JPOL Event Format

Junior Premier Hockey (JPH) hosts several outdoor leagues or tournaments for most USA FH regions throughout the spring season to provide a standardized competition structure for you and your athletes. These events are under the umbrella of JPOL (Junior Premier Outdoor League) and take place in Region 1-4 (Northeast/New York), Region 5 (Pennsylvania), Region 6 (New Jersey), Region 7 (Chesapeake) and Region 8 (South). The event format is outlined below. Click Here for competition dates and participating clubs.

JPOL FORMAT

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  • All JPOL events are USA FH sanctioned
  • All USA FH member clubs are invited to participate
  • All matches are full field 11 v 11
  • All matches are 50-min (2 periods of 25-min)
  • All matches are played on field turf or astro turf
  • All clubs, participants & coaches must be USA FH members in good standing for the duration of the event
  • Registration is limited to one (1) team per club, per age division; exceptions considered upon request
  • Players may play up two (2) age divisions
  • Players may play for more than one age division on any day/weekend provided they are listed on each age division’s Team Roster
  • Team Roster verification required prior to the start of the season
  • Team Rosters remain fixed for the entire course of the season with additions permitted during specified Registration Periods
  • College players are not eligible to participate
  • All clubs will be scheduled and expected to play on each of the listed competition dates per the JPH Commitment of Competition

ADDITIONAL DETAILS BY REGION

REGION 3/4/5/6/7 U14 DIVISION

  • U14 age division
  • Maximum participation of 22 clubs
  • If more than 22 clubs enter, acceptance determined on criteria established by organizing committee
  • Six (6) Saturday or Sunday competition dates running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Venues rotate between PA, NJ, MD, DE
  • Round-robin with final ranking knock-out Championship
  • 12 matches guaranteed based on maximum participation
  • Club affiliation required
  • Girls only, JPH U14 Boys Policy >>

REGION 1-4

  • U16 & U19 age divisions
  • Maximum participation of eight (8) clubs per age division
  • Registration is first come, first serve
  • Two (2) Saturday/Sunday competition weekends running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Separate event registration per weekend
  • Venues vary by year within the NE/NY region based on facility availability
  • Round-robin with final ranking knock-out Championship
  • 4 match minimum guaranteed per weekend
  • Club affiliation not required
  • Girls only

REGIONS 5, 6, 7

  • U16 & U19 age divisions
  • Maximum participation of eleven (11) clubs per age division per region
  • If more than 11 clubs enter, acceptance determined on criteria established by organizing committee
  • Six (6) Saturday or Sunday competition dates running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Venues are located within each specific region – R5 in PA, R6 in NJ, R7 in MD/DE
  • Round-robin with final ranking knock-out Championship
  • 12 matches guaranteed based on maximum participation
  • Club affiliation required
  • Girls only

REGION 8

  • U14, U16 & U19 age divisions
  • Maximum participation of eleven (11) clubs per age division
  • If more than 11 clubs enter, acceptance determined on criteria established by organizing committee
  • Three (3) Saturday/Sunday competition weekends running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Separate event registration per weekend
  • Venues rotate between VA & NC
  • 4 match minimum guaranteed per weekend
  • Club affiliation not required
  • Girls only, JPH U14 Boys Policy >>