SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2023




61 public and private schools from 12 different states will travel to The Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania September 22-24 to compete in 67 official NFHS games on turf.  Included are 14 of the nation’s Top 25 ranked teams from 2022.  

*Team listed first is Home/White Uniforms*


VU Field: Assumption (KY) vs West Essex (NJ)
Field #1: Garrison Forest (MD) vs Sacred Heart Academy (KY)
Field #2: New Trier (IL) vs North Hunterdon (NJ)
Field #3: Eastern Regional (NJ) vs Fairfax (VA)
Field #4: Guilderland (NY) vs Kent Place (NJ)
Field #5: Kennett (PA) vs West Deptford (NJ)

VU Field: Oak Knoll School (NJ) vs The Episcopal Academy (PA)
Field #1: Torrey Pines (CA) vs Frank W Cox (VA)
Field #2: Clearview Regional (NJ) vs Villa Maria Academy (PA)
Field #3: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (PA) vs Greenwich Academy (CT)
Field #4: Phillipsburg (NJ) vs Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (PA)
Field #5: Archbishop John Carroll (PA) vs Hillsborough (NJ)
Field #6: Nichols School (NY) vs The Hun School (NJ)

VU Field: St. John’s School (TX) vs The Hill School (PA)

Field #1: Kingsway Regional (NJ) vs The Kinkaid School (TX)
Field #2: New Trier (IL) vs Methacton (PA)
Field #3: Conestoga (PA) vs Warren Hills (NJ)
Field #4: Assumption (KY) vs Severna Park (MD)
Field #5: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (NY) vs Leonardtown (MD)


VU Field: Greenwich Academy (CT) vs New Trier (IL)
Field #1: Christian Academy of Louisville (KY) vs Oak Knoll School (NJ)
Field #2: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (PA) vs St. John’s School (TX)
Field #3: Gwynedd Mercy Academy (PA) vs Garrison Forest (MD)
Field #4: Seneca (NJ) vs East Greenwich (RI)
Field #5: Germantown Academy (PA) vs Cape Henry Collegiate (VA) 

VU Field: The Kinkaid School (TX) vs The Episcopal Academy (PA)
Field #1: Villa Maria Academy (PA) vs Norfolk Academy (VA)
Field #2: The Hill School (PA) vs Assumption (KY)
Field #3: Sacred Heart Academy (KY) vs Wyoming Seminary (PA)
Field #4: Eastern Regional (NJ) vs Notre Dame Prep (MD)
Field #5: Leonardtown (MD) vs Crestwood (PA)
Field #6: Ridge (NJ) vs Archbishop Spalding (MD)

VU Field: Kingsway Regional (NJ) vs Palmyra Area (PA)
Field #1: Camden Catholic (NJ) vs St. John’s School (TX)
Field #2: West Essex (NJ) vs Torrey Pines (CA)
Field #3: Ann Arbor Skyline (MI) vs Conestoga (PA)
Field #4: Archbishop John Carroll (PA) vs Loudoun Valley (VA)
Field #5: Glenelg (MD) vs Warren Hills (NJ)
Field #6: Crofton (MD) vs North Hunterdon (NJ)

VU Field: Frank W Cox (VA) vs Garrison Forest School (MD)
Field #1: Fairfax (VA) vs Staples (CT)
Field #2: Notre Dame Prep (MD) vs Cape Henry Collegiate (VA)
Field #3: Bishop Eustace Prep (NJ) vs Wyoming Seminary (PA)
Field #4: Germantown Academy (PA) vs Kent Place (NJ)
Field #5: The Hun School (NJ) vs Lackawanna Trail (PA)
Field #6: Severna Park (MD) vs Hillsborough (NJ)

VU Field: Christian Academy of Louisville (KY) vs Archbishop Spalding (MD)
Field #1: Lakeland (NY) vs Crofton (MD)
Field #2: Glenelg (MD) vs Oley Valley (PA)
Field #3: Methacton (PA) vs Phillipsburg (NJ)
Field #4: Crestwood (PA) vs East Greenwich (RI)
Field #5: Loudoun Valley (VA) vs Clearview Regional (NJ)
Field #6: Shenendehowa (NY) vs Independence (VA)

