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Fall Championship

SAVE THE DATE!
NOVEMBER 18TH-20TH, 2022

2022/11/18 14:30:00

2021 Fall Champions
Northeastern University

2021 Fall Challenge Cup Winner
James Madison University

25th Annual
NFHL Fall Championship

& Fall Challenge Cup

November 18-20, 2022

Virginia Beach Sportsplex and Hampton Roads Soccer Complex
Virginia Beach, VA

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Fall Championship

The top 16 teams (Full members only) in the league will advance to the Fall Championship. 1st place goes to the team with the highest average game points per game. Average game points per game is derived by taking the total number of game points and dividing that by the total number of games played.

Team Eligibility

  • Must be a Full member to be eligible for the Fall Championship.
  • Must have attended the previous Annual NFHL meeting.
  • Must have paid Annual dues.
  • Must not have an outstanding balance with the league.
  • Must have fulfilled minimum game requirements.

Tournament Requirements

  • Teams must be able to send a full team to the the tournament (11 players minimum).
  • All non-local teams are required to stay at a NFHL partner hotel using the links below.
  • Teams must be available to play from 2pm-7pm on Friday, 7am-7pm on Saturday AND from 7am-2pm on Sunday.
  • Entry Fee: TBD
  • ALL teams must abide by all deadlines below.

Tournament Deadlines

  • RSVP: Tuesday, November 1st
  • Hotel Reservations: Friday, November 4th
  • Tournament Survey: Friday, November 4th
  • Tournament Shirt Orders: Monday, November 7th
  • Roster and Player Waivers: Friday, November 11th
  • Entry Fee: Friday, November 12th (if P2P is received, deadline extended to December 15th)

Rosters and Player Eligibility

    Teams submit a verified roster to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com by the assigned deadline.

  • All players listed on your roster must be eligible players (per your school’s club sports rules). If you are found to have any ineligible players on your team, you can face up to suspension from the league.
  • Rosters must be signed by the school’s Club Sports Recreation Department to verify that all players are allowed to play on the team.
  • Please use the NFHL Roster Form.

Schedule

  • The schedule will be released by November 7th (subject to change).
  • Teams must be available to play from 2pm-7pm on Friday, 7am-7pm on Saturday AND from 7am-2pm on Sunday.
  • Sometimes games need to be switched and rearranged – we need you to be flexible, patient, and open-minded.
  • Teams must bring light and dark colored shirts/jerseys.

Pre-Order Tournament Shirts

  • A VERY limited number of shirts will be available for sale at the tournament. We highly recommend all players/fans pre-order their shirts online. Shirts will be available for contactless pickup at the Registration Table at the tournament.
  • We cannot ship shirts.
  • Shirts must be ordered by the assigned deadline.

Player Waiver & Release Forms

  • All players listed on the roster are REQUIRED to turn in a completed waiver and release form. Players without a signed release form will not be allowed to play in the tournament.
  • Captains should distribute this link (for players 18 and older as of tournament day) and PDF form (for players under 18 on tournament day) to all players.
  • 18+ players should complete the online form prior to the deadline, and forward a copy of their responses to their captain/coach.
  • U18 players should download the PDF and submit the signed copy (parent/guardian signature is required) to their captain or coach prior to the deadline.
  • Captains/coaches should email the U18 forms to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com in a single document, prior to the deadline.
  • Captains are responsible for tracking the completion of all forms by their players and for submitting the U18 forms.
  • Please note: all players under 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian signature.

All Stars

  • All Stars at the tournament will receive a free tournament t-shirt. T-shirts must be picked up at the Registration Table before 12pm on Saturday.
  • All Full Member teams (even those not attending the tournament) will still submit the names of their top 2 All Stars and their names will be posted on our website.

*NEW* Fall Challenge Cup

This is the 2nd Annual Fall Challenge Cup, open to both Full and Honorary teams. The Challenge Cup will be held on the same weekend as the Fall Championship at the same location.

