What equipment do I need for club?
Everyone needs a mouth guard and shin guards. Preschool/U9 need field hockey sticks, they do not need to be indoor sticks and we will have sticks available for FREE. U12/14/16/19 need indoor sticks, we have some available to borrow, you will also need an indoor hockey glove. You can check Longstreth.com. Sneakers or flat court shoes, no spikes or cleats! Water Bottle.
Are there tryouts? What is assessment night?
NO TRYOUTS, Registration is first come first serve. Dec 2nd U16/19 players will be assessed. After assessment you will be placed onto teams. These teams will be your training and competition teams throughout the season. Due to COVID and Tournament Restrictions we will offer tournaments A LA Cart this year. More information coming soon.
What if my friend or carpool is not on the same team as me?
Specified age groups will be training all on the same day of the week so carpooling is no problem unless you are in different age groups
Can I move down an age or up an age to be with a buddy?
FIH and USFHA do not allow players to move down an age. Our philosophy at Bison includes cultivating leaders, for this reason we do not recommend players "play up". Better to be the best in your age group then tread water in the older group. We are playing significantly more tournaments this year so there will be a ton of opportunity to compete.
Do I have to be a BISON Club affiliated US FIeld Hockey Member?
Maybe, if you are interested in participating in any US Field Hockey events with Bison such as NITs then you do need to affiliate with Bison. If you are just joining club and have no interest in the NITs then NO you do not need a USFHA number. But I am affiliated with another club: NOT TO WORRY although open affiliation enrollment has ended we can simply co sign a change form with your current club affiliation and we can change you to BISON should you want to participate in an NIT with our club.
Same uniforms as last year, order information coming soon
U16-19: I have never played before, I am terrible, I am nervous about entering a competitive environment, should I join club?
If you want to play hockey, get better, meet new friends, work hard and have fun then YES! Tournaments will be a la cart this year and some will be by selection only. But everyone will have the opportunity to compete and have a blast!
Why are these fees so expensive?!!!
-Insurance through USA Field Hockey
-Coaching fees from the best and the brightest coaches
-13 weeks of season!
-College night, recruiting talks and more!
-Shop around to other clubs and you will find that Bison Club is a DEAL