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Dear Field Hockey Coordinator:
The Oley Valley Youth League is sponsoring its 29th Annual Field Hockey Tournament on Sunday, September 8, 2019 (Rain date Sunday, September 15, 2019). We would like your recreational organization to participate in this exciting day. After all registrations are received, start time and game schedules will be determined (games will begin at approximately 8 am). All games will be played at the Oley Valley Youth League (OVYL) Complex (fully stocked concession stand will be open as well as Longstreth sale tent, Perk-up Truck, raffles, bake sale, and other vendors).
Games will be played in two age groups: Junior – grades 3 and 4; and Senior – grades 5 and 6. Both age groups will play 6 v 6 on a 60 yd x 30 yd grass field with no goalkeepers. Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games in a group play format. At the end of group play teams will be ranked by points earned. In case of a tie, a tiebreaker system will go into effect. The top team in each bracket will advance to a playoff round. (Weather registration number, and/or field conditions may require modifications to this format.)
Please complete the online registration entry, which includes uploading a copy of the organization’s certificate of insurance and payment of $115.00 per team, to reserve your place in the tournament. Registration will be limited and on a first come first serve basis.
Preferred payment made online, however, if you are unable to do so, checks can be made payable to Oley Valley Youth League and must be received within 7 days or your entry will be forfeited. If not indicated on check, please note the field hockey program name. Rosters need to be uploaded to website 48 hours prior to tournament.
Registration and payment completed by Wednesday, August 21st, 2019.
If unable to pay online, please mail a check, made payable to “Oley Valley Youth League”, to:
OVYL Field Hockey Tournament, c/o Kelly Williamson, 300 Main St., Oley, PA 19547.
Mailed payments MUST BE RECEIVED within 7 days of online registration.
Directions to the OVYL facility, game schedule, and rules for the tournament will be sent to you upon receipt of your completed entry form and after the close of the registration period. Also, the Oley Valley Youth League will not be held liable for accidents or injuries. All participating organizations MUST provide documentation of insurance for all teams. Certificate of Insurance must be uploaded to registration entry, and Team Roster form MUST be completed online by Thursday, 9/6/19. Any last minute roster changes due to illness, etc must be addressed at check in at least one hour prior to first game. Up to 12 players may be rostered on a team. Players may not be registered on more than one team.
As commissioners of the OVYL Field Hockey program and tournament directors, we want all to be able to play or cheer in a non-threatening environment. Please inform coaches and parents that the officials are volunteers who are experienced and do their best to be fair and consistent. Please ask your coaches and parents to show them the respect they deserve. Remember, this is recreational youth field hockey. Also, per OVYL facility rules, please remind players and families that pets, smoking, alcoholic beverages or grills are NOT permitted on the grounds. Pets will be asked to be taken home. No exceptions.
In the interest of good sportsmanship and fair play, the tournament will strictly enforce a zero tolerance rule for behavior that is contrary to the spirit of youth sports and the game of field hockey. Any player, coach, or fan who displays unsportsmanlike conduct toward any participant (player, parent, coach, referee, or tournament official) will result in a warning issued to the coach of the offending team. A second warning at any time during the tournament will constitute a forfeit loss. A third warning against a specific team will result in their elimination from the tournament and that team will be asked to leave the facility and forfeit their entry fee.
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Williamson via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 610-301-5070. We hope that you and your organization are able to be part of this year’s event.
Field Hockey Commissioner
Assistant Field Hockey Commissioner
OVYL Web Admin
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