INAUGURAL INVITATIONAL A HUGE SUCCESS!
This past September 20-22nd, 36 of the top High School field hockey teams from across the nation came together at The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania with a common goal: to “Prove it on the Field.” These best of the best field hockey teams travelled from all 6 regions, 12 different states, and public/private/charter schools ranging anywhere from 300 students to 4,000 plus students. The level of play was premier and the competition was fierce. The 2019 MAX Field Hockey National High School Invitational was a one-of-a-kind field hockey event!
INFORMATION FOR TEAMS INTERESTED IN THE 2020 INVITATIONAL
**THE MAX FIELD HOCKEY HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL INVITATIONAL IS NFHS SANCTIONED**
DATES: September 25-27, 2020
GAME TIMES: TBD (Friday afternoon/evening, All day Saturday, All day Sunday ending late afternoon)
SCHEDULING: Teams’ travel plans, individual state association’s rules, coach’s preferences, MAX Field Hockey’s rankings and expectations for 2020 are among the many criteria considered when putting together match-ups. Once the field of teams is finalized, we will send out a scheduling request form to all coaches where you can rank and say yes/no/maybe to which teams you are interested in playing and also let us know when you can and when you prefer to play.
FIELDS: 5 identical turf fields striped for field hockey with lights and bleachers (All 5 turf fields are identical surfaces and the turf fiber height (1/4 inch shorter than standard fields) and consistency were specifically chosen to provide superior play for field hockey), plus 1 water-based Division 1 field hockey field (FIH Global Certified)–limited availability–.
FORMAT: All games are official regulation NFHS games (2×30 minute halves with 10 minute halftime). Teams may select to play either 2 or 3 games.
COST: 2 games = $600, 3 games = $800 ($200 non-refundable deposit is due upon your acceptance to secure your spot. Balance due June 1, 2020. Please make checks Payable to: “MAXFH-PG Events” and mail to: 600 Old Elm Street Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428)
WEATHER POLICY: In the event of inclement weather and full days missed, there may be a portion of your fee refunded or credited towards the following years. We will NOT refund or credit for portion of games being missed. The event reserves the right to alter all schedules in order to keep participants safe and/or to keep on time.
EXTRAS: We will provide A level officials, athletic trainers, water and ice. New in 2020: We are requiring the team designated as the “Home Team” to provide an official scorer for the score table for that game. If you are unable to provide one, you can pay a fee of $15 and we will assign someone.
TEAM/GAME LIMIT: While we expect our number of teams and games to grow from 2019, we plan to keep the level in 2020 elite and the best of the best. We can accommodate roughly 60-70 games throughout the weekend. The total number of teams accepted will depend on how many games each team requests to play and when teams can play.
INVITED TEAMS: For 2020, all teams that finished in MAX Field Hockey’s 2019 Final National Top 25 or Regional Top 20 Rankings secured an invitation! If spaces are still available, we will then move onto the teams that finished in the 2019 Final Regional Rankings “Others Considered” category. Those teams should complete an application form and will be highly considered. An application process will be used to fill any additional remaining spots with deserving teams that did not finish in the Final 2019 Rankings.
ACCEPTANCE TIMELINE: We will communicate with teams individually upon receiving their application or registration. While there is no exact deadline for teams to register/apply by or to be accepted by, spots are limited and will be filled somewhat on a first-come, first-served basis. So while you may be granted an invitation by finishing in the Final 2019 rankings, as time moves on, we will begin to fill available spots and you may not be guaranteed a spot if you try to register later on. We will try our best to accommodate teams’ interest and let teams know as soon as we can if they are accepted or not, so they can plan accordingly.
QUESTIONS: Email [email protected]
STAY TO PLAY: This is a STAY TO PLAY tournament. All non-commuting teams participating in the tournament MUST (as a condition of acceptance) make all hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services. Please do not call the hotels directly. Please book through the hotel reservation link below. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event. HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates. These rates are lower than their best available rate and usually includes breakfast for your team. HBC Event Services guarantees that if the tournament is canceled due to weather, you will not be charged for any cancellation penalties that you may otherwise have been subject to if you made your reservation elsewhere. HOTEL RESERVATION LINK
Please call HBC Event Services at +1.505.346.0522 and/or [email protected] if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.
Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Villanova, PA)
Arundel High School (Gambrills, MD)
Assumption High School (Louisville, KY)
Bishop Eustace Prep (Pennsauken Twp, NJ)
Bishop Shanahan High School (Downingtown, PA)
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School (Burnt Hills, NY)
Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA)
Christian Academy of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
duPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY)
Eastern Regional High School (Voorhees, NJ)
Fairfax High School (Fairfax, VA)
Floyd E. Kellam High School (Virginia Beach, VA)
Frank W. Cox High School (Virginia Beach, VA)
Garrison Forest School (Owings Mills, MD)
Guilderland High School (Guilderland Center, NY)
Horace Greeley High School (Chappaqua, NY)
Lakeland High School (Shrub Oak, NY)
Langley High School (McLean, VA)
Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, VA)
Oak Knoll School (Summit, NJ)
Pingree School (South Hamilton, MA)
Rumson-Fair Haven High School (Rumson, NJ)
Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)
Sacred Heart Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)
St. John’s School (Houston, TX)
The Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, PA)
The Hill School (Pottstown, PA)
Trinity Episcopal School (Richmond, VA)
Villa Maria Academy (Malvern, PA)
West Essex High School (North Caldwell, NJ)