1. Who can play with WFHA?
WFHA accepts all players who have a background in playing hockey, either from high school, college, or internationally. There is no minimum skill level requirement. Members must be over 18, but we make exception for male players since there are no other places for them to play. (For females under 18 we recommend looking into local U18 clubs.)
2. How does WFHA work?
WFHA is a club to play hockey and meet people who love the sport. In that vein, there are three main aspects of WFHA: Season Play, Tournaments, and Social Events. Each is elaborated upon below
3. What is season play?
Season play is the main focus of WFHA. Each season there is a league, or pick-up play. League play is a 4 team league, where teams are chosen at the start of each season. In the league scores and standings are kept and a championship is held at the end.
Each season also features pick-up hockey on a different day that is less competitive and scores are not kept. This is perfect for people of all skill levels, especially people looking to get back into the sport. Specific information about season play can be found here.
Players can buy a full season pass ($90-120 depending on the season) or they can purchase individual drop in dates if they plan on missing a large number of season dates ($15-25 depending on the season.)
4. Where does WFHA Play?
WFHA plays at a few different locations depending on the season, every location is within the city limits and are all accessible by public transportation. Visit the Seasons page to find details on the location of each season.
5. What type of social events does WFHA do?
WFHA is a place to not only play hockey, but make friends as well. We do social events throughout the year ranging from summer cookouts, tubing trips, monthly trivia nights, christmas parties and more. You can check out previous social events at the blog and check out the calendar.
6. Do I need a membership to join?
WFHA does require membership, but there are two options: A WFHA membership, or a USFHA membership. WFHA memberships cost $10/year and cover you for all WFHA events within the year (including tournaments like Beach Bash). You can purchase a WFHA membership here. You can also purchase a yearly USFHA membership for $50/year. This is necessary if you plan on participating in events such NITs and other USFHA National events. You can join USFHA here.
7. What's the easiest way to stay up to date?
8. What is SEFHL?
SEFHL is the Southeastern Field Hockey League. It is a league consisting of WFHA, Hapton Roads Field Hockey (Virginia Beach, VA) and Triangle Field Hockey (Durham, NC). It is a high level league that is for both men and women. Each club hosts one round robin per year, and the overall winner sends a team to the US Field Hockey League Championship in Spooky Nook, PA each year.
9. How does WFHA vary from European/Argentinian Clubs?
A number of our members come from Europe or Argentina, so there are some major differences. WFHA does not own a club house nor do they own the field. We rent them from the Universities or schools.
WFHA does compete with two other clubs during the year via the SEFHL or tournaments, but we do not compete every week like you may have experienced elsewhere.
WFHA also does not cut members or place them in tiers. Members can self select which divisions they want to play in.
10. What is the refund policy?
How do I request a refund?
Please review the following instances in which we may accommodate refunds. *Please note that the decision of a refund is at the discretion of the board and our policies are subject to change at any time.
I got injured, can I get a refund?
To request a refund please promptly email email@example.com.
Full Season Registration Refunds
If your season has not started and we are able to find a replacement for your spot, we will honor a full refund.
If your season has begun and you request a refund within the first two weeks, and we can find a replacement, we can credit your remaining weeks prorated to apply for a future season.
Drop-in Registration Refunds
48 hours notice for a full refund, otherwise no refund is issued.
No refunds will be issued after the event.
Please allow 72 hours notice prior to cancellation. Refunds will only be issued if a replacement is found.
WFHA does not offer refunds due to weather cancellations