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Nationals Standards

USA Underwater Hockey has established standards and guidelines for our annual national championships. This document is unofficial at this time, as it is being incorporated into an updated version of the USOA Standardized Competitive Rules.

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USA UWH National Championships Bid Standards & Requirements

Outlined below are the bid standards for the USA Underwater Hockey Nationals competition. These are standards in addition to the USOA Standardized Competitive Rules, where in the case of a conflict, the USOA Standardized Competitive Rules take precedence. A host must petition the USOA UW Hockey Committee for approval of any modifications to this document. Failure to follow these standards without explicit approval of the USOA UW Hockey Committee will result in immediate denial of the bid.

1. Pre-tournament Logistics:

1.1. Bids to host Nationals are to be submitted in writing to the USOA UW Hockey Committee and Competitions Director before May 1st for the following year. The bid must include the following:

1.1.1 Prospective dates for tournament;
1.1.1.1 Prospective dates must be June 1st to July 31st
1.1.1.2 Prospective dates must be a minimum of three days, and;
1.1.1.3 Spanning the days of Friday, Saturday, Sunday
1.1.2. Estimated budget and team entrance fee
1.1.3. Description of facilities and playing surfaces
1.1.3.1 Facilities must have a minimum of two playing areas or courts
1.1.4. Potential hours of pool time
1.1.5 number of teams to be accommodated
1.1.6. Potential tournament hotels and accommodations
1.1.7. Potential banquet facilities
1.1.8. Transport logistics from airports to hotel, between hotel and pool, and etc.

1.2. Hosts are required to announce the tournament date to the hockey community at least 10 months in advance of the tournament date:

1.3. Hosts are required to announce the following information to the hockey community at least 6 months in advance of the tournament date:

1.3.1 Tournament entry fee
1.3.2. Facility information (e.g., playing surface, water depth, etc.)
1.3.3. Maximum number of teams
1.3.4 Online resource/website the community can access for information

1.4. Hosts are required to announce the following information to the hockey community at least 3 months in advance of the tournament:

1.4.1. Tournament Hotel information
1.4.2. Banquet fee and information
1.4.3. Registration deadline.

1.5. Hosts are required submit their tournament schedule to the USOA UW Hockey Committee for approval at least one month before the event.

1.6 The USOA UW Hockey Committee with agreement by the Competitions Director will approve or disapprove any bid within 30 days of bid receipt.