Field Hockey

Field Hockey



Larry Zappone
Commissioner since 2002
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Asif Hosain
Commissioner since 2002
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Competition Dates: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Competition Sites: John Venezia Community Park, N. Union Blvd. and Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs
Early Registration Deadline (July 1):
Fee: $450 for first team; plus a $30 team umpire fee.
Registration Deadline (July 14)
Fee: $500 per team, plus a $30 team umpire fee.
**If registering multiple teams from one school or club, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for $75 off discount code to register subsequent teams.
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 with up to a 50% discount off the normal registration fees. For Military Registration Assistance applications and more information, visit the Military Support Program webpage.
16U Coed
JV/Varsity Girls
Adult Coed

Note: Age determination date is January 2, 2019.

Competition Rules and Format:
The 2019 FIH Rules of Hockey ( 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 can be submitted to the RMSG office in advance but must be turned in to the RMSG Commissioner prior to your team's 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.
Friday, July 19
8:00 a.m. - Field Set Up
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.- Competition
Saturday, July 20
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.- Competition
Sunday, July 21
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
2:30 p.m. - Awards Ceremony