LANCASTER, Pa. – February 20, 2018 – After opening last weekend with the U-14 Girls division, the 2019 Sheetz National Indoor Tournament (NIT), presented by YOLO Sportswear, continues this weekend across two states. At Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. is the U-10/U-12 Co-Ed divisions, while the U-19 Boys, U-19 Girls and Adult divisions will get underway at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (GRCC) in Richmond, Va. Both NIT locations will be playing from Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2019.
Double the actions means double attention, and once again USA Field Hockey has made it as easy as possible for every field hockey enthusiast to have all NIT action in the palm of their hand. Stay up-to-date with everything happening this weekend with the following information.
2019 National Indoor Tournament Event Program
Whether you need up-to-date results, schedules, list of vendors or any NIT information you could think of, the 2019 Sheetz National Indoor Tournament Event Program is available on any desktop or mobile device. You can click here to access the program, or go to usafieldhockey.com and scroll down to the NIT Event Program graphic.
Every NIT participant and fan are highly encouraged to share their best moments of the tournament on social media. Tag @USAFieldHockey and use the hashtag #NIT2019 for a chance to be featured on the USA Field Hockey social media channels, or featured in a photo gallery!
Explore Richmond Between Matches With Complementary Trolley Shuttle
With time to kill between games, USA Field Hockey and Visit Richmond have teamed up to provide a free trolley shuttle to take fans and families to nearby attractions, dining and shopping options. The shuttle will run Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET The route will run from the GRCC to the Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) and Carytown before returning to the GRCC.
Science Museum: the Science Museum of Virginia has three floors of interactive exhibits and experiences waiting to fill your day with science wonder. Check out the exhibits to see if you’re faster than a rat or have great balance. Maybe stop by the Dome to take a trip to Africa or the stars! Or perhaps visit one of the labs to really dig into the science around you. To learn more, click here.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: an art museum which opened in 1936, VMFA is a top comprehensive United States art museum with more than 5,000 years of art from around the world. The current special exhibit on display until February 24 is the Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa. To learn more about the museum and the Congo Masks exhibit, click here.
Carytown: The place to eat, shop and play! You can find some of the best clothing/jewelry stores as well some great consignment stores. Hungry? Carytown has some of the best places to eat whether you are in the mood for pizza, burgers, Asian etc. For a listing of all stores in Carytown, click here.
Listen in and Join USA Field Hockey on ESPN Richmond
To help kick off NIT action in Richmond, USA Field Hockey will be on the air with ESPN Richmond's morning show between 8 a.m to 10 a.m. on Friday February 22. To tune in and listen to USA Field Hockey staff members chat it up with Richmond's ESPN crew by clicking here.
Play Your Best, Let NLV Productions do the Rest!
No more worrying about cameras, shaky hands, batteries or tripods. Go out and play without worrying about whether you're going to capture your best plays. NLV Productions will be filming every moment of every game at the U-19 Boys, U-19 Girls and Adult NIT in Richmond, Va. Use NLV Productions to create recruiting videos, or have them do the editing for you with one of their affordable Highlight Packages. Click here to view video packages.
Action Shots for Sale (U-10/12 NIT Only)
Looking for the perfect image of your athlete competing during NIT? USA Field Hockey's event photographer Mark Palczewski will once again be at Spooky Nook Sports to capture all the U-10/U-12 Co-Ed action. Following the conclusion of the event, a link will be made available where interested attendees can purchase a variety of high-resolution print or digital files.
USA Field Hockey Tent
Have questions about accessing the event program or about the NIT in general? Stop by the USA Field Hockey Tent for the answers. You can also test your luck in the highly popular Penn Monto Ball Pull.
USA Field Hockey would like to welcome all athletes, coaches, umpires and hockey fans to both Lancaster, Pa. and Richmond, Va. for the U-10 and U-12 Co-Ed, and the U-19 Boys, U-19 Girls and Adult National Indoor Tournament!