be introducing a U-17 Boys division that will feature half-field (7v7) play, team based and individual based registrations to create house teams.

*Individual athlete registration is not to be used for clubs registering a full U-17 Boys team*

Registration information for ancillary event offerings, such as player, coach and umpire development opportunities will be communicated in future pre-event email communication.

With hotels being in high demand during Thanksgiving weekend in the Palm Beach County, Fla. area, USA Field Hockey has again teamed up with JBS Destination Solutions/The Global Housing Bureau as the official housing provider to make sure the best quality hotels are available during this time of year at the best possible rates available. Teams may start reserving room blocks upon the registration opening date by clicking here.

Pricing for age divisions will vary per division, registration fees for the U-19 Girls (11v11) and U-16 Girls (11v11) divisions will be $2,100 per team. A registration fee of $1,750 will be assessed for the U-14 Girls full-field (11v11) division and a $1,400 fee will be charged for the U-14 Girls half-field (7v7) division. The U-12 Co-Ed division (7v7) will be $1,000 per team while the U-17 Boys (7v7) and Adult Open and Mixed Divisions (11v11) will be $850 per team. A deposit option for teams will be available who register before the registration deadline, U-19 Girls and U-16 Girls registrations will be eligible for a $500 deposit while all other divisions are eligible for a $300 deposit. Individual boys registration fees will be $150 per individual to be placed on a house team and will be due before the registration deadline. Full club registration payments will be due no later than Friday, August 3, 2018.

USA Field Hockey is excited to be partnered again with the Palm Beach County Sports Commission to help USA Field Hockey execute a well-rounded event experience in Palm Beach County. For more information on the Palm Beach County, Fla. area, please visit their visitor’s website by clicking here.

Need more information on the National Hockey Festival? Please contact Madeline Hoeppner, Senior Events and Club Services Coordinator, at or Justin Miller, Events and Club Services Manager, at