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For the safety of our players, staff, and spectators, the 2020 NFHL Spring Tournament has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, please visit https://nationalfieldhockeyleague.com/tournament-postponement-announcement

23rd ANNUAL
NFHL SPRING TOURNAMENT

POSTPONED - Date TBD

in memory of Allie Rose Zambito (#27)

**TWO LOCATIONS**
Virginia Beach Sportsplex & Hampton Roads Soccer Complex
Virginia Beach, VA

Allie Rose Zambito
June 22, 1995 – June 21, 2019

The 2020 NFHL Spring Tournament is in loving memory of NFHL alumna Allie Zambito (#27) who played on the High Point University club field hockey team. Allie was an NFHL all-star and was on the team both her freshman and senior years, when High Point University qualified for the NFHL Fall Championship.

CONGRATULATIONS TO UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA!
2019 SPRING TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!

National Field Hockey League | Spring Tournament

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Spring Tournament Teams

SCHOOL PAYMENT STATUS PRELIM SURVEY COMPLETED HOTEL CONFIRMED ROSTER RCVD COMPLETED WAIVER FORMS
1. Christopher Newport University  paid online 1/31/20 Yes NA
2. College of William and Mary  paid online 2/13/20 Yes NA
3. Dartmouth College  paid online 1/8/20 Yes Yes
4. Drexel University  paid online 12/17/19 Yes Yes
5. Duke University  paid online 1/23/20 Yes Yes
6. East Carolina University  paid online 2/5/20 Yes Yes
7. George Mason University  paid online 1/27/20 Yes Yes
8. Georgetown University  paid online 1/8/20 Yes Yes
9. High Point University  paid online 1/5/20 Yes Yes Yes
10. James Madison University  paid online 1/28/20 Yes Yes
11. Liberty University  paid online 2/5/20 Yes Yes
12. Longwood University  paid online 1/30/20 Yes Yes
13. Loyola University Maryland  paid online 1/21/20 Yes Yes
14. Monmouth University  check dcvd 3/15/20 Yes Yes Yes
15. Montclair State University  paid online 1/8/20 Yes Yes Yes
16. Northeastern University  paid online 1/6/20 Yes Yes
17. Rowan University  paid check 2/12/20 Yes Yes
18. Salisbury University  paid check 3/2/20 Yes Yes
19. Stony Brook University  paid online 2/6/20 Yes Yes
20. The George Washington University  paid online 1/21/20 Yes Yes
21. Towson University  paid online 1/10/20 Yes Yes
22. UMass Amherst  check rcvd 3/6 Yes Yes Yes
23. UMass Lowell  paid online 1/21/20 Yes Yes Yes
24. University of Connecticut  paid online 2/6/20 Yes Yes
25. University of Maine  paid online 1/8/20 Yes Yes
26. University of Maryland  paid online 2/6/20 Yes Yes
27. University of New Haven  paid online 1/24/20 Yes Yes
28. University of Notre Dame  paid online 1/29/20 Yes Yes
29. University of Pittsburgh  paid online 2/5/20 Yes Yes
30. University of South Carolina  paid online 2/5/20 Yes Yes
31. University of Virginia  paid online 1/31/20 Yes Yes Yes
32. University of Wisconsin Madison  paid online 1/26/20 Yes Yes Yes
33. Virginia Commonwealth University  paid online 2/5/20 Yes NA
34. Virginia Tech  paid online 1/30/20 Yes NA
35. Washington University in St. Louis  paid online 2/6/20 Yes Yes
36. West Chester University  paid check 2/12/20 Yes Yes
37. West Virginia University  paid online 1/10/20 Yes Yes
38. Xavier University  paid online 1/24/20 Yes Yes

Spring Tournament Requirements

  • Teams are guaranteed at least 3 games.
  • The tournament is setup as pool-play, and teams are ranked based on the fall 2019 standings.
  • The tournament is limited to a max of 28 teams. It is first come, first serve. Teams must first RSVP and are required to pay dues by the deadline (see below).

