COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – December 19, 2018 - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Bash Series, presented by YOLO Sportswear, locations. For the second year in a row, the University of Massachusetts, Lowell will be host to the Summer Bash Northeast. This event will take place from June 29-30. The fifth annual Summer Bash at the Beach will remain at the location of the Virginia Beach National Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. from July 19-21. The Summer Bash Series is open to U-10 Co-Ed, U-12 Co-Ed, U-14 Boys and U-14 Girls.
"We are very much looking forward to being back at UMass Lowell, and to continue our tradition at the Virginia Beach National Training Center," said Madeline Hoeppner, USA Field Hockey's interim Events and Club Services Manager. "We hope the Summer Bash Series continues to expose the sport in a fun, educational and competitive tournament environment.”
Teams attending the Summer Bash Northeast are guaranteed four games in pools of five teams, while those attending the Summer Bash at the Beach are guaranteed six games in pools of seven teams. Matches will be played in a 7v7 format with the maximum roster size of 12 athletes. The duration of game lengths will be announced closer to the opening date of registration.
Summer Bash Northeast games will be played at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Lowell, Mass. and Summer Bash at the Beach matches will be played at the Virginia Beach National Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. Both facilities boast state-of-the-art water-based turf fields, providing the very best surfaces available for the sport.
With hotels being in high demand during the summer months in Virginia Beach, Va., USA Field Hockey has already begun making housing arrangements to guarantee the best quality hotels are available during this time of year at the best prices available. The 2019 Summer Bash Series events are a Stay to Play and will be serviced through USA Field Hockey’s housing partner. Club administrators will receive more information regarding this policy following registration.
Registration for the 2019 Summer Bash Series will open in mid-March in 2019. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration cost for the Summer Bash Northeast is $500.00 per team and Summer Bash at the Beach is $750.00 per team. Payment is due at the time of registration.
Any comments or questions can be directed to Madeline Hoeppner, USA Field Hockey's interim Events and Club Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.