Online entries for this tournament will open on Monday 2 September 2019 and close on Friday 29 November.

Tournament information

Age groups
  • There are tournaments for the U11, U12 and U13 age groups.
  • The age of each competitor must be taken from the 1 September 2019.

  • Team size
  • All tournaments are 7-a-side.
  • Squads of 10 players max.

  • Qualifying for the finals
  • Schools must enter an U11 and U13 qualifier in order to reach the finals.
  • The top teams in each will be invited to the finals.
  • All qualifying rounds are listed below, under forthcoming events.
  • The U12 event is a straight finals.

  • Finals dates
  • U11 - Rugby School, Wednesday 18 March 2020.
  • U12 - Repton School, Friday 20 March 2020.
  • U13 - Cheltenham College, Friday 6 March 2020.

  • Reserve dates
  • TBC

  • Merchandise

    Shirt Logos Ltd
  • As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.
  • Merchandise can be pre-ordered by completing the order form here.

  • Team hoodies
  • Shirt Logos can produce team hoodies for schools. Place your order online and have your personalised hoodies sent directly to your school or collect them at the event.

  • Entry requirements

    Your team structure
  • U13 age group - teams must consist of boys only.
  • U11 age group - a maximum of 2 girls will be permitted to form part of the squad, however they must not have already played in the U11 girls competitions in the Autumn term.
  • This is in accordance with the NGB's rules and regulations.
  • Schools must provide an umpire for the tournament. You will not be required to umpire your own team, unless otherwise advised.

  • Umpires
  • Schools must provide an umpire for the qualifying rounds.
  • You will not be required to umpire your own team, unless otherwise advised.
  • Neutral umpires will be provided for all finals.

  • Eligibility
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS School.
  • Competitors may only play in one age group throughout the competition.
  • Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
  • Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis.

  • National governing body

    The national governing body for hockey in England is England Hockey.

    Support available from England Hockey
  • England Hockey have developed key products for schools to give guidance and aid delivery of hockey to different age groups and abilities, with a range of teacher training opportunities. So whether you are introducing hockey into your school for the first time or want to grow current activity click here to see what support is available.

  • Key contact
  • If you would like more information, contact the England Hockey participation team directly.

  • Important information

    Rules and regulations
  • All IAPS hockey tournaments are conducted under the In2Hockey rules, including their ruling on gender splits within tournaments according to their most up-to-date regulations.
  • Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.

  • Competitor details
  • Once you have booked for this event, you must complete your competitors details online before the entry deadline.
  • The link to submit your competitors details can be found in the confirmation email sent to you immediately after booking online.
  • If you do not receive the confirmation email, you can log into your account via our website and re-send yourself the email.

  • SOCS
  • IAPS is now using SOCS to display live results for the majority of events.
  • Individual competition sites will be shared by the host school before the event.

  • Safeguarding
  • IAPS believe that the welfare and wellbeing of all children and adults at risk attending an IAPS event is of the highest concern.
  • The IAPS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

  • Risk assessment
  • A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues.
  • A copy can be provided on request. Please contact sport@iaps.uk .

  • Photography
  • There will be no professional photography at any IAPS events.
  • Parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children.
  • Further advice can be found on our website here.


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