First Teams Qualify for National Club Championships

Regional Club Championship (RCC) season is officially underway!  The first championships were played out this past weekend, with the U14s and U19s competing in Region 7 at Troy Park in Elkridge, Maryland.  Region 7 is the Chesapeake Region and includes teams from Delaware, Maryland, and D.C.  8 teams competed in each age group's 2016 RCC.  The Region 7 U16s will play May 21-22 at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, MD.

 

U19 Region 7 Club Championship

The final was a battle between two Top 20 nationally ranked clubs.  #11 ranked Freedom HKY claimed the title, defeating the #4 ranked Gaels.  Both squads have qualified for USA Field Hockey's U19 National Club Championship, July 13-15 at the Nook in Lancaster, PA.  SPark claimed the third place spot and will have to wait and see if they earn one of the remaining qualifier spots, which will be determined by National Club Ranking.  SPark's U19s are currently ranked #97.

 

U14 Region 7 Club Championship

SPark would find success in the U14 Championship.  They defeated H20 from Harford County in the final.  Both squads have qualified for USA Field Hockey's U14 National Club Championship, July 7-9 at the Nook in Lancaster, PA.  Freedom HKY claimed the third place spot and will have to wait and see if they earn one of the remaining qualifier spots. 

 

NEXT UP:

April 23-24
Region 8 U14's @Matthews Sports Complex (Matthews, NC)

April 30-May 1
Region 8 U19s @The Regional Training Center (Virginia Beach, VA)

 

2016 REGIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
REGIONS 1-4
U14   May 21-22 @ Seacoast United Outdoor Complex (Epping, NH)
U16 June 4-5 @ Brown University (Providence, RI)
U19 May 14-15 @ Brown University (Providence, RI)
 
REGION 5
U14 May 28-29 @ The Training Center (Pottstown, PA)
U16 June 4-5 @ The Training Center (Pottstown, PA)
U19 May 21-22 @ Spooky Nook Sports (Manheim, PA)
 
REGION 6
U14 TBD
U16 May 7-8 @Monmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ)
U19 June 11-12 Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
 
REGION 7
U14 April 2-3 @ Troy Park (Elkridge, MD) - 1) SPark, 2) H20, 3) Freedom HKY 
U16 May 21-22 @ John Carroll School (Bel Air, MD)
U19 April 2-3 @ Troy Park (Elkridge, MD) - 1) Freedom HKY, 2) The Gaels, 3) SPark
 
REGION 8
U14 April 23-24 @ Matthews Sports Complex (Matthews, NC)
U16 June 4-5 @ The Regional Training Center (Virginia Beach, VA)
U19 April 30-May 1 @ The Regional Training Center (Virginia Beach, VA) 
 
REGIONS 9-11
U14 June 4-5 @ International Sport Port (Maryland Heights, MO)
U16 June 4-5 @ International Sport Port (Maryland Heights, MO)
U19 June 4-5 @ International Sport Port (Maryland Heights, MO)

 

About the Regional Club Championships:

The Regional Club Championships are USA Field Hockey's outdoor regional championships and the qualifying events for the summer's National Club Championships.  These events are 11v11 and include the U14, U16 and U19 age groups.  Visit the official RCC Site for More Information

 

National Club Championship qualification:

Regional Club Championships with 1 to 4 teams participating will qualify one Club; Regional Club Championships with 5 to 16 teams participating will qualify two Clubs. The remaining spots for the National Club Championship will be offered based on the current USA FH Club Ranking, to those Clubs placing 3rd in an RCC with 5 or more Clubs, or 2nd in an RCC with at least 3 Clubs. The highest ranked Club from amongst those, will be offered first until all spots have been filled.

VIEW THE CURRENT USA FIELD HOCKEY CLUB RANKINGS