The Tampa Bay Sportsplex is proud to host the National Hockey Festival during the Thanksgiving Holiday. As on the biggest Field Hockey events in the world, Festival attracts over 7,000 visitors from the US, Canada, Europe and Caribbean. Please read below when each division's registration opens and for more information on pricing and payment processes.
The 2019 National Hockey Festival features play for U-12 Co-Ed (7v7), U-14 Girls (7v7/11v11), U-16 Girls (11v11), U-19 Girls (11v11), U-19 Boys (7v7) and Adults in an Open and Mixed Division (11v11).
College Coaches attend Festival! Over 105 Colleges reported for the 2017 National Field Hockey Festival. To see last year's attendance click here.
Registration for the 2019 National Hockey Festival will be conducted in two separate sessions. The first session, opening on April 12th, 2019at 12:00pm EDT, will allow clubs to register for only the U-12 Co-Ed, U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-19 Girls divisions. During this first registration session, clubs will only be allowed to register one team per club in each of the Divisions so that well-rounded club diversity can be achieved in our most popular divisions!
Beginning on April 26th, 2019 at 12:00pm EDT, a second registration session will open that will allow clubs to register teams across all U-12 Co-Ed, U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-19 Girls, U-19 Boys and Women's Adult Open and Mixed Divisions with no restriction on the amount of teams that can be registered until the divisions are at capacity or the initial registration deadline of June 28th, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT. Teams that register after a division is full or after the registration deadline will be put on a waitlist.
*Registration information for ancillary event offerings, such as player, coach and umpire development opportunities will be communicated in future pre-event email communication.
Stay To Play:
With hotels being in high demand during Thanksgiving weekend in the Tampa Bay area, USA Field Hockey has teamed up with Team Travel Source as the official housing provider to make sure the best quality hotels are available during this time of year at the best possible rates available. Teams may start reserving room blocks upon the registration opening date by clicking here or by contacting
Pricing for age divisions will vary per division, please see below a breakdown of each division's registration fees. A deposit option will be available for teams when they register so that full registration payment is not due up front when registering. U-19 Girls and U-16 Girls registrations will be eligible for a $500 deposit while all other divisions are eligible for a $300 deposit option. *Deposits are nonrefundable. Refunds will not be granted after the registration deadline of June 28th. Full payment is due August 3rd.*
U-12 Co-Ed teams will be placed in pools with like rating. There will be a rerating persion for this division, before the schedule release. 6 game guarantee!
U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, and U-19 Girls teams will be placed in a pool snaked by rank. 6 game gaurantee!
U-19 Boys, Women's Adult Open, and Mixed will have a 6 game maximum. The minimum game count is dependant on final registration numbers.
Roster Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT. *A late fee will be applied after this date
Roster Lockdown: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.
*You will still be able to edit your roster until the lockdown date.
We are excited to be partnered with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission to help USA Field Hockey execute a well-rounded event experience in the Tampa Bay Area. For more information on the Tampa Bay, Fla. area, please visit their visitor’s website here.
Need more information on the National Hockey Festival? Please contact Madeline Hoeppner, Event and Club Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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