10th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship
Saturday December 7, 2019 in York, PA














General Information:

Team Assignments

Final Schedule

General Tournament Rules

Roster Form

Release Waiver (each participant is to complete a release waiver)


Plan in advance that if there is winter weather we WILL have the tournament.  Click on the link for discounted hotel accommodations for our participants and their families for the tournament provided by our sponsor - York Convention and Visitors Bureau.  



There is so much to do in York and the surrounding area (some great outlet shopping for the holidays) that we hope you choose to stay and enjoy the area.  We will also have some fantastic souvenirs and official tournament tees provided by Team Zilla at the tournament.   

Doors will open on Saturday at 6:15 am for our first division to warm-up to play at 7:00 am.  It is a long day of field hockey with 200 games but looks to be a great tournament with lots of excellent teams!!!


Tournament Information:

Indoor field hockey is back to York when Keystone State Games is hosting 80 teams in the 10th Annual Keystone Open IFH Championship at the York Expo Arena in York, PA on Saturday December 7, 2019 and is a USA Sanctioned Event!!!  The tournament will be played in the York Expo 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: Athletes based on divisions described below (Eligibility will follow the FIH Guidelines and male athletes are eligible to play in the divisions allowed by USA FH)

All players participating in the tournament will be covered under the USA Field Hockey sanctioned event insurance. To learn more about Participant Accident Insurance please visit USA Field Hockey’s insurance page: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-field-hockey/membership/insurance

We still encourage players to support USA Field Hockey by purchasing an annual membership, but it is not required for the Keystone Open Championship event. To become a member of USA Field Hockey please visit https://www.teamusa.org/usa-field-hockey/membership/types-of-membership

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

DATE:             Competition will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  All teams will play a minimum of 4 games and a maximum of 7 games during the event. 

DIVISIONS:    U12 (10 teams), U14 (18 teams), U16 (28 teams), U19 (24 teams) – Total teams - 80

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

UMPIRES: This event is open to all US rated indoor umpires; Level I, Level II, Level III. We encourage strong Level I and II umpires to attend. Registration will be capped at 40 umpires. Contact Cindy Raney at raneyc@mail.muhlsdk12.org or 610-781-2124.

SCHEDULE:    Final Schedule will be posted with pool assignments by Monday December 2, 2019 - View the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.


  • 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:  $450 per team (online registration discounts and early registration discounts available)


BEST SAVINGS: Register EARLY ONLINE by Saturday November 2, 2019 and pay only $425 per team - that's a savings of $25 per team that is registered.

SAVINGS: Register EARLY ONLINE from Sunday November 3, 2019 - Wednesday November 20, 2019 and pay only $435 per team - that's a savings of $15 per team from original price

MAIL IN REGISTRATION: $450 per team for mail-in registration as well as any team that registers online after Wednesday November 20, 2019 – Click here to download mail-in Application form – Mail-in form be counted on day received and not postmarked if a division fills.


Click Here to Register Online for U12 Division

Click Here to Register Online for U14 Division

Click Here to Register Online for U16 Division

Click Here to Register Online for U19 Division

Mail In Entry: Send Entry Fee and Application to: Keystone State Games, Inc. PO BOX 1166, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703

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

ADMISSION: There will be a $7 admission for spectators – Children under age 5 - FREE

DEADLINE:   November 25, 2019 or until division’s fill, entries accepted on a first-in basis – the Keystone Open has sold-out the last 8 years and we have had to turn away teams – register early!!! 

SCHEDULE:    Final Schedule will be posted with pool assignments by Monday December 2, 2019 - View the TENTATIVE SCHEDULE.

CONTACT:     KSG Field Hockey Director: Sylvia Leffler-Shunk Swolf3648@aol.com 
PAS Field Hockey Director: Amanda Lee Costello, amandaleejez@gmail.com 
Event Director:  James Costello 570-760-0352 or jcostello@ksgoffice.com

Plan in advance that if there is winter weather we WILL have the tournament. We will be securing discounted hotel accommodations for our participants and their families for the tournament. CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO DISCOUNTED HOUSING WITH OUR SPONSOR - YORK CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU

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 www.yorkpa.org 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 10th 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. Refund considerations may require additional paperwork and will be reviewed after the completion of the competition.