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Fall Championship

NOVEMBER 18TH-20TH, 2022

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25th Annual
NFHL Fall Championship & Challenge Cup

November 18th-20th, 2022

Virginia Beach Training Center / Sportsplex, Catholic High School, Hampton Roads Soccer Complex
Virginia Beach, VA

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Fall Championship

The top 16 teams in the league will advance to the Fall Championship. 1st place goes to the team with the highest average game points per game.

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

1. University of Delaware
2. University of Maryland
3. Providence College
4. Virginia Tech
5. Duke University
6. Northeastern University
7. University of Michigan
8. Boston College
9. University of Georgia
10. Temple University
11. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
12. University of Massachusetts Amherst
13. University of Virginia
14. Penn State University
15. University of Vermont
16. Towson University

ALTERNATES
17. West Chester University (moved to Championship)
18. Liberty University
19. James Madison University
20. University of North Carolina Wilmington

Team Eligibility

  • Must be an active NFHL member to be eligible for the Fall Championship.
  • Must have reviewed the current Membership Guide and completed and passed the Annual Assessment.
  • Must have paid annual membership dues and not have an outstanding balance.
  • Must have fulfilled minimum game requirements.
  • Teams that are making hotel reservations are required to stay at a NFHL partner hotel.

Game Requirements

  • Teams must play a minimum of 7 games.
  • Opponents can be any combination of A or B teams but they must be an active NFHL member.
  • Each team will be allotted 2 “Forfeit Win” games:
    • Forfeit wins are games where the opposing team cancelled less than 10 full days prior to the game time – please see Fall Season Cancellations below for more information on forfeit wins).
    • Only the first 2 forfeit wins will count towards a team’s record. After a team has used up their 2 forfeit wins, all other forfeit wins will be excluded from their record.
  • All forfeit losses (for the team that cancelled a game less than 10 full days prior to the game time) will count towards a team’s official record.
  • Teams are allowed to play up to 2 teams twice. If you play a team more than twice, those additional games will not count towards your record.
  • All games count toward winning % and tie breakers (averaged over the total # of games).

We recommend you schedule more than 7 games during the season if you are trying to compete for entry into the Fall Championship. Weather, cancellations, and/or forfeits may affect your minimum game requirement plans.

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

  • 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.
  • All players must be added to the team’s LeagueApps roster by Friday, November 11th.
  • All players must complete their waivers and health screening form (via LeagueApps), prior to the start of the tournament.

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 pickup at the Registration Table at the tournament.
  • We cannot ship shirts.

Player Waiver & Release Forms

  • All players must complete their online waivers through LeagueApps by Friday, November 11th. Players without a signed release form will not be allowed to play in the tournament.

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 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.

Fall Challenge Cup

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

If you commit to this tournament, but end up qualifying for the NFHL Fall Championship, your team’s spot in the Challenge Cup will be given to an alternate and you will be moved to the Fall Championship tournament. If you already paid the tournament entry fee, it will be reimbursed to you as a credit or to the original payment method, whichever is preferred.

CHALLENGE CUP TEAMS

  • College of William and Mary
  • Drexel University
  • High Point University
  • James Madison University
  • Liberty University
  • Messiah University
  • Rutgers University
  • Towson University
  • The College of New Jersey
  • The George Washington University
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wake Forest University
  • West Virginia University

Team Eligibility

  • Must be an active NFHL member to be eligible for the Fall Championship.
  • Must have reviewed the current Membership Guide and completed and passed the Annual Assessment.
  • Must have paid annual membership dues and not have an outstanding balance.
  • There are no minimum game requirements.
  • Teams that are making hotel reservations are required to stay at a NFHL partner hotel.

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 16th
  • Hotel Reservations and Tournament Survey: (NEW) Thursday, October 20th
  • Tournament Shirt Orders: Monday, November 7th
  • Roster and Player Waivers: Friday, November 11th
  • Entry Fee: (NEW) Thursday, October 20th (if P2P is received, deadline extended to December 15th)

Rosters and Player Eligibility

  • All players listed on your roster must be eligible players (per your school’s club sports rules). Per NFHL, verified alumni are also allowed to be added to your roster. If you are found to have any ineligible players on your team, you can face up to suspension from the league.
  • All players must be added to the team’s LeagueApps roster by Friday, November 11th.
  • All players must complete their waivers and health screening form (via LeagueApps), prior to the start of the tournament.

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 must complete their online waivers through LeagueApps by Friday, November 11th. Players without a signed release form will not be allowed to play in the tournament.

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.

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 – email info@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com to book

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 House Virginia Beach Oceanfront – AVAILABLE

2705 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 428-4200

  • $119 – 2 queen beds, den guest room (sleeps 4) – SOLD OUT
  • $119 – oceanfront studio suite, 1 king bed plus sofa bed (sleeps 3-4)
  • Reservations must be made by: November 11th, 2022
  • Cancellation policy: 72 hours prior to day of arrival
  • Group code: G-NFHN
  • All rooms have oceanfront balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Virginia Beach Boardwalk
  • Free buffet breakfast included
  • Free parking – one car per room
  • Van/bus parking is complimentary, but must be coordinated in advance with Elizabeth Rosier – 757-428-4200
  • Complimentary van/bus parking lot is 1.2 miles away from the hotel
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website
  • Book online (using button below – please note, you can only book 2 rooms at a time online) or by calling 800-886-0451 and asking for the “National Field Hockey League” rate
Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center – SOLD OUT

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

  • $99 – 1 king bed with sleeper sofa (sleeps 3-4) 
  • $102 – 2 standard queen beds plus sleeper sofa (sleeps 5-6)
  • $112 – 2 high floor queen beds plus sleeper sofa (sleeps 5-6) 
  • 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
  • Book online (using button below – please note, you can only book 2 rooms at a time online) or by calling 800-886-0451 and asking for the “National Field Hockey League” rate
Courtyard by Marriott Virginia Beach Norfolk SOLD OUT

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 Brooke Buckler – bbicksler@commonwealthlodging.com)
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website
SpringHill Suites Norfolk/Virginia Beach – SOLD OUT

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 5-6) 
  • Reservations must be made by November 4th, 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
Hampton Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront South – SOLD OUT

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
Hampton Inn Norfolk/Virginia Beach – SOLD OUT

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 3-4) 
  • 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 Shawna Camp – Shawna.Camp@hilton.com or 757.490.9800)
  • 20 minutes to the fields
  • Hotel website

Directions and Field Information

 

Free parking is available for all teams and parents

 

Spectators

  • Teams are allowed to have as many spectators as they like attend the tournament.
  • Free admission and parking for all spectators.
  • Please keep your spectators updated if any changes are made.
  • All spectators are required to abide by all NFHL and facility rules.
  • Spectators 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 misconduct 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 11th.

 

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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