Frequently Asked QUESTIONS
Who do I direct questions to in RYE ACADEMY PROGRAM?
SUKHWINDER SINGH SANDHU:
Please read the information below carefully, as most questions will be answered here.
Can anyone play for RYE FH ACADEMY? What is the process to sign up?
Absolutely. We are an elite club program and are looking for serious players to commit to our program. We hold tryouts every season (winter, spring, summer) with registration listed on home page of this site- follow directions from there. Please note: our winter session is our most competitive as tournaments are 5v 5 so teams consist of only 10 players, we are also confined to gym space in the winter. We do make cuts, especially in our winter season. We do encourage players who might get cut in the winter, to try out again in for the spring and/or summer sessions as we are able to accommodate more players outside.
What is the difference between indoor season and outdoor? Is the equipment the same?
The indoor (winter) session is played on a hard surface with 5 players on the court at a time. It is a faster game where player’s stick skills and reaction times are improved immensely.An indoor stick and lighter ball is required, shin guards and mouth guards as always-most players also use indoor protective gloves.
Do I have to travel?
For the clinic, no we only have practices. For the travel team, YES! This is a travel league and a travel commitment. The most competitive teams in field hockey are located in NJ, PA and VA. In order to compete with the best, we travel. We make every attempt to prevent overnight stays for tournaments.
What do I get for my registration fee? Are there extra fees throughout season?
The best coaches in the area. Gym/field rental fees, tournament fees, coaches travel fees, administrative fees, equipment fees are all included in registration. There is a one time uniform purchase fee.* If any additional recruiting tournaments come up, there may be an additional fee associated with that, however attendance would be optional to this kind of event.
What if I can’t make a tryout date?
All players are encouraged to make all tryout dates as it gives the coaches more opportunity to assess your play. Please notify me via email if you cannot make a tryout date-ALL PLAYERS MUST STILL REGISTER AHEAD OF FIRST TRYOUT. Players still in season with their High School teams are not eligible to tryout according to CIAC rules; players who fall in this category must still pre-register online to be included on tryout list and then email me-this is of course only applicable to the winter tryout.
What if I need to miss practice? Tournament?
Players are expected to attend all practices and tournaments, but we understand school always come first and there are emergencies that take place. We ask for players to attend as many practices as possible and to attend all tournaments. If you are not able to make a practice or tournament, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org beforehand so we are aware.
What is the program fee? Uniform fee?
The program fee varies per season and rates can be found on Pricing page. *The Uniform fee of $200 is a one time purchase of uniform which includes 2 jerseys, skirt, 2 socks, and pinnie. We use the same uniform for each season every year. If a player loses or outgrows a uniform, you must purchase part or replace all.
When are practices?
See individual season information
I heard that goggles aren’t used- why not? What other gear is required?
USA Field Hockey rules prohibit the use of wire goggles in all USFHA sanctioned events. USA Field Hockey does allow the use of approved lens-style goggles. The club provides face masks for use in corner play. This same mask can be worn in full play if required for medical reasons. Players must also have mouth guards and shin guards. Most indoor players also wear indoor protective gloves.U12, U14 July Disney: This tournament is sponsored by USA Field Hockey. It is held in July at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. It is an 7 v 7 outdoor tournament played on grass fields. Interested players can pre-register for this event and coaches will determine roster. *There is an additional fee for this tournament as well as travel expenses