Facility Map & Rules
Directions, Parking & Arrival Protocol
Player Waiver, Concussion Awareness
Games & Warm-ups
Schedule, Fields, Home/Away, Uniforms
Officials, Scorers & Ball Runners
Overtime Rules & Procedures
Athletic Trainers, Water & Ice
Saturday Night Fun
THE PROVING GROUNDS MAP & FACILITY RULES
1. NO PETS PERMITTED AT THE FACILITY
2. NO OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES PERMITTED- PLAYERS AND REFS ARE ALLOWED TO BRING 1 WATER BOTTLE
3. NO GUM, NO SEEDS, NO TOBACCO AT THE FACILITY
4. NO OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE OR GESTURES
5. PUT TRASH IN DESIGNATE TRASH CANS
6. THIS IS A NON-SMOKING FACILITY, NO E-CIGARETTES
7. PREMISES UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE
8. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL 911
9. CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES
10. RUDE, INAPPROPRIATE, AND DISRESPECTFUL LANGUAGE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL RESULT IN FACILITY EJECTION
DIRECTIONS, PARKING & ARRIVAL PROTOCAL
The Proving Grounds
725 Conshohocken Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(See Facility Map Above) Teams and fans should enter The Proving Grounds through the main entrance on Conshohocken Road. Busses should drop off teams at the main entrance to the fields (near the Villanova field and field #1). Bus parking is back towards the main entrance, to the side/back of the indoor turf. Fans may park in the main parking lot.
We will have a registration tent there to welcome you and assist you in getting to the bathrooms and appropriate field, athletic trainer, etc. We will also collect player waiver forms (required of all participants!), rosters, hotel forms, and a signed coach concussion awareness form.
There is no charge for parking or to enter the event.
Please Note: Saturday, September 21st is the Conshohocken Funfest. From 9am-6pm Fayette street will be closed between 1st avenue and 7th avenue. Driving directions to avoid Fayette Street:
- Coming from King Of Prussia- Cross the Fayette Street Bridge into Conshohocken and make a left on Elm Street and The Proving Grounds entrance is about 1.5 miles down on the right-hand side.
- Coming from Plymouth Meeting- Drive on ridge pike towards Norristown and a make a left at the Wawa onto Conshohocken Road. Drive 2 miles on Conshohocken Road and The Proving Grounds entrance will be on your right hand side and turn into the main parking lot.
TEAM ROSTERS FOR DIGITAL PROGRAM & COACH PACKET
We will be creating a digital program for the event and will also be loading rosters into Coach Packet for college coaches who will be recruiting at the games. Please return the following roster form by Saturday, September 14th so that we can put these together in time. Please email the completed form to smayc[email protected] and attach a school logo and team photo!
REQUIRED: PLAYER WAIVER FORMS, COACH CONCUSSION AWARENESS
ALL PLAYERS MUST TURN IN A SIGNED PLAYER WAIVER FORM IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2019 MAX FIELD HOCKEY HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL INVITATIONAL AT THE PROVING GROUNDS.
Coaches- please collect your teams’ forms and turn them in with your roster at check-in before your first game.
If you have a team manager, please have them submit a signed waiver form as well.
ALL COACHES MUST READ THE COACH CONCUSSION AWARENESS GUIDE AND SIGN THE SIGNATURE PAGE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU HAVE DONE SO.
Please submit this along with your player waiver forms at check-in before your first game.
GAMES & WARM-UPS
All games are full regulation games: 2×30 minute halves 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).
We have scheduled 2 hour time blocks for each game. Teams may enter the field for warm-up once both teams have cleared the field from the previous game (please be respectful of the game and teams playing before you). At the conclusion of your game, please clean up your team’s bench area and throw out all trash before leaving the field. If you are the first game of the day or on a field and it is open, you may enter the field 1 hour prior to your game time.
Captains will be called in for a coin toss 5 minutes prior to game start time. We will not be doing the national anthem or team line-ups before games.
We will be providing official NFHS certified games balls for each game.
There are no showers on site for teams to use.
