HISTORY: In the summer of 1997, a group of college club field hockey teams came together to formulate the first collegiate club league. The National Field Hockey League (NFHL) was established in August 1997. The impetus for its creation was to develop a competitive hockey environment, and more importantly, create structure within the field hockey club division. Many colleges were having difficulty finding playing facilities, officials, and opponents to play. With the creation of the NFHL, participating college teams can work together to create season schedules, find playing facilities, and sign qualified officials for each game. We hope that by creating this league we will be able to work together and progress as a strong force in the field hockey arena.
Mission: The mission of the National Field Hockey League is to promote and grow the sport of field hockey by providing a member-centered governing structure for club teams, improving access to competitive play, facilitating educational trainings, and building community.
The National Field Hockey League is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
What We Do: As a governing body for USA collegiate club field hockey, the NFHL provides oversight, structure and resources for collegiate club teams to connect and compete. The NFHL does not schedule fall or spring season games, but does provide the tools for teams to self-schedule. Teams are responsible for coordinating their own umpires and securing fields. The NFHL collects all scores and publishes standings/rankings. The NFHL also organizes and hosts the Fall Championship, Fall Challenge Cup, Spring Tournament and other regional tournaments throughout the year.
The NFHL partners with equipment suppliers, educational resources, fundraising platforms and sponsors to help support all member teams and to grow the sport of field hockey.