Field hockey is a sport that whose growth is booming in Charlotte. Randolph Middle School is pleased to offer field hockey as a club sport for girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grade through a partnership with the Charlotte Ambush Field Hockey Club. No experience is required, and we can even provide the sticks! Come on out, be part of the team and play this fantastic sport.
Players will need shin guards, mouth guard, and goggles. We will provide the sticks, though players are certainly welcome to use their own stick. Either running shoes or cleats are appropriate for footwear.
While some of this equipment is available at local sporting goods stores, they don’t usually have the knowledge to properly fit or assist your player. We recommend that Aerial Field Hockey for your equipment.
Faye Whipkey, owner of Aerial, has the knowledge and expertise needed to help you make the best choice of equipment for you and your game. She has tons of equipment in inventory so you can hold it or try it out. There is no other place in town that can offer this benefit and service.
Field Hockey…Did you know?
Field hockey is played in more than 100 countries around the globe, making it one of the largest team sports in the world.
The origins of field hockey can be traced back nearly 3,000 years to the Greek classical era. Ancient drawings on Egyptian tombs suggest that field hockey was the very first stick-and-ball sport.
When the British Empire expanded in the 18th century, British soldiers carried the game of field hockey with them around the globe.
Field hockey is the national sport of Pakistan and India.
Field hockey first entered the modern Olympic games in 1908 as a men’s event. It was not added as a women’s event until 1980.
Men in the U.S. have played the sport since 1928, however, field hockey is predominantly a women’s sport in this country.
In the U.S. there are now 275 colleges and universities with women’s field hockey programs.