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.

2018-19 Winter Development Team Season:

  • u10 Team: 1 Team
    • When: Saturdays 12/08 – 02/23 (10 weeks)
      • No practice: 12/22 and 12/29
    • Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Location: Koa Indoor Facility
    • Play Days:
      • Sunday 01/13 @ Koa Indoor Facility @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm
      • Sunday 01/20 @ Koa Indoor Facility @ 2:00pm – 5:00pm
      • 2 away Play Days: TBD
  • u12 Team: 2 Teams
    • When: Saturdays 12/08 – 02/23 (10 weeks)
      • No practice: 12/22 and 12/29
    • Time:
      • Green Team: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
      • White Team: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Location: Koa Indoor Facility
  • u14 Teams: 2 Teams
    • When: Saturdays 12/08 – 02/23
      • No practice: 12/22 and 12/29
    • Time:
      • Green Team: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
      • White Team: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
    • Location: Koa Indoor Facility
  • u16  Teams: 2 Teams
    • When: Saturdays 12/08 – 02/23 (10 Weeks)
      • No practice: 12/22 and 12/29
    • Time:
      • Green Team: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
      • White Team: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Location: Koa Indoor Facililty
  • Koa Winter Indoor League: u12, u14 and u16 Teams
    • When: Sundays 01/27 – 03/03 (6 Weeks)
    • Time: 8:00am – 3:30pm
      • Exact Time Frames for each age group: TBD once schedule is complete
    • Location: Koa Indoor Facility
  • Cost:  $599
  • 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 10 weeks). Our u10 Winter DT Team will have 2 Play Days @ Koa and 2 away Play Days. Our u12, u14 and u16 teams will play in the Koa Winter Indoor League against other local Club/Development Teams.

 

Additional Resources:

Baltimore Field Hockey League

The cost of each Development Team season is: $599. All team League entry fees, practice/coaching fees and team pinnies are included in this price.

u10: Must be under the age of 10 as of January 1, 2019.

u12: Must be under the age of 12 as of January 1, 2019.

u14: Must be under the age of 14 as of January 1, 2019.

u16: Must be under the age of 16 as of January 1, 2019.

u19: Must be under the age of 19 as of January 1, 2019.

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 Yajaira Rivas, the Field Hockey Manager: koafh@koasports.org

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2019 Age Groups

U10: Must be under the age of 10 by January 1, 2019

U12: Must be under the age of 12 by January 1, 2019

U14: Must be under the age of 14 by January 1, 2019

U16: Must be under the age of 16 by January 1, 2019

U19: Must be under the age of 19 by January 1, 2019

 

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

 

Contact Program Director Kelly Given:  kellyg@koasports.org

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