USA Field Hockey’s National Hockey Festival,

USA National Field Hockey Festival

One of the summer’s glorious traditions in field hockey is USA Field Hockey’s National Hockey Festival, sponsored by Cranberry. The 40th edition of the Thanksgiving-weekend tradition will be held from November 26 to 28, 2020. The tournament, for all the family, will take place at the state-of-art facility
at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex in Panama City Beach, Florida.

The complex features 13 lighted fields, including nine Astroturf multi-purpose  fields with Z-Cap Cooling technology, ideal for hosting field hockey.

Panama City Beach Sports Complex in Panama City Beach, Florida.
Panama City Beach Sports Complex in Panama City Beach, Florida.

USA Field Hockey will take advice from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), and the International Hockey Federation (FIH). Registration timing will depend upon recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), probably in late April or early May. USA Field Hockey Member Clubs should look for updates and be prepared to get in on the action. Please check official websites for more information regarding registration, divisions programs.

With an average of 320 days of Florida sunshine each year and over 27 miles of white sand beaches,
Panama City Beach is a favorite for travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round
leisure activities and services. For a majority of visitors, the water is the biggest draw. For others, it’s the wonderful history and architecture of Florida.

The region features exciting on-shore and off-shore attractions that are catered to adrenaline-seekers, eco-tourists, families and couples alike. Panama City Beach offers more than16,500 rooms, giving visitors a variety of accommodations.

The National Hockey Festival is a Stay-to-Play event and will be working with Team Travel Source to coordinate housing for all participants. In order to be placed  in the tournament, all teams are required to book their lodging through the housing partner, Team Travel Source (TTS). This includes everyone in the travel party:  players, coaches, parents, friends, etc.

“We are excited to bring field hockey and the National Hockey Festival to Panama City Beach,”
said Madeline Hoeppner, USA Field Hockey’s Events and Club Services Manager. “Our membership is
excited to play Festival games on synthetic turf and the Panama City Beach Sports Complex
is one of the few venues in the country with enough fields in close proximity to accommodate
this event. This location really fits Festival and is the ultimate ‘play-cation’ experience.
We are able to offer field hockey at a contemporary sports facility in a part of the United
States that is known for its world class beaches and Florida sunshine.”

The 39th edition of the National Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry, was held at the
new Sportsplex of Tampa Bay and treated thousands of fans to first class field hockey.

Well done to last years winners at the 2019 National Hockey Festival:

U-19:

A: South Jersey Edge Pink

B: Windy City Fire

C: Jersey Intensity Black

D: Gateway Red

E: Freedom HKY

F: X-Calibur FHC

G: Rush

U-16:

H: New Heights Black

I: Gateway Red

J: New Jersey Starz

K: Shore Byrds

L: Texas Pride

M: AGH-1

N: AIM Field Hockey

O: Nook Hockey

U-14, 11v11:

P: AGH

Q: X-Calibur

U-14, 7v7:

R: Stealth Comets

S: Key Biscayne White

T: Mayhem

U-12:

V: Key Biscayne Blue

W: Windy City Blast

Women’s:

Red Rose Field Hockey

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