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Teams & Schedule Solidified for 2021 Young Men’s & Women’s National Championship

June 08, 2021, 9:55 a.m. (ET)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce the teams and schedule for the upcoming 2021 Young Men’s and Women’s National Championship. Both tournaments will be held concurrently at the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. from Tuesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 20, and will feature the top players in the country in their respective age groups competing to be crowned national champions.


“Congratulations to all the players on being selected to compete in the [Young Men's and Women's] National Championship," said Phil Edwards, USA Field Hockey's Senior Manager of Coaching and Performance. "We are looking forward to the return of the women’s event with an added twist as the USWNT players join the tournament and in doing so increase both the number of teams and level of competition. On the men’s side it is great to get this new tournament and selection opportunity started. We are excited to see the four teams compete across the two divisions and hopefully this can become a fixture of the men’s calendar going forward.”


After the cancellation of the 2020 edition, the return of the Young Women’s National Championship (YWNC) will feature a 10-team pool of top collegiate and post-collegiate athletes and members of the current Rise, U.S U-21 Women’s National Team, National Development Team and USWNT. Each team will play 3 pool games following the International Hockey Federation’s FIH Hockey Pro League points system (Win = 3; Draw = 1; Loss = 0; Shootout Win = 1). Crossover games on the final day will be how teams finish in terms of ranking to determine the placements.


The new Young Men’s National Championship (YMNC) will serve as the initial selection opportunity for the 2021-22 U.S. U-16, U-18 and U-21/U-22 Men’s National Teams. The tournament, which will provide the same high-level, international structured competition environment as the women’s equivalent, will both feature two teams in each of the U-16 and U-22 divisions. Each team will play a three-game series where points will be attributed based on the game won (first game, win = 1 point, second game, win = 2 points, third game, win = 3 points), guaranteeing that the eventual winners will have to overcome a unique scenario on the final day in order to be crowned champions.


USA Field Hockey invites all field hockey enthusiasts to come watch these talented athletes compete. Admission is free.

2021 Young Women's National Championship Rosters


2021 Young Men's National Championship Rosters


  TEAM 2
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
8:30 AM 1 Women Freedom vs Pride
10:30 AM 1 Women Patriots vs Courage
  2 Men U-16 Stars vs Stripes
12:30 PM 1 Women Dream vs Unity
2:30 PM 1 Men U-22 Stars vs Stripes

2 Women Honor vs Spirit
4:30 PM 1 Women Brave vs Liberty
Thursday, June 17, 2021
8:30 AM 1 Women Pride vs Patriots
10:30 AM 1 Women Courage vs Honor
12:30 PM 1 Women Freedom vs Brave
2:30 PM 1 Women Dream vs Spirit
4:30 PM 1 Women Unity v Liberty
Friday, June 18, 2021
12:30 PM 1 Men U-16 Stars vs Stripes
2:30 PM 1 Men U-22 Stars vs Stripes
Saturday, June 19, 2021
8:30 AM 1 Women Courage vs Dream
10:30 AM 1 Women Freedom vs Unity
12:30 PM 1 Women Pride vs Honor
2:30 PM 1 Women Patriots vs Liberty
4:30 PM 1 Women Brave vs Spirit
Sunday, June 20, 2021
8:30 AM 1 Men U-16 Stars vs Stripes
  2 Women 9th vs 10th
10:30 AM 1 Men U-22 Stars vs Stripes
  2 Women 7th vs 8th
12:30 PM 1 Women 3rd vs 4th
  2 Women 5th vs 6th
2:30 PM 1 Women 1st vs 2nd

All games on Field 1 on Sunday, June 20 will be live streamed free provided by Hometown Sports Management. Viewing links will be shared prior to the event day.


For more information on the 2021 YMNC and YWNC, visit the official Event Page.