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LOCATION: Byers Field, Day Drive & Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio
DATES: Sunday, August 1 Athlete Check-In & Coaches' Meeting
Monday, August 2 Delegation Meeting & Practice
Tuesday, August 3 Practice
Wednesday-Saturday, August 4-7 Competition
Wednesday, August 4 Celebration Ceremony (Gund Arena 7:30 p.m.)
AGE DIVISIONS: Girls - Under 16
ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be received by Wednesday, July 14, 1999. It is important that all forms are completed and returned together. The use of overnight delivery is strongly advised! ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE DATE OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE.
ENTRY FEE: $26.00 per athlete. No personal checks will be accepted. All entry fees must be in the form of either a cashier's check or money order and should be made payable to 1999 AAU Junior Olympic Games. Do not send cash.
AAU MEMBERSHIP: All athletes must be members of their AAU Association and be able to present their AAU membership cards at time of Athlete check-in. If you do not currently hold a valid 1999 AAU membership card, they will be available for purchase at that time
RULES OF PLAY: Field Hockey will be governed by the competitive rules of the United States Field Hockey Association (USFHA).
QUALIFICATION: All athletes eligible to compete will have been selected from the USFHA Futures Program.
AWARDS: AAU Junior Olympic Games medals will be awarded to all members of the top three- (3) teams.
ATHLETE CHECK-IN: Pre-Registration: It is extremely important that all entries be received no later than the above-mentioned deadline date. ENTRY FORM (S) RECEIVED BEYOND THAT DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! Of course, we want as many athletes as possible to participate, so please get all entry forms in on time. Again, guaranteed overnight delivery will become mandatory if it is the only way to ensure compliance with the deadline date.
On-Site Check In: Check-In for all athletes, coaches, clubs and teams participating will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 500 Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon arrival at the Convention Center, please follow posted signs to the check-in area. For check-in hours, mapping, and specific directions from locations throughout Greater Cleveland, please consult your Athletes', Coaches' and Parents' Handbook.
DIRECTIONS TO CHECK-IN: From the South: Take either I-77 or I-71 North into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
From the East: Take I-90 West to downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street exit. Turn left (South) at the light. Then two lights to St. Clair Avenue and make a right. The Cleveland Convention center will be on your right after one light.
From the West: Take I-90 East into downtown Cleveland. Exit at the East 9th Street Exit. Follow East 9th Street North to St. Clair Avenue. Turn left onto St. Clair. The Cleveland Convention Center will be on the right side after the East 6th Street traffic light.
CELEBRATION CEREMONY: Celebration Ceremony will be held at Gund Arena on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. To facilitate your arrival at the event, the Local Organizing Committee is setting up a hassle free transportation system that will make scheduled pick-ups at convenient locations throughout the Cleveland area and deliver you right to the arena doors. At the conclusion of the Celebration Ceremony, you will board the shuttles and be returned to your parking location. In order to arrive at the stadium in time for the festivities, please plan to use the transportation system by utilizing the parking lots located close to your hotel. (A detailed map and parking directions will be provided at athlete check-in at the Cleveland Convention Center). Enjoy the spectacular show without the hassle of restrictive parking. Please be sure to fill out the appropriate section of your Event Registration Forms so that we can accurately plan to have enough shuttles at designated locations to pick you up! We look forward to seeing you at this year's Celebration Ceremony!
HOUSING: All requests for housing will be handled by LCI Travel. Simply call our toll free number and make your reservations at 1-888-524-8785. A list of hotels and areas in which they are located can be found in the Athletes', Coaches', and Parents' Handbook, review this information and then call the reservations number. Be sure to have the following information ready:
IMPORTANT: Please note all hotels will send a confirmation with their individual cancellation policies. Each hotel may differ. If you have not received a confirmation within 30 days of making your reservation, please contact LCI Travel.
Dormitory housing will also be available at Cleveland State University and Baldwin-Wallace College. Ask the operator for details!
FIELD HOCKEY SCHEDULE
August 1 (Sunday) All Day Athlete Check-In (Cleveland Convention Center)
August 2 (Monday) 9:00 a.m. Delegation Meeting
10:00am 4:00pm Team Practice
August 3 (Tuesday) 8:00am 4:00pm TEAM PRACTICE
August 4 (Wednesday) 8:00 AM Game (Pool A)
9:30 AM. Game (Pool A)
11:00 AM Game (Pool B)
12:30 PM Game (Pool B)
2:00 PM. Game (Pool A)
3:30 PM Game (Pool A)
7:30 PM Celebration Ceremony Gund Arena
August 5 (Thursday) 8:00 AM. Game (Pool B)
9:30 AM. Game (Pool B)
11:00 AM. Game (Pool A)
3:30 PM. Game (Pool A)
5:00 PM. Game (Pool B)
7:30 PM. Game (Pool B)
August 6 (Friday) 8:00 AM. A1 vs. B4, Game 1
9:30 AM. B2 vs. A3, Game 2
11:00 AM. B1 vs. A4, Game 3
12:30 PM. A2 vs. B3, Game 4
5:00 PM. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, Game 5
7:30 PM. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, Game 6
August 7 (Saturday) 8:00 AM. Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, Game 7
9:30 AM. Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, Game 8
1:00 PM. Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (7th/8th Place)
2:30 PM. Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (5th/6th Place)
4:00 PM. Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (Bronze Medal Game)
5:30 PM. Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (Gold Medal Game)
6:45 PM. Awards Presentation
** The first team listed on the schedule is considered the home team and will wear white uniforms.
15-minute per-game warm-up on field. 2 x 30-minute game, 5-minute halftime
Teams will be placed in two pools of 4 teams each. Pool play on Wednesday and Thursday will seed teams for the crossover matches starting on Friday.
In the case of a tie in the medal games, overtime will be played to determine a winner.
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|Karen Collins||Melvin Miller|
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