Field Hockey

Field Hockey

 

 
                     
          
 
COMMISSIONERS
 
Larry Zappone
Commissioner since 2002
Asif Hosain
Commissioner since 2002
 

Competition Dates: Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22

Competition Sites: John Venezia Community Park, N. Union Blvd. and Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs

Participant Entry Fees and Deadlines:
 
FIELD HOCKEY REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
 
Early Registration (July 1):
Fee: $450 per team, plus a $30 team umpire fee
Registration Deadline (July 15): 
Fee: $500 per team, plus a $30 team umpire fee
 
Military Support Program:  
The Military Support Program has been created to allow active duty and retired service members, their spouses and dependents to participate in the Rocky Mountain State Games at up to a 50% discount off the normal registration fees. For Military Registration Assistance applications and more information, visit the Military Support Program webpage.
 
COMPETITION FORMAT DETAILS
 
Divisions
16U Coed
JV/Varsity Girls
Adult Coed

Note: Age determination date is January 1, 2018.

Competition Rules and Format:
The 2018 FIH Rules of Hockey (www.fihhockey.org) will govern the competition but will be modified for playing time. Each individual player will be registered by his/her coach and must sign the roster/waiver; if under 18 a guardian must sign the roster/waiver. The signed roster/waiver must be submitted to the RMSG offices no later than Friday, July 13th.  Rosters completed after July 13th must be turned in on-site to the commissioner prior to the first game.  Games not started within five minutes of the scheduled start time will be forfeited.  The score of all forfeited games shall be 3-0 against the offending team. Rocky Mountain State Games reserves the right to cancel or combine divisions.
 
For each division, the tournament will be a pool play structured tournament with a 3 game minimum guarantee. fiel1.gif
The format will be determined by the organizers after registration closes, based upon the number of teams in each division.  All teams in medal contention are required to remain at the venue on the last day of competition in case there is a tie between two or more teams.  All teams are also encouraged to remain for the awards ceremony on the last day of competition (approximately 3 pm).

Points for pool play will be awarded as follows:  3 points for a win, 1 point to each team for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.  At the end of the pool matches the teams will be ranked in each pool according to the number of points each has accumulated.  If the number of teams warrants, crossover games will be scheduled.  If there are too few teams for crossovers, medals will be decided solely by pool play results.  At the end of the pool matches, if two or more teams have the same number of points for any one place, these teams will be ranked according to their head-to-head match.  Should there still remain a tie, then it will be settled by overall goal differential.  If there still is a tie, the total goals scored by each team will decide, based upon which team has scored more goals.  If still tied, a "shootout" procedure will be played between the two teams to decide the winner.  If crossover games are played, the top two teams in each pool will play each other in a semi-final match-up and then a final match-up to determine 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Depending upon the number of teams in the division and availability of time and field space, there may be classification matches to determine 5th place and below. These are not guaranteed games.  

A team must have a minimum of nine field players (or eight field players and a properly-attired goalkeeper) to begin the game. A maximum of 16 players may be on the team roster, no exceptions.  
 
Dress Code:
Each team must have two different color shirts and socks: one white and one alternate color (team colors must be indicated on the team entry form). In the JV/Varsity Girls divisions, mouth guards and shin guards are mandatory. In the Adult Coed division, mouth guards and shin guards are optional but strongly encouraged. Goalkeepers in all divisions must use full protective goalie gear, including a mouth guard and throat protector.
 
*The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy. Click here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc.
 
COMPETITION SCHEDULE (Click here for a complete competition schedule. )
 
Friday, July 20
8:00 a.m. - Field Set Up
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.- Competition
 
Saturday, July 21
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.- Competition
 
Sunday, July 22
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
4:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony