USA Field Hockey

Event Sanctioning

A USA Field Hockey sanction is an official designation issued by USA Field Hockey which approves the holding of a field hockey tournament in the United States. Sanctioned Events meet a certain set of standards which ultimately showcases the events commitment to creating a positive player experience and safe environment for all participants and spectators.


USA Field Hockey works with Sanctioned Events to provide them with resources and standards to ensure a first in class event is delivered.

Event Organizers receive many benefits including:

  • Liability and participant accident insurance to cover venues utilized and participants at a competitive rate
  • Promotion of the event through USA Field Hockey’s website and social media channels
  • Distinction of being sanctioned by a National Governing Body and the rights to utilizing the USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event logo
  • Connections to USA Field Hockey staff members who can consult on event planning, sponsorship, and umpire recruitment

For more details on benefits of sanctioning, you access the Sanctioned Event Benefit document by clicking here


Sanctioned Events Application (.PDF)

Fill out the Sanctioned Event application and send it along to:

USA Field Hockey
Attn: Events Department
5540 North Academy Blvd., Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

You may also submit the application and supporting documents as well as any questions you may have to the Events Department at