Team Eligibility

  • Must be an Honorary or Full member to be eligible for the Fall Championship.
  • Must have attended the previous Annual NFHL meeting.
  • Must have paid Annual dues.
  • Must not have an outstanding balance with the league.

Tournament Requirements

    Teams must be able to send a full team to the the tournament (11 players minimum).

  • All non-local teams are required to stay at a NFHL partner hotel using the links below.
  • Teams must be available to play from 2pm-7pm on Friday, 7am-7pm on Saturday AND from 7am-2pm on Sunday.
  • Entry fee: $750 per team
  • ALL teams must RSVP by the deadline assigned (see deadlines below).

Tournament Deadlines

  • RSVP: Friday, September 9th
  • Tournament Agreement Form: Friday, September 23rd
  • Hotel Reservations and Tournament Survey: Friday, October 28th
  • Tournament Shirt Orders: Monday, November 7th
  • Roster and Player Waivers: Friday, November 11th
  • Entry Fee: Friday, November 12th (if P2P is received, deadline extended to December 15th)

Rosters and Player Eligibility

    Teams submit a verified roster to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com by the assigned deadline.

  • All players listed on your roster must be eligible players (per your school’s club sports rules) or alumni of your school (per NFHL rules). If you are found to have any ineligible players on your team, you can face up to suspension from the league.
  • Alumni are allowed to play for their alma mater.
  • Rosters must be signed by the captain/coach verifying that all players are allowed to play on the team.
  • Please use the NFHL Roster Form.

Schedule

  • The schedule will be released by November 7th (subject to change).
  • Teams must be available to play from 2pm-7pm on Friday, 7am-7pm on Saturday AND from 7am-2pm on Sunday.
  • Sometimes games need to be switched and rearranged – we need you to be flexible, patient, and open-minded.
  • Teams must bring light and dark colored shirts/jerseys.

Pre-Order Tournament Shirts

  • A VERY limited number of shirts will be available for sale at the tournament. We highly recommend all players/fans pre-order their shirts online. Shirts will be available for contactless pickup at the Registration Table at the tournament.
  • We cannot ship shirts.
  • Shirts must be ordered by the assigned deadline.

Player Waiver & Release Forms

  • All players listed on the roster are REQUIRED to turn in a completed waiver and release form. Players without a signed release form will not be allowed to play in the tournament.
  • Captains should distribute this link (for players 18 and older as of tournament day) and PDF form (for players under 18 on tournament day) to all players.
  • 18+ players should complete the online form prior to the deadline, and forward a copy of their responses to their captain/coach.
  • U18 players should download the PDF and submit the signed copy (parent/guardian signature is required) to their captain or coach prior to the deadline.
  • Captains/coaches should email the U18 forms to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com in a single document, prior to the deadline.
  • Captains are responsible for tracking the completion of all forms by their players and for submitting the U18 forms.
  • Please note: all players under 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian signature.

Additional Details

  • By completing an RSVP, you are committing to attend the tournament and pay the entry fee. You are also subject to any late fees and cancellation fees.
  • The tournament is first come, first served until the maximum number of teams has been reached.
  • If you commit to this tournament, but end up qualifying for the NFHL Fall Championship, your team will be moved to the Fall Championship.

Fall Championship Teams

School RSVP Roster Hotel Conf
1.
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3.
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5.
6.
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8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.

 

Alternates:

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20.

Fall Challenge Cup Teams

School Dues / Survey Roster Hotel Conf

Hotel Blocks

Special NFHL rates for players and fans – all non-local teams are required to stay at a NFHL partner hotel using the links below (do not book using third-party site such as Expedia, etc.).

