Basketball With Koa Sports
Whether you’re the parent of a first-timer or of an athlete with high school aspirations, Koa will provide a basketball environment that promotes success for all levels of players. We have a variety of programs, and we are sure one will fit the needs of your son. With full-time administrative support, years of experience, and a team of top notch coaches, we believe that the basketball experience we provide is the best in the area. Come check us out!
Select Basketball (3rd – 8th Grade)
Tryouts are required for our select basketball teams and take place at the beginning of each season. Tryout updates can be found here.
Our select basketball players are practicing twice a week, playing one or two games a weekend, and working closely with our basketball staff to maximize their potential. Something that we think differentiates us from the other organizations around is that we use a two coach model for all our select teams. This means that every practice and every game there are two well-trained coaches that have eyes on your son, helping him develop as a player and teammate. That being said, they’re also chattering on the bench, pushing each other to improve and walking off the court covered in sweat.
Basketball Skill Development Clinics (2nd – 8th Grade)
We have two types of skill development at Koa. Our professional coaches provide top notch instruction on dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting, and defensive technique.
1. Individual session with one of our skill development specialists. The strength of our individual sessions are shooting. If you want your child — son or daughter, to become more proficient at putting the basketball in the hoop, you should consider individual skill training.
2. Group skill development sessions with one of our skill development specialists. The group sessions are a great way to develop the all around skills of the game. We will have a max of four players in each group and the coach will create a competitive environment in which each player is pushed to work their hardest to improve in every aspect of the game from communication on the court to doing a better job in defensive stance to using a screen more effectively. These sessions will be organized by experience and grade level in order to maximize effectiveness.
Winter Clinics (Pre-K – Kindergarten, 1st – 2nd Grade)
Koa’s Pre-K – Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Grade hoops winter clinics provide an exciting opportunity to play basketball in a safe and fun recreational environment. This program is an excellent way to introduce your child to Koa basketball! It also provides players with a non-parent coaching experience in an objective and positive learning setting. Expect some instruction and plenty of fun!
Cross County Basketball League
NEW – Cross County Basketball League
Started in Spring 2016, Cross County Basketball League is a joint venture between Koa Sports and MADE Sports Unlimited. This select league runs for multiple seasons throughout the year, including at least one practice and one game per week.
Boys Basketball FAQs:
Boys who will be in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grade for the 2016-17 school year.
At Koa sports, we believe kids can get the best training from experienced coaches and instructors. It is important that every Mom and Dad in our program read the Koa White Paper on The Importance of Learning from Non-Parent Coaches. All the coaches are required to go through extensive background screening. Furthermore, they are trained to follow the plans of our Advisory Board, made up of collegiate athletes and professional players. Full bios for many of our coaches can be found on our staff page (click here for bios). The Koa coaches will run the practices and coach the games. The parents get to enjoy the games and cheer on all the athletes from the sidelines.
All of Koa’s coaches are required to go through extensive background screening. Furthermore, they are trained to follow the plans of our Advisory Board, made up of collegiate athletes and professional players. All teams have interaction with our collegiate players. Full bios of some of our coaches can be found on our staff page.
Practices will typically be at gyms in the Bethesda, Rockville, and Potomac area. Games will mostly take place in Montgomery County School gyms. Starting in the 2016-17 season, practices and games may be held at the brand new Koa Facility!
Who is Koa Basketball?
Get to Know Koa Hoops.
We’re your neighborhood ball players. We’re a nation of dribbling, bench-cheering, hard-working basketballl-crazies who are out for two things: Getting better and having fun.
Koa was built on the idea that sports are important in the lives of young athletes – from the skills it develops to the lessons it teaches to the relationships formed along the way. Come join us and experience the Koa difference for yourself.
Our basketball program is year-round so check us out whenever you want!
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