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Do you have what it takes to be a Goalkeeper?

 

 Blog #19.18

Goalie is said to be the most difficult position on the field. And one that not many people want to play. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and toughness to be successful. Goalies are given the most pressure because they are the last line of defense and often blamed for goals scored against the team. That’s why it takes an “amazing” person to be a goalkeeper! Goalies play almost a different type of game; a game with complex and different rules, different equipment and extraordinary performance requirements.

 

5 Tips for Goalies to always remember:

1. Keep your weight forward at all times
– Try to always stay on the balls of your feet. This helps keep the ball flat when kicking and making foot saves.
2. Keep your hands in a high and open position when facing shots
– Find a height that is comfortable and allows you to be able to move and react to high shots while being able to drop and extend if you have to dive.
3. When diving or smothering, always look to land/slide on your hips
4. Try to stay relaxed and always watch the ball
5. Enjoy being in goal!

Happy goalkeepers are good goalkeepers! No one likes letting in a goal, but you have to accept the fact that you will not save everything. Don’t get down about the goals that go in or hung up on that shot you should have saved! Clear your mind and focus on the next one!

 

 

Pictures of the Week! 

Sometimes Goalies feel misunderstood and unappreciated or often left out at practices. That’s why at Koa, we have a clinic just for goalies!

Our Spring Goalie Clinic! Learning the proper technique and body positioning for dives!

Interested in becoming a goalie? Let us know!

Our spring Goalie Clinic! Learning the proper technique and body positioning for dives!

Interested in becoming a goalie? Let us know!

Emailkoafh@koasports.org

 

 


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Keeping up with Koa!

Coming up in 2 weeks!
u10, u12,u14 Club and DT Tryouts: Club and Development Team tryouts for the U10, U12 & U14 Fall Season will be held in the first two weeks of June! Come out and see where you stand against one of our higher teams! For more information click HERE.
Coming this Summer!

Potomac Summer Camp: At Koa Sports Field Hockey Camp, our goal is to grow the love of field hockey through a full day of drills, games, and scrimmages. Each week our professional field hockey coaches will cover hitting, dribbling, dodging, and offensive and defensive skills. Every player will have the chance to build their field hockey skills while learning teamwork and creating new friendships! For more information, please click here!

Germantown Summer Camp: Koa FH Camp is to grow the love of field hockey through a full day of drills, games, and scrimmages. Each week our professional field hockey coaches will cover hitting, dribbling, dodging, and offensive and defensive skills. Every player will have the chance to build their field hockey skills while learning teamwork and creating new friendships! For more information, please click HERE!
Summer Conditioning Camp: N

High School Prep Camp: The Koa HS Prep Camp is geared towards getting players ready for their HS preseason and tryouts for the Fall Season! Athletes will go through fast-paced skill sessions, conditioning drills, and play in full field scrimmages! If you want to know more, click HERE!
eed to get in shape for your HS or MS Tryouts? Koa is here to help and will be offering Weekly Summer Conditioning camps – these camps will run in conjunction with the Regular and Elite Summer Camps, so come early and get a workout in before camp! For more information, click HERE!

All Year Round
Private Lessons: Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? Are you looking to take your skills to the next level? We offer private lessons with our experienced coaches to help you improve your skills. Breakdown those skills you may be having trouble with and have a coach analyze and help you work on them. If you are interested, please email Kelly Given, and to find out more click HERE!

Evaluations: Koa FH is now offering evaluations to players who want to know where they stand compared to our different programs. Any field hockey player, whether you are new to Koa or you have been with Koa for a few seasons can register for an evaluation! To find out more information, click HERE!

Interested in any of these programs: Register Here!!

 

 

Questions?

Simone Vagnoni
Club and DT Coordinator
simone@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)

 

Jen Spagnuolo
Rec League and Clinic Coordinator
jen@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)

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