The California Cup Organizing Committee (CCOC) is dedicated to the annual organization of an International Field Hockey Tournament during Memorial Day weekend in Moorpark, California with participation for all division levels of the sport. The Tournament shall exhibit professionalism, fairness and sportsmanship by all involved.
Every Memorial Weekend, the Field Hockey Federation stages an international tournament at Moorpark College and in a secondary venue at Arroyo Vista Park in Moorpark.
The tournament offers an outstanding four day opportunity to introduce families to the enjoyment of Field Hockey and to share all the experiences offered by the Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
In 1972 – The first tournament successfully included the participation of six men teams, five from the West Coast of North America and one specially invited team from Germany.
In 1992 –The tournament included 13 divisions ranging from Under 8 children’s teams to Over 40 for both women and men. A 140-foot long exhibitor tent and 6 Medical Stations added comfort to all participants. Each player on the top three teams for all divisions were awarded with gold, silver or bronze medals distributed in an Olympic style closing ceremony.
In 2002 – Participation grew to140 teams, including squads of men, women, boys and girls. This tournament contributes more than five million dollars to the local economy. International competition includes the participation of top level teams from Spain, Canada, Argentina, Barbados, Mexico, Chinese Tai Pei, Dominican Republic, Malaysia, Japan and USA.
In 2008 - The 37th edition featured 1,800 players. The Tournament Committee approved the use of supplemental fields.
The 2011 - The 40th California Cup celebrates its continued growth and success.
Main venue and final games are played at Moorpark College. Prizes are awarded to all first, second and third place teams in the form of gold, silver and bronze medals and a US$ 5,000 cash award to the Super Division first place winner for both Women and Men categories. Tournament results and news are featured in the Ventura County Star and in the Los Angeles Times.