2017 Field Hockey 7 vs. 7 Tournament

This year's Field Hockey Tournament will be held from July 21st - July 23rd at Veterans Memorial Stadium (Willowbrook Park) Sprint Turf Field in New Britain. 
The format for the tournament is a 7 v 7 (half field) "round robin/pool play" with a minimum 3 game guarantee. The 7 players INCLUDES the goalie.

  • Out of State Teams will be allowed to Enter in the 18&U Club and Open Division. 

Please note that your age (age group) will be determined by the age you are on August 1, 2017. 2017 High School Graduates will not be allowed to play in the 18&U High School Division. 2017 High School Graduates can play in the 18&U Club Division or OPEN Division! 

Please See the Committed List of Teams Below:

  • 15 & Under (Intermediate):
    • Branford-Walsh Intermediate, Simsbury High School, Aim Athletes Field Hockey Club 14U, NYCONN, New England Stikers
  • 18 & Under (High School):
    • Immaculate High School (Danbury), Simsbury High School, Branford High School, Northwestern Regional High School (Winsted), Newington High School, Enfield High School, 
  • 18 & Under (Club):
    • Aim Athletes Field Hockey Club 16U, NYCONN, New England Strikers, 
  • OPEN (19 & Over):
    • WCSU Colonials, PompField, Frienemies, UConn Club Field Hockey, 

Sport Details

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".
Age Division Roster Max. Age Cut Off
15 & Under Intermediate  14 August 1st, 2017
18 & Under High School 14 August 1st, 2017
18 & Under Club 14 August 1st, 2017
19 and up *Open 14 N/A

 

 

 

 

  • Please Note: 2017 High School Graduates will not be allowed to play in the 18&U Scholastic Division. 2017 High School Graduates can play in the 18&U Club division or in the OPEN Division!
  • The 18&U Division will offer two seperate division tournaments - Club Division and High School Division

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.

Coaches

C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season

 

 

Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season

 

Basketball

3

 

Baseball

5

Field Hockey

6

 

Basketball

3

Lacrosse

6

 

Football

6

Soccer

6

 

Ice Hockey

3

Softball

5

 

Lacrosse

6

 

 

 

Soccer

6

In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

Roster Check-Ins

  • Prior to the first game of the tournament each team will be required to have their roster checked by the site director at that location.
  • Roster checks will be done at the same time of equipment checks with the game official present.
  • We ask each team to be at their field 15 minutes prior to the schedule start time of their game so that we may get through rosters efficiently without delaying the any games.
  • Each team must have each participant playing in the tournament with the proper proof of age available.
  • We ask that each team send in their proof of age prior to the start of the tournament. Coaches will need to have a copy of their complete roster and proof of age for all players with them for all games.
  • Players that arrive late to the tournament must be checked off by the site director prior to them entering the game.
  • If medal round games are a separate day than the first day of play roster checks will be completed prior to a team’s first medal round game.

SEEDING

Teams will earn 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and 0 points for a loss. If, at the end of pool play, there is a tie in determining team placement, the following steps will be taken to break the tie:

  1. Total Points
  2. Head to Head Record
  3. Games won
  4. Goals Allowed
  5. Goals Scored
  6. Coin toss 

TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURE (Medal Games ONLY): In keeping with the FIH rules, the Nutmeg State Games has adopted the “Shoot Out” tie-breaking procedure.

Shoot Out Procedure: (1-on-1; 8 seconds to score, foul or be stopped)

The goalkeeper/defending player starts on or behind the goal-line between the goal posts. The ball is placed on the spot designated by a “dot” (25 yds from the goal).  An attacker starts area near the ball.  The Umpire blows the whistle to start time; A 2nd official starts the timer; the attacker and the goalkeeper/defending player may then move in any direction.

The shoot-out is completed when:

1 The 8 seconds has elapsed since the starting signal

2. A goal is scored;

3. The attacker commits a foul;

4. The goalkeeper / defending player commits an unintentional offense inside or outside the circle in which case the shoot-out is re-taken by the same player against the same goalkeeper / defending player;

5. The goalkeeper/defending player commits an intentional offense inside or outside the circle in which case a penalty stroke is awarded and taken and defended by an eligible player;

6. The ball goes out of play over the back-line or side-line; this includes the goalkeeper / defending player intentionally playing the ball over the back-line.