Hilton Garden Inn Town Center

The Town Center of Virginia Beach
252 Town Center Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA
(757) 326-6200

  • $126 – 2 queen beds (sleeps 4)
  • $106 – 1 king bed (sleeps 2)
  • Reservations must be made by November 4th, 2022
  • Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to arrival day
  • Group code: NFHLF
  • $4 off (per person per night) breakfast of choice in the Garden Grille Restaurant
  • Free parking (van/bus parking is complimentary – must be coordinated in advance with Kellie Clough, 757-326-6200, kellie.clough@hilton.com
  • Located in Town Center of Virginia Beach – with several restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment – all within walking distance
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website
  • Book online (using button below) or call 877-782-9444 and ask for the “National Field Hockey League Fall Tourney” rate

Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center

355 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462
(757) 431-7000

  • $99 – 1 king bed with sleeper sofa (sleeps 4)
  • $102 – 2 standard queen beds plus sleeper sofa (sleeps 6)
  • $112 – 2 high floor queen beds plus sleeper sofa (sleeps 6)
  • Reservations must be made by Friday November 4th, 2022
  • Cancellation policy: 
  • Group code: G-PYRS
  • Includes free breakfast in the Gallery Kitchen
  • Free parking (van/bus parking is complimentary)
  • Located in Town Center of Virginia Beach – with several restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment – all within walking distance
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website

Hampton Inn Norfolk/Virginia Beach

5793 Greenwich Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-490-9800

  • $104 – 2 double beds (sleeps 4)
  • $104 – 1 king bed plus full-sized sofabed (sleeps 4)
  • Reservations must be made by November 4th
  • Cancellation policy: 48 hours prior to day of arrival
  • Group code: NFH
  • Free breakfast included
  • Free parking (van/bus parking is complimentary, but must be coordinated in advance with Jade Warwick – Jade.Warwick@hilton.com or 757.490.9800)
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront South

1011 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
(757) 965-2300

  • $119 – 2 queen beds (sleeps 4)
  • Reservations must be made by November 4th
  • Cancellation policy: 
  • Group code:
  • Oceanfront hotel
  • Includes free breakfast (6am-10am)
  • Free parking for 1 vehicle per guest room (van/bus parking is 1 block from the hotel but must be coordinated at least 5 days in advance – $25 per van/bus – contact Bobbie Stanley at 757-321-8340)
  • 15 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website

SpringHill Suites Norfolk/Virginia Beach

6350 Newtown Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 333-3100

  • $96 – 1 king bed with sleeper sofa and small kitchenette (sleeps 4)
  • $106 – 2 queen beds with sleeper sofa and small kitchenette (sleeps 6)
  • Reservations must be made by March 28th, 2022
  • Cancellation policy: 
  • Group code: Fall Championship
  • Free hot buffet breakfast included
  • Free parking (van/bus parking is complimentary, but must be coordinated in advance with Maggie Maher – 757.333.3100 Ext. 4001)
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website

Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Norfolk

5700 Greenwich Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 490-2002

  • $99 – 1 king bed with pullout sofa (sleeps 3-4)
  • $109 – 2 double beds (sleeps 4)
  • Reservations must be made by November 4th, 2022
  • Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to day of arrival
  • Group code: NFHL NOV22
  • Complimentary continental grab and go breakfast bags, up to 4 per room
  • Free parking (large bus parking is complimentary, but must be coordinated in advance with Elana Kienzle – Elana.kienzle@marriott.com)
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website

Directions and Field Information

 

Fans

  • Teams are allowed to have as many fans as they like attend the tournament.
  • Free admission and parking for all fans.
  • Please keep your fans updated if any changes are made.
  • All fans are required to abide by all NFHL, Sportsplex and HRSC rules.
  • Fans who are disruptive and do not abide by the misconduct rules will be removed from the tournament and will jeopardize their’s teams entry in the tournament.
  • We take this VERY seriously!

Food

  • Outside food/beverages will NOT be allowed on the premises.
  • Boxed lunches will be coordinated with the Sportsplex and will be delivered to Fields 1 and 2 only (they cannot deliver to the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex fields).

Order Boxed Lunches Here
Deadline to order is Friday November 12th.

 

Weather / Cancellations

  • We can never predict the weather.
  • We may need to rearrange games and/or restructure the format of the tournament in extreme weather.
  • The NFHL will keep all teams informed of any changes via email – please check your emails on a regular basis!
  • Please be flexible – it’s up to you to make this tournament fun and successful.
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