Frequently Asked Questions

 
 
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Do I Have to Play Year Round?

No you do not. We offer bi-seasonal memberships to our travel program such as Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. We do, however, highly encourage our athletes to commit to our year-round program as it allows our athletes to maximize their development, lock in their roster spot on a team and take advantage of all the opportunities we provide. It costs significantly more to participate on a season-to-season basis than participating year-round and only our year-round players will receive their full gear package


Where are all of the practices?

All of our practices are held at the state-of-the-art facility, the Evergreen Sportsplex in Leesburg, VA (19623 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, VA 20175). We do offer supplementary training indoors at our other facilities such as the PAC in Ashburn and The Campus in Sterling.


If I make the team in the Fall, am I on the team for the entire year?

Once you are invited to one of our Hammers Travel Teams, you are guaranteed a roster spot on a team for the entire year (August 2019 - July 2020), however, we conduct re-evaluations after our Winter Training (November - February) where players may be moved from one team to another based on whichever team best suites their overall level of play.


Is Playing time equal?

No. We do not enforce equal playing time when we attend tournaments but do our best to allow all of our athletes that travel to get in-game reps. Our program places a heavy emphasis on our frequent training sessions each week where all of our athletes are receiving top notch instruction and attention for our staff that ultimately pushes their development. Playing time is earned at those practices.


What is Included in a Year-Round Membership?

Year-Round Travel Season (September – July)

  • 5-8 Tournaments (At least 2, up to 3, in the Fall and at least 3, up to 5, in the Summer)

  • Team Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Positional Coaches

  • Over 85 Training Sessions/Practices at the Evergreen Sportsplex (Outdoor Turf) and The Campus (Indoor Turf) from the Fall through Summer.

  • Mandatory Mini-Camp on August 25th

  • Team Equipment Funds (Balls, Cones, etc.)

  • ConnectLax Account for College Recruitment Assistance for Recruitable Grades (2020, 2021 and 2022)

  • Access to E-Library (Video and Film Analysis)

  • Educational Seminars (Nutrition, Concussions, Sources of Strength and more)

  • Gear Package for All Hammers Athletes ($500 Value) including:

    • Custom Matte Navy Hammers Cascade “S” Helmet

      • If you already own a Hammers Helmets, you will receive custom Under Armour Gloves

    • Under Armour Shooting Shirt

    • Under Armour Hoodie

    • Under Armour Sweatpants

    • Under Armour Backpack

    • Under Armour “Armourfuse” Uniform (Jersey & Shorts)

    • East Coast Dyes Semi-Soft Striker Mesh