SCHEDULE, GAME FIELD, HOME/AWAY, UNIFORMS
Please see below for field assignments (see field map at the top of this page) and which team is home/away and what color uniform each team will wear. Fields #1-5 are identical surfaces, sizes, and have video scaffolding, bleachers, etc. We tried our best to accommodate out of town teams by alternating uniforms each day so you don’t have to do laundry. We couldn’t make it work for every single match-up/team/day, but we got it as close as we could!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
Villanova Turf: Sacred Heart Academy-KY (Home/White) vs. New Trier High School-IL (Away/Dark)– 5pm
Field #1: Eastern Regional High School-NJ (Home/White) vs. Frank W. Cox High School-VA (Away/Dark) – 5pm
Field #2: Episcopal Academy-PA (Home/White) vs. Assumption High School-KY (Away/Dark) – 5pm
Field #3: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur-PA (Home/White) vs. West Essex High School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 5pm
Field #4: The Hill School-PA (Home/White) vs St. John’s School-TX (Away/Dark) – 5pm
Villanova Turf: Greenwich Academy-CT (Home/White) vs. Lower Dauphin High School-PA (Away/Dark) – 7pm
Field #1: Perkiomen Valley High School-PA (Home/White) vs. Langley High School-VA (Away/Dark) – 7pm
Field #2: Garrison Forest School-MD (Home/White) vs. Germantown Academy-PA (Away/Dark) – 7pm
Field #3: Archbishop Spalding High School-MD (Home/White) vs. Rancocas Valley Regional High School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 7pm
Field #4: McDonogh School-MD (Home/White) vs. Hunterdon Central Regional High School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 7pm
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Field #1: The Hill School-PA (Home/White) vs. Sacred Heart Academy-KY (Away/Dark) – 9am
Field #2: Assumption High School-KY (Home/White) vs. Sacred Heart Greenwich-CT (Away/Dark) – 9am
Field #3: St. John’s School-TX (Home/White) vs. Pingree School-MA (Away/Dark) – 9am
Field #4: DuPont Manual High School-KY (Home/White) vs. Biddeford High School-MD (Away/Dark) – 9am
Field #1: Hershey High School-PA (Home/White) vs. Villa Maria Academy-PA (Away/Dark) – 11am
Field #2: New Trier High School-IL (Home/White) vs. Eastern Regional High School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 11am
Field #3: West Essex High School-NJ (Home/White) vs. Arundel High School-MD (Away/Dark) – 11am
Field #4: Germantown Academy-PA (Home/White) vs. Dexter High School-MI (Away/Dark) – 11am
Field #1: Cape Henry Collegiate-VA (Home/White) vs. Episcopal Academy-PA (Away/Dark) – 1pm
Field #2: Frank W. Cox High School-VA (Home/White) vs. Garden City High School-NY (Away/Dark) – 1pm
Field #3: St. John’s School-TX (Home/White) vs. Greenwich Academy-CT (Away/Dark) – 1pm
Field #4: Assumption High School-KY (Home/White) vs. Garrison Forest School-MD (Away/Dark) – 1pm
Field #5: Notre Dame Prep-MD (Home/White) vs. Sacred Heart Academy-KY (Away/Dark) – 1pm
Villanova Turf: Hershey High School-PA (Home/White) vs. Oak Knoll School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 3pm
Field #1: Lakeland High School-NY (Home/White) vs. Biddeford High School-ME (Away/Dark) – 3pm
Field #2: Langley High School-VA (Home/White) vs. Shenendehowa High School-NY (Away/Dark) – 3pm
Field #3: Pingree School-MA (Home/White) vs. Archbishop Spalding High School-MD (Away/Dark) – 3pm
Field #4: Blair Academy-NJ (Home/Away) vs. McDonogh School-MD (Away/Dark) – 3pm
Field #5: DuPont Manual High School-KY (Home/White) vs. Hunterdon Central Regional High School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 3pm
Villanova Turf: New Trier High School-IL (Home/White) vs. Academy of Notre Dame de Namur-PA (Away/Dark) – 5pm
Field #1: Sacred Heart Greenwich-CT (Home/White) vs. Dexter High School-MI (Away/Dark) – 5pm
Field #2: Arundel High School-MD (Home/White) vs. Greene High School-NY (Away/Dark) – 5pm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019
Field #1: Dexter High School-MI (Home/White) vs. Lakeland High School-NY (Away/Dark) – 10am
Field #2: Garden City High School-NY (Home/White) vs. DuPont Manual High School-KY (Away/Dark) – 10am
Field #3: Sacred Heart Greenwich-CT (Home/White) vs. Cape Henry Collegiate-VA (Away/Dark) – 10am
Field #4: Shenendehowa High School-NY (Home/White) vs. Blair Academy-NJ (Away/Dark) – 10am
Field #5: McDonogh School-MD (Home/White) vs. Pingree School-MA (Away/Dark) – 10am
Field #1: Oak Knoll School-NJ (Home/White) vs. Villa Maria Academy-PA (Away/Dark) – 12pm
Field #2: Garrison Forest School-MD (Home/White) vs. Greenwich Academy-CT (Away/Dark) – 12pm
Field #3: Germantown Academy-PA (Home/White) vs. Notre Dame Prep-MD (Away/Dark) – 12pm
Field #4: Greene High School-NY (Home/White) vs. Rancocas Valley Regional High School-NJ (Away/Dark) – 12pm
OFFICIALS, SCORE TABLE, SCOREBOOKS & BALL RUNNERS
We will providing A level officials for each game, as well as an official scorer (who will do the clock and scoreboard) and ball runners. Each field has an electronic scoreboard that we will be using.
Each team must have an individual keeping a scorebook at the scorers table. The home team book will be the official book for the game and both scorers should agree on the home book at the end of the game.
Each coach must provide a complete roster to the opposing team and score table prior to each game according to NFHS rules.
OVERTIME RULES & PROCEDURES
OVERTIME RULES AND PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED FOR VARSITY LEVEL ONLY FIELD HOCKEY GAMES THAT ARE TIED AFTER REGULATION DURING THE REGULAR SEASON
- Prior to the overtime there shall be a 5 minute intermission.
