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Frequently Asked QuestionsUpdated August 5, 2012
1:Does Pegasus have tryouts?
2: What is the criteria for selection to play with Pegasus?
A: Speed, coachability, a passion for the sport, and desire to play at the next level.
3: When are practices?
A: Winter practice is from November to March. Spring practice runs from March - May.
4: Where are practices?
A: Winter practices are normally held at Champions Field House for our Rockville based players and Garrison Forest School for our Baltimore based players. Spring practices are usually at UMD Field Hockey Stadium.
5: What major tournaments does Pegasus attend?
A:The USAFH Hockey Festival, Disney Showcase, Club Championship and the USAFH National Indoors Tournament (NIT). Note: Teams have to play qualifying tournaments in order to attend the NIT.
6:What is Futures?
A: Futures is a program run by USFHA to develop promising high
A: Lighter sticks are recommended. Players are expected to be ambidextrous.
Heavier wooden sticks were used in the olden days, to give more power. Modern day sticks are made out of synthetic material. So, you get extra power with a lighter stick. That way, stick work is not sacrificed.
10:Big bow or regular stick?
A: Big bow gets the ball airborne faster with less bending. Definitely recommended for taller players. Optional for players below 5ft 5 ins.
11: What camps should I attend this summer?
A: Camps at schools that you have an interest in attending. Get a feel for the school and coaching staff.
12:What is College Connection?
A:This is a camp for coaches to see players. Good camp to attend to be seen.
13: I am a top player on my high school with all conference, all met honors. On Pegasus,
I’m a bench warmer. Why?
A: Each coach has different expectations. High school is played on grass. Your high school coach may use totally grass technique, which is very upright. Common issues are a/ Ability to convert to Pegasus technique, which encourages players to play very low to the ground. b/Pegasus puts a premium on playing outstanding “pitbull” defense.
14: What type of training should I do, outside of field hockey?
A: Working with a trainer to improve speed, quickness and footwork. Ability to cut
and change direction is extremely important.
15: Is there any television shows that I can watch to improve my game?
Q: The golf channel is good for developing a swing and understanding how to spin a field hockey ball.Believe it or not, balls are hooked and sliced in field hockey.
The NBA has excellent visual action. Imagine doing the same moves in field hockey.
NBA analysts are good at explaining different type of defenses.