Invitations to the Junior Premier Indoor League will be sent to those clubs that have been identified based on the following criteria:
- Top four U19 Clubs from the preceding season of JPIL (1st – 4th Place)
These top Clubs will receive automatic entry for the upcoming season of JPIL granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
- Top four U14 and U16 Clubs from the preceding season of JPIL (1st – 4th Place)
These top Clubs will receive automatic entry for the upcoming season of JPIL. The top Two (2) Clubs will also have the option to accept a spot in a higher age group (one age division up), granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
- Clubs ranked 5th – 12th in the U14 division will be extended an invitation
These Clubs will receive automatic entry for the upcoming season of JPIL granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
- Top U16 & U19 performers at the preceding year's NIT
Based on the preceding year's NIT performance, twelve to fifteen (12-15) clubs per division will be identified by the JPIL organizing committee and invited to participate in the upcoming season of JPIL. These clubs will be ranked one through fifteen and Confirmation of Acceptance will be according to this ranking. Ranking will be based on the strength of the pool, as well as, overall record. Please note that according to the USFHA format, Pool A is perceived as the strongest pool, but this does not guarantee that all of the clubs in that pool will be invited or receive the highest ranking.
- Open Invitation to all U-14 Clubs
The remaining spots will be filled by interested clubs that submit interest by the stated deadline. These clubs will then be accepted based on the following:
- Clubs that participated in the U14 division of the preceding year's JPH and did not forfeit any of its matches
- Clubs that participated in any age division of the preceding year's JPH and did not forfeit any of its matches
- Current USA FH Club Ranking
If you have a facility with two or more courts that you would like us to consider, please contact us no later than March 1 and/or submit the Request for Proposal.
USA FH sanctioned event
U16 & U19 divisions – twelve (12) club maximum per division
U14 division – 24 team maximum, 2 Pools of 12 teams
One (1) team per club, per division unless noted/approved (U14 division only)
Round-robin with final ranking knock-out Championship
5 League dates + 1 Championship date
All clubs will be scheduled and expected to play on each of the listed competition dates
40 min matches (2 periods of 20 minutes)
13 matches guaranteed based on maximum participation
Team Roster – 18 player and 6 coach maximum, fixed throughout entire course of the league
Match Lineup – 12 player and 2 coach maximum selected from Team Roster
Team Roster Registration due via USAFH online roster verification system by 11:59pm on the Sunday prior to the first competition date of the league.
Match Lineups do not need to be submitted (JPIL only).
All clubs, participants & coaches must be USA FH members in good standing for the duration of the league
JPIL - Club affiliation is not required
JPOL - Club affiliation is required (no guest players) except in Regions where noted
College players are ineligible to participate
Consideration will be given, if requested, for boys to play in the U14 Division. Prior approval will be required from participating Clubs. JPH reserves the right to limit the number of boys per match.
Athletes may play up two higher age divisions
Athletes may play in two age divisions simultaneously, assuming age eligibility
U10 is between 7-9 years old on 12/31/2017
U12 is between 10-11 years old on 12/31/2017
U14 is between 12-13 years old on 12/31/2017
U16 is between 14-15 years old on 12/31/2017
U19 is between 16-18 years old on 12/31/2017
Registration & Acceptance
01 September – Entry Deadline – $500 Non-refundable deposit & online registration due to be eligible for acceptance
15 September – Confirmation of acceptance
01 November – $1,500 remaining balance due
17 December – U14 Team Roster Verification due via USAFH online
31 December – U16/U19 Team Roster Verification due via USAFH online
$2,000 per team
Junior Premier Hockey
PO Box 25840
Philadelphia, Pa 19128
No refunds after Registration Deadline