JPOL 2016 – over 50 clubs in 6 Regions!

JPOL 2016 – over 50 clubs in 6 Regions!

JPOL is set to kick-off with over 50 Clubs in 6 Regions!

The Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) runs under the umbrella of Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) that was created by Nigel Traverso and Rachael Bloemker in 2011. Its objective is to run organized, competitive outdoor leagues in each region whereby Youth Clubs and their membership have the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis.

This year we are pleased to announce the signing of a new three-year Title Sponsorship Agreement with World Camp USA & SportEuroTour. We would like to welcome them and thank them for their support.

JPH is very much aware that each region has different scheduling concerns with spring sports, Futures, RCC and various Showcases.

“The Junior Outdoor Premier League (JOPL) is one of the top junior leagues in the country and promotes a high level of field hockey competition throughout the spring,” said Shawn Hindy, Chair, USA Field Hockey Board of Directors. “USA Field Hockey loves to see field hockey players, umpires, and coaches working together and having high level games each weekend. We are huge advocates of these games and know that college coaches, parents, fans, and lovers of the great sport of field hockey will thoroughly enjoy watching them! ”

As we continue to spread our wings and expand, we continue to welcome requests from other regions to bring the JPOL model to their neighborhood. This year we received several requests from Clubs in Region 8 (South) and for expansion into the U14 age division. After much review and discussion, we decided to accommodate both requests.

JPH would like to take this opportunity to welcome the participating Clubs from Region 8.

The U14 division will take a different twist than the regular JPOL that is played by Regions. It will be a one-pool format of twelve Clubs (12), representing five different Regions, with no more than four clubs from any one Region. These Clubs will travel over six dates, including the Championship, participating at venues in three of the Regions (R5, R6 & R7) to compete against each other. Each club will play a total of eleven (11) pool games plus two (2) on the Championship date for final ranking.

For 2016, we are pleased to announce that the 2016 JPOL will be played in Region 5 (Pennsylvania), Region 6 (New Jersey), Region 7 (Chesapeake), Region 8 (South)and Region 9 & 10 (Midwest), plus the newly created U14 Division.

This JPH league is played annually during the spring months of April and May with the Championships held on the first or second weekend of June. Clubs will be competing in three divisions, U-14, U-16 and U-19.

The following Clubs have accepted our invitation and will be participating in the following regions:

Region 5 (Pennsylvania):
Alley Cats – Harrisburg, PA
East Coast FH – Hersey, PA
Electric SurgeFHC – Dallas, PA
FSC – Mechanicsville, PA
Horizon FHC – Drexel Hill, PA
PA EliteFHC – Kingston, PA
Philly HC- Hatfield, PA
Souderton Strikers –Hatfield, PA
Xcalibur FHC – Elverson, PA

Region 6 (New Jersey):
FC United – Daren, CT
G-Force FH – Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Jersey Intensity FH – Monmouth Beach, NJ
Lasting Legacy FHC – Huntington, NY
Mid Jersey Knights FHC – Highland Park, NJ
Princeton FHC – Princeton, NJ
Quik Stix Elite – Plainfield, NJ
Rapid Fire Elite – Edison, NJ
RYE Academy – Mount Kisco, NY
South Jersey Edge FHC – Erial, NJ
Spirit of USA FH – Cherry Hill, NJ
Surf n Sand FH – West Long Branch, NJ
Total Dutch FH – Somerset, NJ
Uprise FHC – Moorestown, NJ
Xplosive HC – Mt. Laurel, NJ

Region 7 (Chesapeake):
Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD
MMalik Stars FHC – Pikesville, MD
Oranje-Gottaloveit – Millsboro, DE
Southeast Storm – Crofton, MD
SPark- Severna Park, MD
Storm Chasers FH – Annapolis, MD
The Gaels FHC – Severna Park, MD
TNT FH–Cockeysville, MD
Warhawks FH – Elkridge, MD

Region 8 (South) – NEW:
757 FHC – Virginia Beach, VA
Capitol Pegasus FH – Rockville, MD
Charlotte Ambush FHC – Charlotte, NC
Focus FH – Williamsburg, VA
Hawks Premier FHC – Yorktown, VA
High Voltage FH – Fredericksburg, VA
Metro HC – Bethesda, MD
Nova Elite FH – Stafford, VA
Richmond Panthers United FH – Richmond, VA
Potomac Rapids FH – Broadlands, VA
Rampage FH – Centerville, VA
Saints FHC – Henrico, VA
TCOYO FH – Virginia Beach, VA

Region 9 & 10 (Midwest):
Aim FH – St. Louis, MO
Bluegrass Premier FHC – Louisville, KY
Fer de Lance – Ann Arbor, MI
FH Life – Oxford, OH
IFHCK – Louisville, KY
Milwaukee FHC – Mequon, WI
Pinnacle FH – Ann Arbor, MI
Stealth FH – Louisville, KY
Windy City FH – Northbrook, IL

U14 Division:-NEW
Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, PA
FC United – Daren, CT
Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD
Jersey Intensity FH – Monmouth Beach, NJ
PA Elite – Kingston, PA
Philly HC – Hatfield, PA
Potomac Rapids FH – Broadlands, VA
South Jersey Edge – Erial, NJ
Storm Chasers FHC – Annapolis, MD
Total Dutch FH – Somerset, NJ
Uprise FHC – Moorestown, NJ
Xcalibur FHC – Elverson, PA

JPOL is a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event. Participation in JPOL will provide athletes and coaches with a high level of competition on a regular basis that will prepare them and their club for success at RCC, NCC, National Hockey Festival as well as any and all domestic and international competition.

“We wish JPOL participants all the very best for the upcoming season,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “Enjoy the competition, build on your individual and team skills and above all, have fun in field hockey.”

Should your club be interested in participating in the JPOL in the future or needs additional information about this year’s event, please go to our website at www.JuniorPremierHockey.com or contact Rachael Bloemker,Rachael3473@gmail.com or Nigel Traverso, Bigapplehockey@aol.com.

We invite you to join us and hope to see you at one or many of the regions.

Good Luck to all participants and clubs!