Southeast Storm Winter Indoor Season FAQs
How does indoor field hockey differ from outdoor?
Indoor field hockey is a fast-paced game and allows each player to have more touches on the ball. It is a very different game than the outdoor version, and is an excellent way to improve stick skills. All play is on indoor court surface. You may not drive the ball, only pushes or deflections. The ball may not be put in the air except on goal. Games are 6v6, 5 “field” players and a goalie.
Do I need to tryout?
Yes, tryouts are necessary for our winter club. Tryouts are being held on Oct. 18th and Nov. 8th from 12-2pm at the National Cathedral School. Register here.
What is the difference between club and elite?
Club players will practice once a week and participate in 4 competitive opportunities throughout the indoor season. Elite players will practice once to twice a week and participate in 7-8 competitive opportunities throughout the season. Our elite teams are our most competitive teams in the program and will participate in high level tournaments and college showcases. See here for more information.
What equipment do I need to play?
You need an indoor field hockey stick, a left hand glove, shinguards, a mouthguard, and sneakers. Indoor gear is available at discounted prices at our STX Store or through Harrow. Flyers for equipment will be distributed once 2016 lines of sticks/gear become available.
When/where are practices?
Practice times are dependent on the team. However, all club/elite teams will practice on Saturdays for a two hour block between 11am-3pm at the National Cathedral School in Washington DC. The address for the Athletic Center is 3490 Woodley Road NW Washington, DC 20016. Once our winter schedule is finalized, you can find all practice times on the master calendar.
When/where are tournaments?
We try to keep our tournaments as local as possible, however with that being said, we must go where the indoor facilities are. It is our goal for the winter to keep tournaments under 3 hours away except for our Elite teams who might have to travel a bit further. Tournaments are usually held on Sundays and will also be up on the master calendar once they are finalized.
What does the cost include?
Our cost is split into a practice fee and a tournament fee. These combined cover every practice session plus the tournament opportunities for each player. All new players to the club receive a pinny as well.
Are there any other costs?
Players are required to be a current USFHA member to participate in events and for insurance purposes. There is also the cost of a uniform, which will be $115. If you continue to play with us, you will only have to buy this uniform once.
Do I have to attend every session?
Club and elite players are expected to make all but 2 practices all tournaments that they are assigned to. Attendance is taken and coaches have the right to move players off of teams in between seasons based on attendance.
What is the refund policy?
More than 30 days before an event begins, we offer a full refund minus a $10 + 4% credit card cancellation fee. 30 days before an event, we only offer credit for a future event minus a $10 + 4% credit card cancellation fee. 1 week before an event, we do not offer refunds except in the case of injury. If an event has begun and you do not complete the event or season, no refund will be issued.
More questions…see our indoor information sheet.