Developing World Class Field Hockey in Maryland
The National Club Championship tournament is held in July in Lancaster, PA. Teams must qualify to play in this tournament at the Regional Club Championship tournament. SPark enters teams for U14, U16 and U19 in the Regional Club Championship. In 2018, SPark U16 qualified for the National Club Championship and placed 15th in the country.
The Shooting Star Tournament Showcase takes place from April 19-20, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. SPark plans to attend.
The National Hockey Festival begins on Thanksgiving Day every year. In 2018, it will be held November 22-25 in West Palm Beach, FL.
Our goal is to have teams qualify for and attend the National Indoor Tournament in February and March. In order to earn a spot in the National Indoor Tournament, U16 and U19 teams must attend a National Indoor Qualifier tournament. The number of U19 teams that will earn a spot in the National Indoor Tournament from a qualifier has increased to the top 40% of the teams that enter. The U16 teams will continue to send the top 30% to the National Indoor Tournament. The ensures that the best teams advance to the premier indoor tournament of the year. The qualification process for U14 teams will be on a lottery basis and this year there will be up to 120 U14 club teams.
In 2019, the U14 NIT will be held from February 15-18 in Lancaster, PA. The U12 NIT tournament will be held the following weekend from February 22-24 in Lancaster, PA. The U19 NIT tournament will be held simultaneously February 22-24 in Richmond, VA. Finally, the U16 NIT tournament will be held March 1-3 in Lancaster, PA. SPark U16 and U19 teams may be scheduled for qualifier tournaments. SPark will also apply to send at least 1 U14 and 1 U12 team. Players for the U14 and U12 teams are elected based on their performance during the indoor season.
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The Shooting Star Tournament Showcase takes place from November 23-25, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. SPark will attend with U16 and U19 teams.
This showcase tournament will take place February 1-3, 2019 in Kissimmee, Florida. SPark plans to attend.