7. The team scoring the most goals (or ahead by more goals than the other team has untaken shoot-outs available) is the winner.

8. A player may be suspended by a yellow or red card but not by a green card during 

Note: Seeding Section above follows exactly to the FIH Tournament Regulation

In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully. The officials will award a "free" water break if the weather deems appropriate - coaching is permitted during this time. An Athletic Trainer will be on-site throughout the tournament and stationed in the medical tent at mid-field.

15 & Under (Intermediate) – High School Federation

  • One (1) Twenty-Five (25) minute game running time. No overtime for preliminary round games – games will end in a tie.
  • No Jewelry is permitted in this division. Tape does NOT make earrings legal!
  • Protective eyewear MUST be worn by players during warm-ups and games.

18 & Under and Open – Federation of International Hockey with NCAA modifications

  • One (1) Twenty-Five (25) minute game running time - no timeouts. No overtime for preliminary round games – games will end in a tie.

RULES Continued - All Age Divisions

  • All coaches are responsible for ensuring that all players are properly equipped.
  • MANDATORY - ALL players MUST wear mouthguards.
  • Teams are to provide/manage their own practice balls. Game balls will be provided by the Nutmeg State Games administration.
  • Teams will be allowed a maximum of 14 players, two coaches and one scorekeeper for credentials and awards.
  • Eyewear is optional for the Scholastic & Open Divisions. Eyewear is MANDATORY for Intermediate Divisions.
  • Open Division teams will be allowed to carry men on their roster. However, there must be at least 5 women on the field per team at all times. There may be no more than 2 males on the field from one team at any time.
  • Any player or coach ejected from a game (red card) may not participate in the remainder of the subsequent Nutmeg Tournament games. Any player or coach receiving 2 yellow cards will be suspended from the next scheduled game. 
  • Teams will NOT be allowed to switch/move players to teams in the tournament. Rosters will be checked prior to medal round games.
  • Coaches may request a roster check prior to the start of any game.
  • Any team caught switching players between teams will forfeit that game and be withdrawn from the tournament.
  • No backswing, drives, slap hits, "tomahawks", or other HITS deemed unsafe/illegal by the umpires
  • LIFTS ARE NOT PERMITTED except on shots on goal
  • Defensive players, not involved in corners, must lineup at the opposite hash marks
  • The ball height cannot exceed 100 ml. - the height of the ball
  • The Tournament Director reserves the right to make changes to tournament rules to ensure safety and fairness. Please see Tournament Director directly if you have any questions or concerns 

All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by the 1st team listed on the schedule) score keeper will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team.

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packet which includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  4. Proof of age (a COPY of one of the following: Driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Passport)

    1. Proof of Age is required for the following Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey & Soccer 

  5. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach
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15&Under FCU - Red Team Nutmeg Competitive Edge
18&Under-High School Branford Red Granby White Simsbury
18&Under-Club Competitive Edge HTC Field Hockey Club NE Strikers
Open Div. Competitive Edge HTC Field Hockey Club Frenemies
       
2015 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
15&Under FCU Red FCU White Hand Tigers
18&Under-High School Granby Immaculate Simsbury
18&Under-Club HTC Field Hockey Club  NE Strikers FCU Red
Open Div. HTC Field Hockey Club  FCU HTC Field Hockey Club 
       
2014 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
15&Under FCU Red Competitive Edge HTC Field Hockey Club
18&Under-High School Granby Enfield Cheshire
18&Under-Club HTC Field Hockey Club Competitive Edge New England Strikers
Open Div. 4 Goals Competitive Edge FCU Red
       
2013 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
15&Under HTC Field Hockey Club Cheshire Lambs Fairfield United Red
18&Under-High School Cheshire  Granby Simsbury
18&Under-Club FC United Red Competitive Edge HTC Field Hockey Club
Open Div. HTC Field Hockey Club Competitive Edge Butterfingers
       
2012 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
15&Under FC United Red FC United White Cheshire Lambs
18&Under Competitive Edge FC United Red Cheshire Lambs
OPEN HTC Competitive Edge CAC Granby
       
2011 Medalists Gold Silver Bronze
15&Under CT Revolution Red Madison Tigers HTC Field Hockey Club
18&Under CT Revolution Red Granby FC United
OPEN CAC (Granby) Cheshire HTC Field Hockey Club

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The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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