Fall Championship

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23rd Annual
NFHL Fall Championship


November 23-24, 2019

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


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Field Updates - Please Read

Due to extenuating circumstances beyond our control, Field 1 at the FH Training Center is closed for repairs. The NFHL Fall Championship will be played at two locations (2 miles apart):

Because we are able to now use three fields, the following changes will take place:

  • Games will increase in length from 21 minute halves to 25 minute halves.
  • The quarterfinals (first round of playoffs) will take place on Saturday night, immediately following pool play.
  • Playoff teams will be announced on Saturday at 3:45pm, and all teams will be required to confirm their spot immediately.
  • Quarterfinals will begin at 4:45pm on Saturday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you in advance for being flexible – we look forward to a great tournament!

Fall Championship Teams

Pool Teams:
1. Northeastern University
2. Penn State University
3. Boston College
4. University of Delaware
5. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
6. Temple University
7. University of Pennsylvania
8. George Washington University
9. The College of New Jersey
10. Virginia Tech
11. University of Maryland
12. University of Vermont
13. University of Virginia
14. Liberty University
15. Drexel University
16. Rutgers University

17. Saint Joseph’s University
18. University of Georgia
19. University of Rhode Island
20. UMASS Amherst
21. University of Pittsburgh

Fall Championship Requirements

  • Teams must be able to send a full team to the Championship (11 players minimum).
  • Teams must be available to play from 7am-8pm on Saturday AND from 7am-2pm on Sunday.
  • ALL teams must RSVP (top 16 teams and alternates) by the deadline (TBD).



  • The schedule will be released by November 8th (subject to change).
  • All teams are required to be available to play between 7am-8pm on Saturday AND 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

  • All shirts MUST be pre-ordered online will be available for pickup at the Registration Table at the tournament.
  • We cannot ship shirts.
  • Shirts must be ordered by Friday November 15th.

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.



  • Teams submit a verified roster to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com by November 15th.
  • 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.


Player Waiver & Release Forms

  • All team captains must turn in waiver and release forms for EACH player listed on their roster.
  • Please distribute this form to your players, and collect them. Each captain will be required to turn all Waiver & Release forms (for every player on their roster) at the Registration Table when they check in prior to their first game.
  • Players without Waiver & Release forms are ineligible to play.
  • Players under 18 years of age are required to have a parent/guardian sign the form.
  • Download the Waiver & Release form here.


Directions and Field Information

  • Virginia Beach Field Hockey Training Center (Field 2) – this is the location where our tournaments are normally held
    • 2181 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Hampton Roads Soccer Complex (Fields 6 and 8) – two field turf fields with free parking
    • 2276 Recreation Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Turf shoes only – NO spiked cleats
  • Free parking is available for all teams and parents



  • 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 and Sportsplex 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!

Hotel Blocks

Special NFHL rates for players and fans

Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center
335 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

  • $115/night plus tax – 2 queen beds plus sofa sleeper (sleeps up to 6 people).
  • Rates guaranteed for reservations made by November 8th, 2019.
  • BRAND NEW hotel! Free parking.
  • Free HOT breakfast included! Hours: 6:30am-9:30am.
  • Located in Town Center of Virginia Beach – with several restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment – all within walking distance!
  • 15 minutes from the fields.
  • Use corporate code G-HOCK or call 888-591-1234 or 757-431-7000 and ask for the “National Field Hockey League November 2019″ rate. Only 2 rooms per reservations can be booked online. You may submit multiple reservations if you need more than 2 rooms.

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

  • $104 per night (1 king bed) or $124 per night (2 queen beds) plus tax
  • Includes free breakfast (if the reservation is made through link)
  • Located in Town Center – very walkable area with shops and dining!
  • 15 minutes to the fields

Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South
1011 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
(757) 965-2300

  • Oceanfront hotel! 15 minutes to the fields
  • $119 per night (2 queen beds) plus tax
  • Includes free breakfast
  • Teams who have buses or vans MUST contact Connie Nosay in advance (757-321-8340)
  • $25 per day fee for bus parking, free parking for vans

Four Points by Sheraton Oceanfront
1211 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23451
(757) 428-1183

  • Oceanfront hotel! 15 minutes to the fields
  • $99 per night (2 queen beds) plus tax
  • Teams who have buses or vans MUST contact Diane in advance (757-428-1183)
  • $25 per day fee for bus parking, free parking for vans
  • To book, call 757-428-1183 and ask for the “National Field Hockey League” rate.


  • Outside food/beverages will NOT be allowed on the premises.
  • Boxed lunches will be coordinated with the Sportsplex and will be delivered to the field.

Order Boxed Lunches Here
Deadline to order is Friday November 15th.


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.
  • Kristin 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.