- The home Team captain calls the coin toss and the winner chooses choice of goal or possession of the ball.
- Teams will be limited to 6 field players and a goalkeeper.
- If a player/coach was disqualified (red card) during the regulation game, that Team must play short throughout the overtime. If a player/coach was suspended with a green/yellow card during regulation game, the Team shall play short until the suspension time is completed.
- Only four defenders will be allowed behind the end line on a penalty corner.
- The overtime will be 15 minutes “sudden victory” [SV].
- There will be no Team time-outs, even if a Team has unused time outs.
- There will be unlimited substitution.
- A player who received a red card in regulation play may not participate in RP overtime.
- If a player receives a red card in overtime, the player is disqualified and the Team will play short throughout the RP overtime.
- If a player receives a green or yellow card in overtime, the Team will play short until the 2/5 or 10 minute suspension time is completed.
- If a coach receives a yellow card in the overtime, the Team will play short until the 5 minute suspension time is completed.
- If a coach receives a red card during overtime, the coach is disqualified and removed from the field. The Team will play short throughout the RP overtime.
- Regular season games tied after the 15 minute RP stand as tied.
Any PIAA field hockey championship game interrupted due to events beyond the control of the site game manager, such as inclement weather, shall be continued from the point of suspension at a later time during the day of competition or the next day unless it is declared an official game because one (1) complete half or more of the game has been played and one (1) team has scored the greater number of goals. The time of suspension and the location of the ball should be noted in the scorebook.
If the game is suspended at the completion of the 1st half and cannot be continued and one team is ahead in the score, that team is declared the winner.
- If the game is suspended at the completion of the 1st half and the score is tied, the game will be restarted with play beginning with the 2nd half.
- If play is suspended in the 2nd half and play is unable to be restarted and one team is ahead in the score, that team is declared the winner.
- If play is suspended in the 2nd half and the score is tied, the game will be started from the exact point where it was suspended.
- If the game is suspended during the first half, the game will be replayed from the point of suspension.
The point of suspension should be noted in the scorebook as well as the placement of the game ball and team possession.
ATHLETIC TRAINERS, WATER & ICE
There will be 2 athletic trainers on site at all times throughout the weekend. One will be located between fields #1 and #2 and one will be located between fields #3 and #4. They will arrive 30 minutes before the start of the first games and stay through the end of play each day. These are their hours:
There will be ice at the two athletic trainer tents. There will be an AED on site. Athletic Trainers will be tracking any potential weather and work closely with us if there is a weather issue. While they will have full supplies, we highly encourage players who regularly need to be taped to bring their own tape with them.
There will be 1 water cooler we will keep filled up at each field throughout the weekend. Players are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and refill their bottles using these when needed. We will not be providing cups.
We will be offering concessions at the main concession building between fields #1 and #2. There will also be a remote tent selling various food and beverage items near field #4.
In addition to the pictured menu, special for the Invitational, we will be offering “A Taste of Philly” that will include:
SATURDAY NIGHT FUN! (FREE!)
We are excited to welcome all teams on Saturday night from 7:30 to 9:30 pm to Tees Golf Center (attached to The Proving Grounds facility) for some free fun! We will be providing all participating athletes and coaches with a free round of mini-golf, batting cage tokens and a small ball of buckets to the driving range!
This is a great opportunity for teams to have some fun, do some team bonding, and interact with other top teams, athletes and coaches from across the nation!
Please RSVP to Stephanie Maychack if you will be joining us: [email protected].
The Invitational is NOT a Stay-to-Play event, but we did put together some great hotel deals for you in the area! Please help us earn credit for your stay so that we can help offset the various costs of hosting the event.
Please download the following form and return it to us either prior to the event or at the registration table when you check in.
We will not be live streaming the games this year (potentially in the future!). We will be walking around filming some action and interviews throughout the weekend for some highlights. If teams have someone to film their game traveling with them, there is a video scaffold tower at each field near the team bench side. There are steps to go up the scaffolding tower that are easily accessible from the turf. They will need to set up on their own.
OFFICIAL INVITATIONAL T-SHIRTS
A limited number of short sleeve and long sleeve official invitational t-shirts will be available to purchase throughout the weekend. We will be offering two short sleeve options and two long sleeve options (above). Short sleeves will be $25 and long sleeves will be $32. Shirts will be available for purchase at the registration/welcome tent and we will accept cash and credit cards.
Pre-ordered shirts will be organized by team and will be available for teams to pick up at the registration table.
We are excited to recognize the top performers from the weekend in two All-Tournament Teams: a First Team and Second Team! There will be 15 athletes named to each team and a minimum of 1 GK on each. Other than that, position is not a factor.
At the conclusion of each game, we will collect both coach’s top 2-3 performers from each team (their own and their opponents). We will also be watching games, polling officials, scorers, college coaches and other individuals as well to determine our picks.
Selections will be announced Monday morning, September 23rd on MAXFieldHockey.com and over MAX Field Hockey’s social media channels.