 

Schedule

  • All teams are required to be prepared and available to play between 7am-8pm on Saturday AND 7am-3pm 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.

 

Registration Process

  • All teams (full and honorary members) are invited to play in the Spring Tournament. It is first come, first serve – we allow a maximum of 28 teams.
  • By submitting a RSVP, you are committing to coming to the tournament with a full team and paying dues. You will be required to pay tournament dues if you submit a RSVP (even if you cancel). Please do not submit a RSVP unless you are 100% committed to coming with a full team and paying dues.
  • 2020 Dues = $500 per team.
  • Tournament dues are non-refundable.

 

Deadlines

Teams that would like to participate in the tournament must abide by the following rules and deadlines:

  • January 6th, 2020 – RSVP Deadline
    By submitting a RSVP, you are committing to coming to the tournament with a full team. You will be required to pay tournament dues if you submit a RSVP (even if you cancel). Please do not submit a RSVP unless you are 100% committed to coming with a full team and paying dues.
  • February 6th, 2020 – Dues/Email Verification Deadline
  • OPTION 1: PAY ONLINE
    Easiest and fastest way to secure your spot in the tournament.
    PAY ONLINE HERE
  • OPTION 2: MAIL A CHECK
    Dues must be received by the NFHL by February 6th If you have any concerns that your check will not make it to our office by February 6th, please also submit a letter of verification (option 3) so that your spot in the tournament is not forfeited.
  • OPTION 3: PROMISE TO PAY FROM YOUR SCHOOL
    Submit the tournament invoice to your school (to have them send us a check or pay online) AND your school must send us a verification email. Your school must send us an email to verify that the paperwork for dues has been submitted before February 6th and the estimated date we will receive payment. This must be emailed to treasurer@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com. If your school needs a copy of our W-9, you can download it here. If a verification email is received by February 6th, the deadline to pay will be extended to March 6th. If the NFHL has not received payment/letter from the school by February 6th, the team will be removed from the tournament. Teams that are removed will be notified by email by the NFHL. You will still be required to pay dues for the tournament.
  • March 6th, 2020 – Last Minute Cancellation Deadline
    Teams that cancel after this deadline are still required to pay dues PLUS a $500 fine prior to the tournament. See below for more details.

 

Cancellations

All teams must cancel in writing (send email to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com). Teams that have submitted a written RSVP and cancel:

  • On or before the Dues Deadline: No penalty
  • After the Dues Deadline: Are still required to pay dues PLUS a $250 fine prior to the tournament. Failure to pay dues PLUS the $250 fine before the tournament will result in probation from the league. A team put on probation will be reinstated once the dues and $250 fine are paid.
  • After the Last-Minute Cancellation Deadline (less than 1 month before the tournament): Are still required to pay dues PLUS a $500 fine prior to the tournament. A team put on probation will be reinstated once the dues and $500 fine are paid.

 

“No Shows”

Teams that have committed to coming to the Spring Tournament (by submitting an RSVP and sending their dues) and do not show:

  • Will be put on probation until notified by league coordinators and must pay a fine of $500.
  • Team will be reinstated only by majority votes by co-­coordinators and other team representatives.

 

Pre-Order Tournament Shirts

  • All tournament shirts must be PRE-ORDERED ONLINE.
  • Shirts will not be for sale at the tournament.
  • Shirts ordered online will be available for pickup at the Registration Table at the tournament. We cannot ship shirts!

ORDER ONLINE HERE

 

Rules

2020 Spring Tournament Rules

Male Field Player Addendum: Male Players (Regular and OT) – “Up Two”: The number of male field players allowed for each team is determined prior to the start of the tournament. The team with more male field players, as listed on their final roster submitted to the NFHL, is allowed to field a maximum of 2 more than the number of male field players listed on the opposing team’s roster. The number of male field players on each team’s roster cannot change once the final roster is submitted, regardless of injuries, attendance, etc. The goalie is excluded from this rule.

