Koa’s Development Team Field Hockey – Maryland and Washington DC

Are you an experienced player who has participated in one or more Koa Rec League seasons, and now you’re looking to be challenged and pushed to the next level? If so, the Koa Development Team is the next step in your field hockey journey!

Our Development Team is more advanced than our Rec Leagues, but not as time consuming as our Club Teams. Our Development Teams also serve to bridge the gap between our Rec League and Club Teams. Our goal is to prepare our Development Team athletes for the skill level and playing expectations of our Club Team.

The Development Team consists of three separate seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring. Players only commit to one season at a time though! Each season is 7 weeks long. During the course of the season, our Development Team will have one weekday practice each week, as well as 3-4 guaranteed weekend Play Days versus other local Club and Development Teams.

Koa’s Development Team brings together a great group of like-minded, hard-working, and driven players who want to take their game to the next level. Joining Koa’s Development Team is the best way to kick start your commitment to the sport, while maintaining Koa’s central mission — having fun!

Professional Coaches & Field Hockey Staff: Koa Field Hockey has over 30+ professional coaches. Our coaches are carefully selected through an interview process, field hockey knowledge quiz and a background check. All of our Development Team coaches were top high school players, with the majority of our coaches having prior college playing experience. Each of our coaches are trained on the Koa FH coaching standards, which include the four Koa Core Values: positive, dedicated, team-first and fun. Our coaches are supported by our year-round administrative staff, who include Kelly Given, the Director of Field Hockey, and Jules Riley, the Assistant Director of Field Hockey.

Check out our Field Hockey coaches by visiting our Coaching Staff page.

Tryouts: Tryouts for our u12, u14, u16 and u19 Spring Development Teams are coming up! Look for up-to-date tryout information by visiting our Field Hockey Tryouts page.

2018 Spring Development Team Season:

  • u12 Team:
    • When: Wednesdays (04/11 – 05/23)
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Churchill High School
  • u14 Teams:
    • When: Wednesdays (04/11 – 05/23) 
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Churchill High School
  • u16  Teams:
    • When: Wednesdays (04/11 – 05/23) 
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Churchill High School
  • u19 Team:
    • When: Wednesdays (04/11 – 05/23) 
    • Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
    • Location: Churchill High School
  • Play Days:
    • Koa Hosted (tentative dates):
      • Saturday 04/21 @ Churchill HS
      • Saturday 05/05 @ Churchill HS
      • Saturday 05/19 @ Churchill HS
      • Saturday 06/02 @ Churchill HS
    • Other Club Team Hosted Play Days: TBD
  • Cost:  $399
  • Description: Our Development Team is one step down from our Club Team (which is our most elite team). Our Development Team is for players who want to learn new skills and continue to advance their other skills. They will be taught more advanced game concepts and strategies. The Development Team is a 1 season commitment, unlike our Club Team which as a 1 year commitment! During the Development Team season, teams will have 1 practice each week (for 7 weeks), and they are guaranteed 3-4 Play Days per season against other local Club/Development Teams.


Additional Resources:

Baltimore Field Hockey League

The cost of each Development Team season is: $399. All Play Day team entry fees, practice/coaching fees and team pinnies are included in this price.

u12: Must be under the age of 12 as of January 1, 2017.

u14: Must be under the age of 14 as of January 1, 2017.

u16: Must be under the age of 16 as of January 1, 2017.

u19: Must be under the age of 19 as of January 1, 2017.

There will be no make-up tryouts. If you are unable to attend the tryout date, you can register for an individual Player Evaluation. The cost of a Player Evaluation is $40. In order to schedule your Player Evaluation, please email Kelly Given, the Director of Field Hockey: kellyg@koasports.org


2018 Age Groups

U12: Must be under the age of 12 by January 1, 2018

U14: Must be under the age of 14 by January 1, 2018

U16: Must be under the age of 16 by January 1, 2018

U19: Must be under the age of 19 by January 1, 2018


Click here to download the Development Team Captain’s Criteria.


Contact Program Director Kelly Given:  kellyg@koasports.org

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