National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers

The National Indoor Tournament Qualifiers (NITQ) are the official qualifying tournaments for the National Indoor Tournament (NIT) for the U-16 and U-19 Girls age divisions. The NITQ are held every year beginning in December and lasting through early February and give standout indoor club teams from across the United States the chance to compete regionally for the chance to advance to the annual NIT.

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    • Dates, Locations & Age Divisions

      Typical Dates:

      • Middle of December to beginning of February

      Locations:

      Participating Age Division:

      • U-16 Girls
      • U-19 Girls
    • History & Sponsors

      History:

      • Started in 2009 for the U-16 and U-19 age divisions as a ticket to the National Indoor Tournament.
      • In 2021, this event did not take place due to COVID-19. Without hosting the NITQ, USA Field Hockey used a different approach for qualification for the U-16 and U-19 Girls divisions into the NIT. For 2021, USA Field Hockey granted each club that registered to attend the NITQ, one team spot into the designated division at the National Indoor Tournament. The remaining NIT spots for the U-16 and U-19 Girls divisions will be based on the qualifying percentage between the teams entered into the NITQ and the qualified number of teams in the NIT from 2019 and 2020. For example, if a club had six teams in the U-19 Girls NITQ in 2019 and 2020 and qualified three teams to the NIT in those years, they would receive 50% allocation of the 2021 teams submitted into this year’s NITQ.

      Sponsors:

      • YOLO Sportswear, presenting sponsor, 2012 - present
      • Sheetz, title sponsor, 2019
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