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.

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 (except JPOL Elite, details below)
  • 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 their 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

U19 Elite

  • Invitation only
  • U19 age division
  • Maximum participation of eight (8) clubs from Regions 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Four (4) Saturday or Sunday competition dates running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Venues rotate between PA, NJ, MD, DE based on facility availability
  • Round-robin with final ranking knock-out Championship
  • 8 matches guaranteed based on maximum participation
  • Rules – FIH modified for NCAA DI
  • All matches are 60-min @ 4 quarters of 15-min with clock stoppage
  • All matches are played on water based astro turf
  • Club affiliation required

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

  • U14 age division
  • Maximum participation of 18 clubs
  • If more than 18 clubs enter, acceptance determined on criteria established by organizing committee
  • Five (5) Saturday or Sunday competition dates running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Venues rotate between PA, NJ, MD, DE when available
  • Round-robin with final ranking knock-out Championship
  • 10 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
  • Saturday/Sunday tournament weekend format within the 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 tournament 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
  • Three (3) Saturday/Sunday competition weekends running from first weekend in April through first weekend in June
  • Separate event registration per weekend
  • Space is limited especially for the Championship weeked at Virginia Beach. If needed, priority registration will be give to clubs who register for the most weekends.
  • When registering for the ‘Full Season’, ie 3 weekends, clubs must register for Apr 18/19, May 30/31 and choose between May 9/10 OR May 16/17. Prorated costs for registering for the full season ($2100 total) will be applied when event registration closes
  • U14 Division is not offered at Duke University due to lack of field availability
  • Venues rotate between VA & NC
  • 4 match minimum guaranteed per tournament weekend
  • Club affiliation not required
  • Girls only, JPH U14 Boys Policy >>