What is The National Field Hockey Festival?
The National Field Hockey Festival, more commonly known as Festival, is the largest field hockey event in the world! This is no exaggeration. 7000+ visitors and over 100 college coaches from around the nation come to Festival over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. Festival is the best tournament in the country to get recruited for college teams. Coaches line the sideline to scout out players to join their team. 81 NCAA teams were represented in 2015 alone.
Coastal Clash puts special attention into maximizing the recruitment value of this tournament. After all, that’s what this tournament is for. And while your high school athlete will be nervously trying to impress, our experienced coaches we be there to guide them. In fact, most of our coaches have played in the tournament themselves and can pass on their wisdom to your young student-athlete.
Who can play?
Although the focus of this tournament is on our high school athletes, we gladly accept players middle school aged and older. It’s never too early to gain experience.
What times are the games?
Games will be played all day from sunrise to sunset, Thursday-Saturday. Adults will also play Sunday morning.
When is the Tournament?
Field Hockey Festival is played over the four day Thanksgiving Day Weekend. The tournament always begins on Thanksgiving day, which is on Thursday, and runs through Saturday (The adult divisions will play on Sunday as well). In 2016, the tournament dates are November 24th-27th.
Don’t miss out on Senior Night! Festival is the premier field hockey recruitment tournament in the nation, and senior night is a great part of the experience. Senior night is only open to graduating high school seniors and college coaches. Parents and club coaches are not allowed to attend, which provides a unique opportunity for players to meet one-on-one with many Division I, II, and III coaches from across the United States.
Where do we play?
The location changes every two years, rotating back and forth from the East coast to the West coast. In 2016 and 2017 the location has been announced as Wellington, Fl at the International Polo Club in Palm Beach County Florida.
3667 120th Ave S, Wellington, FL 33414