First Round of Registration for 2019 National Hockey Festival Opens Next Week

April 05, 2019, 11:40 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – April 5, 2019 – USA Field Hockey is excited to announce that the first session of registration for the 2019 National Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry, will open next Friday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Heading into its 38th year, Festival has become one of the world’s most recognizable outdoor field hockey events and will be hosted this year in Tampa, Fla. at the Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay.

During this first registration period, clubs will only be allowed to register one team per club in each age division so that well-rounded club diversity can be achieved in these high demand divisions.

Beginning on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET, a second registration period will open that will allow clubs to register additional teams across the 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 beginning April 26 and may register until the divisions are at capacity, or until the initial registration deadline of Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Teams that register after a division is full or after the registration deadline will be placed on a waitlist.

Similar to 2018, Festival will feature play for U-12 Co-Ed (7v7), U-14 Girls (7v7), U-14 Girls (11v11), U-16 Girls, U-19 Girls and Adults (11v11) in an Open and Mixed division. Additionally, Festival will be introducing a U-19 Boys division that will feature half-field (7v7) play, team based and individual based registrations to create house teams.

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

With hotels being in high demand during Thanksgiving weekend in the Tampa, Fla. area, USA Field Hockey is partnered with Team Travel Source (TTS) 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 below.

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Pricing for age divisions will vary. Registration fees for the U-16 Girls (11v11) and U-19 Girls (11v11) divisions will be $2,100.00 per team. A registration fee of $1,750.00 will be assessed for the U-14 Girls full-field (11v11) division and a $1,400.00 fee for the U-14 Girls half-field (7v7) division. The U-12 Co-Ed division (7v7) will be $1,000.00 per team while the U-19 Boys (7v7) and Adult Open and Mixed Divisions (11v11) will be $850.00 per team.

A deposit option for teams will be available who register before the registration deadline. U-16 Girls and U-19 Girls registrations will be eligible for a $500.00 deposit while all other divisions are eligible for a $300.00 deposit. All deposits will be non-refundable. Individual boys registration fees will be $150.00 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 2, 2019.

USA Field Hockey is excited to partner with Visit Tampa Bay and the Tampa Sports Authority to help execute a well-rounded event experience.

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Need more information on the National Hockey Festival? Please contact Madeline Hoeppner, USA Field Hockey's Events and Club Services Manager, at mhoeppner@usafieldhockey.com .