KISSIMMEE, FLA. – Over the past several weeks, USA Field Hockey has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and working diligently with Disney to determine if the annual sanctioned event, the Disney Field Hockey Showcase, would be able to take place as scheduled from January 29 to 31, 2021 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Kissimmee, Fla. After reviewing member club needs and considering projected federal, state and local travel restrictions in place to protect the health and safety of all, both organizations have decided to reschedule the Disney Field Hockey Showcase to later in the year. USA Field Hockey and Disney are focused on finding a date in May or June that will fit both organizations’ and participating clubs’ event timelines. Once a date is confirmed, this information will be shared.
“USA Field Hockey understands how much our member clubs look forward to the Disney Field Hockey Showcase each year,” said Lisa McCoy, USA Field Hockey’s Director of Futures and Programs. “We could all use some Disney magic in 2021 after having been sidelined for much of 2020 and throughout COVID-19. We will be announcing a new date for the event in 2021 and look forward to safely returning to play in the new year.”
Surrounded by the sheer magic that accompanies a visit to a Walt Disney World Resort, the annual Disney Field Hockey Showcase provides fun, high-level competition, excitement and memories for the USA Field Hockey Family. The 2021 event will include U-12 Co-Ed (7v7), U-14 Girls (7v7 and 11v11), U-16 Girls (11v11) and U-19 Girls (11v11) divisions. All registrations will be conducted online through Disney Sports once the event date is finalized.
USA Field Hockey and Disney have been long-time partners since 2006 and in June 2018 signed a three-year extension announcing the Disney Field Hockey Showcase would take place at the sports complex at Walt Disney World Resort through 2021. The Disney Field Hockey Showcase is one of several elite youth sports events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, one of the premier sites for amateur sports in the nation. The sports complex hosts more than 100 entertainment and sporting events each year and has accommodated 70 different sports featuring athletes from 70 different countries since opening its doors in 1997.
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