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Stage Set for Top Competition at 2024 USFHL Adult National Club Championship in July

NEWARK, Del. – Twenty of the top adult club teams from all over the United States will compete July 19 to 21 in the seventh annual United States Field Hockey League (USFHL) Adult National Club Championship (NCC), sponsored by YOLO Sportswear. This USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event is set to return to Rullo Stadium at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del. to determine who will be crowned USA Field Hockey’s 2024 Adult National Club Champion.

Each team earned their bid through their Regional Club Qualifier to compete in this year's Adult NCC. The men’s teams will face off against the reigning champion, the NY Islanders, while the women’s teams will look to topple 2023 women’s champion Washington Field Hockey Association (WFHA).

 USFHL will host the Adult NCC using the two water-based pitches at Rullo Stadium. The full program kicks off with a USA Field Hockey Level 2 Coaching Clinic for those wanting to develop their coach education on Thursday, July 18 (click here to register). Then on Friday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. ET there will be a 90-minute USA Field Hockey Discover Field Hockey Clinic (click here to register) for beginner boys and girls ages 5 to 14 for $30. Each participant receives a stick, GO Ball, and exclusive event shirt. There will be subsequent activities for children to enjoy before watching top-level men and women compete, with Adult NCC games kicking off at 3:30 p.m. ET. The event includes a social on Saturday night, where an all-star team will be named.

In addition to reigning champion NY Islanders, the men’s side will also see the return of dcDragons, Greenwich, Lonestar FHC, Minutemen and Philly Premier FHA. Joining this year will be the VC Red Devils from Los Angeles, Calif. and Miami Surf from Miami, Fla. – who defeated Lone Star this past April to win the Southeast Regional Qualifier for the first time.

The women’s competition will also see many teams returning – 2023 runner-up Atlanta FHC, dcDragons, Delaware FHA, Lonestar, Olympic Club, Running on Empty, Santa Monica, Steelstyx, Strikers and 2023 champion WFHA. The Strikers secured their bid by winning the inaugural Central Adult RCC this past spring, while the dcDragons took down 2023 Adult NCC champion WFHA in a thrilling first-place match at the Mid-Atlantic Adult RCC. Joining for the 2024 iteration are Minutemen from Boston, Mass. and Rovers Greenwich from New York, N.Y.

Fans are welcome to watch live at Rullo Stadium (admission is free), or cheer for your local team by watching the livestream.

For more information on the Adult NCC, visit the event page.

2024 USFHL Adult National Club Championship Teams

  • Men

    dcDragons | D.C. Metro

    Greenwich | New York, N.Y.

    N.Y. Islanders | New York, N.Y.

    Lonestar | Austin, Texas

    Miami Surf | Miami, Fla.

    Minutemen | Boston, Mass.

    Philly Premier | Philadelphia, Pa.

    VC Red Devils | Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Women

    Atlanta FHC | Atlanta, Ga.

    dc Dragons | D.C. Metro

    Delaware FHA | Newark, Del.

    Lonestar | Austin, Texas

    Minutemen | Boston, Mass.

    Olympic Club | San Francisco, Calif.

    Rovers Greenwich | New York, N.Y.

    Running on Empty | Philadelphia, Pa.

    Santa Monica | Los Angeles, Calif.

    SteelStyx | Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Strikers | Lancaster, Pa.

    Washington FHA | D.C. Metro

About USFHL

USFHL is officially sanctioned by USA field hockey as the National league system for adult competition and to identify the teams who can compete at Regional Qualifiers for the bid to the National Championship. It is led by local field hockey leaders to grow adult engagement and participation in local clubs, associations, leagues, tournaments, and open field hockey. The mission of USFHL is to grow adult participation and engagement. USFHL is designed to fuel growth for more local, accessible, organized, safe, quality opportunities for adults to play at varying competitive and commitment levels throughout the USA. USFHL provides information for and support for college-aged athletes to continue playing after graduating in adult communities and a master list of summer opportunities for college-aged athletes to play with adults.
For more information on how to play adult hockey locally, check out usfhl.com, follow USFHL on Facebook and Instagram. For questions, email info@usfhl.com to find out how your community can get plugged in for 2025.