Happy Anniversary, Junior Premier Outdoor League!

by USA Field Hockey

Over 50 clubs in three age divisions, U-14, U-16 and U-19, representing five regions, will be participating as Junior Premier Hockey get set to kick off the tenth annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), a USA Field Hockey Sanctioned Event, on Saturday, April 10 at Germantown Academy (Region 5 - PA) and Capelli Sports Complex (Region 6 - NJ).

Since 2011, the JPOL is run under the umbrella of JPH. It was created by Nigel Traverso and Rachael Bloemker in their vision to organize and run a competitive outdoor league in each region across the United States whereby youth clubs and their membership have the opportunity to compete against each other on a regular basis.

JPOL is played annually during the spring months beginning in April with Championships held no later than the second full weekend in June. Participation is open to all USA Field Hockey Member Clubs and all are encouraged to participate in any age division being offered, U-14, U-16 and U-19. JPOL continues to work with clubs in all regions interested in participating in JPH events. All JPH events are USA Field Hockey Sanctioned.

This year, JPH ask everyone to follow the COVID-19 Policies to keep everyone safe and comfortable.

Announcing the 2021 JPOL Participants:

Region 1- 4 (Northeast /New York/Canada)

Registration coming soon…


Region 5 (Pennsylvania)

Alley Cats – Harrisburg, PA

Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, PA

Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD

FSC – Mechanicsville, PA

High Styx FH – Kempton, PA

Horizon FHC – Drexel Hill, PA

Mainline FH – Philadelphia, PA

Mystx FHC – Perkasie, PA

Philly HC- Dublin, PA

Souderton Strikers –Hatfield, PA

X-Calibur FHC – Elverson, PA

Region 6 (New Jersey)

Centercourt Elite FH – Mt. Olive, NJ

Jersey Intensity FH – Monmouth Beach, NJ

Mid Jersey Knights FHC – Highland Park, NJ

New Heights FHC – Chatham, NJ

NJ Starz – Oxford, NJ

Princeton FHC – Princeton, NJ

South Jersey Edge FHC – Erial, NJ

Total Dutch FH – Somerset, NJ

Uprise FHC – Moorestown, NJ

Region 7 (Chesapeake)

Alpha Hockey – Ellicott City, MD

Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD

H2O – Middletown, DE

Mustang FHC – Crofton, MD

Next Level FH – Bethesda, MD

Oranje-Gottaloveit – Millsboro, DE

Washington Wolves – Clarksburg, MD

SPark - Crofton, MD

Warhawks FHC – Glenwood, MD


Region 8 (South)

Carolina All Stars FH – Chapel Hill, NC

Charlotte Ambush FHC – Charlotte, NC

Focus FHC – Virginia Beach, VA

HUSEL FH – Oakton, VA

Hammers FHC – Sterling, VA

Metro HC – Bethesda, MD

Saints FHC – Henrico, VA

Typhoon Elite FH – Fredericksburg, VA

Tidewater FHC (Undertow) – Richmond, VA

Richmond Panthers United FHC – Richmond, VA


U-14 Division

Alley Cats – Hatfield, PA

Central Penn FH – Dillsburg, PA

Freedom HKY – Annapolis, MD

High Styx FH – Kempton, PA

Main Line FH – Wayne, PA

Souderton Strikers FHC – Hatfield, PA

South Jersey Edge – Erial, NJ

Spirit of USA FH – Cherry Hill, NJ

Philly HC- Dublin, PA

Xcalibur FHC – Elverson, PA


JPH is currently looking for a Title Sponsor for both Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL), as well, as Junior Premier Indoor League (JPIL), and hoping that some generous individual or company will come forward to support one or both of these great youth programs.

A special thank you to JPH sponsors, Mercian Sports, the Official Ball Supplier, and Harrows Sport, the Official Individual Awards Sponsor. Please make sure to thank these sponsors and support them for all your field hockey needs.

Information on sponsorship and support can be found by visiting the JPH Sponsorship page.

Should you or your blub be interested in participating in future JPH events (JPOL or JPIL) or need additional information about this year’s event, visit the JPH website or Contact Us section.

Good luck to all participants!

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