Rosters

Teams need to submit a copy of their roster prior to the deadline to kristin@nationalfieldhockeyleague.com. Please also bring a copy with you to the tournament. Download the Roster Form here: Roster Form

  • All players listed are required to be eligible players as determined by your school’s rules. You may also include alumni, as per NFHL rules.
  • All players listed on your roster will need to have a Waiver and Release Form (please see below).

 

Player Waiver And Release Form

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 the 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.

 

Directions and Field Information

Virginia Beach Sportsplex and FH Training Center | Website: www.beachsportsplex.com

  • 2181 Landstown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Sportsplex Field (Sportsplex), Fields 1 and 2 (FH Training Center)
  • Turf shoes only – NO spiked cleats
  • Free parking is available for all teams and parents

Hampton Roads Soccer Complex | Website: www.soccercomplex.org

  • 2276 Recreation Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Fields 6 and 8
  • Turf shoes only – NO spiked cleats
  • Free parking is available for all teams and parents

 

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 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!

 

Misconduct Rules

MISCONDUCT RULES

Hotel Blocks

Special NFHL rates for players and fans

Hyatt Place Virginia Beach Town Center
335 Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
757-431-7000

  • $119/night plus tax – 2 queen beds plus sofa sleeper (sleeps up to 6 people) – SOLD OUT (rooms may still be available if you call the hotel directly and ask for the NFHL rate – ask to speak with Libby)
  • $119/night plus tax – 1 king bed plus sofa sleeper (sleeps up to 4 people) – SOLD OUT (rooms may still be available if you call the hotel directly and ask for the NFHL rate – ask to speak with Libby)
  • Rates guaranteed for reservations made by March 18th, 2020
  • 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
  • Teams who have buses or vans MUST contact Libby Ross in advance (757-431-7000)
  • Use corporate code G-FIEL if booking online
  • Only 2 rooms per reservations can be booked online – you may submit multiple reservations if you need more than 2 rooms
  • To book by phone, call the hotel directly and ask for Group Sales (not general reservations) and make sure to say you are with the “National Field Hockey League group” and need to make a reservation under that group

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

  • Oceanfront hotel! 15 minutes to the fields
  • $139 per night (2 queen beds) plus tax – SOLD OUT (rooms may still be available if you call the hotel directly and ask for the NFHL rate – ask to speak with Bobbie)
  • $139 per night (1 king bed) plus tax – SOLD OUT (rooms may still be available if you call the hotel directly and ask for the NFHL rate – ask to speak with Bobbie)
  • Includes free breakfast
  • Teams who have buses or vans MUST contact Bobbie Stanley in advance (757-321-8340)
  • $25 per day fee for bus parking, free parking for vans
  • To book by phone, call the hotel directly and ask for Group Sales (not general reservations) and make sure to say you are with the “National Field Hockey League group” and need to make a reservation under that group

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

  • Oceanfront hotel! 15 minutes to the fields
  • $149 per night (2 queen beds) plus tax – SOLD OUT (rooms may still be available if you call the hotel directly and ask for the NFHL rate – ask to speak with Aekta)
  • Teams who have buses or vans MUST contact Aekta Javia in advance (757-428-1183)
  • To book by phone, call the hotel directly and ask for Group Sales (not general reservations) and make sure to say you are with the “National Field Hockey League group” and need to make a reservation under that group

Hampton Inn Norfolk/Virginia Beach
5793 Greenwich Rd
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462
(757) 490-9800

  • $109 per night (2 double beds) plus tax – SOLD OUT (rooms may still be available if you call the hotel directly and ask for the NFHL rate – ask to speak with Jade)
  • 15 minutes to the fields
  • Breakfast included
  • Teams who have buses or vans MUST contact Jade Warwick in advance (757-490-9800)
  • To book by phone, call the hotel directly and ask for Group Sales (not general reservations) and make sure to say you are with the “National Field Hockey League group” and need to make a reservation under that group

Food

  • 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 March 25th

 

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.

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