Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Junior Pan American Championships

by USA Field Hockey

SANTIAGO, Chile - Tomorrow, eight nations will finally get to gather at the Prince of Wales Country in Santiago, Chile for the long awaited 2021 Junior Pan American Championships (JPAC). This eight day event is a qualifier for the FIH Hockey Junior World Cups, which will take place in India (men) and South Africa (women) at the end of 2021.


Ahead of competition tomorrow, below is everything you need to know about the 2021 JPAC.

The Junior Pan American Championship is an international junior field hockey competition for men and women organized by the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF). Typically for under 21 athletes, this edition's age limit was moved to under 22, to accommodate the pause in competition due to the pandemic.

The tournament started in 1978 for the men and 1988 for the women. 

In the men's competition, Argentina has won the competition every year. For the women's, Argentina won seven and USA won once.

The top two men's teams and top three women's teams will qualify for the 2021 FIH Junior Hockey World Cup.

View the 2021 JPAC rosters.

The USA women sits in Pool B with Chile and Trinidad and Tobago. They open against Chile on Sunday, August 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET and play Trinidad & Tobago on Monday, August 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The USA men are in Pool A with Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago. They start by taking on Argentina on Monday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET and play Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday, August 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

View the full 2021 JPAC schedule.

Sun., August 2212:00 PMB (W)ChilevsUSA
Mon., August 2312:00 PMB (W)USAvsTrinidad & Tobago
 2:00 PMA (M)USAvsArgentina
Tues. August 242:00 PMA (M)Trinidad & TobagovsUSA

*All times are Eastern Time Zone

**Schedule subject to change

The 2021 JPAC will be live streamed by CDO Premium on Passline.

Passline is a pay-per-view service that cost $5 per game for pool play and $7 per game for crossovers and medal matches. There is an option to purchase access to the whole tournament at $50 or by division, $38 for the men and $30 for the women. These prices do not include the service charge.  

For more information regarding the 2021 Junior Pan American Championship, visit the event page.