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Field Hockey Blog #19.11

Changes to Koa FH Staff!

Blog #19.11


Parting Shots

When you start at a new place, you are never thinking about when you may have to leave. For my life, it has come to that moment where I have to say good-bye to my Koa FH Family for a little while.

Tomorrow, I am stepping down as the Assistant Director of Field Hockey to spend more time with my two little ones. It is not an easy decision because I truly LOVE my job and all the joy that it brings me. Field Hockey is my true passion. It is something that I can do without any hesitation.

When I first came in for my interview, I could never have imagined that I was walking into a place where I was going to make amazing friends and professional relationships. You always hope for the best, but you never know for sure if you are going to get it. Having an awesome, supportive boss and hard working and dependable coaches have made my 2 years at Koa unforgettable.

I wish all of the Koa families and players, coaches and admin staff the best in all future games, practices and tournaments! I really hope I have helped players learn and love the sport that I have enjoyed for over 15 years.

I will always have a place for Koa FH in my heart! This is definitely not a good-bye, but a see you soon.

Best, Jules Riley
Assistant Director of Field Hockey

 #KoaForLife #FHFamily #KoaFamily #NeverForget 


Koa Staff Update!

Be on the lookout for new Coach Spotlights of the Week!! We have had a bunch of new coaches joining our staff this Spring! In the next few blogs we will be introducing them and sharing a little bit about their FH experience with you!!

#NewFaces #NewCoaches #AwesomeFHStaff

 


Rule of the Week 

Penalty Cards

In Field Hockey, there are 3 types of personal penalties that a player can receive resulting in penalty cards.

1. Behavior warrants ref to warn and temporarily suspend player for 2 minutes of playing time.
Signal:  Ref will raise a green card!

2. Behavior warrants ref to temporarily suspend player for a minimum of 5 minutes of playing time.
Signal: Ref will raise a yellow card!

3. Behavior warrants ref to suspend player from the current match
Signal: Ref will raise a red card!


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Keeping up with Koa!

Last Chance to Register For Spring!!! 

Starting on Sunday 3/31!!

Spring Rec League: Spring RL will be starting the end of March and continue for 7 weeks! Experienced and Novice players are welcome to come play from ages 2nd – 8th grade. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The players will practice for 45 minutes and scrimmage for the remaining 45 minutes with their team! Interested?! To find out more info, click HERE!

Spring High School Clinic: (0 – 2 Seasons Experience!) This spring clinic is for HS athletes who are looking to take their game to a higher level! On Sundays beginning on March 24th, the players with practice for one hour on their skills. The players will focus on developing their skills and overall game tactics. Come out and keep your skills sharp! To find out more info, click HERE!

Spring Advanced HS Academy(3+ Seasons Required!) This clinic is for players in 9th – 12th grade with advanced skills and years of experience. We will be teaching the players more advanced skills and game play tactics. Come and challenge yourself, so you are ready for your Fall HS Season! To find out more about the Advanced HS Academy, click HERE!

Starting April 1st!!Spring K – 8th Weekday & Sunday Clinics: This Spring, Koa will be offering a Sunday K-1st grade clinic, as well as a weekday Clinic for K-8th grade. Both Clinics are for experienced and beginner players. During the practice, the players will learn the fundamentals of field hockey and get to try out their new skill in a fun game or drill! The players will split into appropriate age groups & experienced levels for the practice. To find out more about the clinic, click HERE!

NEW!!All Boys Clinic: K- 8th Grade: Clinic starts on April 1st! The Boys Clinic is a Monday clinic for both experienced and beginner field hockey players. During the practice, the players will be taught the fundamental skills of field hockey. At the end of each practice, they will get to test their newly learned skills in a fun game scenario drill or in a scrimmage. All players will be divided equally into appropriate age and skill level groups.Click Here for more information!

Starting in 3 weeks!NEW!!Spring Goalie Clinic: 5th-12th Grade: It’s a clinic just for goalies!! For 4 weeks, our goalies will come and practice for 1.5 hours on their skills, agilities and game tactics. The clinic is for novice and experienced goalies from 5th-12th grade. Our experienced goalie coaches will teach them all the fundamentals and advanced game tactics of goal-keeping! To find out more about the clinic, click HERE!

All Year Round
Private Lessons: Are you looking for a 1 on 1 skill session? 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?

Kelly Given
Director of Field Hockey
kellyg@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)
Jules Riley
Assistant Director of Field Hockey
jules@koasports.org
(301) 229-7529 (PLAY)