Tournaments

Pumpkin Classic

The Pumpkin Classic is a Windy City hosted tournament for U14, U12 and U10 age groups from clubs and junior high schools. Teams that have attended from previous years include middle school teams and clubs from Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. Pumpkin Classic is a one day event played on three adjacent full turf fields. Come join us in 2024!

Details

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  • Dates

    Sunday, October 20, 2024  from 7:30am-5:30pm

    Age groups: U14, U12 and U10 (for grades 8th and below ONLY). Co-ed in all age groups.

  • Locations

    2024 Locations Confirmed

    2024 - U14 Divison 11v11 at New Trier High School, 7 Happ Rd, Northfield, IL (top map to the left)

    2024 - U12 & U10 Division 8v8 at Lake Forest Academy, 1500 W Kennedy Dr, Lake Forest, IL (bottom map to the left)

  • Ages

    Any field hockey team in U14, U12 and U10 age groups. Public or private school, park district or club. High school aged athletes are not allowed to participate. The Pumpkin Classic event is  only for 8th graders and below.

    Plan to register for a Division based on age and development when registering. If registering for more than one team then plan to have each team in different divisions.

    For staffing purposes please note that we will have two locations. U14 (8th grade and below) age group will be hosted at New Trier High School and U12 and U10 division will be hosted at Lake Forest Academy.

  • TOURNAMENT FORMAT

    U14 - 11v11, 24 teams, 4 pools of 6, competing in 28 minute games, single round robin tournament format (no half time and 2 minutes between games), 4 pool champions named

    U12 - 8v8, 18 teams, 3 pools of 6, competing in 28 minute games, single round robin tournament format (no half time and 2 minutes between games), 3 pool champions named

    U10 - 8v8 , 10 teams, 2 pools of 5 competing in 28 minute games, round robin format and one playoff game per pool, 2 pool champions named

    Medals will be awarded to the pool winners in each division. Five 28 minute game guarantee. 

  • SCHEDULE

    Check back in September for Tournament Pools and Schedule

    Tourney Machine will be hosting the official schedule

  • Registration

    Registration will be available online on July 15, 2024