Colorado Springs, Colo.—USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that the Junior Premier Indoor League kicks off on December 28 for the third consecutive year. The league features 12 club teams in the U-16 and U-19 Division, respectively, who will compete over seven weekends at the Sportsplex in Feasterville, Pa and the 422 Sportsplex in Pottstown, Pa. for bragging rights of the Junior Premier Indoor League Champion.
Clubs were identified and invited to participate in the league based on performance at the 2013 National Indoor Tournament (NIT), the 2013 Junior Premier Indoor League and as a host site of the tournament.
Participation in the Junior Premier Indoor League provides athletes and coaches with a high level of competition while preparing them for success at two upcoming USA Field Hockey events, the National Indoor Qualifiers and the National Indoor Championship.
“This is one of our top level sanctioned indoor events and I am pleased to hear that the Junior Premier Indoor League will also be adding a U-14 Division this year,” said Steve Locke, USA Field Hockey Executive Director. “We appreciate Nigel and Rachael’s efforts in running a tournament that provides further playing opportunities for young athletes to grow and develop their skills, as well as provide the opportunities for our umpires and technical members. On behalf of USA Field Hockey, I wish the Junior Premier Indoor League and the participating teams the best of luck this season.”
Congratulations to the following teams for participating in the 2014 Junior Premier Indoor League:
East Coast FH (Hershey, PA), FC United FHC (Daren, CT), High Styx FHC (Bernville, PA), Horizon FHC (Drexel Hill, PA), Hudson Valley FH (Putnam Valley, NY), Jersey Intensity FH (Monmouth Beach, NJ), Mystx FHC (Perkasie, PA), SPark FHC (Severna Park, MD), Spirit Eagles FHC (Milltown, NJ),Strong Island FH (Farmingville, NY),The Gaels FHC(Severna Park, MD), Xcalibur FHC (Wilmington, DE)
Bison FHC (Lewisburg, PA), East Coast FH (Hershey, PA), FC United FHC (Daren, CT), High Styx (Bernville, PA), Horizon FHC (Drexel Hill, PA), Jersey Intensity FH (Monmouth Beach, NJ), Mystx FHC (Perkasie, PA),Philly Hockey Club (Hatfield, Pa), SPark FHC (Severna Park), Spirit Eagles FHC (Milltown, NJ), The Gaels FHC (Severna Park, MD), Xcalibur FHC(Wilmington, DE)
The leagues dates are as follows:
Friday, December 28
Saturday, January 11
Monday, January 20 (MLK Day)
Sunday, January 26
Saturday, February 1
Monday, February 17 (President’s Day)
Saturday, February 22 (Championship)
Clubs interested in participating in the Junior Premier Indoor League in the future should visit www.JPIL.net or contact Rachael Milne RachaelMilne@yahoo.com or Nigel Traverso Bigapplehockey@aol.com.