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PIAA District IV Field Hockey Post-Season Info


Contact Information

Kevin Morgan
Central Columbia High School
4777 Old Berwick Rd.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
Office: (570) 784-2850 x3000
Cell: (570) 387-1552

District IV Field Hockey

"2A" Teams (will compete in District II playoffs)

  • Selinsgrove
  • Shikellamy

"1A" Teams

  • Benton
  • Bloomsburg
  • Central Columbia
  • Danville
  • East Juniata
  • Lewisburg
  • Line Mountain
  • Midd-West
  • Mifflinburg
  • Millville
  • Milton
  • Muncy
  • Northwest Area
  • Southern Columbia
  • Warrior Run

Only official PIAA varsity games will be considered for your record. An official game is one with a PIAA contract (or league scheduled), and officials.

The district playoff games shall be conducted in accordance with the PIAA rules and regulations governing interscholastic sports competition. The National Federation Field Hockey Rules are the official PIAA rules. Teams that enter the playoffs agree to all the regulations established by the district field hockey committee. In addition, an administrator from each participating school must be present for each of their respective games.

Game Sites

  • Selinsgrove High School
  • Central Columbia High School

The district committee will determine the game site, assign officials, and a game manager for each game of the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and final games.

Eligibility / Seeding

District IV teams that played 10 or more games with a winning percentage of 50% or more are eligible for the playoffs.

There are two classes in field hockey for 2023. The power ranking system will seed the top teams in each classification based on winning percentage according to the power rating formula:

  • Highest percentage of points earned under the qualifying point system.
  • If a tie occurs, and teams played each other, head-to-head competition will be used.
  • If a tie still occurs, the team with the best TWWP will be used.
  • If there are teams that did not qualify for playoffs according to the power rating calculation but have a record of .500 or higher, they will be used to fill the bracket.
  • The top 8 teams will automatically qualify for the District 4 "A" tournament.

Please make every attempt to have your games completed by October 20, 2023. If necessary, scores of games that must be played on October 21, 2023, are to be called/text in by the afternoon of October 21, 2023.

PIAA State Tournament

The top 3 teams from District 4 "1A" Tournament will move on to the state tournament. The top team from District 2-4 sub-regional "2A" Tournament will move on to the state tournament.

Procedures Prior to Contest

Each school shall provide the following:

  • Two ball chasers
  • One scorer

When brackets are formed, the team listed at the top of the bracket will be the home team and wear light-colored uniforms. The visiting team is responsible for having uniforms of a contrasting color with the home team.

No noisemakers, portable sound systems, signs, etc. may be present at the playing site.


Teams should come to the tournament dressed for the game. Locker rooms will not be available unless bad weather comes into play.

Criteria used to determine sites

  • Maximum playing dimensions
  • Quality of the playing surface
  • Neutral Site
  • Geographic location
  • Provision to charge admission

Teams playing in the finals must bring along to the game a list of the 25 medal recipients which will be announced at the conclusion of the game.