Keystone Open Indoor Field Hockey Team Entry - U19 Division
8th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship
Saturday December 9, 2017 in York, PA
Indoor field hockey is back to York when Premier Amateur Sports & Keystone State Games is hosting 76 teams in the 8th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship at the York Expo Center UTZ Arena in York, PA on Saturday December 9, 2017. The tournament will be played in the UTZ Arena on the York Fairground and will utilize six full-sized courts of Sport Court flooring with state-of-the-art Aluminum Sideboards by Elixer Sports Equipment.
This event will prepare your team for the indoor qualifier season as well as give your athletes an advantage and the confidence they need playing in a big arena like the NIT. Run by an experienced staff and filled with high quality, professional officials for every game.
ELIGIBILTY: Athletes based on divisions described below (Eligibility will follow the FIH Guidelines and male athletes are eligible to play in the divisions allowed by USA FH)
LOCATION: UTZ Arena, 331 Carlisle Ave., York, PA 17403
DATE: Competition will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2019. All teams will play a minimum of 4 games and a maximum of 7 games during the event.
DIVISIONS: U12 (10 teams), U14 (18 teams), U16 (28 teams), U19 (20 teams) â€“ Total teams - 76
TEAM RANKINGS: Teams will have the opportunity to rank their own level of skill during the registration process and we will match as best as possible even level skilled teams within each pool. We want you to have the opportunity to improve your athletesâ€™ level of play as you begin the Indoor Season.
Athletes may play in multiple divisions AND on multiple teams within the same division, but must be listed on the roster at check-in before the start of competition. Director reserves the right to make changes to tournament and/or move a team to a different division, as needed
- Pool play to seed for single elimination tournament
- Four game guarantee
- Games 25 minutes in length, games every 30 minutes
- Five (5) players plus goalie on court, roster unlimited
- Tie-breaker during single elimination â€“ 3-player stroke off and then sudden death stroke
- Roster due at check-in the day of the tournament â€“ at least 45 minutes before 1st game - We recommend that you register your team 45 minutes before your first scheduled game. We will stay very close to being on time throughout the tournament but will move ahead of schedule when possible to account for overtime during the bracket portion of the tournament.
- Teams will have the opportunity rank their own skill level
COST: $400 per team (online registration discounts and early registration discounts available)
ONLINE REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS:
BEST SAVINGS: Register EARLY ONLINE by Friday November 3, 2017 and pay only $370 per team - that's a savings of $30 per team that is registered.
SAVINGS: Register EARLY ONLINE from Saturday November 4, 2017 - Wednesday November 22, 2017 and pay only $385 per team - that's a savings of $15 per team from original price MAIL IN REGISTRATION: $400 per team for mail-in registration as well as any team that registers online after Wednesday November 22, 2017 â€“ Click here to download mail-in Application form â€“ Mail-in form be counted on day received and not postmarked if a division fills.
TO ENTER: Click Here for Online Registration or Send Entry Fee and Application to: Keystone State Games, Inc. PO BOX 1166, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
UNIFORMS: Teams must supply their own like colored shirts with numbers and like colored shin guards. (Alternate color would be recommended for conflict, however vests will be provided, if needed.)
COURT SIZE: 6 Courts at 118 feet long by 60 feet wide â€“ All under 1 roof!!!
SURFACE: SportCourt with Aluminum side boards provided by Elixir Sports Equipment
AWARDS: Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals
DEADLINE: November 26, 2017 or until divisionâ€™s fill, entries accepted on a first-in basis â€“ the Keystone Open has sold-out the last 6 years and we have had to turn away teams â€“ register early!!!
SCHEDULE: Final Schedule will be posted with pool assignments by Monday December 4, 2017 - View the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE as of September 25, 2017. This schedule will remain in effect all divisions fill.
CONTACT: KSG Field Hockey Director: Sylvia Leffler-Shunk Swolf3648@aol.com PAS Field Hockey Director: Amanda Lee Costello, firstname.lastname@example.org Event Director: James Costello 570-760-0352 or email@example.com
KSG RELEASE WAIVER - EACH ATHLETE MUST BRING A RELEASE WAIVER WITH THEM TO THE COMPETITION