1. A Composite stick is made to hit field hockey balls, nothing else. Don't hit stones, rocks, other player's sticks (that's called hacking), or anything hard. Why? Because it will cause your stick to chip. That will make it look ugly. I know you don't want an ugly stick or you wouldn't have selected such a beauty.
2. Play on grass or turf, not on dirt, in the street, on a texturized tennis court, in the parking lot, or any abrasive surface. It will grind down your stick and destroy it in no time at all!