TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS

Fly FHC offers participates in a number of tournaments and events throughout the year. Select one of these links for more info.

SPRING TOURNEYS

These are local, mostly small-sided tournaments. All of our Spring Club players participate.

CAL CUP TOURNAMENT

All age groups of our Spring Club to this tournament. Held down in Moorpark, CA over Memorial Day weekend.

NAT'L HOCKEY FESTIVAL

This national tournament is held each year over Thanksgiving weekend. Hundreds of teams attend and it is a great venue for college recruiting. We try to take a select team in each age group to this tournament.

TOP RECRUIT WINTER ESCAPE

This tournament is an excellent recruiting venue as it is held each year in conjunction with the college coaches convention. We try to take a team comprised of older players who are seriously looking at playing hockey at out-of-California schools for this tournament.

Spring Tournaments

Normal year: Normally during the spring, all Fly players participate in 5-7 local small-sided tournaments. Note – All tournaments do not include all age groups. A player must attend 2 of the 4 practices leading up to each tournament in order to expect to be placed on a tournament roster.

We update the tournament calendar section below frequently throughout the season, as we get more detailed tournament information from each tourney’s organizers.

2021: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we do not do not anticipate any upcoming local tournaments for 2021. However, we will update this page throughout the season as, hopefully, things begin to return to normal and full field hockey is allowed.

What do you need on tourney day?

  • UNIS: All players wear their Fly uniforms (bring both color jerseys) and black and white shin guard covers/socks. U12s & U14s wear black shorts. U16s & U19s wear black kilts.
  • Mouthguards & shinguards are mandatory. ALWAYS.
  • PROPER SHOES: We play on proper hockey turf at Cal, Davis, Stanford & UoP tournaments. NO CLEATS for the college tourneys!! Wear either turf shoes or running shoes. If you wear cleats, you will not be allowed to play!!
  • Bring your fh ball for warm-up!
  • Full water bottle
  • Snacks: There will be food/drinks for sale at these tourneys, but players should definitely bring snacks.
  • Layers: In the mornings, it’s always cold. And later it can get really hot, so bring/wear layers
  • Sunscreen!

CAL CUP INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

Moorpark, CA - Memorial Day Weekend

Normal years: Fly takes teams from all age groups to this tournament. During the Spring Club season, we will send out a club-wide email with information about the tournament. We try hard to accommodate as many players as want to play – in all our age groups, including u14s. We often have multiple teams in the U16 and U19 age groups. This tournament is NOT covered in regular season fee.

2021: We do not know if the Cal Cup Tournament will be held in 2021. We will update this section as we get information from tournament organizers. Below is the general information about the tourney.

DATES: Memorial Day weekend
Games are played Saturday through Monday. Players MUST travel down to LA on Friday (no games that day) and arrive at the team hotel at a reasonable time. Games start early Saturday morning.

LOCATION: Moorpark, CA
Games are played at Moorpark College and surrounding parks and high schools.

TEAM ROSTERS: Team rosters are announced in April.

Team Hotel Info:

Posada Royale Hotel & Suites
1775 Madera Road Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 584-6300

 

My player is going. Do I need to reserve a hotel room?

  • U16 & U19 players: NO. No need to make a reservation for your player.
    Fly makes room reservations for all U16 & u19 players participating. U16 & U19 players will stay 3 or 4 to a room and be supervised by their team coach. All players are expected to stay w/the team party in the hotel.

  • U14 players: YES. You will need to reserve a room – read on…
    We require all U14 players to travel and stay with a parent or guardian during Cal Cup. Parent/guardians are responsible for U14 reserving their player’s/family’s hotel room and transportation on-site. We do have a set of rooms set aside for Fly families. Contact Coach Anthony for reservation info.
  • Families accompanying U16/U19 players: YES. You will need to reserve a room.
    We reserve a block of rooms for club members at a pretty good rate. You make your reservations directly through the Posada Royale. Say that you are with San Jose Fly so that you get our good rate. You can check in on Friday as usual. The front desk has all of our team information.

TRAVEL

Players MUST travel down to LA on Friday (no games that day) and arrive at the team hotel at a reasonable time. Games start early Saturday morning.

All players make their own transportation arrangements to Simi Valley. Some players drive down w/family or friends. Some fly either w/family or with the team/coaches.

All coaches attending Cal Cup will fly down on Friday to Burbank Airport on a midday Southwest Airlines flight. Any player who is traveling alone and/or needs transportation to/from the airport, should book the coaches’ flight (or one immediately prior), and coaches will drive players from the Burbank airport to the hotel.

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2019 NATIONAL HOCKEY FESTIVAL

Thanksgiving week – 2020 venue: Sportsplex of Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla

Normal years: Fly always takes a team to the National Hockey Festival, which takes place during the Thanksgiving week (youth/high school games run Thursday through Saturday). Most years we field multiple teams at this tournament. We take players from Fly and often combine with players from other Bay Area teams. Teams are skills-based. Invitations for tryouts go out in late spring/early summer and we finalize team rosters in September. Details regarding training and specifics on player fees are decided as  soon as we have team rosters constructed.

2021: We do not know if the National Hockey Festival Tournament will be held in 2021. We will update this section as we get information from USA Field Hockey tournament organizers. Below are the basics about Fly practices for the tourney.

Festival Team Practices

DATES: every Sundays, October – November
TIMES: late mornings
LOCATION: Los Altos High School
Outdoor artificial turf/football field
201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA   |   MAP

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TOP RECRUIT WINTER ESCAPE SHOWCASE

2021 venue: Boombah Sports Complex, Seminole County, FL

Normal years: Fly takes a team each year to the Top Recruit Winter Escape Tournament, which takes place in mid-January each year. Most years we field multiple teams at this tournament. We take players from Fly and often combine with players from other Bay Area teams. Teams are skills-based. Invitations for tryouts go out in fall and we finalize team rosters in November. Details regarding training and specifics on player fees are decided as  soon as we have team rosters constructed.

2021: Due to COVID-19 concerns – Fly is NOT sending a team to the January 2021 Winter Escape Tournament. We hope to renew our participation in Spring 2021 or January 2022. Below are the basics about Fly practices for the tourney.

Winter Escape Team Practices

DATES: Every Sunday, December through mid-January
TIMES: TBD (usually mornings)
LOCATION: Los Altos High School
Outdoor artificial turf/football field
201 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA   |   MAP

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