Invitations to the Junior Premier Indoor League will be sent to those clubs that have been identified based on the following criteria:
- Top four U-19 Clubs from 2017 JPIL (1st – 4th Place)
These top Clubs will receive automatic entry for 2018 JPIL granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
- Top four U-14 and U-16 Clubs from 2017 JPIL (1st – 4th Place)
These top Clubs will receive automatic entry for 2018 JPIL to the division of their choice granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
- Clubs ranked 5th – 12th in the U-14 division will be extended an invitation
These Clubs will receive automatic entry for 2018 JPIL granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
- Top U-16 & U-19 performers at 2017 NIT
Based on 2017 NIT performance twelve to fifteen (12-15) clubs per division will be identified by the JPIL organizing committee and invited to participate in 2018 JPIL. These clubs will be ranked 1 through 15 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.
- U14 & R4 Open Invitation
The JPIL organizing will extend an open invitation to all U14 Clubs to participate in 2018 JPIL. These clubs will then be accepted based on the following:
- Club that participated in the U14 Division of the 2017 JPOL
- Club that participated in the U16/19 Division of the 2017 JPOL
- Current USA FH Club Ranking
The U-14 JPIL Division will consist of 24 Clubs divided into two pools of 12 Clubs. No more than one team per club will be invited unless there is space.
- Performance at the 2017 JPIL
Should we fall short of receiving the maximum number of Clubs in any division invitations will then be sent to participating Clubs based on their 2017 Final JPIL ranking.
If you have a facility with two or more courts that you would like us to consider, please contact us no later than May 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
R4 – five (5) club maximum per age division U16 & U19
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)
U14/U16/U19 – 13 matches guaranteed based on maximum participation
R4 – 4 or 5 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:
- U16/U19 & R4 – December 28, 2017
- U14 – December 14, 2017
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
Club affiliation is not required
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 1/1/2018
U12 is between 10-11 years old on 1/1/2018
U14 is between 12-13 years old on 1/1/2018
U16 is between 14-15 years old on 1/1/2018
U19 is between 16-18 years old on 1/1/2018
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
14 December – U14 Team Roster Registration due via USAFH online roster verification
28 December – U16/U19 & R4 Team Roster Registration due via USAFH online roster verification
$2,000 per team – U14, U16/U19
$800 per team – R4
Junior Premier Hockey
PO Box 25840
Philadelphia, Pa 19128
No refunds after Registration Deadline