VU Field: Torrey Pines (CA) vs Palmyra Area (PA)
Field #1: Ann Arbor Skyline (MI) vs Darien (CT)
Field #2: Sacred Heart Academy (KY) vs Blair Academy (NJ)
Field #3: Kennett (PA) vs Nichols School (NY)



VU Field: Norfolk Academy (VA) vs The Kinkaid School (TX)
Field #1: Blair Academy (NJ) vs Ann Arbor Skyline (MI)
Field #2: Independence (VA) vs Christian Academy of Louisville (KY)
Field #3: Ridge (NJ) vs Shenendehowa (NY)

VU Field: Oley Valley (PA) vs Lakeland (NY)
Field #1: Cape Henry Collegiate (VA) vs Nichols School (NY)
Field #2: Lackawanna Trail (PA) vs Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (NY)
Field #3: East Greenwich (RI) vs Guilderland (NY)

VU Field: Darien (CT) vs Camden Catholic (NJ)

Field #1: Staples (CT) vs Gwynedd Mercy Academy (PA)


Academy of Notre Dame de Namur (Villanova, PA)
Ann Arbor Skyline High School (Ann Arbor, MI)
Archbishop John Carroll High School (Radnor, PA)
Archbishop Spalding High School (Severn, MD)
Assumption High School (Louisville, KY)
Blair Academy (Blairstown, NJ)
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School (Burnt Hills, NY)
Camden Catholic High School (Cherry Hill, NJ)
Cape Henry Collegiate (Virginia Beach, VA)
Christian Academy of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
Clearview Regional High School (Mullica Hills, NJ)
Conestoga High School (Berwyn, PA)
Crestwood High School (Mountain Top, PA)
Crofton High School (Gambrills, MD)
Darien High School (Darien, CT)
East Greenwich High School (East Greenwich, RI)
Eastern Regional High School (Voorhees Twp, NJ)
Fairfax High School (Fairfax, VA)
Frank W. Cox High School (Virginia Beach, VA)
Garrison Forest School (Owings Mills, MD)
Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, PA)
Glenelg High School (Glenelg, MD)
Greenwich Academy (Greenwich, CT)
Guilderland High School (Guilderland Center, NY)
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School (Gwynedd Valley, PA)
Hillsborough High School (Hillsborough Twp, NJ)
Independence High School (Ashburn, VA)
Kennett High School (Kennett Square, PA)
Kent Place School (Summit, NJ)
Kingsway Regional High School (Woolwich Twp, NJ)
Lackawanna Trail High School (Factoryville, PA)
Lakeland High School (Shrub Oak, NY)
Leonardtown High School (Leonardtown, MD)
Loudoun Valley High School (Purcellville, VA)
Methacton High School (Eagleville, PA)
New Trier High School (Winnetka, IL)
Nichols School (Buffalo, NY)
Norfolk Academy (Norfolk, VA)
North Hunterdon High School (Annandale, NJ)
Notre Dame Prep (Towson, MD)
Oak Knoll School (Summit, NJ)
Oley Valley High School (Oley, PA)
Palmyra Area High School (Palmyra, PA)
Phillipsburg High School (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Ridge High School (Basking Ridge, NJ)
Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY)
Seneca High School (Tabernacle, NJ)
Severna Park High School (Severna Park, MD)
Shenendehowa High School (Clifton Park, NY)
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (Philadelphia, PA)
Staples High School (Westport, CT)
St. John’s School (Houston, TX)
The Episcopal Academy (Newtown Square, PA)
The Hill School (Pottstown, PA)
The Hun School of Princeton (Princeton, NJ)
The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)
Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, CA)
Villa Maria Academy (Malvern, PA)
Warren Hills Regional High School (Washington, NJ)
West Deptford High School (West Deptford, NJ)
West Essex High School (North Caldwell, NJ)
Wyoming Seminary (Kingston, PA)


DATES: September 22-24, 2023

GAME TIMES:  Friday afternoon/evening, All day Saturday, All day Sunday ending late afternoon

SCHEDULING: Teams’ travel plans, individual state association’s rules, coach’s preferences, MAX Field Hockey’s rankings and expectations for 2023 are among the many criteria considered when putting together match-ups.  Once the field of teams is finalized, we will send out a scheduling request form to all coaches where you can rank and say yes/no/maybe to which teams you are interested in playing and also let us know when you can and when you prefer to play.

