JPOL Invitation Criteria

Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) is a USA FH Sanctioned event. An open invitation to the event is sent to all USA FH Member Clubs. Invitation and acceptance criteria for the event is outlined below.

11 CLUBS MAXIMUM IN EACH U16 & U19 DIVISION

  • With limited JPH resources/staff and in an effort to manage the length of day per schedule, the JPH Directors have set a limit on the number of accepted Clubs in the U16 & U19 Divisions to 11
  • Each Club may register one team in each of the U14, U16 and U19 Divisions of their Region’s JPOL. If there is space after the Registration Deadline, Clubs can submit a request or be invited to enter a second team in any of the available Divisions
  • Although we set maximum registration limits, JPH will continually review the current event formats in each Region and make every effort to accommodate all interested Clubs wishing to compete in the Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL) of their Region

SHOULD MORE THAN 11 CLUBS REGISTER IN A DIVISION, SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON:

  • Clubs domicile within the Region
  • Clubs that did not forfeit any scheduled matches or withdraw from any JPH event over the previous three years
  • Final Ranking in the most recently concluded JPOL in that Region
  • New Clubs based on most recent USA FH ranking

U16 & U19 CLUBS PARTICIPATING OUTSIDE OF DOMICILE REGION
Although JPOL is set up for the benefit of Clubs within each Region, JPH will entertain Clubs interested in participating outside of their respective Domicile Region, based on:

  • The maximum number of registrations has not been met in the non-Domicile Region
  • An official written request is submitted to JPH Directors at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline
  • Have not forfeited any scheduled matches or withdrawn from any JPH events in the preceding three years
  • Must also Register a team in the same Division in their respective Domicile Region

FINAL SELECTION FOR NON-DOMICILE CLUBS BASED ON:

  • Available space in the non-Domicile Region
  • Previous participation in and most recent JPOL Ranking in Division of the non-Domicile Region (1st – 4th)
  • Most recent JPOL Ranking in Division of Domicile Region (1st – 2nd)

NEW for 2020
Because USA FH combined Region 4 & 6 in 2019 for its RCC/NCC selection, JPH has agreed to invite all Clubs in Region 4 to participate and combine with Region 6.

SPECIFIC DETAILS BY REGION

U19 Elite – Invitation Only
At the conclusion of the current season:

  • The top five (5) clubs automatically qualify for the subsequent season
  • The bottom three (3) clubs will be relegated to their Domicile Regions and replaced by the JPOL Champions from Regions 4, 5, 6, 7 and/or 8
  • No more than three Clubs from any region
  • 2020 Invited Clubs
    • ADK – R4
    • Freedom – R7
    • Jersey Intensity – R6
    • Philly HC – R5
    • South Jersey Edge – R6
    • Saints – R8
    • Total Dutch – R6
    • Xcalibur – R5

U14 Division, Regions 3/4/5/6/7

  • All USA FH member clubs are invited to participate
  • Maximum registration is limited to 18 clubs
  • Should more than 18 clubs register, selection priority will be given to clubs based on the following:
    • No more than six (6) clubs from any one Region
    • Top six (6) U14 Clubs from the preceding season of JPOL (1st – 6th Place)
    • Qualifying Clubs from the the preceding year’s U14 NCC final placement
    • Current USA FH U14 Ranking
    • Performance at the preceding season of JPOL
    • Participants in the preceding season of JPIL
    • Interested Clubs
    • JPH Director selection

Region 1-4

  • All USA FH member clubs are invited to participate
  • Maximum registration is limited to 8 clubs per division
  • Registration for all age divisions is on a first come, first serve basis until the event is full

Regions 5, 6, 7

  • All USA FH member clubs are invited to participate
  • Maximum registration is limited to 11 clubs per region, per age division
  • Should more than 11 clubs register, selection priority will be given to clubs based on the following:
    • Clubs within the specified region
    • JPH event results from prior year and did not forfeit any matches in or withdrawal from any JPH competition
    • USA FH event results and rankings
    • MAX FH rankings
  • Note: USAFH has combined R4 with R6 for RCCs, therefore all JPH R6 events include R4 by default

Region 8

  • All USA FH member clubs are invited to participate
  • Maximum registration varies per event
  • Should any event reach maximum registration, selection priority will be given to clubs who register for the most competition weekends

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.