Keystone Open

2016 Keystone Open Indoor Field Hockey Championship

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the York Expo Center UTZ Arena in York, PA


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7th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship
Saturday December 10, 2016 in York, PA


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INDIVIDUAL PLAYER WAIVER FORM - all participants must complete and turn in a waiver form to the registration desk before the start of their competition - coaches may turn in athletes forms

Indoor field hockey is back to York when Premier Amateur Sports & Keystone State Games is hosting 78 teams in the 7th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship at the York Expo Center UTZ Arena in York, PA on Saturday December 10, 2016.  The tournament will be played in the UTZ Arena on the York Fairground and will utilize six full-sized courts of Sport Court flooring with state-of-the-art Aluminum Sideboards by Elixer Sports Equipment. 

This event will prepare your team for the indoor qualifier season as well as give your athletes an advantage and the confidence they need playing in a big arena like the NIT.  Run by an experienced staff and filled with high quality, professional officials for every game.

ELIGIBILTY: Female players based on divisions described below (Eligibility will follow the FIH Guidelines)

LOCATION:    UTZ Arena, 331 Carlisle Ave., York, PA  17403

DATE:             Competition will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016.  All teams will play a minimum of 4 games and a maximum of 7 games during the event. 

DIVISIONS:    U12 (8 teams), U14 (18 teams), U16 (28 teams), U19 (24 teams) – Total teams - 78

TEAM RANKINGS:  Teams will have the opportunity to rank their own level of skill during the registration process and we will match as best as possible even level skilled teams within each pool.  We want you to have the opportunity to improve your athletes’ level of play as you begin the Indoor Season.

Athletes may play in multiple divisions AND on multiple teams within the same division, but must be listed on the roster at check-in before the start of competition.  Director reserves the right to make changes to tournament and/or move a team to a different division, as needed


  • Pool play to seed for single elimination tournament
  • Four game guarantee
  • Games 25 minutes in length, games every 30 minutes
  • Five (5) players plus goalie on court, roster unlimited
  • Tie-breaker during single elimination – 3-player stroke off and then sudden death stroke
  • Roster due at check-in the day of the tournament – at least 45 minutes before 1st game - We recommend that you register your team 45 minutes before your first scheduled game.  We will stay very close to being on time throughout the tournament but will move ahead of schedule when possible to account for overtime during the bracket portion of the tournament. 
  • Teams will have the opportunity rank their own skill level



COST:              $375 per team for online registration with multi-team discounts available. 

MULTI-TEAM DISCOUNTS:  If registering 3-5 teams use the Coupon Code MultipleTeams for a $50 discount – 6 or more teams use the Coupon Code SixTeams for a $100 discount – (Discount available for online registration only and must be entered exactly the way they appear)

$400 per team for mail-in registration – Click here to download mail-in Application form – Mail-in form                         be counted on day received and not postmarked if a division fills.

TO ENTER:     Click Here for Online Registration or Send Entry Fee and Application to: Premier Amateur Sports, P.O. Box 538., Mountaintop, PA 18707

UNIFORMS:    Teams must supply their own like colored shirts with numbers and like colored shin guards.  (Alternate color would be recommended for conflict, however vests will be provided, if needed.)

COURT SIZE:  6 Courts at 118 feet long by 60 feet wide – All under 1 roof!!!

SURFACE:      SportCourt with Aluminum side boards provided by Elixir Sports Equipment

RULES:           Download Tournament Rules and General Information

AWARDS:       Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals

DEADLINE:   November 27, 2016 or until division’s fill, entries accepted on a first-in basis – the Keystone Open has sold-out the last 5 years and we have had to turn away teams – register early!!!  Last year registration had to close an entire month ahead of the deadline!!!

SCHEDULE:    Final Schedule will be posted with pool assignments by Monday December 5, 2016 -

CONTACT:     KSG Field Hockey Director: Sylvia Leffler-Shunk
PAS Field Hockey Director: Amanda Lee Costello,
Event Director:  James Costello 570-760-0352 or

We were able to secure reduced rate hotel rooms through the York Convention and Visitors Bureau as our Host Sponsor. Please click here for a direct link for the BEST prices in housing.  Also, plan in advance that if there is winter weather we WILL have the tournament. 

With a great discounted hotel rate take advantage of some of the best holiday shopping locations in all of Pennsylvania.  You are only minutes away from Hershey Park attractions & the Outlets in Hershey and Lancaster plus great destinations throughout the Greater York Area!!!

While you're in town for the tournament be sure to hit the road to experience all of the marvelous things York County, PA has to offer. From fascinating factory tours with presidential appeal to our fun outdoor winter attractions, get ready to discover what makes York County the perfect place to get out and play! Visit for the details or call 1-888-858-9675.   

Souvenirs and information from our sponsors as well as information about other KSG sponsored field hockey events will be available in the main lobby of the arena.  Please take time to check out everything we have to offer at the 7th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship!


Cancellation Policy:If the competition is held, as scheduled or rescheduled, there is no refund of the registration/finals fee. The option is the individual’s or team’s as to whether to compete or not. If the competition is cancelled, and not rescheduled, and there is no opportunity for the individual or team to compete, then there may be a full or partial refund depending on the circumstances.

This policy is for all Keystone State Games and Premier Amateur Sports sporting events. Any person who wishes to apply for a refund must complete the following link: CLICK HERE FOR REFUND LINK

Refund considerations may require additional paperwork and will be reviewed after the completion of the competition. Refund inquires are to be emailed to:


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