Dear Club Owners and Coaches:
The Organizers would like to take this time to invite your Club to participate in the 2014 Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), a USA Field Hockey sanctioned event.
This league concept was started because we saw a need for a high level, well-organized league, whereby clubs have the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis over the course of a season, thus the Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL).
An open invitation to participate has been sent to all known clubs in the participating Regions:
Region 5, Pennsylvania
Region 6, New Jersey
Region 7, Chesapeake
It has been determined that for Region 6, New Jersey, the final ranking at the end of the Championships on June 8, will be used to identify the NCC representatives.
All clubs, participants and coaches must be current USAFH members in good standing at the start of the league.
League Format and specifics:
Divisions: U-19 & U-16 girls;
Maximum of twelve (12) clubs in each division;
One (1) team per club, per division;
Round-robin with a Championship and final ranking;
13 games guaranteed;
Games are 50 minutes (2 periods of 25 minutes);
FIH/NCC rules will be used;
Team Roster – Any member Affiliated with your Club and is a member of USFHA;
Venues vary per Region
Dates vary per Region, event runs April through 2nd weekend in June for all Regions.
All results and tournament details will be posted on the Junior Premier Hockey web site at www.JPIL.net as well as the USA Field Hockey website, www.usafieldhockey.com
A Tournament Director and an Umpire Manager will be on-site to ensure regulation of the competition. All umpires to be selected and assigned by Steve Horgan, USA Field hockey Director of Umpiring.
The Entry Fee per Team is $1,800.00.
As previously mentioned, we believe that your Club’s participation in the JPOL will provide your membership with a high level of competition on a regular basis, as well as, be very beneficial to those members who are involved in the National Outdoor programs, by competing regularly throughout the season and year-to-year, against a high level of competition with an international format.
Please see our JPOL Event Page for region-specific details and entry forms. Region 5 entry deadline with $500 deposit is 01 March 2014; Region 6 & 7 entry deadline with $500 deposit is 15 March 2014.
This USAFH Sanctioned Event was a huge success last year in Region 6 (New Jersey), so much so that it was selected as the Region’s RCC for 2014. We expect it to be a huge success in Region 5 and 7 as well!
Thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving your confirmation by the stated deadline. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact us at anytime.
Rachael Milne – Rachaelmilne@yahoo.com
Nigel Traverso – Bigapplehockey@aol.com
Junior Premier Hockey Directors