Striving for excellence in the classroom and on the field of play!!
The Capitol Pegasus club was formed in January of 2001 to give serious talented players an opportunity to compete in off-season tournaments against elite teams.
Head Coach Lloyd Conyers is the former Coaching Director for the Region VII USFHA Futures site at the University of Maryland. Thus, players are being incorporated in the latest techniques being promoted by the USFHA. He has coached the Region 7 U16 team at the National Futures Tournament in 2001 and the U19 teams in 2002/2003.
Coach Conyers has been a competitor in cricket, field hockey, badminton, racquetball, rugby and basketball and incorporate different sports in his coaching philosophy. He was inducted into the Washington Cricket League Hall of Fame in 2002.
The Club is comprised of players whose age range from 12-18 and reside in Region VII and VIII of the UFHA Futures Development program. Over 95% of the players are Futures participants.
Players are treated and trained as Division 1 college players. They are expected to grasp tactics and techniques in a short period of time.
They are taught to be creative and aggressive. Leadership is a key ingredient of our players development. They are expected to lead their high schools as well as mentor younger players. Since our Head Coach is a big Brazil soccer fan as well as a Lakers fan, the team incorporates an upbeat full court press NBA defense and a free flowing counter attacking offence, where every player has strong 1 V 1 skills and like Brazil, any player can score on the field. The result is that our defense has scored a considerable amount of goals by counterattacking and overlapping. We do a lot of NBA style dribbling where players use their hip to protect the ball. Players are well versed with drag dribbling with their left hand as well as their right. Most of the players play year round with their high schools in the Fall and with Capitol Pegasus in the Winter and Spring at Catholic University. Capitol Pegasus players are all seasoned and ready to take their game to the next level when they finish high school!!