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U.S. Men’s Masters 2022 World Masters Hockey World Cup Tryouts

by USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The U.S. Men’s Masters Committee has confirmed the tryout date for the 2022 World Masters Hockey (WHM) World Cup in the O-50, O-55, O-60 and O-65 men’s age divisions. The tryout for the O-40 and O-45 men was previously held in 2021 at which time squads were selected. A final trial to reduce these squads to World Cup travel teams is being held at the same time as the afore mentioned tryouts.

 

The tryout will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PT and Sunday, March 13, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT at 10139 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85307. For athletes that are interested but unable to make the tryout, there is an alternative method for selection that must be submitted by Monday, March 7, 2022.

 

Email mastersfieldhockey@gmail.com for more information on the alternative tryout method.

 

The tryout fee is $50 and is due by Monday, March 7, 2020. There is a $25 late fee on payments made after that date. Payments can be sent through PayPal (choose family and friends option) to mastersfieldhockey@gmail.com or by check payable to “USA Men’s Masters” and mailed to: Neville Gardner, 381 Bierys Bridge Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

 

Deadline to register Monday, March 7, 2022

 

All athletes must be active members (temporary memberships will not be offered) of USA Field Hockey in order to participate in the tryout.

 

The U.S. Men’s Masters Committee is committed to sending the best O-40, O-45, O-50, O-55, O-60 and O-65 teams to compete in as many age divisions as possible. The number and level of athletes that attend the tryouts will determine what age divisions are entered into the tournaments. Following the tryouts, squads will be announced and reduced to travel teams that consist of no more than 18 athletes per roster in early summer.

 

An athlete’s age qualification is calculated as of December 31. For example, if an athlete turns 50 on December 31, 2022 (i.e., born on December 31, 1972), this individual can play for the O-50 team.

 

2022 WMH Masters World Cup:

O-40 MenNottingham, EnglandAugust 12-21, 2022

O-45, O-50 & O-55 MenCape Town, South AfricaOctober 1-10, 2022

O-60 & O-65 MenTokyo, JapanOctober 19-29, 2022

 

If selected to travel to and attend one of the 2022 WMH Masters World Cup, the cost is self-funded and is approximately $3,000 to $4,000. This includes, but not limited to, uniforms, accommodation, airfare, ground transportation, coach, manager, physiologist, pins and player of the match gifts for opponents and team dinner.

 

As per World Masters Hockey regulations, to be eligible to represent a country in an inter-nation Masters event, "a player must be a national of that country or have been a resident of that country for a minimum of 12 months." The U.S. Men’s Masters Committee has interpreted this to mean be a citizen or have had permanent residence status for at least 12 months leading up to the first day of the tournament.

 

To make a reservation with the hotel group rate, click here.

 

Any COVID-related safety policies will be announced two weeks before the in-person event. All Masters athletes are encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at their earliest opportunity.

 

If you have any questions, please email Warren Prestwich at mastersfieldhockey@gmail.com or call (410) 830-0653.

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