National Hockey Festival

Nov 24, 2023 - Nov 26, 2023 | Youth | Naples, FL, USA

    USA Field Hockey has partnered with 3STEP Sports to be the official Event Manager of the 2023 National Hockey Festival, presented by Approach Clothing.

    Since 1981, the National Hockey Festival has served generations of athletes, coaches, umpires and families for a fun and competitive weekend of field hockey in sunny Florida. Shooting Star Thanksgiving, a 3STEP Sports event, took the field in 2016 and has grown exponentially over the last eight years, spanning over two locations in Virginia.

    Traditionally held over Thanksgiving weekend, Festival and Shooting Star Thanksgiving are the two most premier events in the youth field hockey landscape, with both tournaments selling out within minutes of registration opening. Combined, the two tournaments welcome all athletes ages U-10 through U-19 and will host roughly 400 teams over three days.

    This partnership brings exciting opportunities and a new location to this year’s Festival. The 2023 National Hockey Festival, powered by 3STEP Sports, will take place at the state-of-the-art Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples, Fla., featuring nine turf fields with an additional four turf fields at the neighboring North Collier Park.

     The National Hockey Festival and Shooting Star Thanksgiving are slated for November 24 to 26, 2023 in Florida and Virginia, respectively.

    • Registration

      Registration opened on Wednedsay, July 26 and will remain open until all spots are filled. Click here to register.

      Facilities

      Paradise Coast Sports Complex | 3940 City Gate Blvd N, Naples, FL, 34177 (U-16 & U-19)

      North Collier Regional Park | 15000 Livingston Road, Naples, FL 34109

      Divisions & Pricing

      Boys 7v7: $1,400

      U-10 Co-Ed 7v7: $1,400

      U-12 Co-Ed 7v7: $1,400

      U-14 Co-Ed 7v7: $1,400

      U-14 Girls 7v7: $1,400

      U-14 Girls 11v11: $2,100

      U-16 Girls 11v11: 2,100

      U-19 Girls 11v11: $2,100

    • Competition Hours & Schedule

      Friday, November 24: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET

      Saturday, November 25: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. ET

      Sunday, November 26: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

      **Detailed game schedule will be released 4 weeks before Friday, November 24

      Offered only to U-14, U-16 and U-19 players that are participating at the National Hockey Festival.

      Limited to 48 Goalkeepers and 40 Shooters per session. Limited to registered for 1 session ONLY.

      Friday, November 25 (time TBD) and Saturday, November 26 (time TBD)

      As a benefit of attending our events, ALL college coaches (Divisions I, II, III) will have free access to video footage of game play. Additionally college coaches will be recruiting in person.

      Click here for the list of college coaches who will be attending – this list will be updated until the date of the event.

    • Coach Packet

      The National Hockey Festival will be using Coach Packet for schedules and player profiles. Download the app here: Apple | Android. If you have trouble logging in, contact support@coachpacket.com. Note - to access the Coach Packet app, use the same login information you use for coach.ncsasports.org (NCSA Coach).

      Coach Packet provides everything you and your staff need to identify and evaluate recruits at an event, including:

      • Access the consistently updated schedules and event rosters linked to NCSA profiles.
      • Create a custom schedule showing you the teams or athletes you want to evaluate.
      • Add custom tags, icons, and coach notes for athletes you evaluate or need to evaluate.
      • Share and compare notes in real time across your coaching staff.
      • Work offline (all data saves and syncs automatically when you are back online).
      • Add an athlete to Front Rush with one click.
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