JPOL Invitation Criteria

The Junior Premier Outdoor League is a USA Field Hockey sanctioned regional event. Currently, JPOL is held in Region 1-4 Northeast / New York, Region 5 Pennsylvania, Region 6 New Jersey, Region 7 Chesapeake, Region 8 South and Region 9 & 10 Midwest for U16 & U19 age divisions. All USAFH member clubs within each of the above mentioned regions are invited to participate in its region’s event.

JPOL also includes one U14 division that is by invitation only. Invitations to the upcoming season of Junior Premier Outdoor League U14 Division will be sent to those clubs that have been identified based on the following criteria. No more than six (6) clubs from any one Region will be accepted to participate

  1. Top six U14 Clubs from the preceding season of JPOL (1st – 6th Place)
    These top Clubs will receive automatic entry for the upcoming season of JPOL granted they accept the invitation by the stated deadline.
  2. Qualifying Clubs from the the preceding year’s U14 NCC
    Clubs that qualified for the NCC will be invited and accepted based on their performance and final ranking provided we have not met the limit set per Region.
  3. Current USA FH U14 Ranking @ December 10
    If there is still room and we have not reached the limit set in any of the listed Regions, we will accept clubs within that Region based on the current USA FH Ranking.
  4. Performance at the preceding season of JPOL
    If there is still room and we have not meet the limit set for each Region, we will accept clubs based their final ranking of the preceding season of U14 JPOL within that Region.
  5. Participants in the preceding season of JPIL
  6. Interested Clubs
    If there is still room, we will invite interested clubs of our choosing.

If your Region is interested in being a part of JPOL in the future, please contact us as soon as possible. We are already in the planning stages for expanding JPOL in the coming seasons.