USFHL Adult National Championship Begins This Friday

July 08, 2019, 12:46 p.m. (ET)

NEWARK, Del. - July 8, 2019 - This weekend, top adult club teams in the United States will be competing in the 2019 United States Field Hockey League (USFHL) Adult National Championship at Rullo Stadium on the campus of the University of Delaware. Games will be played the evening of Friday, July 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, July 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Check out the official game schedule and team rosters on the USFHL homepage by clicking here.

 

Support your local adult club teams this weekend in person. There is no charge for admission, or watch select live streamed games on the USFHL Facebook page, including the men's and women's championship games on Sunday, July 14.

The following teams qualified locally through USFHL Sanctioned competitions in order to compete this weekend:


 Men
 Atlanta/Miami Surf FH  Atlanta, Ga. & Miami, Fla.
 dcDragons  DC Metro
 Federation, Steel Styx, Triangle  Southern California, Pittsburgh
 Greenwich FHC  New York, N.Y.
 Minuteman FHC  Boston, Mass.
 NY Islanders  New York, N.Y.
 Philly Premier FHA  Philadelphia, Pa.
 San Jose Khalsa  Northern California

 Women
Atlanta/Miami Surf   Atlanta, Ga. & Miami, Fla.
 Baltimore FHA  Baltimore, Md.
 dcDragons  DC Metro
 Minuteman  Boston, Mass.
 NYCFHC  New York, N.Y.
 Olympic Club  San Francisco, Calif.
 Philly Premier  Philadelphia, Pa.
 Rovers, Greenwich FHC  New York, N.Y.
 Running on Empty  Philadelphia, Pa.
 SteelStyx  Pittsburgh, Pa.
 Strikers  Lancaster, Pa.
 Triangle FHC  Triangle, N.C.


The University of Delaware's Rullo Stadium will host t
he USFHL Adult National Championship which has made a positive impact on growing adult field hockey in the United States. Delaware also supports growing the adult game by hosting local adult competition. Blue Hens' assistant coach Jordan McKee will be on familiar turf as he plays for the two-time reigning champion Greenwich FHC. Greenwich FHC team captain Oliver Goldstein confirmed much of their team is returning and acknowledged that “having a great group of guys wanting to work hard for each other has allowed us to translate this success to nationals."

Goldstein also highlighted that the USFHL Adult National Championship raises awareness of the adult game in the United States and “gives something bigger to be aiming for throughout the year for a lot of teams, drawing more people into a consistent competitive turnout and reason to train and play.

The USFHL is designed to grow participation and engagement for adults by encouraging and supporting local field hockey competition, is led by local field hockey leaders and supports adult hockey with marketing and technology to improve organization and ease of participation. The USFHL Adult National Championship will have top level adult field hockey while also exposing youth to adult club opportunities to continue their field hockey career.

Top umpires, many of whom hold an International Hockey Federation (FIH) certification, have been invited to officiate the games. 

The 2019 USFHL Adult National Championship title sponsor is YOLO Sportswear and the event also partnered with AstroTurf, Motive Pure and Penn Monto.

For more information, check out the USFHL website. For live streaming matches, game recaps and tournament information follow on Facebook and Instagram. Event photos will be uploaded and available here.

For questions, email info@usfhl.com to find out how your community can get plugged in for 2020.