2022 MAX FIELD HOCKEY HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL INVITATIONAL
PROVE IT ON THE FIELD AT THE PROVING GROUNDS
SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2022

 

**THE MAX FIELD HOCKEY HIGH SCHOOL
NATIONAL INVITATIONAL IS NFHS SANCTIONED**

DATES: September 23-25, 2022

GAME TIMES:  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 2022 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.

LOCATION: The Proving Grounds (725 Conshohocken Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428)

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 as it is the home field of Villanova University Field Hockey.

FORMAT: All games are official regulation NFHS games: 4×15 minute quarters with 2 minutes between quarters 1 and 2 and between 3 and 4, with a 10-minute half-time.  We will be playing overtime if necessary and will follow the PIAA overtime rules and procedures outlined below (1x 15 minute sudden victory, 6 fields players and a gk).

COST: 2 games = $600, 3 games = $800 ($200 non-refundable deposit is due upon your acceptance to secure your spot. Balance due June 1, 2022.  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.  REQUIRED: The team designated as the “Home Team” is required 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 $20 and we will assign someone.

TEAM/GAME LIMIT: While we expect our number of teams and games to grow from 2019 and 2021, we plan to keep the level in 2022 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: All teams finishing in the Final 2021 MAX Field Hockey’s Team Ranking (Regional and/or National) are automatically invited to the 2022 National Invitational.  We are encouraging additional interested teams to submit an application and we will evaluate those as they come in.  We will look at overall program strength, 2021 performance, and expected team strength in 2022.

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 2021 Rankings, as time moves on, we will begin to fill available spots and you may not be guaranteed a spot if you attempt 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 admin@maxfieldhockey.com

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 we will be providing soon. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.  MAX Field Hockey is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a housing agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events.  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. A Travel Protection Plan is now available for purchase for all new reservations booked through this website. Most importantly this plan has a “Cancel for Any Reason” benefit that will protect 75% of your non-refundable hotel booking and event registration costs for only $21.05 (based on a 2-night stay). Book your hotel reservation and select YES to add the Travel Protection Plan and protect your trip. Alternatively, you can call HBC directly at 505-346-0522 (Travel Protection Plan can only be added to your booking within 20 days of your hotel reservation date). To see the full terms and conditions of the Travel Protection Plan, please click here.

HOTEL RESERVATION LINK- COMING SOON!

We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.

Please call HBC Event Services at (505) 346-0522 and/or support@hbceventservices.com if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.