The Tournament Tampa Bay Sportsplex is proud to host the National Hockey Festival during the Thanksgiving Holiday. As one of the biggest field hockey event in the world, Festival attracts more than 7,000 visitors from the United States, Canada, Europe and Caribbean. Please read below when each division's registration opens and for more information on pricing and payment processes.
The 2023 National Hockey Festival features play for U-10 Co-Ed (7v7), U-12 Co-Ed (7v7), U-14 CoEd (7v7), U-14 Girls (7v7 and 11v11), U-16 Girls (11v11), U-19 Girls (11v11), U-19 Boys (7v7) as well as Adults in a Women’s Open Division (11v11) and a Mixed Adult Division (11v11).
Registration for the 2023 National Hockey Festival will allow clubs to register teams across all U-10 Co-Ed, U-12 Co-Ed, U-14 Girls, U-16 Girls, U-19 Girls, U-19 Boys and Women's Adult Open and Mixed Adult Divisions with no restriction on the amount of teams that can be registered until the divisions are at capacity or the registration deadline of Friday, June 30th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 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 athlete, 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. To book housing, click here.
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 registering so that full registration payment is not due up front. All registrations include a $300.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit. *Full payment is due Thursday, August 31. Refunds will not be granted after the final payment deadline of Thursday, August 31.
U-10 Co-Ed and U-12 Co-Ed teams will be placed in pools with like rating. There will be a rerating period for this division before the schedule release.
U-14 Girls, U-14 Co-Ed, U-16 Girls, and U-19 Girls teams will be placed in a pool snaked by rank.
U-19 Boys, Women's Adult Open, and Mixed will have a 5 game maximum. The minimum game count is dependent on final registration numbers.
All games will be played in 15 minute quarters with 2 minute quarter breaks and a 6 minute halftime.
Roster Deadline: Friday, November 10th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. *A late fee will be applied after this date
Roster Lockdown: Friday, November 17th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
*You will still be able to edit your roster until the lockdown date.
Upon registering, Clubs have held their spot with $300.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit. Fees paid, excluding the $300.00 non-refundable non-transferable deposit, will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received prior to the final payment date of Thursday, August 31. No refunds of any kind will be granted if cancellation is made after the final payment date (August 31).
All requests for cancellation/refund must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, USA Field Hockey's Event and Club Services Director, at email@example.com.
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