LOCATION: The Proving Grounds (725 Conshohocken Rd, Conshohocken, PA 19428)

FIELDS: 6 identical turf fields striped for field hockey with lights and bleachers (All 6 turf fields are identical surfaces and the turf fiber height (1/4 inch shorter than standard fields) and consistency were specifically chosen to provide superior play for field hockey), plus 1 water-based Division 1 field hockey field (FIH Global Certified)–limited availability as it is the home field of Villanova University Field Hockey.

FORMAT: All games are official regulation NFHS games: 4×15 minute quarters with 2 minutes between quarters 1 and 2 and between 3 and 4, with a 10-minute half-time.  We will be playing overtime if necessary and will follow the PIAA overtime rules and procedures outlined below (1x 15 minute sudden victory, 6 fields players and a gk).

COST: 2 games = $675, 3 games = $875 ($200 non-refundable deposit is due upon your acceptance to secure your spot. Balance due June 1, 2023.  Please make checks Payable to: “MAXFH-PG Events” and mail to: 600 Old Elm Street Suite 100, Conshohocken, PA 19428)

WEATHER POLICY:  In the event of inclement weather and full days missed, there may be a portion of your fee refunded or credited towards the following years. We will NOT refund or credit for portion of games being missed. The event reserves the right to alter all schedules in order to keep participants safe and/or to keep on time.

EXTRAS: We will provide A level officials, athletic trainers, water and ice.  REQUIRED: The team designated as the “Home Team” is required to provide an official scorer for the score table for that game.  If you are unable to provide one, you can pay a fee of $30 and we will assign someone.  New in 2023: “Home Team” must provide official NFHS game balls.

INVITED TEAMS: All teams finishing in the Final 2022 MAX Field Hockey’s Team Ranking (Regional and/or National) are automatically invited to the 2023 National Invitational.  New in 2023:  “Others Considered” teams will need to submit an application.  We are encouraging additional interested teams to submit an application and we will evaluate those as they come in.  We will look at overall program strength, 2022 performance, and expected team strength in 2023.

TEAM/GAME LIMIT: The level in 2023 will be kept elite and the best of the best. We expect to have record interest and to have to limit the number of teams and games in 2023 to what we can accommodate with field space.   The total number of teams accepted will depend on how many games each team requests to play and when teams can play (Roughly 65 teams/80 games).

ACCEPTANCE TIMELINE: We will communicate with teams individually upon receiving their application or registration.  While there is no exact deadline for teams to register/apply by or to be accepted by, teams will secure a spot on a first come, first served basis.  Registration and the $200 deposit will secure your spot.  So while you may be granted an invitation by finishing in the Final 2022 Rankings, as time moves on, we will begin to fill available spots and you may not be guaranteed a spot if you attempt to register later on.  We will try our best to accommodate teams’ interest and let teams know as soon as we can if they are accepted or not, so they can plan accordingly.

QUESTIONS: Email admin@maxfieldhockey.com

STAY TO PLAY POLICY: This is a STAY TO PLAY tournament.  All non-commuting teams participating in the tournament  MUST (as a condition of acceptance) make all hotel accommodations using our tournament housing services.  Please do not call the hotels directly. Please book through the hotel reservation link below. We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.  MAX Field Hockey is proud to partner with HBC Event Services, a housing agency with a nationwide reputation for excellence in managing travel for sports events.  HBC Event Services provides an easy way for you to book your hotel rooms with our partnered hotels at the best rates.  These rates are lower than their best available rate and usually includes breakfast for your team. Finally, you have the ability to purchase a Travel Protection Plan with up to 100% for covered cancellations reasons as well as a Cancel for Any Reason benefit of 75% coverage of your unused non-refundable prepaid expenses for travel arrangements you paid for your trip, including the event registration costs.  Book your hotel reservation and select YES to add the Travel Protection Plan and protect your trip. Alternatively, you can call HBC directly at 505-346-0522 (Travel Protection Plan can only be added to your booking within 20 days of your hotel reservation date).  To see the full terms and conditions of the Travel Protection Plan, please click here.


We appreciate your support as these partnered hotels assist in sponsoring our event.
Please call HBC Event Services at (505) 346-0522 and/or support@hbceventservices.com if you have any questions and/or have any special hotel requests.