World Masters Hockey
Indoor World Cup 2022
World Masters Hockey (WMH) Indoor World Cup 2022
February 15-20, Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA
Age groups for men and women: O40, O45, O50, O55, O60
7 full-size indoor hockey courts in one world-class facility
Welcome to the WMH Indoor World Cup 2022! It is has been a long and challenging time for everyone worldwide. While the difficulties are far from over, we take solace in the hope that better days are not too far away.
USA Field Hockey is proud to host this event and to help deliver the first ever WMH World Cup in the United States. Organizing this major hockey event fits in well with our mission to support field hockey as a sport for all, and a sport for life. We are deeply honored by this opportunity, and plan to make this a wonderful event that can help to bring our community back together for a truly memorable tournament.
The organizing committee includes several players who have played in both previous MIWCs in Krefeld and Hong Kong, as well as in Indoor Pan Ams and Indoor World Cups. Others have arranged some of the largest indoor hockey tournaments in the world. We are committed to partnering with WMH to create a superb event, and also ensure that all attendees have ample opportunities to celebrate friendships old and new.
We hope that you will join us here in the United States for an incredible week of indoor hockey in Virginia Beach, in February of 2022!
We have had remarkable interest, and are very pleased that there are a huge number of teams registered. We have 37 teams fully confirmed, and which is by far the largest master's indoor world cup yet.
The following countries will be represented:
Trinidad and Tobago
This will truly be a World Cup with global participation. After our long layoff, teams are excited to play again!
COVID / Health and Safety
Obviously, the world situation remains difficult and we are closely monitoring the situation and remain committed to holding a safe and enjoyable event. We will be doing everything possible to ensure as safe an environment as possible, so that we can enjoy our sport together.
To this end, WMH has released a full set of COVID protocols that will apply to all participants including players, coaches, umpires, officials, and any spectators. The include providing proof of full vaccination, and a rigorous testing requirement of daily testing.
We are working hard to create the logistical support for these measures, including providing teams with locations for fast turnaround PCR tests and rapid antigen testing at the lowest possible cost.
Note that our facility is extremely large which provides extra ventilation. Masks will be required while indoors except for those participants at their specified court and playing time, or while actively eating and drinking.
Our official tournament hotels are all located in Virginia Beach, within walking distance or a very short drive of the Event Venue. We encourage all teams to make use of the deals available through our hotel booking partner, Team Travel Source, which will also support the tournament.
Our special WMIHC2022 hotel booking site has all hotel deals listed and available for online booking.
Transportation & Local Info
The easiest way to arrive in Virginia Beach is to fly to Norfolk International Airport (ORF), which is only a 20 minute drive from the venue and hotels. Alternatively, it is possible to fly to any of the airports in the Washington DC, Baltimore, or Richmond areas, which would then require a longer drive. It is also possible to take a short hop flight from New York to Norfolk for those who wish to vacation there before or after the WMIHC. Additional transportation details and options are available here.
Learn more about the vibrant city of Virginia Beach here.
Tuesday February 15: Deadline for arrival. Manager meetings and team registration. Practice time available for booking starting at noon. (Additional practice courts are available for rent at a nearby facility in Virginia Beach for teams that wish to arrive earlier.)
Opening ceremonies at facility in the evening starting at 8:00pm.
Wednesday February 16: Games begin!
Thursday February 17: Games continue.
Friday February 18: Games continue. Friday evening social events.
Saturday February 19: Crossovers.
Sunday February 20: Final placement games and medal games. Medal presentations.
All WMIHC games will take place at the new Virginia Beach Sports Center in Virginia Beach, USA. This extraordinary facility has seven full-size, FIH-perfect indoor courts under one roof, allowing for all teams to be together for a festive atmosphere and wonderful camaraderie. Click here for a virtual tour.
Registration for this event is now closed. We look forward to seeing all registered teams in Virginia Beach!