A Field Hockey League...
North East Premier (NEPL) is a recognized 501(3)(c) nonprofit field hockey league. Our mission is simple:
To provide a competitive post-collegiate (non-NCAA) league in Boston and to promote field hockey within our community.
We are back for our FIFTH YEAR! It is also so exciting that we continue to grow each year! We started our first year in 2014 with six Post-Collegiate teams and grew to eight that following year. In 2018, NEPL will be sending its last season's Champions to the Nationals Championship (USFHL)! This 2018 season, we have also EXTENDED the regular season by 2 weeks. Our regular season is now 9 weeks strong, plus one guaranteed playoff game
Why play in this league?
We are taking all the best parts from the other leagues that are out there and putting them in one place. We are the only field hockey league in the area with FIH rules in an 11 v. 11 full-field format. We play on wet astro, and we have top NCAA officials to keep the game safe and fun for everyone. Not only do we keep track of the score, the top teams will compete to become League Champions!
Besides the field hockey itself, we pride ourselves in our sense of community. The members of this league are genuine friendly people and make this league a great time!
How much is it?
POST-COLLEGIATE DIVISION: The total team fee is $2,800. There is a $600 deposit to hold one of the eight team spots. The rest of the balance will be due on the first game ($2,200). This includes regular season games plus one guaranteed playoff game with the potential of an additional two more playoff games for the Championship Title. Fee includes the increased cost of the field, officials as well as a colored jersey and matching socks.
Who can play?
POST-COLLEGIATE DIVISION: Anyone who has exhausted their NCAA eligibility or have no conflict thereof. Basically, we want coaches to be able to play if they want and not have any issues. We are also open to both women and men; however, we are limiting the number of men on the field to a maximum of three (3) in order to keep things even. Goalies do not count towards the tally.
Referees / Officials
Thanks to the number of field hockey programs in the area, we are able to reach out to top-ranked officials. This is great! Keeping the game safe and fun are a priority.